Assistant Professor in Digital Media

Madison, NJ

Drew University seeks applications for a full-time non-tenure track faculty position in the art department, specializing in digital media, to begin January 2022. Potential courses include: digital imaging; digital video; graphic design; digital animation; 3D animation; intermediate/upper-level courses in these areas; first-year writing seminar. A successful candidate will show evidence of deep knowledge in at least one of these areas, along with the experience and flexibility to teach across several. Candidates should demonstrate commitment to working within an interdisciplinary liberal arts college. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal, pending budgetary approval. 

 Responsibilities:

  • 3/3 teaching load;
  • Participation in program activities;
  • Mentoring of majors and minors;
  • Participation in department & faculty meetings.

Required Education and Experience:

  • MFA at time of appointment;
  • Record of teaching excellence with experience in relevant courses;
  • Accomplishment as an artist;
  • Knowledge of the history and contemporary theory relevant to your practice;

Application:

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • A link to your website with examples of your work;
  • A single pdf with a cover letter, C.V., teaching philosophy, a list of courses taught, a list of courses you would be able to teach, and contact information for two professional references, at least one of whom can address your teaching experience.
  • A single pdf with ten examples of student work and/or links to time-based pieces, and examples of two course syllabi.

Please be prepared to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations) upon request.

Deadline: September 30, 2021.

About Drew University:

Drew University, located on a beautiful, wooded,186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School, and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,100 students with 145 full-time faculty members. Over 35% of our undergraduate students are from underrepresented groups, and we were recently ranked 19th among baccalaureate institutions for the number of international students enrolled. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 disciplines.

Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship and hands-on learning that successfully prepares students for their futures. Students regularly connect with local communities, and because of our proximity to New York City, we are home to multiple New York Semester experiences for our undergraduate students: Wall Street, United Nations, Contemporary Art, Communications and Media, Social Entrepreneurship, and New York Theatre. The University also houses the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti, the Center for Global Education, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, and the United Methodist Archives and History Center. Drew also recently received a multi-year Mellon grant to transform teaching and learning in the humanities by incorporating emerging digital technologies, methods, and pedagogies.

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, a successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. These positions are subject to a background check.