Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Art and Design
Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education
College of Fine Arts and Communication
The Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education is currently recruiting a One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Art and Design to start August 2013.
Teach 5, 4-contact hour courses per academic year at undergraduate and graduate levels as assigned, update course content and manage specialized technology in the area. Participate in coordinating the DAD area with regard to budget, procurement, curriculum, and scheduling. Collaborate on the development of new initiatives within the digital art and animation programs.
Ten-month appointment with start date of August 2013.
Qualified applicants will hold an MFA and demonstrate expertise in 3D Animation and related digital technology and applications. Substantial teaching beyond the graduate teaching assistant level is preferred. Preference is given to candidates with additional expertise in traditional modes of 2D and 3D animation, or additional areas within digital media. Candidates must be interested and conversant in interdisciplinary work and collaborating across disciplines within the department, college, and university. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to coordinate course content that includes 2D and 3D media as well as traditional and digital tools. Applicants must show evidence of professional accomplishment, a strong commitment to creative activity, teaching excellence, and service.
The Art + Design studio facilities include six computer labs with current technology, fully-equipped photo imaging facilities, as well as metals, sculpture and ceramics studios. Other departmental resources include a comprehensive digital fabrication and rapid technologies lab, a healthy MFA program, and two galleries.
Founded in 1866, today Towson University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report's as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Towson is nationally recognized for its programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, communications, health sciences, and the fine and performing arts. The University places a strong emphasis on service learning and civic engagement through such activities as internships, practica, clinical placements, course assignments and student events. As the Baltimore area’s largest university and Maryland’s Metropolitan University, Towson articulates its research and scholarship mission through partnerships that link the University to the economic, educational and cultural life of the state of Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. Towson enrolls more than 21,000 students and offers more than 100 bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields. Located on a rolling 328 acres, the striking campus is eight miles north of downtown Baltimore and 45 miles from Washington, D.C. The campus and its surrounding cities provide an excellent environment for teaching and supporting the academic pursuits of the 830 full-time faculty who work here.
Submit letter of application, artist statement, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, 20 digital images of scholarly or professional work (or a reel with a comparative number of works), 20 digital images of students’ work as available, an image list, and contact information for three references to be received by July 19, 2013. Please specify the applicant’s role in collaborative work. Please include all material on a labeled CD. Save text documents as PDFs; image files as JPEGs; and clips of time-based work as MOVs. Official transcripts will be required if an offer is extended. To apply, please send required material to:
Professor Stuart Stein
Department of Art + Design, Art History. Art Education
8000 York Road
Towson, MD, 21252
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