Department: Carson Ctr for Emerging Media Arts-9626
Description of Work:
The Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Practice that have expertise both sound and one or more of the following areas: audiovisual installation, interactive media, creative coding, physical computing, immersive design, virtual reality, hardware design or software design. This is a multi-year position and appointment will be commensurate with experience.
The ideal candidate will:
Create courses and teach in our undergraduate and, eventually, graduate programs;
Advise undergraduate students;
Already possess some experiences in multi-disciplinary collaborations;
Contribute to the diversity of the Center, enhancing its offerings not only with superior technical and creative skills, but also with cross-cultural perspectives.
This position comes with a stipend to support innovative teaching and creative activity. Our ideal candidate has a broad range of creative and technological proficiencies and is passionate about creating technologically literate generations of makers who can negotiate the nexus of storytelling, design, creative coding, technology, and entrepreneurship.
Current areas of interest and research within the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts include: interactive storytelling, experience design, procedural content generation/generative methods, computational cinematography, VR/AR/XR, perceptual technologies, machine learning for artists, sonic arts, data and art, immersive and interactive media, immersive design, virtual production, entrepreneurship, and the application of blockchain technologies and Artificial Intelligence.
We are looking for a person who continually re-invents the curriculum as an ongoing part of their own commitment to continued professional research and development.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
A Terminal Degree (PhD, DMA, MFA) in computer music, sound, emerging media arts or related field.
A portfolio of work demonstrating professional achievement in sound as well as one or more of the following fields:
Evidence of successful college-level teaching experience.
Strong interest in working collaboratively across disciplines.
Strong commitment to a progressive emerging media arts education and a keen interest in industry developments.
Experience in generative art, simulation, AI, or procedural animation using C++, C#, Python, or other scripts in concert with visual, 3D, or interactive platforms.
Doctorate or commensurate professional experience preferred, in computer music, sound, emerging media arts.
Proficiency in either Unreal or Unity.
Experience developing interactive media projects for professional clients.
Experience in project-based learning pedagogical design.
Festival and/or professional success.
Job Type: 9 Month
Internal Number: 78380
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