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[JOB / TEACHING] Data Visualization/Arts Entrepreneurship Professor, The Department of Art & Art History at San José State University


San José State University
San José, California

Subject to Budgetary Approval

Data Visualization/Arts Entrepreneurship

Job Opening ID (JOID): 22764
Rank: Assistant Professor (Tenure track)
The Department of Art & Art History is seeking an artist with a contemporary, experimental practice in
data visualization to develop and teach courses that will serve a range of undergraduate and graduate
students in the department and to develop and lead the arts entrepreneurship and innovation initiative for
the College of Humanities and the Arts. The Department of Art & Art History offers BA degrees in Art
Education and Studio Art, a BA and MA in Art History & Visual Culture, and BFA and MFA degrees in
Digital Media Art, Photography, Pictorial Art, and Spatial Art to approximately 450 undergraduates and
80 graduate students. This is a high-energy and interdisciplinary department best known for its focus on
teaching and for its outstanding fabrication facilities. The candidate will be associated with the Digital
Media Art program, which has hosted the CADRE institute for more than 20 years, publishes SWITCH
(an online magazine), and has close connections to ZERO1 as well as to the campus-wide Learning and
Games Initiative. The ideal candidate will be interested in making connections among and across these
and related innovative areas in the College and on the campus.
● Master of Fine Arts or Ph.D. in a pertinent discipline
● Minimum of two years teaching experience at the university level
● A portfolio of creative work that incorporates digital and network technologies focusing on web
development and data visualization
● Demonstrated artistic achievement as evidenced by a record of national or international
exhibitions, and/or publications
● Demonstrated experience in imagining, organizing, and effecting transdisciplinary projects such
as would connect a university and its liberal arts students to the contemporary world of work
● Awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population, such
as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable

● Teach and develop graduate and undergraduate courses in web development and data
visualization using HTML 5, CSS, and JavaScript, in addition to iOS and Android application
development. Additional skills in 3d modeling using Maya, 3DSMax, Rhino, and/ or Blender is
● Teach in a variety of transdisciplinary practice areas including graduate seminars, tutorials, and
experimental courses that serve all of the department’s students.
● Advise the College of Humanities and the Arts on issues related to innovation, entrepreneurship
in the arts, event production, and project management
● Develop, implement, and coordinate a college-wide internship program for students interested in
arts entrepreneurship, innovation, and management
● Develop new courses and/or interdisciplinary curricula related to the position’s focus
● Effectiveness in academic assignment, service on department, college, and university committees,
and continuing create and professional activity are required to achieve tenure and promotion
● Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural
background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation – through course materials,
teaching strategies, and advisement.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date: August 21, 2014
Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Procedures: For full consideration send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching
interests/philosophy and research plans, and at least three original letters of reference
with contact information by January 24, 2014 to:

Chair of Search Committee Please include Job Opening ID
Data Visualization/Arts Entrepreneurship (JOID) on all correspondence
College of Humanities and the Arts
San José State University
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0089

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on
the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 945,942), hub of the world-famous Silicon
Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national,
recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José
State University enrolls approximately 29,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of
minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines,
students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

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