New Media – Full-time, 2 year term 2013-14
St. Olaf College invites applications for a full-time, 2 year visiting assistant professor position in New Media in the Department of Art and Art History beginning August 2013.
New Media is an integral part of our studio art foundations program. Three sections of Art 104: Foundation New Media are taught per year. Other courses taught might include Art 229: Video, Art 228: Animated Art, Art 240: Creating Visual Spectacle, and the team taught capstone course, Art 343: Senior Studies in Studio Art. The faculty member will be encouraged to develop a course in their specific field in an area such as digital photography, web-based and interactive art, 3D modeling, physical computing, and digital imaging.
A successful candidate will be able to provide leadership in the development of New Media at St. Olaf College. We seek an artist and educator who can help students navigate an increasingly cross-disciplinary art arena and guide current faculty as they incorporate New Media into their teaching and creative practice. The New Media faculty member may have the opportunity to work with faculty across the campus especially those in film and media studies. The candidate should demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinary work at a liberal arts college, especially within the fine arts division. A background in art history and theory is highly desirable. A strong working knowledge of software applications and digital hardware is essential.
In addition to teaching, responsibilities will include ongoing professional development, advising of students, service on department and college committees, and curriculum development.
MFA or equivalent and strong professional exhibition or activity record required. College level teaching experience (beyond the graduate assistant level) required.
Letter of Application
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Names, email addresses, and phone number for 3 references
URL for personal work samples and student work samples that includes titles, media, dimensions, and dates.
Screening begins February 1, 2013. Interviews will be conducted on campus in March.
The Department of Art and Art History is housed in the Dittmann Center, an art and dance complex, serving 200 undergraduate Art and Art History majors. Approximately 30 students graduate with a studio art major per year. St. Olaf College is a residential and coeducational liberal arts college founded by Norwegian Lutheran immigrants in 1874. It has a student body of about 3000 and a full-time-equivalent faculty of about 300.
Its location in Northfield, Minnesota, is only thirty-five miles from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, which have all the artistic, theatrical, and recreational resources of a major urban area. Northfield itself is perhaps unique among cities its size in having two well-known liberal arts colleges -- St. Olaf College and Carleton College. For additional information please visit our web site at www.stolaf.edu
A liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran church (ELCA), St. Olaf College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity in its student, faculty and staff. The college is especially interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our community through their work and service.
To provide a safe and secure educational environment, St. Olaf College verifies the accuracy of all credentials presented by applicants and conducts a criminal background check on every new hire.