California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo, Ethnic Studies Department
Assistant Professor - media arts, society, and technology
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||California, United States|
The College of Liberal Arts at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA, seeks applications for a full-time (academic year), tenure-track assistant professor in media arts, society, and technology (MAST) to start September 15, 2014. Candidates must demonstrate the ability/potential to collaborate across disciplines and contribute to the curricular and scholarly development of the interdisciplinary area of MAST. Candidates for this position must have the ability to teach drawing, visualization, and/or 3-D modeling classes and collaborate with computer science faculty in the interdisciplinary area of interactive entertainment and computer game development. Though applications are sought from any traditional liberal arts discipline (arts, communications, humanities, social sciences) or interdisciplinary area, we are particularly interested in applicants with the requisite skills and backgrounds in and/or connections to art and design, ethnic studies, graphic communication, or journalism.
This is one of four, college-wide searches in the broad area of science, technology, and society (STS), reflecting the college's commitment to integrating liberal arts disciplinary knowledge and values into efforts to solve pressing contemporary problems while preparing our students for future leadership roles in such efforts. The four interdisciplinary, STS search areas are, in alphabetical order, (1) ethics, public policy, science, and technology; (2) gender, race, culture, science, and technology; (3) media arts, society, and technology; and (4) science and risk communication.
Cal Poly operates on a teacher-scholar model in which faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, produce scholarship in their field(s) of interest, and provide service to the institution. The typical teaching assignment is three, four-credit courses per quarter. For this specific position, teaching and service assignments will be divided between the interdisciplinary program in MAST and the new faculty member's home department in proportions agreeable to all parties. Candidates for this position must have the ability to teach drawing, visualization, and/or 3-D modeling classes and collaborate with computer science faculty in the interdisciplinary area of interactive entertainment and computer game development. A completed terminal degree (Ph.D. in most disciplines, or MFA as appropriate) by the listed start date and evidence of successful university teaching are required. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants should complete an online faculty application at WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG and submit to Requisition #103084. Please upload the following required materials with the online application: cover letter, current vitae, transcript copy, teaching portfolio, evidence of teaching effectiveness (course syllabi, evaluations), and examples of scholarship/creative activity. For teaching/creative activity portfolios that cannot be easily uploaded, applicants are encouraged to upload a Word document containing links to online portfolios of their own creative work and, if possible and appropriate, student work supervised. (Please clearly distinguish between your own work and student work.) Please do not use online systems that would require Cal Poly to pay to access your materials. Applicants must also provide names and email addresses for a minimum of 3 professional references when completing the online application. Cal Poly will directly solicit letters from the people listed. A transcript copy may be attached to the above application or sent to the address listed for Requisition #103084. Official sealed transcripts will be required prior to appointment. Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Completed applications (all required materials submitted) received by the REVIEW BEGIN DATE will receive full consideration.
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE: California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) is a comprehensive polytechnic university with a strong commitment to its Learn by Doing philosophy. Cal Poly's College of Liberal Arts offers 17 highly selective Bachelor of Arts programs and 5 Master's degree programs with 250 full-time faculty and nearly 3,000 undergraduate majors. Our distinguished faculty is actively engaged in teaching, scholarship, and service. Cal Poly is among the most selective universities nationwide; student quality is high, with applications significantly exceeding admissions.
ETHNIC STUDIES: The Ethnic Studies department at Cal Poly invites applicants whose scholarship uses creative inter- and multidisciplinary approaches to study the lives of Indigenous, African, Latino/a, and/or Asian peoples in the United States within a global and postcolonial context. The department offers a Comparative Ethnic Studies major and minor. Ethnic Studies courses also fulfill both general education and United States Cultural Pluralism requirements. The successful candidate would likely teach ES/WGS 350 (Gender, Race, Science, and Technology), ES 112 (Race, Culture, and Politics in the U.S.), and courses in her or his areas of expertise, as well as design new courses that integrate an ethnic studies approach to science and technology studies.
WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG and submit to Requisition #103084.
|Primary Category:||Ethnic History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Cultural History / Studies
Journalism and Media Studies