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[Commlist] Job announcement UCLA Games/VR/Animation
Mon Jul 08 23:13:49 GMT 2019
The department of Design Media Arts at UCLA just announced this position
for a tenured/tenure-track professor to work across the domains of
games, animation and VR/AR. Although there is a definite preference for
hands-on creative practice, candidates with a hybrid orientation toward
theory/practice and research will be strongly considered.
UCLA Design Media Arts + Film, TV & Digital Media
UCLA Design Media Arts is hiring a tenure-track (Asst/Assoc) professor
in the area of Games and VR/AR/XR/Animation
The Department of Design Media Arts (DMA) within the UCLA School of Arts
and Architecture invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or
tenured Associate Professor position in the area of Games and
VR/AR/XR/Animation. We are especially interested in candidates whose
work is socially, critically, or theoretically motivated. Ideal
candidates should have an approach that is both conceptually and
formally strong, and engaged with experimentation and use of current
tools, technologies and processes.
We are seeking applicants who would contribute to the diversity of the
department, enhancing its offerings not only with superior technical and
artistic skills, but also with cross-cultural perspectives. The
candidate would contribute to further developing the UCLA Game Lab, a
creative research lab situated between the School of Arts and
Architecture and the School of Theater, Film and Television; and work to
advance the Lab’s mission to merge artistic and design practice, social
responsibility, and cultural inquiry with gaming and related fields,
such as live performance based games, virtual reality, digital puppetry,
mixed reality installation, location based augmented reality, autonomous
or networked virtual environments, motion capture and photogrammetry.
Candidates must have a Master’s Degree or Phd in an appropriate field
and a strong record of professional achievement; evidence of teaching is
The responsibilities of the position involve teaching three studio
courses at the undergraduate level and leading two graduate level
seminars, and developing independent research and creative activity
appropriate for advancement within the University of California.
We seek candidates whose experience in teaching, research, professional
activity, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our
commitment to diversity and excellence. Candidates must have an advanced
degree in an appropriate field, a strong record of professional
achievement, and evidence of teaching, preferably at both the
undergraduate and graduate level. Service within the department and
university are expected as part of this position.
Design Media Arts (DMA) is a multidisciplinary department dedicated to
design and media art. Led by an internationally renowned faculty, DMA
fosters creative exploration and innovative research at both the
undergraduate and graduate levels. Embracing strategies ranging from
media arts production to interactive motion graphics, print to video to
game design to generative software, public arts practices to media
archeology to digital humanities, the curriculum is technologically
innovative and intellectually rigorous.
Applications must include the following:
• One page cover letter with a description of creative research and
• Personal statement that discusses the applicant’s artistic and
educational philosophy and approach to teaching.
• Curriculum vitae.
• Evidence of teaching effectiveness. As applicable, please include
evaluations, syllabi, and examples of student work.
• A statement with a description of past or potential contributors to
diversity. Contributions to diversity might include teaching, mentoring,
research, or service towards building an equitable and diverse
scholarship environment and/or increasing access or participation of
individuals from historically underrepresented groups.
• A portfolio that is specifically curated for the search committee,
prioritized with your most accomplished work, and includes, as
appropriate, documentation of your artwork, your own writings or
statements, and notable reviews or articles discussing your work. This
can be an online link to a website or a PDF format file. • Names and
contact information (mailing address, email address, and phone number)
of three professional references. (Letters of recommendation are not
requested at this time.)
The School of the Arts and Architecture is committed to building a more
diverse faculty, staff, and student body in response to the changing
population and educational needs of the City of Los Angeles, State of
California, and the nation. The Department of Art values intellectual,
cultural, and creative inquiry. Personal qualities such as originality
and initiative are important assets that will contribute to a successful
application. Applicants who would make meaningful and unique
contributions to the intellectual and social interchanges within the
profession are especially encouraged to apply.
More details on this job call here:
Design Media Arts:
UCLA Game Lab:
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