Employment Opportunities

Tenure-track Assistant or Tenured Associate Professor – Games and VR/AR/XR/Animation

Information and application: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF04623
Deadline to apply: October 20, 2019

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 and a strong record of professional achievement; evidence of teaching is recommended. 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. Service within the department and university are expected as part of this position.

Tenure-track Assistant or Tenured Associate Professor - 3D Form, Fabrication, Electronics, and/or Critical Making

Information and application: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF04624
Deadline to apply: September 30, 2019

The Department of Design Media Arts (DMA) within the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor position in the areas of 3D form, fabrication, electronics, and/or critical making. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated expertise and international profile in design and/or media arts, or the ability to achieve one. We are interested in candidates with a strong research practice and teaching interests in 3D form, fabrication, electronics and/or critical making. As the areas of software-based creation and physical making move ever closer together, and as new materials and fabrication technologies emerge, they generate new aesthetic, social, and environmental opportunities and challenges. The new faculty member would lead curriculum development, research, and practice within this domain. 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 a Master's degree, 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.

Part-time Lecturer Positions

Information and application: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF04658
Deadline to apply: December 31, 2019

The Design Media Arts (DMA) undergraduate program emphasizes innovative creation with digital and mass media within the context of a public research university. The curriculum features a solid foundation in form, color & drawing, motion, typography, and interactivity, followed by a broad selection of area studies courses in video, visual communication, network media, game design, and narrative. The program culminates with the senior projects classes where each student defines his/her own senior project based on individual interests within the areas of interactivity and games, video and animation, and visual communication and image. This uniquely challenging and diverse program invites students to balance aesthetic sensibility with logical reasoning, formal theories with practical application, and contemporary thought with historical perspective. Most courses are taught as studios of no more than 22 students, which encourage individual growth and fosters a sense of community within the department.