The Department of Design Media Arts (DMA) within the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor position in the areas of 3D form, fabrication, electronics, and/or critical making. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated expertise and international profile in design and/or media arts, or the abilty to achieve one. We are interested in candidates with a strong research practice and teaching interests in 3D form, fabrication, electronics and/or critical making. As the areas of software-based creation and physical making move ever closer together, and as new materials and fabrication technologies emerge, they generate new aesthetic, social, and environmental opportunities and challenges. The new faculty member would lead curriculum development, research, and practice within this domain.
The responsibilities of the position involve teaching three studio courses at the undergraduate level and leading two graduate level seminars, and developing independent research and creative activity appropriate for advancement within the University of California.
We seek candidates whose experience in teaching, research, professional activity, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Candidates must have a Master's degree, a strong record of professional achievement, and evidence of teaching, preferably at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Service within the department and university are expected as part of this position.
Design Media Arts (DMA) is a multidisciplinary department dedicated to design and media art. Led by an internationally renowned faculty, DMA fosters creative exploration and innovative research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Embracing strategies ranging from media arts production to interactive motion graphics, print to video to game design to generative software, public arts practices to media archeology to digital humanities, the curriculum is technologically innovative and intellectually rigorous.
We are actively encouraging assistant professor level applications. The level of appointment will be determined by the candidate’s qualifications and professional experience. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.
For more about the department, please visit: http://dma.ucla.edu.
Applications must include the following:
1) One-page cover letter with a description of creative research and teaching experience.
2) Personal statement that discusses the applicant's artistic and educational philosophy and approach to teaching.
3) Curriculum vitae.
4) Evidence of teaching effectiveness. As applicable, please include evaluations, syllabi, and examples of student work.
5) A statement with a description of past or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Contributions to diversity might include teaching, mentoring, research, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarship environment and/or increasing access or participation of individuals from historically underrepresented groups.
6) A portfolio that is specifically curated for the search committee, prioritized with your most accomplished work, and includes, as appropriate, documentation of your artwork, your own writings or statements, and notable reviews or articles discussing your work. This can be an on-line link to a web site or PDF format file.
7) Names and contact information (mailing address, email address, and phone number) of three professional references. (Letters of recommendation are not requested at this time).
The School of the Arts and Architecture is committed to building a more diverse faculty, staff, and student body in response to the changing population and educational needs of the City of Los Angeles, State of California, and the nation. The Department of Art values intellectual, cultural, and creative inquiry. Personal qualities such as originality and initiative are important assets that will contribute to a successful application. Applicants who would make meaningful and unique contributions to the intellectual and social interchanges within the profession are especially encouraged to apply.
UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The department is seeking outstanding candidates with the potential for exceptional research, and excellence in teaching, and also a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the faculty, graduate student population, and of the majors in the School of Arts and Architecture.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
Cover Letter - One-page cover letter with a description of creative research and teaching experience.
Personal Statement - Personal statement that discusses the applicant's artistic and educational philosophy and approach to teaching.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness - As applicable, please include evaluations, syllabi, and examples of student work.
Portfolio - Portfolio specifically curated for the search committee, prioritized with your most accomplished work and includes documentation of your artwork, your writings and notable reviews or articles discussing your work. Can be a link to a website or a PDF file.
Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
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