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  • Opening Date: 2019-01-09
  • Job Opening Id: 516911
  • College/Division: College of Communication, Architecture and the Arts
  • Department: Art and Art History

Job Information

Position Description

The Art + Art History Department at Florida International University seeks an Instructor to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Digital Arts/New Media. We seek a teacher-scholar with a critical and practical understanding of emerging technologies in a fine arts context. This is a full-time, non-tenure earning Instructor position to commence in August 2019.

We are looking for candidates with art and design production expertise in new media fields including but not limited to expanded cinema, experimental moving image, film, video, installation, sound art, performance, mobile and locative media, Internet art, AR/VR, creative coding, interactive electronic objects, physical computing, digital fabrication, 3D modeling, and/or gaming. The ideal candidate should have the ability to bring their own innovative practice to the classroom to inspire, challenge, and motivate students.

Required Qualifications

  • MFA degree from an accredited institution in Studio Art, Digital Arts, Film/Video, or equivalent degree.
  • A strong commitment to teaching an active studio practice.
  • A willingness to engage in service to the department, college, university, community, and the profession.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preference will be given to candidates showing evidence of exceptional teaching, ability to engage in the theoretical and critical discourses of contemporary art in practice and pedagogy, as well as experience with Digital Arts/New Media curriculum development.
  • Teaching experience at the university level, ideally in Digital Arts/New Media and theory, will also be required.

Application Process

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 516911 at https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/. Please submit the following documents as a single PDF file:

  • Cover letter stating how the applicant’s interests, experience and qualifications fulfill the position
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement addressing current creative work
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Portfolio and support materials including twenty digital files representing creative work and scholarly activities
  • Digital files of student work created under the applicant’s supervision in the field of Digital Arts / New Media.
  • Sample syllabi for Digital Arts / New Media courses.
  • Contact information (e-mail address, phone numbers) for three current references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee.
  • Finalists will be asked to submit official transcripts and three letters of recommendation.

To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by March 1, 2019. Review will continue until the position is filled. All questions regarding the search should be directed to the Search Committee Co-Chairs: Mirta Del Valle (mgomez@fiu.edu), and William Maguire (maguirew@fiu.edu).

Pre-Employment Requirements

Criminal Background Check

How To Apply

Current Employee

As a current employee, you must log into Employee Self Service (ESS) to apply for this and any other internal career opportunity of interest. 

In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume/ curriculum vitae, cover letter or any other documents within the application process.  It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

How To Apply

Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process.

In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment.  Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

Disclosures

Clery Notice

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To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

 

Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of  their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

 

 

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

About FIU

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.

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