Department: Art Department Posting Removal Date: Posting Number: F066P
For full consideration applicants should apply by: 12/15/2022
About Vassar College Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2400 undergraduate students, located in the Hudson Valley, seventy-five miles north of New York City. Vassar stands upon the homelands of the Munsee Lenape. The College is located in Poughkeepsie, home to a culturally diverse community, and benefits from convenient commuter rail access to New York City. Vassar faculty are committed teachers/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios and in individually-mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.
Position Introduction The Department of Art at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor in digital art to begin in August 2023.
AA Statement Vassar College is deeply committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. The College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and especially welcomes applications from veterans, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of racial, ethnic, and other groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding.
Position Description We seek an innovative artist in digital art who is proficient in a broad range of digital media processes which could include, but are not limited to, digital photography and image-making, computer animation, video installation, VR/AR, creative coding, and other emerging technologies, to teach digital artistic practice to beginning and advanced undergraduate liberal arts students. Candidates should have significant college-level teaching experience, a strong record of accomplishment in the field, as demonstrated by exhibitions, screenings and projects in venues relevant to the candidate's practice, and an MFA or equivalent.
Candidates should be able to critique student work in a variety of mediums and be knowledgeable in the history of art and contemporary artistic practice, with particular fluency in the theory and concepts of digital media art. Responsibilities also include guiding senior projects, participation in departmental critiques, and service to the college. A solid background in traditional studio art and the ability to fill in to teach other courses in our studio art curriculum, especially drawing, is desirable.
How to Apply Candidates should upload: 1) cover letter which includes the specifics of your interest in this position; an overview of your artwork; a discussion of your approach to teaching, including how you would teach studio art in the context of a liberal arts education: your teaching experience and other relevant credentials; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) graduate school transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for the initial application); 4) diversity statement highlighting contributions to and/or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research, and/or professional involvements (additional information on candidate diversity statements can be found at https://offices.vassar.edu/dean-of-the-faculty/positions/candidate-diversity-statement/); 5) a single pdf with images of 15-20 representative artworks with titles, dates, materials, and other explanatory information as needed or/and a link (Vimeo preferred) where samples of the applicants moving-image work may be viewed (no more than 5 min. total); 6) a single pdf with 10 examples of student work, including captions and contextual information and/or links to time-based pieces, and two examples of course syllabi. 7) Please arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation to the above site.
Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2022; applications received after that date are not guaranteed a review. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquiries regarding the position or the application process.
Founded in 1861, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country, Vassar is renowned for pioneering achievements in education, for its long history of curricular innovation, and for the beauty of its campus.