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JOB: SJSU Assistant Professor in Digital Media/Spatial Arts (Digital Materiality)

Assistant Professor in Digital Media & Spatial Arts (Digital Materiality)

Application Deadline: January 8, 2024 – Applications are accepted until the position is filled or closed.

Position Description

The Department of Art and Art History in the College of Humanities and the Arts at San José State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position jointly supported by the Spatial Art and the Digital Media Art programs with an emphasis in hybrid Digital and Material practices with specializations in digital fabrication, CNC processes, interactive installation, and digital performance. The successful candidate will possess critical and art historical knowledge combined with a contemporary creative practice focused on the aesthetic, conceptual, and technical production of hybrid digital and material artworks.

This position’s primary advising role will serve Digital Media Art students. The candidate will be responsible for developing a shared curriculum supported by both the Digital Media Art and Spatial Art programs. The ideal candidate will engage existing courses and resources that are currently shared by the Design Department and the Department of Art & Art  History as well as digital fabrication resources that serve the College of Humanities and Arts as a whole.

Serving BA, BFA, and MFA students, a key part of this role will include the development and instruction of new courses that focus on emerging trends at the intersection of digital and three-dimensional art making processes. Additionally, these research and teaching expectations will serve to support multidisciplinary art, innovation, and technology initiatives within the department and across the university. The ideal candidate will also possess experience with multidisciplinary collaboration across the arts and sciences to address aesthetic, social, and cultural trends in digital media art and technology.