Arts/iEAR seeks department head

Arts/iEAR seeks department head

Date posted: 2008-01-02 16:18:00

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic seeks a prominent artist, writer or educator, in any area of electronic art or music, to lead an innovative electronic arts department. The candidate should have a proven teaching, professional, and administrative track record. The spectrum of responsibilities for this position would range from teaching, to interfacing with EMPAC (the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center) and the Institute, to mentoring and supporting faculty and staff. This position requires a PhD, MFA, or other terminal degree. The candidate should be eligible for appointment at Associate or Full Professor rank with tenure.

The iEAR Studios (integrated Electronic Arts at Rensselaer) of the Department of the Arts at Rensselaer is dedicated to interdisciplinary creative research in electronic arts. As an art program situated within a technological university, it offers a uniquely creative environment for development and realization of innovative music and art, performance and interdisciplinary art works.  The department's PhD in Electronic Arts, MFA degree program, and thriving undergraduate programs (BS E-ARTS and EMAC) attract accomplished faculty and students. The department's iEAR Presents! is a long standing public performance series.  In fall 2008, Rensselaer will open EMPAC, which will become a major research center.  Rensselaer is located in Troy, New York, in the vibrant and growing Capital District area, 150 miles north of New York City. Please see the impressive array of faculty, students and projects:

To apply, send a resume, a cover letter describing your qualifications and interest in our program, and a sample of your work.  Letters of recommendation may be requested after receipt of your application. Work samples may be in the form of scores, articles, books, videotapes, DVDs, CDs, websites, or other media. Applications will be considered beginning January 15, 2008, and will be accepted until the position is filled.  Applications should be sent to:

Igor Vamos, Chair, Faculty Search Committee
iEAR Studios, Arts Department, West Hall

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180 USA
tel:  518.276.4778
fax: 518.276.4370

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