The Department of Art, Media, and Design at DePaul University seeks to hire a one year Visiting Assistant Professor, non-tenure track, for the 2014-15 academic year. The position has a focus in the Department's Media Art concentration teaching beginning photography (both analog/chemical based and digital) as well as in the Core Program: teaching in Drawing, Two-Dimensional Foundations and/or in Figure Drawing. Candidates should also be prepared to teach the department's general education course offerings for majors and non-majors in the university's Liberal Studies program. The teaching load is nine courses per year on the quarter system and service interests would be available.
Required qualifications are: 1) MFA in studio or media art or a related visual arts field; 2) minimum one year of teaching experience on the college/university level, preferably in a liberal arts setting not as a graduate student; 3) knowledge of traditional and contemporary issues in digital arts and in studio arts, 4) record of professional accomplishments and activities and 5) record of exhibition and creative activity in the Visual Arts.
The Department of Art, Media, and Design has eleven tenured/tenure-track faculty members. Our degree program is composed of three concentrations: Studio Art, Media Art, and Graphic Art, with a range of subspecialties in each concentration, offering three minors. We offer a BA degree within the context of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. DePaul is committed to recruiting a diverse faculty to complement the diversity of its student body and the Chicago area. For that reason, we especially encourage women, minority candidates, and persons with disabilities to apply.
Please submit the following documents electronically by August 8 11:59PM, maximum total data available for all posted documents is 5MB Please submit the following: 1. A Cover letter, 2. Curriculum Vitae, 3. Teaching Philosophy Statement, 4. Under Other Documents - a List of Four to Five References with contact information (reference letters will be required of the finalists only), 5. Under Publication 1 - a compressed PDF file with 20 examples of your Professional Work, and 6. Under Publication 2 - a compressed PDF file with 20 examples of your Students Work. Only applications completed and submitted by the August 8 deadline will be reviewed. Interviews are tentatively planned to take place on campus in Chicago the week of August 18, travel accommodations are the responsibility of the applicant. 3 letters of reference due at time of interview.
Academic year and classes begin on September 10 2014; tentative teaching schedule for Autumn Quarter, pending enrollment: Art 224 Beginning Digital Photography M/W 6-9 PM, Art 101 Digital Tools for Visual Thinkers M/W 11:20 AM-2PM, and Art 106 Beginning Drawing Art 106 M/W. 8:25 AM-11:10 A.M. Position will remain open until filled.
A background check is required for the finalist.
As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, DePaul University provides job opportunities to qualified individuals without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.