Thursday, October 8, 2015

Art/Sci Jobs

I thought it would be useful to keep a running log of interesting art/sci job announcements, to advertise these positions, identify potential new partners, and to highlight institutions that are sufficiently interested in the intersection to put funding toward it.

Let me know if you have other announcements to add.


The University of Maine seeks applicants with strengths in creative computer programming for a tenure-track Assistant Professor for the New Media program, effective fall 2017.

Candidates with teaching and research interests in creative programming are encouraged to apply to enhance and/or complement UMaine's New-Media strengths in digital storytelling; video, photographic, and audio production; Web design and development; rapid prototyping; and user experience and interaction design. Candidates may either be programming language experts who focus on creative content or creative artists with strong programming credentials.

Applicants should have extensive experience in writing custom software for online, mobile, and physical environments. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory programming and server-side development.

Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Questions can be addressed to Representatives of the New Media program will also be available to answer questions about the position at the College Art Association conference in New York from 15-18 February.

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4-27-16: The Arts at MIT welcomes applicants for the position of...

Director of the Council for the Arts at MIT.

The Director of the Council for the Arts at MIT (CAMIT) stewards the relationship between the volunteer members of the organization with the various aspects of the arts at MIT and administers all of the programs funded by the Council’s budget. Working closely with the Executive Director of Arts Initiatives, the Associate Provost with responsibility for the arts, and the Executive Committee of the Council, as needed, the director is responsible for long-range planning, implementation of strategic vision, recruitment of new members and the overall fiscal and operational activities of the Council. The director acts as a liaison between CAMIT members and students, faculty, staff and other CAMIT members, and provides timely communication of news, events and programs both inside and outside of the Council’s purview. The director creates a professional, but convivial, atmosphere for the accomplishment of CAMIT business. The director communicates CAMIT news and programs to the greater MIT community.

4-11-16: a2ru is officially hiring! PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD.

Two positions found here:

a2ru Associate Director (5/7 deadline):  this is a multi-faceted opportunity for the right arts administrator to take the lead forwarding the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities' (a2ru's) national agenda. It requires vision, autonomy and excellent communications skills. Responsibilities include: forwarding national arts integrative research initiatives, conference planning with national partner universities, partnership servicing and cultivation, and leading development efforts.


ArtsEngine/a2ru Program Coordinator (4/28 deadline): this position calls for someone super organized to run the office and execute the details of our annual national conferences, student summits and multiple on- /off-campus programs (curricular and co-curricular).

a2ru is a membership-based boundary organization housed at the University of Michigan under ArtsEngine, currently with 35 American research universities in our national network.

Questions? Contact Laurie Baefsky, executive director @

12-7-15: Research Fellow ArtsEngine/a2ru, U of Michigan

ArtsEngine and a2ru invite applicants for a two-year post-doctoral arts research fellowship, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

ArtsEngine and the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) seeks a highly skilled postdoctoral Mellon research fellow for the SPARC Project – Supporting Practice in the Arts, Research, and Curricula. The SPARC Project will:

 (1) disseminate and apply a recently completed three-year study investigating the role of arts integration, research and practice on research university campuses;
 (2) develop an online platform for broad distribution of current information and further research; and
 (3) create tangible tools and resources for the application of current data collected.

The SPARC Project will investigate a large body of qualitative data from a recently completed three-year study of over 800 interviews, identifying the impact and challenges of arts integrative collaborations as well as a broad range of arts practices employed in higher education. The SPARC Project will use these findings as a foundation for an expanding a2ru research agenda.

10-8-15: Creative Technologies and Design

The ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks two curious, unconventional, polymath tenure-track faculty members in creative technologies and design. They will establish and lead research groups that explore trans-disciplinary fields and paradigms, produce internationally recognized work, and develop collaborative relationships in academia as well as industry and the community. Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent experience, be able to publish in peer-reviewed venues, and obtain funding to support their work. They should value innovative and effective teaching for students from different cultural and intellectual backgrounds.

