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New positions available within Compass Film

Four new positions are currently available with Compass Film Grants Officer, Commercial Sponsorship Officer, Advertising Officer and Web Developer/Designer.

Compass Film CIC is a vibrant not-for profit cultural organisation based in Bristol. We are committed to showcasing marginal film culture, as well as community Arts, and after two hugely successful film festivals, and host of other exciting creative events, we look forward to expanding our team for the exciting year ahead. See *www.compass-film.co.uk* for more information about the Compass festivals, and the company.

*Available positions:*
*Grants Officer, part-time (February – November)*
The Grants Officer will make applications on behalf of Compass Film CIC for major funding projects. Applicants must have proven experience in this area, and should be able to show experience in securing income from major sources. You will need good organisational skills, be able to work independently and to research, write and deliver proposals to a high standard. In addition to delivering initial proposals, applicants must follow up any queries or requests associated with the funding applications and effectively communicate any administrative and reporting requirements needed in the future. This position is paid on a commission basis, the rate will be discussed at interview stage.

*Commercial Sponsorship Officer part-time (February – October)*
Bristol-based. The Commercial Sponsorship Officer will make applications on behalf of Compass Film CIC for commercial sponsorship opportunities. Applicants should demonstrate a proven ability in sourcing and procuring commercial sponsorship deals. You will need excellent communication skills, be able to liaise with local, regional and national businesses, and should demonstrate keen initiative and an ability to spot opportunities relevant for the company. In addition to researching and developing proposal for potential corporate sponsors, applicants must manage any requirements associated with successful sponsorship deals and effectively communicate any administrative and reporting requirements needed in the future. This position is paid on a commission basis =96 the rate will be discussed at interview stage.

*Advertising Officer =96 part-time (February=96September)*
Bristol-based. The Advertising Officer will sell space within the company’s annual programme of events published in autumn. Applicants should have previous experience in successful advertising sales, and have a good awareness of the market. Ideally, applicants should have a strong existing contact base. Excellent presentation and proposal writing skills are ideal abilities in applicants as well as a willingness to source sales through face-to-face contact with local businesses. This position is paid on a commission basis =96 the rate will be discussed at interview stage.

*Web developer =96 part-time ongoing voluntary position*
Bristol-based. The position requires applicants to develop the design and structure of the company’s existing website and incorporate a basic content management system. Applicants should have experience in web design and development, and have a good level of creative vision and initiative.

Closing date for applications is *Monday 28th January*. We will contact you by the end of the week. Interviews will be held in central Bristolafternoon/ evening on the Monday 4th, Tuesday 5th and Thursday 7th February.
Please send a CV & covering letter to *sam@compass-film.co.uk*.

Please pass on this information to anyone you think may be interested!

Many thanks
Sam King

Director =96 Compass Film CIC
19 Albany Road, Montpelier
Bristol, BS6 5LQ
sam@compass-film.co.uk
www.compass-film.co.uk

Job Opportunity: Visiting or Tenure Track Professor in Electronic Art @ CMU

PROFESSOR POSITION in ELECTRONIC TIME-BASED ARTS
Tenure-Track or Visiting Faculty Position
Carnegie Mellon University School of Art
Beginning August 2008

The School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University is seeking to fill a full-time position. The position will be tenure track or visiting in the Electronic and Time Based area, depending on the applicant’s qualifications. We are seeking a dynamic individual working in technology-based art with experience in one or more of the following areas: robotics, programming for internet based interactive and/or virtual environments, interactive audio, performance, motion capture and real time graphics, computer vision, artificial life or biotechnology. Artists with a significant track record in digital/electronic forms who are qualified for joint appointments between electronic art and computer sciences, natural sciences and engineering will also be considered. Visiting faculty with expertise in electronic media and additional experience in other media are also encouraged. A multidisciplinary orientation, conceptual strengths and contextual sensibilities are sought to teach freshman through to graduate students and work with a dynamic faculty team to develop the Electronic and Time Based area in the School of Art.

Qualifications: Advanced Degree or equivalent. University level teaching experience required beyond teaching assistantships. A versatile artist with a significant digital/electronic, time based media art background and exhibition record. Carnegie Mellon is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunities employer committed to diversity.

Appointment Levels: Visiting Assistant Professor or tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor. Position begins late August 2008. Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with experience
Additional Information: http://artserver.cfa.cmu.edu/

Applications should include:
• Letter of application with teaching philosophy
• Curriculum Vitae
• Names/addresses/telephone numbers of 3 references (no recommendation letters).
• Documentation of artwork: Submit up to 10 minutes of time based work, video in DVD, VHS (NTSC only) or DV format. Cue videotapes to the viewing point. Submit audio on audio CD, or MP3 files on CD-ROM, web-based work on CD-ROM or DVD-R. (Web work will be viewed on Safari/Mac OS X. Include instructions for viewing. Specify any non-standard plug-ins that will be needed to view web-based work, so they can be downloaded in advance). Submit computer animation on CD-ROM or DVD-R as a QuickTime, Flash, or Shockwave file. Include instructions for viewing. Please do not apply any type of adhesive label to CD or DVD media. These add to the thickness of the disc and can cause problems in certain types of CD/DVD drives. Use a permanent felt-tipped marker to label discs. Computer-based work is viewed on Mac OS X systems. Please enclose self-addressed stamped envelope for return of materials.

