College of Arts and Sciences - Assistant Professor of Digital Media/Graphic Design - Art and Art History

University of Alabama

Birmingham, AL

ID: 7086832
Posted: October 8, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description
The Department of Art & Art History invites applications for a full time, non-tenure earning position at the Assistant Professor level effective August 1, 2022. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate students in the B.A., B.F.A., and M.A.E. programs. The department invites applications for this position with a specialization in digital art and design within a broad creative practice. The search committee is interested in reviewing applicants whose work engages with several of the following areas: animation, interactive design, motion graphics, digital fabrication, or other digital and design-related fields. This artist/practitioner will teach six courses per year from the foundations to advanced levels. Led by engaged scholars and educators who are recognized nationally and internationally for their intellectual and creative research, art and art history faculty work closely with students to ensure the understanding of their potential to impact the world through their study of historical and contemporary art and design.

We are searching for an innovative and inclusive teacher that has a strong commitment to enhancing cross-disciplinary collaborations that will support the school’s goals with respect to diversity and inclusion. The successful candidate will be required to maintain office hours to meet with students, contribute to the function and educational objectives of the program and department, provide service to the college, university, community, and the profession, and perform all duties as assigned. Salary is commensurate with experience.

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) treasures the rich diversity of our student body, and is committed to their success. Members of the CAS community are expected to reflect their value for inclusive excellence in both their work and learning environment as well as in their efforts to serve and engage the community.

Inquiries may be directed to Search Committee Chair Douglas Baulos, they/them [email protected]

UAB is a comprehensive Tier 1 research university and medical center with more than 22,000 students. UAB is ranked in the top 20 among public universities in the US in terms of federal research funding and is the major teaching-research university in Alabama. UAB offers exceptional undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs that prepare students to be the preeminent scholars and societal leaders of the future. UAB ranks in the top ten nationally for student diversity. UAB was recently named America’s No. 1 Best Large Employer and America’s No. 4 Best Employer for Diversity (Forbes, 2021). Times Higher Education has ranked UAB No. 1 Young U.S. University for two years in a row, top 10 worldwide. Spanning more than 100 city blocks, UAB is the state of Alabama’s largest single employer and has an annual state-wide economic impact exceeding $7.15 billion.

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To apply: you must apply online and be prepared to submit the following: (1) cover letter, (2) current curriculum vitae, (3) statement of teaching philosophy, (4) link to URL for your personal website with online portfolio of personal and student work (10-20 examples of each). In addition, applicant should be prepared to provide names and contact information for three (3) professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Required Qualifications
MFA in visual arts or terminal degree.
Experience managing computer lab equipment and studio facilities.
Evidence of strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Competency in advanced digital media as well as video and editing.
Successful candidates will show evidence of deep knowledge in several areas of graphic and interactive design.
Preferred Qualifications
Teaching experience at the university level in animation, interactive design, motion graphics, web design and social media management.
An understanding in the practice of animation, motion graphics, interactive design.
Ability to adapt course materials to teach in diverse college units including African American Studies or Gender Studies.
Evidence of experience supporting and convening community engagement in the visual arts.