ATLAS academic programs in the College of Engineering and Applied Science include a Technology, Arts, and Media undergraduate program, and graduate programs (MS and PhD) in Technology, Media, and Society.

We are building a faculty with theoretical and methodological versatility with the goal of designing experiences and technologies to improve life. ATLAS is a growing Institute, looking for people who will help us foster a culture and community of wild innovation. The most innovative research and teaching will come from a faculty varied in life experiences and academic disciplines, so we seek applicants who will promote diversity in all ATLAS programs. ATLAS Institute faculty members creatively design, engineer, and apply technologies.

Promising applicants will combine engineering virtuosity with a commitment to creative and thoughtful design. We will consider applicants who do so through a variety of approaches, including, but not limited to:
  • Designing new technologies for creative play and learning for families and communities
  • Using participatory design to empower communities to create resources for local change
  • Inventing technologies (e.g. games, music, apps, wearables, etc.) that transcend physical and virtual spaces
  • Developing technologies to effect societal change
The opening is targeted at the level of Assistant Professor, but experienced candidates with outstanding credentials may be considered for Associate or Full Professor. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2015. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. See and apply online at After Nov 4 please refer to, posting #F02969.

(Thanks to NSEAD for the original post)


The Liberal Arts Department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago seeks a scientist with a PhD to fill a full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty position to begin Fall 2016. We seek to add a full-time faculty member whose research and teaching relate to environmental or climate science. The ideal candidate has additional expertise in one or more of the following areas - computational modeling, large data sets, and/or innovative data visualization - and will contribute to the diversity of the School by bringing a perspective, way of thinking, and/or a unique set of experiences that expands the intellectual conversation of the field. Candidates must have a commitment to teaching science that informs the major social and political debates of our times. This position is for someone who is committed to an interdisciplinary approach, a scholarly community of colleagues well outside the fields of science, and creative students. The successful applicant must demonstrate outstanding communications skills and a talent for teaching the non-scientist. Depending on the candidate, this position also offers the possibility for potential collaborations in innovative teaching and research across various departments of the School, such as Art and Technology Studies, Architecture, Sculpture, Fiber and Materials Studies and various departments through the development of innovative courses. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience, teaching, and current professional status.

SAIC is a college offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in the fine arts and design. The Department of Liberal Arts, one of 23 departments at the school, is chaired by a full-time faculty member with 14 full-time faculty and over 100 part-time faculty that offers 200 courses each year, primarily to undergraduate students pursuing a BFA in Studio Art. Liberal Arts courses provide the intellectual foundation for success at the school and in students' continuing practice as artists and scholars. The department offers courses in English, the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Science, and foreign languages, as well as English for International Students, and Academic Access, a probationary academic enrichment program. Current science faculty maintain research and teaching affiliations with a number of area universities, labs and museums. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is affiliated (and physically connected) with the world- renowned Art Institute of Chicago, and is in close proximity to other Chicago museums like the Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum of Natural History, and the Adler Planetarium. The area boasts three world-class research universities, two national laboratories, and a large number of smaller universities and colleges. Further information can be found at 

The successful candidate will join a science faculty of 14 (currently three full-time) in teaching introductory and interdisciplinary courses in science to undergraduate art and design students. The position also involves assisting in the coordination of the math and science program; contributing to the program and School through other administrative duties and service; and ongoing engagement in scholarly and professional activities.

QUALIFICATIONS Required: PhD in environmental and/or climate science or equivalent. Prior teaching experience required. Supervisory and administrative experience preferred.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES By or before Friday, November 20, 2015, please submit application materials at You will be asked to create an account, and then complete the application that is a combination of fill-in fields and uploaded documents. SAIC will underwrite the application fees; you will not be charged to apply for the position. You are encouraged to begin the application well before the deadline. No applications may be submitted beyond the deadline for any reason.

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