Assistant Professor of Studio Art - Interactive Art & Technology

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Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor of Studio Art - Interactive Art & Technology
Requisition No. 0000364
Job Description Summary:

The Department of Art and Art History within the College of Arts and Sciences at Oakland University seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Studio Art – Interactive Art & Technology beginning August 15, 2018.

The successful candidate must have a record of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. Applicants must be able to teach a select combination of interactive processes from among the areas of animation, installation, performance, robotics, sculpture, video or other related areas. Candidates should have a strong national exhibition record and demonstrate a broad knowledge of interactive art and technology. In addition, candidates should possess a comprehensive understanding of history and theory in the field, an aptitude to articulate these ideas, and evidence of these ideas in personal research and teaching practices. Candidates with cross-disciplinary approaches, experience in coding or digital fabrication are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will mentor advanced students in all areas of studio art. Evidence of academic and professional service is essential.

Candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion. They should be invested in diversity and the development of a diverse faculty and student body, and provide a statement in their application that describes their interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion, e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, activism, faculty recruitment/retention, or research on issues related to diversity and social inequality.

Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral research institution located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 132 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing. The Department of Art and Art History has over 350 students in B.A. programs in Studio Art, Art History and Graphic Design.

Minimum Qualifications:

MFA degree in Interactive Art & Technology, New Media or related field from an accredited institution and three years teaching experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, artist statement, diversity statement, unofficial transcripts, work sample (as a single PDF and/or a document with URL link to a portfolio) and a student work sample (also as a single PDF and/or a document with URL link to a portfolio).

Application materials will only be accepted through the application system at (mailed or emailed applications will not be considered). References will be requested in the Professional References section of the application and a link provided through which references can submit letters.

For full consideration, apply by January 26, 2018; review of applications will begin immediately thereafter and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Cody VanderKaay, Chair, Search Committee,

Pay Basis Monthly
Open Date 10/31/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Category Faculty
Job Type Full-Time
EEO Statement:

Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Artist Statement
  5. Diversity Statement
  6. Transcripts (unofficial)
  7. Work Sample
  8. Student Work Sample
Optional Documents