Antioch College — Assistant Professor of Media Arts (tenure-track)

Antioch College seeks applications for a tenure-track position in Media Arts to begin August 15th, 2023.

The Arts Division at Antioch College welcomes candidates in the Media Arts to contribute to a student-centered interdisciplinary undergraduate liberal arts curriculum. M.F.A or a Ph.D. in media arts or a related field and evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate level is required. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to build a dynamic set of media arts courses within Antioch College’s unique self-designed major curriculum. Duties include teaching six courses per year on a term system, advising, service, and an active research or creative agenda. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

The successful candidate will have broad training in the media arts and be excited to teach a wide range of media arts courses which may include studio classes (Basic Media Production, Animation, Documentary Filmmaking); survey courses (History of Cinema, New Media, Media Theory) and courses in their areas of specialization. Scholar-practitioners are highly desired and should have strong exhibition records, be proficient in the technical, theoretical, and historical foundations of contemporary media arts practice, and be capable of sophisticated engagement with media art in its broadest definition. They should have a strong commitment to and understanding of how the arts engage social justice work and critical pedagogy. 

In addition to offering courses within the discipline, the successful candidate will bring subject-matter expertise and enthusiasm to a collaborative General Education Program. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active research agenda, participate in program development, provide academic advising, guide students in developing their Self-Designed Majors, and oversee Senior Capstone Projects. 

Antioch College holds a distinct place within higher education. This is an opportunity to join a collaborative faculty community dedicated to building a new kind of American college. Antioch College is a place where students seek to “win victories for humanity” and engage in real-world problem solving in the classroom, campus and community, and through our renowned cooperative education program. Antioch attracts tenacious questioners who find virtue in our being rigorous and open, creative and deliberative, diverse and self-reliant; who appreciate the thoughtful scale of individual, small group and community learning, and our commitment to principles of applied and experiential education. Antioch is a laboratory for discovering the new and better ways of living and learning that are the building blocks for democratic communities and a healthy planet. Through participatory learning and work-based education, students develop and put their ideas into practice. Guided by talented teachers and mentors, students own their education through a robust Self-Designed Major program that encourages students to explore the transdisciplinary spaces within and between the humanities, sciences, arts, and social sciences. Students also utilize Antioch’s dynamic resources in their studies, such as our sustainable farm, Wellness Center, Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom, and adjacent 1,100-acre nature preserve. The high level of participation in the design and governance of the College, dialogue and collaboration across the campus to develop community here and in the surrounding region is unmatched elsewhere.

Antioch College embraces diversity as a core value, and considers it fundamental to excellence in education. We are an educational community dedicated to the pursuit of social justice that intentionally and consistently supports diverse and inclusive practices. Antioch College acknowledges and seeks to end the existence of systemic inequity in terms of access to power, resources, and privilege and works to develop access and equity in the community. Within this context, Antioch seeks to build authentic engagement across diversity, ensure systems of support for historically and currently marginalized groups, and promote safety in challenging dialogues and exchanges. We believe diversity enhances learning and our individual and collective ability to manifest positive change. We seek candidates who can contribute to Antioch’s mission through curricular development and innovation that fosters social justice, cultural competencies and understanding of diversity.

Antioch College is located in the village of Yellow Springs, Ohio – a vibrant progressive community nestled between two nature preserves. Yellow Springs is located 55 miles from the fast-growing city of Columbus, Ohio, and 30 miles from the Dayton metro area. 

Antioch College is an equal opportunity employer; the college offers employment, advancement opportunities, and benefits in a harassment-free environment on the basis of merit, qualifications and competency to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender identity, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation or covered veteran status. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States without Antioch sponsorship.

To apply, please send a cv (including a link to a creative portfolio), sample syllabus, and cover letter that addresses the position, including teaching philosophy and experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion, to facultysearch@antiochcollege.edu with “Media Arts” in the subject line. Additional materials will be requested from select candidates at a later stage.Official transcripts will be required of finalists for this position. For full consideration, please apply by October 20, 2022. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Antioch College sponsorship. Questions related to this position can be sent to facultysearch@antiochcollege.edu.

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