Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts
Full time Tenure Track Position beginning August 16, 2013
Application Deadline: March 4, 2013, for full consideration,
The Department of Kinetic Imaging at Virginia Commonwealth University seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor, specializing in animation. The successful candidate will be comfortable working and thinking across disciplines and will have interests and experiences extending beyond his or her specialty, with a broad ranging practice pushing the boundaries of his or her field. All candidates are expected to be conversant with contemporary art issues, critical theory and contemporary studio practice. Faculty members must have an established research agenda and a clear potential for external funding, as appropriate, and potential for scholarship or creative expression to complement and expand existing expertise in the Department of Kinetic Imaging. An MFA or equivalent training and professional experience, teaching experience beyond graduate school and a substantial exhibition record or comparable research accomplishments are requirements. All applicants must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
Teaching responsibilities include a standard teaching load in the undergraduate and graduate programs. University and department service responsibilities will include serving on university, school and department committees, including fine arts graduate thesis committees.
The Kinetic Imaging Department is a rigorous program, teaching studio practice and critical engagement in electronic media, primarily video, animation and sound art. This area is designed for students who desire a major study in animation, video, and sound arts. Emphasis is placed on the artistic uses of the media and professional development. The department encourages artistic excellence, critical inquiry, and experimentation, and believes that good work is grounded in strong content, be it social, political, or personal.
The department offers a BFA supporting 100 undergraduates and between 4 – 6 graduate students engaged in a two-year MFA degree program. The Kinetic Imaging Department encompasses both old and new media, engaging in both analog and digital processes.
The School of the Arts is comprised of over 3000 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels and 15 nationally recognized programs in design, visual and performing arts. U.S. News & World Report ranks the School of the Arts as the top public university art school in the nation. Virginia Commonwealth University is an urban university with over 31,000 students located in Richmond, Virginia. Richmond is two hours south of Washington, D.C. and is situated between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Virginia/North Carolina coast. Richmond is the state capital and home to numerous historic sites; it functions as a visual arts, design and performing arts center regionally and nationally.
For full consideration, applications are due on March 4, 2013, however, the review of applications will continue until the position is filled. This is a 9-month faculty position starting August 16, 2013. To apply, please send a letter outlining your interest in the position, an academic vita, and examples of professional work, examples of student work, and names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses for four current references to Semi Ryu, Search Committee Chair. Work samples may be submitted on DVD or electronically. Referral to a web page or other online image site is also an option.
Send materials to:
Kinetic Imaging Search Committee Chair, Semi Ryu
Virginia Commonwealth University
Monroe Park Campus
1000 W. Broad Street
P.O. Box 843056
Richmond VA 23284-3056
Electronic submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org; please include “Position Application” and your name in the subject line.
Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.