July 30, 2019

Tenure-track assistant or associate professor: 3D form, fabrication, electronics, and/or critical making

University of California, Los Angeles

Courtesy University of California, Los Angeles.

The Department of Design Media Arts (DMA) within the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor position in the areas of 3D form, fabrication, electronics, and/or critical making. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated expertise and international profile in design and/or media arts, or the abilty to achieve one. We are interested in candidates with a strong research practice and teaching interests in 3D form, fabrication, electronics and/or critical making. As the areas of software-based creation and physical making move ever closer together, and as new materials and fabrication technologies emerge, they generate new aesthetic, social, and environmental opportunities and challenges. The new faculty member would lead curriculum development, research, and practice within this domain.

We seek candidates whose experience in teaching, research, professional activity, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Candidates must have a Masters degree, a strong record of professional achievement, and evidence of teaching, preferably at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Service within the department and university are expected as part of this position.

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Applications must include the following:

(1) One-page cover letter with a description of creative research and teaching experience.

(2) Personal statement that discusses the applicants artistic and educational philosophy and approach to teaching.

(3) Curriculum vitae.

(4) Evidence of teaching effectiveness. As applicable, please include evaluations, syllabi, and examples of student work.

(5) A statement with a description of past or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Contributions to diversity might include teaching, mentoring, research, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarship environment and/or increasing access or participation of individuals from historically underrepresented groups.

(6) A portfolio that is specifically curated for the search committee, prioritized with your most accomplished work, and includes, as appropriate, documentation of your artwork, your own writings or statements, and notable reviews or articles discussing your work. This can be an on-line link to a web site or PDF format file.

(7) Names and contact information (mailing address, email address, and phone number) of three professional references. (Letters of recommendation are not requested at this time).

Start date: July 1, 2020
Applications will only be accepted online.
Requisition Number:

For full application instructions and position description, please visit here.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

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