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JOB: Digital Media Artist position at Wesleyan University

I am writing to let you know that we are searching for a Visiting Artist position in Digital Media.  The Luther Sullivan Visiting Artist is a two-year terminal appointment in the Department of Art and Art History commencing in July 2011.  It is a terrific position for an emerging artist who wishes to combine art practice with teaching.  The position provides a studio, an excellent computer classroom/studio, and all the benefits and opportunities of a top liberal arts institution.  Our intention is to provide an artist the opportunity to develop his or her own work and to engage the university community.  The teaching responsibility is one course per semester, with the expectation that the visiting artist will also advise a few senior thesis projects in digital media art, and will be a working artist on campus.  We hope you will inform the best digital media artists you know, including your past students, of the position.

Wesleyan University is a highly ranked liberal arts institution with a strong reputation in the arts.  We have great students and colleagues – among our graduates in art are Glenn Ligon, Lyle Ashton Harris, and Rachel Harrison.   We have one professor responsible for the whole of each medium we offer (drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and architecture), so the inclusion of a digital media artist is an essential component of our offerings.

Wesleyan is serious about equal-opportunity and affirmative action employment, and especially welcomes applications from women and members of historically underrepresented minority groups. Wesleyan’s complete affirmative-action statement and the posting for the position may be found at <> .

Thank you for your help. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions or someone to recommend.



Jeffrey Schiff, Professor of Art

Department of Art and Art History


WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY. Digital Media Visiting Artist. Two-year appointment, non-renewable. Start July 1, 2011. MFA or equivalent required. The Luther Gregg Sullivan Visiting Artist is expected to be an emerging artist i.e., “early in career,” prepared to teach one course per semester in digital media. Local artistic production (a studio and equipment are provided) and residency are required. Applicants should have a broad knowledge of art history, contemporary theoretical concerns, and competence in a wide range of digital and electronic processes. Knowledge of and experience with 2D graphics, 3D animation, digital video, and multiple computer platforms expected. Teaching experience at college level and exhibition record preferred. Interested candidates should submit letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of three references electronically (visit <> ).

Please mail a CD/DVD (not to be returned) containing no more than 5 samples of your own work, none to exceed 3 minutes in length, and 1 sample from each of 5 students, none to exceed 1 minute in length. Files must be in QuickTime [*.mov], with each file identified with a number and your name or the student’s name (marked STU). Send disk with hard copy of cover letter and check list of contents to: Visiting Artist Search Committee, Department of Art and Art History, 283 Washington Terrace, Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown CT 06459-0442. Application must be received by December 1, 2010.

Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups. Wesleyan prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national origin, ancestry, learning disability, physical or mental disability, veteran status and any other category protected by federal or Connecticut State law.