Assistant Professor of Digital Arts, University of North Carolina Wilmington (Wilmington, NC)
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 11:38 PM

The Department of Art & Art History at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applicants for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor to begin August 2018. The candidate who fills this position will have an opportunity to work closely with the department’s growing Digital Arts program and collaborate with students and faculty from Art & Art History, Computer Science, and other departments involved in digital arts courses. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in digital media, with emphasis on computer graphics, graphical user interface and user experience design, and 3D animation as well as current practices in the broader field of digital art. Those could include, but are not limited to: sound, video, animation, coding, interactive media, or web-based work. Knowledge of Adobe CC and Autodesk Maya software and prior teaching experience at the college level is required. We are looking for candidates that show potential for excellence in research and teaching, and have an active exhibition or practice in their field.

Minimum Requirements

Master of Fine Arts degree or terminal degree in a digital art-related area required. Prior teaching experience at the college level required.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The department of Art & Art History currently has 12 full-time faculty members and offers a B.A. degree in studio art, a B.A. degree in art history as well as a B.A in digital arts in collaboration with the department of Computer Science, offering collaborative opportunities for the candidate to offer cross-disciplinary courses and research.

College/School Information

At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,500 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions

To apply, please complete the online application process available on the Web at A letter of application including teaching philosophy, CV, and contact information for three professional references.

In addition to the online application, candidates should also submit a portfolio of both student work and professional work. (PDF – max. size 20MB). Creative work should be uploaded either entirely in PDF form, or via embedded URLs in a PDF. The portfolio can be up to 30 pages, each page containing one work with images, video stills, installation shots, etc. For each work/page, please include name, title, date, duration, size, media and links (when applicable.). For video, sound, moving image, installation or performance documentation, please include links to Vimeo excerpts no longer than 5 minutes in length.

Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by January 12, 2018; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.