Assistant Professor of Art, Digital Media

Employer
The University of Mississippi
Location
University of Southern Ms, MS
Closing date
Jan 23, 2022

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Sector
Art and Humanities
Organization Type
Corporate
The Department of Art & Art History at The University of Mississippi invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Art, Digital Media beginning August 18, 2022. This full-time tenure-track position requires an MFA in Studio Art with an emphasis in Digital Art/Media, Design, or terminal degree in a related field at the time of appointment. Ideal candidates will possess a strong commitment and ability to teach a broad range of digital art classes offered within our core curriculum and have full working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite software. Candidates can expect to work with undergraduate and graduate students, teach industry-standard workflows and approaches to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator each term and other more advanced courses within the expanded media curriculum with a focus on mentoring students through the development of portfolios in a variety of industry-related fields. The candidate is also expected to sustain an active creative research practice consisting of client-initiated, self-initiated, and/or creative scholarship. Responsibilities for this position include teaching and curriculum development of existing undergraduate digital foundation classes, working with colleagues to maintain the digital labs including server maintenance, student advising, and departmental/college/university service and committee involvement. Areas of knowledge and expertise may include but are not limited to current practices in: digital illustration, digital video, animation, web design, UI/UX design, and motion graphics. The teaching load is three courses each semester with a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Department of Art & Art History offers a BA and BFA in Studio Art, BA in Art History and MFA in Studio Art. The University of Mississippi, which has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education for twelve consecutive years as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, is located in Oxford, MS, ranked as one of the "Top 10 Best College Towns".

Applications must be submitted to https://careers.olemiss.edu. Please upload: letter of intent, curriculum vitae, an artist's/designer statement, and a portfolio with 20 examples of professional work, which may include links to specific time-based media, submitted in a multiple-page PDF format. Applicants who proceed beyond the initial screening may be asked to submit additional materials. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2022. The position will remain open until an adequate pool has been established. More information about the department can be found at art.olemiss.edu. Please direct inquiries about this position to Professor Tyler Barnes, Chair of the Search Committee (tsbarnes@olemiss.edu).

We recognize the importance of a diverse faculty and a supportive educational and professional environment that affirms the value of cultural diversity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who are traditionally underrepresented in academia and from all candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community.

More information about the University's Pathways to Equity: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan may be found at https://chancellor.olemiss.edu/pathways-to-equity/.

The Equity-in-Action Plan for the College of Liberal Arts may be found at https://dce.olemiss.edu/equity-in-action-plans/college-of-liberal-arts/.

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer.

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. With more than 24,000 students, Ole Miss is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. Its 15 academic divisions include a major medical school, nationally recognized schools of accountancy, law and pharmacy, and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, renowned for a blend of academic rigor, experiential learning and opportunities for community action.
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