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[JOB / TEACHING] Assistant Professor of Digital / New Media Arts, The Department of Art at Kansas State University

The Department of Art at Kansas State University seeks applicants for a full-time tenure track position in Digital Arts to begin August 2014. We seek an exceptional artist and educator who will join our team of vibrant, creative professionals in studio art, art history, and graphic design.

FACULTY OPENING: Digital/New Media

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Professor, tenure track, nine month (academic year) in the Digital Arts/New Media Area, Department of Art at Kansas State University.

STARTING DATE: August 2014

Necessary Qualifications: MFA in visual arts. Candidates should possess the ability to teach the Adobe Creative Suite and other New Media tools; a thorough knowledge of contemporary issues in time-based new media and the broader field of art; an exhibition record reflecting a commitment to research; and a primary artistic research emphasis in digital media.

Preferred Qualifications: evidence of quality teaching at the university level; commitment to a sustained transdisciplinary practice of contemporary art utilizing emerging digital/electronic media; good writing and speaking skills; a clear vision for the future of and a willingness to promote the K-State art program; knowledge of digital facilities and an ability to contribute to their maintenance; and a primary artistic research emphasis in one or more of the following: multimedia, interactive digital media, other time-based media, web application development, open-source methodologies and communities.

POSITION SUMMARY: We seek a candidate who is an outstanding artist and an enthusiastic educator with a strong desire to enhance the program and foster excellence in our students while teaching courses at all levels of his or her expertise. The successful candidate should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in research and program/curriculum planning and development and must value working with diverse student populations in teaching and research. The K-State Department of Art confers the BA, BFA, and MFA degrees. The new faculty member’s responsibilities will include teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Teaching load is currently 5 courses per academic year. This includes teaching digital foundations courses introducing software and tools (which serve as part of the core curriculum for all art majors) and courses emphasizing new interactive technologies, including but not limited to: multimedia work, installations, web/interactive applications, open-source methodologies, and video or other time-based media. Willingness to participate in the MFA graduate program is also expected and potentially includes teaching a graduate-studio and seminar course.

As K-State is an international Carnegie 1 high-level research university, responsibilities include, but are not limited to, maintaining a high level of creative research accomplishment, achieving excellence in teaching, and participating in departmental and university service. Teaching summer school under separate contract is possible.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience.

Send, via e-mail:

1. Combined into a single Word or PDF document: a one-page letter of application, current vita, names of three professional references with phone numbers and e-mail addresses, and a onepage artist statement. Please name this file Lastname_Firstname01.pdf (or.doc) Example: Lonborg_Robin01.pdf

2. Combined into a single PDF document: a one-page artist statement, image identification list (title, medium, year of completion), 20 images of your own work, and 20 images of students’ work. Please name this file Lastname_Firstname02.pdf. Example: Lonborg_Robin02.pdf

3. Optional. Video, moving image or audio works should be no more than 5 minutes long, and should be submitted as “unlisted” youtube video links. Please list links on the image identification list of pdf file 02. More information about how to create an unlisted video please visit:

Send all materials to on behalf of the Search Committee. Please include “Digital/New Media Search” in the subject line. Screening of applications will begin November 11, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Visit our website at for more information about the Department of Art. KSU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. A background check is required.