Art - Time Based Media Assistant Professor

University of California, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

Assistant Professor
Art, Time-Based Media

The Department of Art, University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Art, Time-Based Media, beginning July 1, 2018. 
We seek a colleague whose creative practice focuses on time-based media with an emphasis in digital video that may overlap with performance, sound-work, and the multiple platforms for exhibition and distribution – projection, installation, mobile, community-centered, interactive, experimental. The ideal candidate will bring broad expertise in discourses of global contemporary art with specialized expertise in experimental video, its relation to film and media arts, knowledge of production; as well as an enthusiasm for teaching the ways, means, and meanings of being an artist today and in the future.

Candidates are expected to have an MFA or an equivalent terminal degree from another country (MA), or extensive experience and publication in the field; with demonstrated excellence in practice, research, and teaching to complement the department’s strengths in art-making and theory (see UC Santa Barbara encourages interdisciplinary studies and there will be opportunities for engaging and contributing to various departments such as Film and Media Studies, Theater and Dance, and the Media Arts and Technology program. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a wide variety of courses ranging from undergraduate studio classes to advanced graduate seminars. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through creative practice, research, teaching and service. 

To apply:

Please create an account and complete the online application at The online application will require (1) a cover letter, (2) a statement of creative practice and/or research and teaching interests, (3) a curriculum vitae with full contact information, (4) links to 10-20 recent creative practice samples, (5) three letters of recommendation submitted directly by referees through

Please send queries about the position to [email protected]. The subject line of the email must clearly state the position for which the candidate is applying. 
For full consideration, submit all application materials by October 16, 2017.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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