Theories of Arts in Cyberspace
Visual and Performing Arts Department
California State University San Marcos's Visual and Performing Arts Department seeks a part-time lecturer to teach VSAR 405 - Theories of Arts in Cyberspace in Spring 2013. The course meets on Thursdays, 5:30-8:15pm.
This course is intended to provide the student with an advanced level theoretical and historical introduction to the issues inherent in the recent convergence of art, technology and computing. The primary focus of the course will be on the assigned readings, on writing, and in-class discussions of the readings. The course is organized around primary topics of inquiry and is intended to provide a critical and aesthetic framework for examining a range of approaches to art made for and experienced on the Internet, in virtual worlds, and in augmented realities. Some of the main topics are: the evolution of the human-computer interface, hypertextual narratives, participatory culture, interactivity, the use of agents in cyberspace, telematic culture, and art made and experienced in cyberspace. Throughout the semester we will view a broad range of work by artists who use the computer as a medium, as a tool, as subject matter or all of the above. In addition, you will experience other cultural artifacts of the digital age, from new computers in the lab, to online social networking sites, to streaming media, to interactive artworks online.
We are seeking a lecturer who can demonstrate that he or she has taught either art studio or lecture courses that focus on artworks made for and experienced on the Internet, in virtual worlds, and in augmented realities, and other digital experiences. This can be deomonstrated through prior teaching experience (either as a graduate student or an appointment after receiving an M.A., M.F.A. or Ph.D.) and/or the creation of artworks that focus on human-computer interface, hypertextual narratives, participatory culture, interactivity, the use of agents in cyberspace, telematic culture, or made and experienced in cyberspace. We will review a curriculum vitae and a portfolio of artwork or writing samples.
Timeline: A review of applications will begin immediately, however, the position will remain open until filled.
The university is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.
CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities for more information.
California State University San Marcos, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, is strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates in terms of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability and veteran's status.
Successful hires must have degree information verified through official transcripts or degree-verification services.
An offer of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Should the results of a background check not be successful, any offer will be withdrawn and/or employment terminated. Falsification of information may also be cause for termination of employment, corrective action, or rejection.