Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Animation
The Department of Art and Art History at St. Mary’s College of Maryland is accepting applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Animation, beginning August 2017. Candidates must have an MFA, preferably in Digital Media and/or animation; must have an active exhibition record, and be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Teaching experience beyond graduate teaching assistant level is preferred. Six-course teaching load per year. Courses to be taught include Introduction to Digital Media, Advanced Digital Media, topics courses in candidate’s area of specialization with an emphasis on animation and illustration, and shared teaching responsibility for Introduction to Visual Thinking and the St. Mary’s Project in Studio Art seminar. Courses are taught in the digital media lab and can include assignments taught in the drawing or painting studio. Successful candidate will be able to participate in senior critiques of student work in diverse media approaches and participate in the life of the department.
Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland's public honors college. With highly selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we offer a small college experience similar to that found at exceptional private colleges. St. Mary’s faculty benefit from a comprehensive program of support for scholarship, research, travel, and curriculum development, including course releases for pre-tenure faculty and leaves for tenured faculty. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.
St. Mary’s College embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity. Application materials should include a cover letter addressed to Bruce Wilson, Chair of Art and Art History, CV, an artist statement, course syllabi, a pdf of 20 examples of student work, and a pdf of 20 examples of professional work, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy incorporating an explanation of how the applicant’s teaching at the College will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity. Applications are being accepted online at: apply.interfolio.com/38410. Questions may be directed to Dr. Bruce Wilson, Chair of Art and Art History, at 240-895-4254.
Review of applications begins December 1, 2016, with semi-finalist interviews scheduled in mid-January to mid-February, and will continue until position is filled. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.