Arts: Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor- Art, Justice and Digital Media (initial review Jan. 9, 2024)

University of California Santa Cruz

Arts: Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor- Art, Justice and Digital Media (initial review Jan. 9, 2024)

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Arts: Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor- Art, Justice and Digital Media (initial review Jan. 9, 2024)

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Job TitleArts: Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor- Art, Justice and Digital Media (initial review Jan. 9, 2024)

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

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Location Santa Cruz, CA

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Job Description

Arts: Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor- Art, Justice and Digital Media (initial review Jan. 9, 2024)

 

Position overview

Position title: Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor- Art, Justice and Digital Media

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $83,100-$135,000 academic year (nine-month basis). The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions. See salary scales titled https://apo.ucsc.edu/docs/scales-crnt.pdf

 

Percent time: Full-time 100%

 

Anticipated start: July 1, 2024, with the academic year beginning in September 2024. Degree requirements must be met by June 30, 2024, for employment effective July 1, 2024.

 

Application Window

 

Open date: November 9, 2023

 

Next review date: Tuesday, Jan 9, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

 

Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

 

Position Description

 

The https://art.ucsc.edu/ at the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a practitioner specializing in emerging arts and/or design technologies, to join the faculty of the Art Department as an Advanced Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor, formally categorized as Lecturer with the Potential for Security Of Employment (LPSOE) or Lecturer with Security of Employment (LSOE), respectively. The chosen candidate will be a founding member of UCSC’s Creative Technologies program, a new online undergraduate major dedicated to advanced, innovative web-based arts and design pedagogy, and the cultivation of justice and empowered community in digital contexts. The selected candidate will collaborate in the Arts Division to develop multi-departmental, research-driven curricula, and will guide student work in both majors, including socially engaged, activist, and community-based projects. The selected candidate will be expected to serve as the program chair in the future.

 

The UCSC Creative Technologies program is an interdisciplinary curriculum in technologically focused arts and design practices, emphasizing digital environments as a nurturing nexus for justice, community, and imagination. Drawing its faculty from multiple Arts Division departments, the online program with some in-person components allows UCSC Arts students to transcend genres and the physical space of its campus, as well as bridge geographically and economically remote communities. Creative Technologies is the first online degree program in the University of California system, and is admitting its first cohort of students in Fall of 2024.

 

The UCSC Art Department is dedicated to educating and training students in cross-disciplinary, multimedia art practices. Art programming comprises courses in drawing, animation, painting, photography, sculpture, print media, intermedia, critical theory, animation, public art, environmental art, social art practice, and interactive technologies. Elena Baskin Visual Arts Studios provides world-class facilities for art production in these areas. The Art Department is committed to pursuing a continuing dialogue about what constitutes essential preparation in the arts while offering students experiences in established practices and emerging technologies. Students graduating with a major in art may become professional artists or pursue careers in such diverse areas as communication design, web design, digital imaging, curating, art education, multimedia specialist, industry consultant, model maker, arts management, museum administration, museum education, art direction, and publishing.

 

We seek an interdisciplinary arts/design practitioner engaging in creative and/or scholarly work that critically engages media, communication, and culture, in topics possibly including but not limited to justice, power, equity, and inclusion in the arts, media, and design. The selected candidate will have experience with hybrid and/or web-based teaching and learning technologies—preferably with significant teaching experience in online and remote-access environments; the ideal candidate will demonstrate service and leadership experience, and a capacity to mobilize people and resources toward the cultivation of community and excellence in an evolving interdisciplinary institution. We welcome applicants who define their creative work broadly and inclusively, across or transcending traditional disciplinary, genre, or media categories, and who have significant experience in modes of production that center collaborative approaches, and/or that challenge conventional notions of authorship and audience. Special consideration may be offered for candidates who focus on: principles of inclusive design, media arts in Latin America, Caribbean, and Latinx communities; emerging problems of justice—social, algorithmic, climate-related, et cetera—at the intersection of digital technologies and creative and/or scholarly work. We welcome and encourage national and international applicants working in any of a wide range of creative practices, including one or more of the general areas described above, but not limited to them. This position is based at UC Santa Cruz.

 

The Arts Division at the University of California, Santa Cruz seeks candidates for this position who understand barriers facing traditionally underrepresented, marginalized, and historically excluded groups in the classroom and in higher education; who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community; and who have engaged in teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). These contributions may include, but need not be limited to, pedagogical strategies that contribute to the advancement of access and equal opportunity in education and participation in activities that support the recruitment, retention, and success of scholars and students from diverse backgrounds. For more information, see the https://arts.ucsc.edu/page/arts-division-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-dei-statement%3E) and https://arts.ucsc.edu/page/art-department-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-dei DEI statements.

 

The candidate should provide materials documenting the Basic Qualification as well as the following:

 

• Demonstrated experience in, and knowledge of, contemporary arts/design practices

• Demonstrated critical engagement with emerging media technologies

• Demonstrated experience working with underrepresented students and communities of color in research, teaching, service, advising, and mentoring

• A DEI-focused record of creative practice and teaching

 

UC Santa Cruz is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution with a high proportion of first-in-family undergraduate students. The campus supports research and teaching with grants awarded by the Committee on Research, the Committee on Teaching, and other groups. In addition to encouraging participation in robust departmental, divisional, and campus mentoring, the campus offers a https://academicaffairs.ucsc.edu/faculty-community-networking-program/index.html to support its instructors’ development and career advancement.

