[artinfo] JOB: Ass Prof, Dept Design & Computation Arts, Concordia/Montreal

Adele Eisenstein adele at c3.hu
Mon Oct 15 12:20:24 CEST 2007

Assistant Professor, Department of Design and Computation Arts

Concordia University's Department of Design and Computation Arts invites
applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor,
effective July 1, 2008.
We are seeking applicants who can teach in both the Design and Computation
Arts programs. The preferred candidate should have expertise in one or more of
the following domains: social media, interaction design, experience design,
community technologies, or human centered and participatory design.
The Department of Design and Computation Arts offers five programs: a BFA in
Design; a BFA Specialization in Computation Arts; a BSc or BFA Major in
Computation Arts (integrated major with <http://www.cs.concordia.ca/>Computer
Science); a BFA Minor in Computation Arts; and, a Graduate Certificate,
Digital Technologies in Design Art Practice. We are currently developing a
Master's Degree.
Our department emphasizes a conceptual approach, one that addresses the broad
vision or culture of design within contemporary society, and enhances
strategies for communication, application, representation and dissemination.
The undergraduate Design Major is located primarily within the domains of
image, object-making and screen-based media, with a particular focus on design
practice as a persuasive form of intervention within the physical and
discursive landscape.
The Computation Arts program provides students with a rich foundation in
creative work at the intersection of design, art and technology. The program
guides students in developing digital media work that is aesthetically
engaging, conceptually provocative and technically innovative. Our approach to
teaching emphasizes an awareness of the cultural and political implications of
a society that is increasingly wired and networked together.
The Department of Design and Computation Arts is located in one of Concordia's
newest buildings, the Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Complex on
St. Catherine Street in the heart of the downtown (Sir George Williams)
campus. In this stunning facility we are able to take advantage of
cross-disciplinary opportunities with other Fine Arts departments as well as
state-of-the-art labs, equipment and resources, including the Hexagram
Institute for Research/Creation in Media Arts and Technology.
In addition to teaching, the candidate is expected to develop a program of
collaborative and cross-disciplinary design and/or computation arts research.
The candidate is also expected to participate in the administration of the
Department, including curriculum development, student advising, organization
of special events, and committee participation.
The ideal candidate should possess an MFA, MSc, PhD, or equivalent; teaching
experience at the university level; demonstrated ability to attract external
funding for research; a strong emerging profile or an established design
practice and research profile; and, administrative and committee service
experience at the university level. Fluency in French would be considered a
very strong asset.
Applicants should submit a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a statement of
teaching philosophy and interests; documentation of research, conference
presentations and design practice; evidence of teaching experience including
course outlines, samples of student work, course evaluations; and, any
additional relevant support documents to the departmental contact below. In
addition, they must arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly
from referees to the departmental contact. Please address correspondence to:
Martin Racine, Chair, Department of Design & Computation Arts, Concordia
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8, Canada
Tel: (514) 848-2424 ext 4789
Fax: (514) 848-8627
Email: <mailto:mich at alcor.concordia.ca>mracine at alcor.concordia.ca
Civic address:
Engineering & Visual Arts Complex
Sir George Williams Campus
1515 St. Catherine Street West, EV 6-771, Montreal, Quebec
For further information, applicants are encouraged to consult:
Department of Design & Computation Arts website:
Department of Computer Science website:
Hexagram Institute for Research/Creation in Media Arts and Technology website:
Faculty of Fine Arts website:
Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position for July 1,
2008. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until
the position is filled. All applications and letters of reference should reach
the department no later than November 1, 2007.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority. Concordia University is committed
to employment equity.

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