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Assistant Professor in Digital Arts and Experimental Media


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School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: DXARTS

Title: Assistant Professor in Digital Arts and Experimental Media


Position Details


Position Description

The Department of Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington (Seattle) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position. DXARTS is seeking a visual artist with an experimental practice that critically engages with new media and emerging technologies. UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

This position has an anticipated start date of Autumn 2024 and will have a 9-month service period. Washington State Law requires that this ad list a binding salary range. The base salary range for this position will be $9,112 - $10,556  per month on a 9-month basis ($82,000 - $95,000 annually), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

 

About DXARTS  

Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) is a ground-breaking department of creative practice-based research. Our mission is to support and empower new generations of artists who reimagine our emerging relationships with new technologies. As a department, DXARTS challenges current trends, develops new approaches to artistic discovery, embraces diversity, and looks towards the future while critically engaging with traditional forms. We strive to probe the unknown through experimentation across media and disciplines.

A safe and inclusive space for artistic discovery, DXARTS embraces ambiguity and transparency. We have a commitment to supporting and promoting equity and diversity by welcoming artists from all cultural backgrounds and gender identities, and providing them with opportunities to discover and document new artistic knowledge.

For more information about DXARTS and its PhD program please visit: 

https://dxarts.washington.edu/

Position Details  

The successful candidate will:  

  • Teach studio-based classes at both undergraduate and graduate levels. These  typically comprise a core sequence of courses that are taught on an annual basis, as well as quarter-long  advanced seminars and special topics courses. Areas of teaching include, but are not limited to, algorithmic approaches to digital video and animation, real-time and generative imaging, data-driven art, interactivity, VR, and multimedia installation. 
  • Do original research and develop an innovative and recognized arts practice; Areas of research include, but are not limited to, data visualization, machine learning, algorithmic processes, computer vision, and the impacts of emerging technologies on culture and society.
  • Mentor and supervise doctoral students, imparting them the value of artistic research, and teaching them research methodologies and techniques;  
  • Participate of DXARTS’ academic and artistic activities, as well as collaborate in research projects within the department and the UW at large;
  • Assist with the development, maintenance, and supervision of departmental facilities and equipment;
  • Lead the development of new curriculum connected to the candidate’s research and in line with DXARTS main areas of research, in particular data-driven arts.

Qualifications

A PhD in Digital Arts or another relevant field, or foreign equivalent, is required by the start of the appointment. The successful applicant would be a visual artist with an experimental practice that critically engages with new media and emerging technologies. The applicant should have a strong record of presenting work nationally and internationally, and a strong portfolio of research-based artistic works.

Instructions

Applicants must submit the following documents via Interfolio:

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Artist statement
  • Teaching statement
  • Diversity and Equity statement
  • Online link to a cohesive portfolio of works
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation

Priority will be given to applications received by November 15, 2023. Applications will be  accepted until the position is filled.  

Please send questions  about this position to the search chair Tivon Rice (tivon@uw.edu). 

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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/benefits-orientation/benefit-summary-pdfs/. Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

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Disability Services

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.

Apply now

The University of Washington is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.


For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application, please check out Interfolio's help and support section or get in touch via email at help@interfolio.com or phone at (877)997-8807.

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