The Emergent Digital Practices program (EDP) is a groundbreaking fusion of digital art, design, culture, and technology focused on building a better world. Our visionary work combines creative making and critical thinking. Our faculty and students seek to better understand emerging technologies and their impacts on cultures and ecologies. We use those technologies in a hands-on, collaborative environment to contribute to more meaningful and equitable communities. Our faculty and students bring together inclusive digital design, electronic and new media arts and technology, and creative coding to contribute to our investigations of culture and society, the arts and sciences, media philosophy, science fiction, trans-global politics, and social justice.
For more information about the program, see http://www.du.edu/ahss/edp/. The Emergent Digital Practices Program and the University of Denver are strongly committed to building an inclusive and diverse educational environment. Candidates must show a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through the incorporation of ethnically and racially diverse content in their courses. We are looking for someone who can work effectively with ethnically/racially diverse populations and bring a multicultural perspective to our program and students.
The Emergent Digital Practices program is accepting applications for one non-tenure track, one-year Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor (VTAP) in Emergent Digital Practices to begin Fall 2023.
We seek an artist/scholar who is creatively and critically engaged in the practices and discourses of New Media. The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential for excellent teaching and will have a creative practice utilizing digital tools. We are looking for candidates with capabilities to teach across the EDP curriculum, including our foundations courses, advanced studio making courses, and advanced cultural studies courses. In addition, candidates may need to teach a cultural/critical course (broadly defined as the history, aesthetics, and theory of various making subcultures in the digital realm, technocultures more broadly defined, and science & technology studies) for the common curriculum of undergraduate students across the University.
- Teach eight courses in the Emergent Digital Practices Program over three 10-week quarters, including up to six sections in our foundation sequence.
- Teach one or more sections of upper division classes within their area of specialty, including both studio making courses and digital cultures courses (broadly defined as history, art, internet, and other subcultures in the digital realm).
- Teach at multiple levels of a curriculum that includes a BA, BFA, MA, and MFA.
- Teach courses that will contribute to the University’s common curriculum.
- Candidates should also be prepared to teach classes online if required by the University’s health guidelines.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Demonstrate understanding of relevant cultural issues and demonstrate, through their portfolio of works, an understanding of and experience creating with a range of digital tools.
- Be able to teach our Foundation courses using Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer, Final Cut Pro, DaVinci Resolve, Audacity, P5.js and other accessible and open source tools.
- Demonstrate experience through their professional work relevant to the topics of focus for upper division courses.
- Be able to effectively integrate diverse and inclusive perspectives and practices into their courses.
- MFA/PhD/MPS or equivalent terminal degree at time of appointment.
- A professional creative practice utilizing digital tools or equivalent professional experience with a teaching background and a professional creative practice utilizing digital tools.
- Candidate must be able to teach in more than one of the foundational areas, using the adopted digital tools of EDP.
- Candidate must be able to teach classes that focus on cultural aspects of digital technology.
- A professional creative practice utilizing digital tools.
- Previous experience teaching one or more topics listed in this job posting.
Academic year 2023-24; exact schedule to be coordinated with department director.
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) June 12, 2023, but the posting will remain open until filled.
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
The salary rate for this position is $50,000.
The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.
Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Cover Letter
3. Evidence of Prior Teaching (and/or discussion of prior teaching in the Cover Letter)
4. The names and contact information for 3 references
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All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.