Posting Number F00170
Faculty Title Assistant Professor of Emerging Media & Digital Arts
Job Title Assistant Professor of Emerging Media & Digital Arts
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Each applicant is required to provide (as attachments to the online
application) the following supplemental documents: (1) letter providing
some detail of the applicant's qualifications and interest in the position;
(2) current resume/CV; (3) link to a portfolio of representative work;
(4) artist/design statement; and (5) names and contact information for
three professional references. If you are unable to attach the supplemental
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Appointment Basis 9 months
Job Location Ashland (15 A)
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Hiring Pay Rate $61,121-$64,863 (Assistant Prof Year-in-Rank 1-4)
commensurate with experience in a comparable faculty appointment and according
to the SOU faculty collective bargaining agreement
Benefits Eligible Yes
The Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University seeks a tenure-
track Assistant Professor in Emerging Media and Digital Arts with an emphasis
in design. EMDA is a pioneering interdisciplinary major that connects
creativity and innovation with emerging technologies of art and animation,
sound and narrative, app and game development, and virtual/augmented reality.
Applicants should have a terminal degree (MFA, PhD or ABD) in design, media
or a closely related field. Preferred candidates will have a strong foundation
in design and collaboration, dedication to imaginative and responsive
teaching, and potential for contributing to our growing emphasis on creative
industries. Areas of practice and instruction could include one or more of the
following: accessible and inclusive design, user interface and experience,
theory and practice in emerging media, creative industries and professional
practices, animation and motion graphics, 3D modeling and printing, VR and AR.
We are especially interested in hearing from applicants who (1) show promise
in attracting and retaining students working on the cutting edge of technology
and creativity, (2) have the ability to successfully nurture students from a
diverse population, (3) demonstrate potential for connecting students with a
variety of post-degree opportunities, (4) and whose professional activity
can expand EMDA graduates' connections with creative industries.
As a tenure-track faculty member, the new hire will be expected to engage in
ongoing professional development through a balance of teaching, service, and
scholarship. SOU offers excellent comprehensive health and retirement
benefits. The start date is September 16, 2022, and the position is tenure-
eligible and will be open until filled with priority deadline of January 14,
About the Oregon Center for the Arts: The Oregon Center for the Arts at
Southern Oregon University educates artist-practitioners and scholars in a
diverse environment that cultivates SOU's values of creativity and
collaboration, equity, diversity, and inclusion, and the well-being and
success of all learners. OCA is an academic division of Southern Oregon
University and also serves as a community arts presenter, partner, and
producer. The structural components comprise its academic programs in Music,
Theater, Studio Art, Emerging Media and Digital Art, and Creative Writing, the
Schneider Museum of Art, institutional-based Allied Arts Programs, and
Community Arts Partnerships. Go to OCA.sou.edu for more information. Situated
in the beautiful and vibrant Rogue Valley surrounded by majestic mountains,
the Oregon Center for the Arts is a creative catalyst for our diverse
combination of students, educators, and artists, who come to us from around
the world to infuse the southern Oregon cultural landscape with artistic
About the Creative Arts Department: The Creative Arts Department contains
faculty and degree programs including Studio Art, Art History, Emerging Media
and Digital Arts (EMDA), and Creative Writing. Within an interdisciplinary
framework, the Creative Arts Department includes state-of-the-art facilities
the following areas: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Ceramics, Sculpture,
Photography, Digital Art, and Interdisciplinary Arts and Technology.
Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive
excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our
educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our
commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners,
educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage
those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we
expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an
inclusive campus community.
• Initial appointment at the rank of assistant professor requires a MFA, PhD
or other terminal degree in an appropriate field from an accredited
institution, no later than September 16, 2022. (ABD will be considered.)
• Applicants should have at least one year of experience teaching in higher
• Applicants should provide documented evidence of teaching excellence and
• Demonstration of effective teaching and mentorship
• Ability to work collaboratively and cordially with fellow faculty, students,
and guest artists
• Desire, ability, and patience to effectively teach and train novice students
• Ability to attract and retain students working on the cutting edge of
technology and creativity
• Ability to successfully nurture students from a diverse population
• Demonstrate potential for connecting students with a variety of post-degree
opportunities; and whose professional activity can expand EMDA graduates'
connections with creative industries.
• A promising record of distinguished scholarship, exhibition, research and/or
professional project development appropriate to be appointed at the assistant
Regular teaching activities, including standing/sitting, lecturing, and using
This position is designated as a critical, security-sensitive or safety-
sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a
Criminal Background Check. Yes
Posting Date 11/18/2021
Application must be received by for priority consideration 01/14/2022
Open Until Filled Yes
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 09/16/2022
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•Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for
occasional professional development.
•Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet
special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an
•Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
•Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA):
-Position classification defined as “exempt” are not subject overtime
-Position classifications defined as “non exempt” are subject to overtime
•The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under
the Oregon Revised Statues and is required to comply with the requirements set
forth by the Oregon department of Human Services.
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Please select the degree status you will have at the time of hire.
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