Faculty Appointment in Interactive Media Art, School of Art, Design, Media at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore – deadline 30 September 2010

Please be informed that ADM has 6 current openings at the level of “Assistant Professor”. You may click on the link below for more details.


Faculty Appointment in Interactive Media Art

The School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) at Nanyang Technological University is inviting applications from qualified candidates for a faculty position as either Associate Professor or Full Professor. Successful applicants will contribute to the School’s development of the undergraduate and graduate curricula as well as to research within the arts, design and media disciplines. Applicants should possess a strong background in professional interactive media art and also university-level teaching experience, including supervision of successful graduate student thesis projects. A strong national and international reputation in the field, including a significant exhibition or publishing record is a priority. The school has excellent facilities, and there are many opportunities for creative work and funded research.

A terminal MFA or PhD degree, and a strong record of professional practice or scholarship, are expected. In lieu of an advanced degree, the applicant must possess significant exhibition or related professional and academic experience in his/her area of expertise. International applicants with a background in transdisciplinary and multicultural practice and research are encouraged. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active research/creative production profile, as well as a commitment to teaching and service to the school. An open, collaborative approach, and willingness to work across areas and departments of the school and university, is a priority. This position will also involve administrative activities, committee participation and development.

Currently, ADM offers a BFA program with six concentrations – Digital Animation, Digital Filmmaking, Digital Photography, Visual Communication, Interactive Media, and Product Design. It is developing a BA in Art History and will introduce an MFA and a PhD in Art, Design and Media in the near future. ADM’s programs embrace imagination, innovation, and critical thinking within a strongly multicultural and global context. They foster individual authorship as well as collaboration and cooperation among diverse fields and constituencies.

Candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas, whose work demonstrates sophistication of both concept and technique, are encouraged to apply:

1. Game design and development

2. Physical computing

3. Cultural computing

4. Immersive systems for augmented (AR) or virtual reality (VR)

5. Locative and mobile media

6. Embedded systems and ubiquitous computing

7. Emerging media technologies

Programming experience with Max/MSP, Pure Data/GEM, Arduino, Processing, and/or other open source languages and systems are essential. A first-hand understanding or knowledge of relevant industries involved, awareness of trends in the use of creativity technology within emerging industries is important.

Candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills, with in-depth knowledge of traditional and contemporary aesthetic issues and related techniques, including (but not limited to) conceptual, installation, performance art and new genres. Knowledge of gallery, museum, and exhibition venues is helpful.

Applications must be clearly marked “Associate Professor Position: Interactive Media Art, School of Art Design and Media” or “Full Professor Position: Interactive Media Art, School of Art Design and Media”. Electronic submission of application is encouraged.

Applications will close on September 30, 2010. The successful candidate is expected to assume duty from August 2011 or earlier.