Tenure Track Faculty Vacancy

Tenure Track Faculty Vacancy

Date posted: 2005-10-28 00:00:00

Assistant Professor of New Media/Electronic Arts

We are seeking a motivated and energetic candidate who will contribute to the visual computing initiatives of the Department of Arts, including animation, digital imaging and interactive hardware and software development. This position includes teaching undergraduate and graduate studio courses and coordinating curriculum with other faculty, as well as advising on the configuration and operation of a newly constructed facility.  A priority for this position is competency in the area of computer animation and real time graphics.

The ideal candidate will be an established practicing artist and educator who uses techniques of animation in both linear and interactive media in their creative practice, and has experience working with professional digital platforms and applications. Additional desirable skills and interests may include robotics and/or interactive installation, bio-art, game development, and related theoretical topics.  Candidate must be willing to become an active member of the Arts Department, with a strong commitment to creative work, research and teaching.

The Arts department at Rensselaer is the home of a highly visible program in integrated electronic media which includes the iEAR Studios (integrated Electronic Arts at Rensselaer), state-of-the-art facilities dedicated to interdisciplinary creative research and artistic development in audio, interactivity, video, computer imaging, animation, web, multi-media installation and performance. As an art program situated within the context of a technological university, we offer a unique creative environment in which to develop and realize cutting edge electronic art.

Qualifications: Professional activity and visibility as a practicing artist and previous experience in university teaching and organizational administration are desired.  This position requires either MFA, PhD, or equivalent professional accomplishment and recognition.

Rank:  Tenure Track, Assistant Professor
Salary:  Commensurate with experience
Beginning date: August 2006

To apply, send a resume, a cover letter describing your qualifications, your teaching philosophy, and a sample of your work.  Please include the names and contact information (current phone, email, and address) of three persons from whom letters of reference may be obtained. Letters of recommendation may be requested after receipt of your application. Work samples may be in the form of DVDs, videotapes (MiniDV, DVCAM, VHS), websites, and CDs. Books and articles can also be submitted for amplification. Please also include the work of your students and sample syllabi. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Rensselaer is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.  Applications will be considered beginning January 15, 2006, and will be accepted until the position is filled.  Applications should be sent to: 

Prof. Kathleen Ruiz, Chair / Animation Search Committee
Arts Department
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
West Hall, 107 110 8th Street Troy,NY 12180 
tel:  (518)276-4784  
fax: (518)276-4730
email: ruiz@rpi.edu