Portland State University College of the Arts and the School of Art + Design invite applications for the James DePreist Visiting Professorship. One of the first African-American conductors on the world stage, James DePreist helmed orchestras from Amsterdam to Tokyo and is credited with building the Oregon Symphony into one worthy of international acclaim. A National Medal of Arts winner, poet and educator, Mr. DePreist demonstrated a lifelong commitment to the power of arts education and the importance of equal access. This Professorship seeks to perpetuate his exemplary spirit by supporting inclusive experiences and diverse, non-western perspectives in art and design education.
The teaching focus of each new Professorship is determined by the current needs of the School of Art + Design in concert with the interests and expertise of the successful candidate. For the 2020-2022 position we seek a practicing artist with an active record in emergent digital practices including photography, new media and installation. Artists and designers whose work is at the intersection of art and technology and/or explores the role of digital media arts in culture and the public realm are especially encouraged to apply.
This is a 1.0 FTE, two-year position, renewable for a maximum total of four years. Extension of this appointment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory two-year review. The position begins September 16, 2020.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities : This full-time fixed term position teaches 9 classes (36 credits) during the three-quarter academic year. Instructional workload reduction may be made to accommodate recruitment and outreach activities, advising and mentoring students, committee work, curriculum or special program development. The faculty member will maintain an active practice in artistic field of research.
Master of Fine Arts or Ph.D. candidate in Digital Media Art, Photography, or related field.
An active contemporary art/design practice focusing on non-western perspectives across the realm of Digital and/or Photographic approaches.
A record of accomplishment as a contemporary practicing artist or designer.
College-level teaching experience.
Demonstrated interest in contributing to a contemporary interdisciplinary setting in an atmosphere of close faculty-student mentoring
Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite software and digital printing in a MacIntosh environment.
Two years of teaching experience at the college/university level beyond a teaching assistantship.
Experience teaching one or more of the following: contemporary media theory, history of photography, feminist theory, Indigenous arts/Visual arts by indigenous peoples of the Americas, and/or theory from a non-eurocentric perspective.
Use of programming languages such as Processing, openFrameworks, Max/MSP/Jitter, TouchDesigner, Python, etc. in creative work.
An interest in developing community-based courses.
A record of community outreach activities.
Experience in curriculum development.
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About Portland State University
Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, the University's innovative approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe. PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community. As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President's... Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens. For more information visit http://www.pdx.edu/about-portland-state