The Department of Art and Art History, founded in 1911, offers BA, BFA, MA, and MFA degrees and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). What we offer to prospective students: award-winning faculty and outstanding technical and administrative staff; a "best-in-the-west" combination of facilities for making, exhibiting, and researching art across many media; commitment to creative and critical thinking; opportunities to practice innovation across media; and a friendly and supportive community.
The Digital Media Art (DMA) program at San José State University offers a digital art and design curriculum in the areas of computer graphics, web development, programming, physical computing, fabrication, prototyping, interactivity and computer games. The program seeks lecturers for studio art courses with expertise in digital media art, including:
- Raster and vector graphics for web, print, and broadcast
- 2D/3D motion graphics and compositing in After Effects
- 3D modeling and animation in Autodesk Maya and/ or Cinema 4D
- 3D printing using a wide range of commercial 3D printers
- Digital video production, editing, compositing, and basic sound design
- Knowledge of historical and theoretical foundations of digital art and new media
Brief Description of Duties
Candidate will teach one or more studio courses in the Digital Media Art (DMA) Program Area with a specific focus on teaching software and hardware for 3D modeling and printing, in addition to digital video. Studio courses meet in a lab environment 3 hours twice a week. Participation in departmental meetings and assessment and evaluation activities is a requirement of this position.
The ideal candidate will encourage critical thinking and iterative concept development within class assignments. Interest in interdisciplinary collaboration with peers working in all programs within the Department of Art and Art History, is an asset since the Department of Art and Art History is a dynamic department that encourages cross-disciplinary practice.
Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.
All Faculty should be organizing their classes within the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS), the official LMS provided for the SJSU community. All classes at SJSU, whether online or not, must be anchored in the Canvas platform to ensure faculty-student connection in a common space as all students are directed to log in to Canvas for online access to their classes. You will have access to this system prior to the semester start date.
Master of Fine Arts Degree in Digital Media Art or related field; a clear demonstration of artistic and/or scholarly achievement, as evidenced by a record of exhibitions, publications, or curatorial projects; teaching experience at the university level; a significant portfolio of creative work with research interests in emerging areas of artistic practice and theory; demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.
Please be advised that an appointment is contingent upon budget and enrollment considerations and subject to order of assignment provisions in the collective bargaining agreement between California State University and California Faculty Association. These provisions state the “Order of Work,” or the order in which available courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenure line faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.
Salary Range –To commensurate with experience.
Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
- Letter of application
- Curriculum vitae
- Statement of teaching interests/philosophy
- Contact information for three references
- Images representing 10 examples of candidate’s original work (or URL of portfolio site)
- Some examples of candidate’s own published writing (optional)
SJSU accepts applications on an ongoing basis for our pool of temporary lecturers. To be considered for Spring 2021 courses, application must be received by December 15, 2020.
San José State University enrolls over 35,700 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, this position is for scholars interested in a career at a national leader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students are first-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university is currently ranked third nationally in increasing student upward mobility. 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.
San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one of the most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’s public university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, and university-industry experiences to prepare students to address the biggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system.
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