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October 1, 2012

Media artist in Experimental Digital Cinematics

University of California, San Diego

The Department of Visual Arts within the Division of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body. In order to broaden our coverage of methods and theories of image-making, the Department seeks an artist whose work demonstrates an innovative engagement with the digital image, including both still and time-based work. Candidate will have experience working with emerging cinematographic tools (motion-capture, stereoscopic/3D-cinema, immersive-media) as well as demonstrate conventional and avant-garde cinematographic literacy. Candidate will demonstrate a critical engagement with theories of representation, new practices of computer visualization, and emerging technical and aesthetic notions of composition, structure, and display.

The Department seeks a candidate who will participate in broadening and enriching its programs and facilities in media, which include a commitment to next-generation media production and advanced visualization technology. The Department is especially interested in candidates whose work traverses conventional compartmentalization and demonstrates a clear sense of interdisciplinary possibility in a global context. Candidate will develop new courses at all levels and participate in the integration of Media across all existing and emerging areas the Department, including installation, public culture, performance, and design. Teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels is expected. MFA or equivalency and teaching experience required.

We seek candidates whose research, teaching, or service have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Applicants are asked to summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity in their personal statement. Contributions might include such items as providing leadership in teaching, mentoring, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment and/or increasing access or participation of individuals from historically underrepresented groups.

Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience based on UC pay scales.
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

To apply please access RECRUIT, our electronic system, here.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of two references (do not send letters of recommendation and/or placement files) and evidence of work in the field: provide a link to online portfolio that is specifically curated for the search committee, prioritized with your most accomplished work. Up to three additional links may also be provided. Applicants should also include in their cover letters a personal statement summarizing teaching experience and leadership efforts, and past or potential contributions to diversity (see here for further information). Please reference position #MA-2013 on all correspondence.

UCSD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

 

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