|Two tenure track Associate Professors position are available in Multimedia and Audio in the University of Guanajuato. MEXICO
Reynaldo Thompson Ph.D.
Carr. Salamanca-Valle de Santiago Km. 3.5+1.8
S a l a m a n c a , Guanajuato
Ph: (464) 647 9940 ext 2364
UNIVERSITY OF GUANAJUATO
ONE ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN MULTIMEDIA AND ONE IN AUDIO
The Department of Art and Business at the University of Guanajuato, Campus Irapuato-Salamanca (DICIS) invites professors and researchers on MULTIMEDIA and AUDIO who holds a PhD to apply for a tenure track 12 month academic position in the field of multimedia and audio, to be appointed at the rank of associate professor. Tenure position is available after two years. We seek to hire individuals who are innovating and contributing into the directions of experimental art forms of audio, soun art and multimedia who will enrich the criticism and practice of the technology driven art.
The candidates should demonstrate deep knowledge in New Media History, multimedia, media theory as well as general visual art history and/or electronic music, and sound art.
Our interest is in candidates which are able to deal with interactive media, multimedia and sound art. The areas of research and teaching include virtual environments, media arts, multimedia, electroacustic music and sound art.
The Department of Art and Business offers the bachelor Degree in Digital Arts oriented towards production and criticism. The department expects openning a PhD program within the next three years, to challenge the traditional borders of Digital and animated art as well as to play an important role in the criticism that supports the digital media. Our bachelor program covers areas of art, media history, music appreciation, audio as well as a variety of practical courses of video, animation, interactivity and multimedia.
At present the Digital Arts Program serves for about three hundred students, and together with the Division of Engineering, serves to more than two thousand students. The Department aim is to create the opportunities for scholarly, creative and teaching collaborations within the department Art Research Group (Cuerpo Académico). The Department has a strong collaboration with the Departments of Mechanical, Electrical, and Electronics Engineering.
Within the two first years of being hired, the candidates are requested to become members of the National Researchers System (Sistema Nacional de Investigadores SNI) or the National Art Creativity System (Sistema Nacional de Creadores Artísticos SNCA) both dependent of the Federal Ministery of Education (Secretaria de Educación Pública SEP) who provides an extra wage depending of the qualifications of the candidate.
Research areas for the faculty members are supported by the Dirección de Apoyo a la Investigación y al Posgrado DAIP, the National Found for the Arts (Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes FONCA) and the National Council of Science and Technology (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología CONACYT) as well as other public and private institutions.
The academic calendar for the Engineering Division is three 12-week academic periods year during which each professor teaches three courses by quatrimester. Professors who have the level of the National System of Research or the National System of Creators, have two course per quatrimester. Professors which hold a permanent department possition are expected to advise and mentor students, make the apropiate changes to the educational program in order to improved and have it up to date as well as participate in administrative and promotional sessions of our educational programs at high school (college level). Professors are also asked to guide students in their final graduate work. Social and environmental initiatives are highly appreciated.
SALARY, SOCIAL INSURANCE and other PROFITS: The University of Guanajuato has 6th rate in Mexico. According to qualifications and experience the accepted applicant will get all advantages of national workers, Private Medical Service, Aguinaldo (Chirstmas gift equivalent at least to one month of salary), and some other wages.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: PhD in Multimedia Arts, Electronic Music and Convesrvatory Music and demostrated record of exhibitions, curatorial or participation in new media or electronic art festivals. Publications in International Journals preferably listed in the JCR with impact factor.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: University teaching experience.
POSITION AVAILABLE: JANUARY 5TH, 2015.
APPLY TO: Directly to Dean of the Engineering Division Prof. Roberto Rojas at firstname.lastname@example.org or to the Department Head Prof. Reynaldo Thompson email@example.com
1) A letter of application with special emphasis in the creative background of the applicant and his/her research plans for the future.
3) Samples of creative work
4) Samples of research paper or publication
5) 3 Letters of recommendation
CLOSING DATE: NOVEMBER 15TH, 2014