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Seeking Assistant Professor in Photography and Assistant Professor in Digital/Hybrid Media
SMU Meadows School of the Arts
Above: Pollock Gallery, SMU Meadows School of the Arts. Courtesy of Kellie Spano.
Above: Pollock Gallery, SMU Meadows School of the Arts. Courtesy of Kellie Spano.

Application deadline: January 15, 2017

Meadows School of the Arts
Southern Methodist University
Owen Arts Center
6101 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205

www.smu.edu

Assistant Professor in Photography, position #6574
The Division of Art at SMU, Meadows School of the Arts invites nominations and applications for an opportunity to be involved in the shaping of a dynamic interdisciplinary curriculum in Art. The candidate selected will be expected to be a significant partner in connecting the Division to an increasingly diverse and globally connected community at the University and in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

We are interested in an artist and educator who can work dynamically between photography and other media such as printmaking, video, sculpture, installation, or painting. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory and advanced courses.  Other responsibilities include graduate teaching and advising the Division of Art’s technician to support and maintain photography labs as well as related equipment and facilities.

Minimum qualifications 
–MFA in art
–Active professional practice within the field of contemporary art
–Proficiency in both black and white darkroom techniques and digital photographic processes
–Understanding of contemporary art and the theory and history of photography
–At least one year full-time teaching at university level

Preferred qualifications:
–Two years full-time teaching at university level
–A demonstration of an artistic practice and/or teaching that integrates photography with any of the following areas: film/video, sculpture, installation, painting, or printmaking.

Applications must include:
–Letter of application highlighting the candidate’s accomplishments
–Artist statement describing the artist’s work in relation to historical and contemporary photographic practices.
–CV
–Name and contact information of three references
–20 work samples

Applications must be submitted viaSlideroom and are due by January 15. The committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

Assistant Professor in Digital/Hybrid Media, position #6569
Division of Art at SMU, Meadows School of the Arts
The Division of Art at SMU, Meadows School of the Arts invites nominations and applications for an opportunity to be involved in the shaping of a dynamic interdisciplinary curriculum in Art. The candidate selected will be expected to be a significant partner in connecting the Division to an increasingly diverse and globally connected community at the University and in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. This position will further curricular collaboration with the department of Creative Computing and Lyle School of Engineering.

We are interested in an artist and educator working dynamically across a range of possible platforms including interactive art, performance, live image processing, 3D computer modeling and animation, internet-based art, physical computing, robotics and sound art. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory and advanced courses including creative computation, responsive arts, and computational sculpture.  Other responsibilities include graduate teaching and advising the Division of Art’s technician to support and maintain Fabrication Labs and other digital media platforms.

Minimum qualifications
–MFA in Art
–Understanding of contemporary art and the theory and history of digital and hybrid media practices
–At least one year full-time teaching at university level
–Active professional practice within the field of contemporary art

Preferred qualifications:
–Two years full-time teaching at university level
–A demonstration of an artistic practice and/or teaching that integrates Digital/Hybrid Media with any of the following areas: film/video, performance, sculpture, installation, painting, or printmaking.

Applications must include:
–Letter of application highlighting the candidate’s accomplishments
–Artist statement describing the artist’s work in relation to current Digital/Hybrid Media practices.
–CV
–Name and contact information of three references
–20 work samples

Applications must be submitted via Slideroom and are due by January 15. The committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

 

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, T 214 768 3601, [email protected] 

Information: Laura Hearn, [email protected]

 

Seeking Assistant Professor in Photography and Assistant Professor in Digital/Hybrid Media at Southern Methodist University (SMU) Meadows School of the Arts

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November 21, 2016