[rohrpost] Assistant Professor, Department of Design and Computation Arts Concordia University, Montreal

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Die Okt 23 11:35:38 CEST 2007

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Assistant Professor, Department of Design and Computation Arts
Concordia University, Montreal

Concordia University¹s Department of Design and Computation Arts invites
applications for one tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant
Professor, effective July 1, 2008. We are seeking applicants who can teach
in both the Design and Computation Arts programs. The preferred candidate
should have expertise in one or more of the following domains: social media,
interaction design, experience design, community technologies, or human
centered and participatory design. The Department of Design and Computation
Arts offers five programs: a BFA in Design; a BFA Specialization in
Computation Arts; a BSc or BFA Major in Computation Arts (integrated major
with Computer Science); a BFA Minor in Computation Arts; and, a Graduate
Certificate, Digital Technologies in Design Art Practice. We are currently
developing a Master¹s Degree.

Our department emphasizes a conceptual approach, one that addresses the
broad vision or culture of design within contemporary society, and enhances
strategies for communication, application, representation and dissemination.
The undergraduate Design Major is located primarily within the domains of
image, object-making and screen-based media, with a particular focus on
design practice as a persuasive form of intervention within the physical and
discursive landscape. The Computation Arts program provides students with a
rich foundation in creative work at the intersection of design, art and
technology. The program guides students in developing digital media work
that is aesthetically engaging, conceptually provocative and technically
innovative. Our approach to teaching emphasizes an awareness of the cultural
and political implications of a society that is increasingly wired and
networked together.

The Department of Design and Computation Arts is located in one of
Concordia¹s newest buildings, the Engineering, Computer Science and Visual
Arts Complex on St. Catherine Street in the heart of the downtown (Sir
George Williams) campus. In this stunning facility we are able to take
advantage of cross-disciplinary opportunities with other Fine Arts
departments as well as state-of-the-art labs, equipment and resources,
including the Hexagram Institute for Research/Creation in Media Arts and

In addition to teaching, the candidate is expected to develop a program of
collaborative and cross-disciplinary design and/or computation arts
research. The candidate is also expected to participate in the
administration of the Department, including curriculum development, student
advising, organization of special events, and committee participation.

The ideal candidate should possess an MFA, MSc, PhD, or equivalent; teaching
experience at the university level; demonstrated ability to attract external
funding for research; a strong emerging profile or an established design
practice and research profile; and, administrative and committee service
experience at the university level. Fluency in French would be considered a
very strong asset.

Applicants should submit a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a statement of
teaching philosophy and interests; documentation of research, conference
presentations and design practice; evidence of teaching experience including
course outlines, samples of student work, course evaluations; and, any
additional relevant support documents to the departmental contact below. In
addition, they must arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly
from referees to the departmental contact. Please address correspondence to:

Martin Racine, Chair, Department of Design & Computation Arts, Concordia
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8, Canada
Tel: (514) 848-2424 ext 4789
Fax: (514) 848-8627
Email: mracine at alcor.concordia.ca

Civic address:
Engineering & Visual Arts Complex
Sir George Williams Campus
1515 St. Catherine Street West, EV 6-771, Montreal, Quebec

For further information, applicants are encouraged to consult:
Department of Design & Computation Arts website: http://design.concordia.ca
Department of Computer Science website:
Hexagram Institute for Research/Creation in Media Arts and Technology
Faculty of Fine Arts website: http://finearts.concordia.ca

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position for July
1, 2008. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue
until the position is filled. All applications and letters of reference
should reach the department no later than November 1, 2007. All qualified
candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent
residents will be given priority. Concordia University is committed to
employment equity.

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