School/Unit: School of the Arts
Department: Kinetic Imaging
Purpose of Position:
This is a term 12-month, non-tenure eligible position at the rank of Instructor. This position is based in the Department of Kinetic Imaging and will support the needs of undergraduate and graduate level teaching, and oversee the academic, instructional, and safety needs of the students using the department's digital and technology studios.
Teaching responsibilities could include teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the Department of Kinetic Imaging in the faculty member's area of expertise to support the curriculum requirements of the program. Courses taught will change as demand requires and will be assigned at the discretion of the Chair.
The faculty member's scholarly and creative activity should make a contribution to a body of knowledge within the disciplines of art and/or design as it relates to the Kinetic Imaging curriculum and reflect a high standard of quality of competence.
The faculty member may participate in School of the Arts recruitment and admissions activities, as designated by the Chair, and serve on departmental, School, and/or University committees. The faculty member may coordinate supplemental educational activities like workshops, special programming and other duties as assigned, etc., as determined by the Chair.
The faculty member will oversee the academic, instructional, and safety needs of the department's digital and technology studios, ensuring the needs of the students using the department's facilities are met. The faculty member will:Research and identify new and appropriate technology for an emerging media program.
In collaboration with the Chair and department faculty, plan the acquisition and use of new and emerging technology, while also maintaining and keeping viable traditional technologies that remain relevant to the curriculum and research potential.
Stay abreast of state and university purchasing and fiscal policies; serve as fixed asset custodian for the department.
Collaborate with other faculty on methods to incorporate and utilize the technology and digital studios in the departmental curriculum, both in the undergraduate and graduate programs.
Instruct students on the proper and safe use of complex and specialized equipment, software, hardware, and related procedures.
Manage the department equipment checkout system and control access to buildings, facilities, software, and equipment; hire and supervise student workers to support equipment checkout and events.
Supervise the technology and installation of special exhibitions and events, including coordination of visiting artists' technology needs.
Collect/document student work for archiving and dissemination.
Serve as the primary liaison to VCUarts and University technology and media offices.
Identify and develop technology-based community engagement opportunities.
-MFA in a related field.
-Minimum of three years of teaching experience.
-Minimum of two years of demonstrated expertise, including increased responsibility, managing a wide variety of equipment and related facilities, preferably in arts higher education.
-Demonstrated experience working with emerging technologies.
-Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
-Experience teaching in a Kinetic Imaging program, or in a comparable digital arts program
-Experience teaching in a fine arts and/or design program in an accredited arts school.
_Experience supervising graduate students.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: www.vcujobs.comVirginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution 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.