Art and Art History Lecturer Pool - Digital Media Art
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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty -
Fine/Performing Arts, Temporary, Part Time
The Department of Art and Art History, founded in 1911, offers BA, BFA, MA,
and MFA degrees and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of
Art and Design (NASAD). What we offer to prospective students: award-winning
faculty and outstanding technical and administrative staff; a "best-in-the-
west" combination of facilities for making, exhibiting, and researching art
across many media; commitment to creative and critical thinking; opportunities
to practice innovation across media; and a friendly and supportive community.
The Digital Media Art (DMA) program at San José State University offers a
digital art and design curriculum in the areas of computer graphics, web
development, programming, physical computing, fabrication, prototyping,
interactivity and computer games. The program seeks lecturers for studio art
courses with expertise in digital media art, including:
Raster and vector graphics for web, print, and broadcast
2D/3D motion graphics and compositing in After Effects
3D modeling and animation in Autodesk Maya and/ or Cinema 4D
3D printing using a wide range of commercial 3D printers
Digital video production, editing, compositing, and basic sound design
Knowledge of historical and theoretical foundations of digital art and new
Brief Description of Duties
Candidate will teach one or more studio courses in the Digital Media Art
(DMA) Program Area with a specific focus on teaching software and hardware
for 3D modeling and printing, in addition to digital video. Studio courses
meet in a lab environment 3 hours twice a week. Participation in departmental
meetings and assessment and evaluation activities is a requirement of this
The ideal candidate will encourage critical thinking and iterative concept
development within class assignments. Interest in interdisciplinary
collaboration with peers working in all programs within the Department of Art
and Art History, is an asset since the Department of Art and Art History is a
dynamic department that encourages cross-disciplinary practice.
Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of
a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background,
ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through inclusive
course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.
All Faculty should be organizing their classes within the Canvas Learning
Management System (LMS) , the official LMS provided for the SJSU
community. All classes at SJSU, whether online or not, must be anchored in the
Canvas platform to ensure faculty-student connection in a common space as all
students are directed to log in to Canvas for online access to their classes.
You will have access to this system prior to the semester start date.
Master of Fine Arts Degree in Digital Media Art or related field; a clear
demonstration of artistic and/or scholarly achievement, as evidenced by a
record of exhibitions, publications, or curatorial projects; teaching
experience at the university level; a significant portfolio of creative work
with research interests in emerging areas of artistic practice and theory;
demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a
multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study,
training, teaching, and other comparable experience.
Salary Range - Commensurate with experience within ranks established by
the CSU Salary Schedule.
Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach
the following documents:
List of at least three (3) or as many as five (5) references
Other items as needed (e.g., Statement of Teaching Philosophy; Statement of
Expertise, including professional experience, courses you are qualified to
This is a continuing open position.
The work for this faculty position is located in the State of California.
Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United
States. Proof of immunization against COVID-19 or proof of a medical or
religious exemption and compliance with testing protocols is required for
employment. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a
criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a
conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background
check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the
candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to
satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued
employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the
Appointment is contingent upon budget and enrollment considerations and
subject to order of assignment provisions in the collective bargaining
agreement between California State University and California Faculty
Association. These provisions state the “Order of Work,” or the order in which
available courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenure line
faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.
San José State University: Silicon Valley's Public University
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley — one of the most innovative and
diverse regions in the world — San José State University is the founding
campus of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system and the
first public university in the West. The 2020 #1 Most Transformative
University in the nation according to Money Magazine, San José State is an
essential partner in the economic, cultural, and social development of Silicon
Valley, the Bay Area, and California. SJSU is a top-200 school nationally in
research funding and second highest in research productivity in the CSU
system. Cutting-edge research, combined with world-class scholarship, student-
centered learning opportunities, and experiential and interdisciplinary
programs, allows SJSU to provide transformative opportunities that advance the
public good locally and globally.
San José State enrolls more than 36,000 students — many are historically
underserved, and around 45% are first-generation and 38% are Pell-recipients.
SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and
Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution. The
university's commitment to social justice extends from its vibrant, inclusive
campus to an international network of over 275,000 alumni. As such, San José
State is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our
disciplines, students, and community can benefit from different and divergent
cultural and identity perspectives.
Equal Employment Statement
San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual
orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran
status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University
students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities.
Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-
disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered
mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive
Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
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Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available
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statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime
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drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of
Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent
calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by
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years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to
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Advertised: April 25, 2022 (8:30 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open Until Filled