 

The campus operates on a schedule of three 11-week quarters per academic year. In accordance with workload policy, Art L(P)SOE faculty are assigned to serve as primary instructor for six 5-unit courses per year, with an additional two course equivalencies (for eight in total) reserved for service. L(P)SOE faculty are required to undertake administrative service for the department, division, and University, in consultation with their unit chair or director.

 

The Assistant and Associate Teaching Professor titles confer the rights and responsibilities of membership in the Academic Senate, and they have the payroll title of “Lecturer with the Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE)” and “Lecturer with Security of Employment (LSOE)”, respectively. The LSOE title is analogous to tenure.

 

The chosen candidate will be expected to sign a statement representing that they are not the subject of any ongoing investigation or disciplinary proceeding at their current academic institution or place of employment, nor have they in the past ten years been formally disciplined at any academic institution/place of employment. In the event the candidate cannot make this representation, they will be expected to disclose in writing to the hiring Dean the circumstances surrounding any formal discipline that they have received, as well as any current or ongoing investigation or disciplinary process of which they are the subject. (Note that discipline includes a negotiated settlement agreement to resolve a matter related to substantiated misconduct.)

 

Art Department: https://art.ucsc.edu/

 

Qualifications

 

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Media Arts (or equivalent international degrees) or 5 years’ experience as a practitioner specializing in emerging arts and/or design technologies. The applicant must have a record of teaching, including online or hybrid teaching, and a portfolio of creative work. It is expected that the degree requirement will be completed by June 30, 2024.

 

Application Requirements

 

Document requirements

 

• Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.

 

• Cover Letter – Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position.

 

• **Teaching Statement – Your teaching statement should explicitly address how your creative practice informs your teaching, making reference to specific creative works and research.

 

** Our first round of review will be solely based on (1) the teaching statement and (2) the statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. The rubric that we will use to evaluate the statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion is available here: https://apo.ucsc.edu/docs/ucsc-rubrics-c2deistatements.pdfhttps://apo.ucsc.edu/docs/ucsc-rubrics-c2deistatements.pdf

 

• Statement of Professional Achievement and Activity – A statement that summarizes your professional and creative activities relevant to the advertised position.

 

• Description or syllabus for an undergraduate course

 

• **Statement on Contributions to advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at UC Santa Cruz. (See UC Santa Cruz guidelines for statements https://apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.htmlhttps://apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.html)

 

** Our first round of review will be solely based on (1) the teaching statement and (2) the statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. The rubric that we will use to evaluate the statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion is available here: https://apo.ucsc.edu/docs/ucsc-rubrics-c2deistatements.pdfhttps://apo.ucsc.edu/docs/ucsc-rubrics-c2deistatements.pdf

 

• Representative work from a professional portfolio (1 of 3 required) – Uploaded work should be formatted for ease of access in our recruitment process and totaling 50 MB of material or less.

 

• Representative work from a professional portfolio (2 of 3 required) – Uploaded work should be formatted for ease of access in our recruitment process and totaling 50 MB of material or less.

 

• Representative work from a professional portfolio (3 of 3 required) – Uploaded work should be formatted for ease of access in our recruitment process and totaling 50 MB of material or less.

 

• Example of recent student work, where appropriate (1 of 3 optional) – Uploaded work should be formatted for ease of access in our recruitment process and totaling 50 MB of material or less per example.

 

(Optional)

 

• Example of recent student work, where appropriate (2 of 3 optional) – Uploaded work should be formatted for ease of access in our recruitment process and totaling 50 MB of material or less per example.

 

(Optional)

 

• Example of recent student work, where appropriate (3 of 3 optional) – Uploaded work should be formatted for ease of access in our recruitment process and totaling 50 MB of material or less per example.

 

(Optional)

 

• Additional Work (up to 6 optional) – Considering a larger volume of material, applicants are encouraged to include a portfolio of work samples submitted as accessible links in one PDF that points to a website or cloud storage (with access instructions) for all media artworks.

 

(Optional)

 

Reference requirements

 

• 3-5 required (contact information only)

 

Applicants must provide the names and contact information of their references (a minimum of 3 are required and a maximum of 5 will be accepted). The hiring unit will request confidential letters* from the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration. Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.

 

To acknowledge and reduce the labor involved in acquiring letters of recommendation, we are not requiring them at this first stage of the application process. Applicants are advised to speak to potential recommenders in anticipation of a future letter submission request should they advance to the next round of this search to ensure their writers can respond within two weeks if requested to submit a letter.

 

Apply link: https://apptrkr.com/4825281

 

Help contact: creativetech@ucsc.edu

 

About UC Santa Cruz

 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.

 

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see https://www.uscis.gov/e-verify). The university sponsors employment-based visas for nonresidents who are offered academic appointments at UC Santa Cruz (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/policy/capm/102.530.html).

 

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

 

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact Disability Management Services at roberts@ucsc.edu (831) 459-4602.

 

UCSC is committed to addressing the spousal and partner employment needs of our candidates and employees. As part of this commitment, our institution is a member of the Northern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (NorCal HERC). Visit the NorCal HERC website at https://www.hercjobs.org/regions/higher-ed-careers-northern-california/ to search for open positions within a commutable distance of our institution.

 

The University of California offers a competitive benefits package and a number of programs to support employee work/life balance. For information about employee benefits please visit https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

 

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

 

VISIT UC Santa Cruz: https://www.ucsc.edu

 

Job location

 

Santa Cruz, California

 

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/4825281

 

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