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Assistant Professor of Art

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Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor of Art
Classification Title
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Job Description

The Department of Art & Art History at Rhodes College invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in Video, Animation & New Media to begin in August of 2018. Rhodes College is especially interested in attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups and/or those with demonstrated commitment to working with diverse and historically underrepresented populations. Preference will be given to candidates whose creative practices include one or more of the following areas: video and computer animation (video art, motion graphics, special effects and compositing as well as both traditional and 3D animation); imaging (focus on still images including both 2D digital imaging and 3D modeled and rendered images, digital photography, digital painting, collage and hybrid media); production (works may be realized using various printing techniques including large format and experimental alternative printing as well as 3D printing); interactive multimedia (using HTML, CSS, Javascript, and Processing for online and mobile devices as well as installation and interactive physical artworks). The successful candidate will offer introductory-level courses in digital media and help broaden the existing curriculum with more specialized courses. We especially encourage applications from individuals whose interests could connect with disciplines such as Computer Science, Theatre, and Film and Media Studies. The successful candidate must demonstrate a firm commitment to teaching and scholarship at a liberal arts college and will be expected to maintain an active program of studio production and exhibition. Research will be supported by start-up funds and an office. Possibilities for additional research support include summer research funds and travel funds. Teaching responsibilities will include five courses a year. Candidates must have completed all requirements for an MFA in the appropriate areas of concentration by July 2018. Candidates with teaching experience are preferred.

Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision.

Rhodes College values an inclusive and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity ( in the workforce.

Memphis has a metropolitan population of over one million and provides multiple opportunities for research and for cultural and recreational activities.

Please apply online at Completed applications will include a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy, a plan for continued creative development, a curriculum vitae, copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, samples of artist work and three letters of recommendation. Your application must also include a statement that addresses your interest in teaching at a liberal arts college and how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service might contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values. For all work samples (including student work samples if applicable) the PDF file size should be no larger than 9 MB. Examples of video/animation/motion graphics must be embedded in a pdf file as working hyperlinks within the file and link to portfolio web sites or video sharing sites such as Vimeo.

Review of completed applications will begin January 2, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. The online application system will solicit letters of recommendation electronically from the candidate’s recommenders, once their contact information has been entered by the candidate and all other required application materials have been submitted. Submit all materials through the online application portal: Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews.

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Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F00034P
Open Date 11/02/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Recruiter/Contact for Applicant David McCarthy
Contact Email for Applicant
Contact Number for Applicant (901) 843-3663

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you learn of this employment opportunity?
    • Commercial Appeal
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Facebook
    • Higher Education Recruiting Consortium (HERC)
    • Indeed
    • Minority Faculty Academic Database (MFAD)
    • Monster
    • Rhodes College website
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Twitter
    • Referral – Friend
    • Referral – Rhodes Employee
    • Walk-in
    • OT-Other
  2. * What is your highest degree level attained?
    • GED or High School Diploma
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • J.D.
    • Ed. D.
    • Ph. D.

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Teaching Philosophy Statement
  3. Artist Statement
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Unofficial Transcript 1
  6. Evidence of Artistic Accomplishments - Student work - Image File
  7. Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript 2
  2. Unofficial Transcript 3