September 28, 2005

Purdue University: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF NEW MEDIA/INTERMEDIA position available

Purdue University

Patti and Rusty Rueff Department of Visual and Performing Arts

Position Entry level, tenure track academic year appointment beginning August 14, 2006.

Salary Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Responsibilities Teach cross-disciplinary courses and develop curriculum in New Media/Intermedia across the four divisions of the Patti and Rusty Rueff Department of Visual and Performing Arts and in association with the Purdue University Envision Center for Data Perceptualization. Courses taught will depend upon candidate’s areas of expertise. Possibilities include: net art, computer animation, computer-mediated performance and object art, video installation, video design for dance and theatre, design as performance, show control systems, Max/MSP/Jitter, scripting and/or programming for visual and performance artists, and related areas. Continuing professional work in creative endeavors and/or research beyond Purdue University is required as is participation in usual departmental activities.

Qualifications M.F.A. or equivalent professional experience required. Professional experience and university teaching preferred. Applicant must be a practicing New Media/Intermedia artist with a strong theoretical basis and have expertise in two or more of the following: motion capture, CAVE™ technology, motion graphics, tele-presence, robotic or sensor-based technology, performance art, programming and/or scripting, human-machine interface, virtual reality, or other related areas.

Department The Patti and Rusty Rueff Department of Visual and Performing Arts is comprised of four divisions (Art & Design, Dance, Music, and Theatre) and has more than 950 undergraduate majors, 57 graduate students, 58 faculty and 15 professional and administrative staff members.

Facilities The Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts is a state-of-the-art facility with eleven computer labs, design and performance studios with integrated technology, and rehearsal, performance, and exhibit spaces dedicated to the visual and performing arts. Audio production studio and performance spaces, music computing, visualization of three-dimensional objects and environments, motion capture, digital photography, and digital textile production are some of the technologies available to support a wide range of experimental techniques, research., and teaching. The Envision Center for Data Perceptualization is an interdisciplinary, high-performance visualization teaching and research facility that supports computer graphics, advanced visualization, and human computer interface technologies such as auditory, haptic, and multimodal interaction. These technologies are integrated with state-of-the-art advanced computational networking and high-end immersive visualization environments.

Procedure Send a letter of introduction, a resume of professional and (where applicable) academic experience, a digital portfolio (CDs, DVDs, websites, etc.) of representative work, copies of reviews of art works (if available), a statement of teaching interests and (where applicable) previous teaching experience, three names and contact information of current references, and a self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of visual materials to:

Star Brown, Administrative Assistant to the Department Head

Yue-Kong Pao Hall for Visual and Performing Arts

552 West Wood Street

Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN 47907-2002

Application The preferential deadline is January 31, 2006. Screening will continue until the position is filled.


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