Art and Art History Lecturer Pool - Digital Media Art - Military Veterans
at San Jose State University
The Department of Art and Art History, founded in 1911, offers BA, BFA, MA, and MFA degrees and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). What we offer to prospective students: award-winning faculty and outstanding technical and administrative staff; a "best-in-the-west" combination of facilities for making, exhibiting, and researching art across many media; commitment to creative and critical thinking; opportunities to practice innovation across media; and a friendly and supportive community.
The Digital Media Art (DMA) program at San José State University offers a digital art and design curriculum in the areas of computer graphics, web development, programming, physical computing, fabrication, prototyping, interactivity and computer games. The program seeks lecturers for studio art courses with expertise in digital media art, including:
- Raster and vector graphics for web, print, and broadcast
- 2D/3D motion graphics and compositing in After Effects
- 3D modeling and animation in Autodesk Maya and/ or Cinema 4D
- 3D printing using a wide range of commercial 3D printers
- Digital video production, editing, compositing, and basic sound design
- Knowledge of historical and theoretical foundations of digital art and new media
Brief Description of Duties
Candidate will teach one or more studio courses in the Digital Media Art (DMA) Program Area with a specific focus on teaching software and hardware for 3D modeling and printing, in addition to digital video. Studio courses meet in a lab environment 3 hours twice a week. Participation in departmental meetings and assessment and evaluation activities is a requirement of this position.
The ideal candidate will encourage critical thinking and iterative concept development within class assignments. Interest in interdisciplinary collaboration with peers working in all programs within the Department of Art and Art History, is an asset since the Department of Art and Art History is a dynamic department that encourages cross-disciplinary practice.
Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.
All Faculty should be organizing their classes within the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS), the official LMS provided for the SJSU community. All classes at SJSU, whether online or not, must be anchored in the Canvas platform to ensure faculty-student connection in a common space as all students are directed to log in to Canvas for online access to their classes. You will have access to this system prior to the semester start date.
Master of Fine Arts Degree in Digital Media Art or related field; a clear demonstration of artistic and/or scholarly achievement, as evidenced by a record of exhibitions, publications, or curatorial projects; teaching experience at the university level; a significant portfolio of creative work with research interests in emerging areas of artistic practice and theory; demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.
Salary Range - Commensurate with experience within ranks established by the CSU Salary Schedule.
Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
- Cover Letter
- List of at least three (3) or as many as five (5) references
Other items as needed (e.g., Statement of Teaching Philosophy; Statement of Expertise, including professional experience, courses you are qualified to teach)
This is a continuing open position.
The work for this faculty position is located in the State of California. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Proof of immunization against COVID-19 or proof of a medical or religious exemption and compliance with testing protocols is required for employment. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
Appointment is contingent upon budget and enrollment considerations and subject to order of assignment provisions in the collective bargaining agreement between California State University and California Faculty Association. These provisions state the “Order of Work,” or the order in which available courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenure line faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.
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