The New Media program in the School of Film & Media Studies and the Mathematics and Computer Science program in the School of Natural and Social Sciences at Purchase College seek candidates for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor joint appointment beginning in the fall of 2015. The successful candidate will teach across new media arts and computer science with an emphasis on computational arts. Specializations could include, but are not limited to, data visualization, social software and mobile media. This position requires an interdisciplinary approach to teaching suitable for students with varied backgrounds. The college is interested in candidates who possess critical and creative approaches to emerging technologies. Teaching will include undergraduate and graduate level courses (a new graduate media arts program in the School of Film & Media Studies is in formation).
Applicants must possess an advanced degree (PhD/MFA) or the professional equivalent with a record that demonstrates expertise and in-depth involvement within the field. Evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level, or of potential as an effective teacher, is also required.
Our ideal candidate will be comfortable working and thinking across disciplines, having interests and experience that extend beyond his or her specialty, and encompass broad approaches to art practice and human knowledge. Successful candidates will demonstrate their commitment to student learning, success, and liberal education.
Teaching responsibilities will include courses that are a combination of foundation classes and upper-level electives. Faculty members are expected to design new courses, at all levels, that serve the two programs and even the wider Purchase student body. Other duties include mentoring upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, academic advising and community service (which encompasses committee work as well as College, School, and Board of Study governance).
Founded on the principle that artists and scholars are indispensable to each other and to an enlightened society, Purchase College combines professional conservatory programs in the visual and performing arts and distinguished programs in the liberal arts and sciences. Located 25 miles north of Manhattan in Westchester County, the campus celebrates individuality, diversity, and creativity as we encourage students to Think Wide Open . At Purchase College, the arts play a special role liberal education infuses the arts and the arts infuse the campus. Purchase College is part of the State University of New York system.
Qualifications: A terminal degree (Phd/MFA) or commensurate experience is required. Evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level, or of potential as an effective teacher, is also required. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants must attach the following documents to your application:
1) Cover letter (maximum one-page) expressing interest in the position and summarizing qualifications.
2) CV, including exhibitions, reviews, published articles, panels/papers, courses taught, etc. (Do Not Submit Original Materials.)
3) A comprehensive online portfolio (please provide internet web-link only in your Cover Letter). PDF or hard copy portfolios will not be accepted.
4) Names, addresses, and e-mail addresses (and phone numbers, if possible) of three references uploaded to “Other Document #1.”
5) Two statements: the first is a statement about your creative work in design/media arts; the second is a statement of teaching philosophy. BOTH statements must be submitted as one document uploaded to “Other Document #2.”
Special Note: Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Purchase College is an AA/EEO employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: Disclosure of the University’s crime statistics for the past three years; and the availability regarding the University’s current campus security policies. Purchase College’s Annual Security Report is available at http://www.purchase.edu/