Send to:
ETB Faculty Search
School of Art, College of Fine Arts, CFA 300
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15213-3890

Application Deadline: February 29, 2008 – or until position is filled

Artist in Computing Search UCSD

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO – Visual Arts Department

http://visarts.ucsd.edu

We seek an artist with a proven exhibition record whose work exhibits an in-depth understanding of computing and its relationship to contemporary art and its discourses. UCSD is a research university that actively promotes and supports creative work and advanced research in computing within a broadly interdisciplinary arts department that includes studio, media, and art history, theory and criticism. Opportunities for developing research include grants, state-of-the-art facilities including CRCA (Center for Research in Computing and the Arts), San Diego Supercomputer Center, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (www.calit2.net), and cross-campus collaborations. Teaching will include both graduate seminars and undergraduate courses, including courses in an Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts Major with the department of Music.

Assistant Professor, tenure-track to Associate Professor, tenured, beginning July 1, 2008. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and based upon UC pay scales.

Candidates must demonstrate in their work and teaching a substantial engagement with the computing arts and their relationship to broader discourses of contemporary art and culture. Candidate will actively participate in the ongoing development of curriculum and facilities. Teaching will draw upon knowledge of networked cross-platform (Linux, Macintosh, NT/Windows PC) environments. Areas of expertise might include any of the following: locative media, social media, network art, digital imaging; graphics or sound programming; virtual environments; computer based installation; electronics and robotics; history and theory of new media. MFA or equivalency and teaching experience required.

Applicants are welcome to include in their cover letters a personal statement summarizing teaching experience and leadership efforts and/or contributions to diversity.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three references (do not send letters of recommendation and/or placement files) and evidence of work in the field. This evidence may be in the form of websites, DVDs, tapes, publications and/or public lectures and should be accompanied by return mailer and postage.

Computing Search Committee (Position #C-08)
University of California San Diego
Visual Arts Department
Mandeville Center (0327)
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0327

All applications received by January 25, 2008, or thereafter until position is filled, will receive thorough consideration. Please reference position #C-08 on all correspondence. UCSD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff. Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986).

Digital Humanities Position at UCLA

UCLA College – Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities The Division of Humanities at the University of California, Los Angeles, will appoint one Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities for a 1-year term beginning in the fall of 2008. The Fellow must have earned a doctoral degree no earlier than January 2002 and no later than June 2008. The Mellon Fellowship provides a stipend of $50,000 a year, standard fringe benefits, a one-time moving allowance of $1,500, plus a small research budget of $1,000. The Fellow will be housed in a relevant home department for which he/she will teach two courses. The Fellow is required to be in residence and to participate in the monthly Mellon Seminar in Digital Humanities. For 2008-09, the theme is “Technologies of the Text” and explores, through attention to both “new” and “old” media, the tremendous range of technologies of access to, and preservation of, language and accompanying image and sound across the millennia. There is no application form. Applicants should send a cover letter, a description (no more than 1500 words) of the scholarly project relevant to the program, a CV, and three letters of recommendation by February 1, 2008, to: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities, 2300 Murphy Hall, Box 951438, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1438. UCLA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Chair of Electronic Arts at Rensselaer Faculty Position

Department Head, Electronic Arts

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic seeks a prominent artist, writer or educator, in any area of electronic art or music, to lead an innovative electronic arts department. The candidate should have a proven teaching, professional, and administrative track record. The spectrum of responsibilities for this position would range from teaching, to interfacing with EMPAC (the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center) and the Institute, to mentoring and supporting faculty and staff. This position requires a PhD, MFA, or other terminal degree. The candidate should be eligible for appointment at Associate or Full Professor rank with tenure.

The iEAR Studios (integrated Electronic Arts at Rensselaer) of the Department of the Arts at Rensselaer is dedicated to interdisciplinary creative research in electronic arts. As an art program situated within a technological university, it offers a uniquely creative environment for development and realization of innovative music and art, performance and interdisciplinary art works. The department’s PhD in Electronic Arts, MFA degree program, and thriving undergraduate programs (BS E-ARTS and EMAC) attract accomplished faculty and students. The department’s iEAR Presents! is a long standing public performance series. In fall 2008, Rensselaer will open EMPAC, which will become a major research center. Rensselaer is located in Troy, New York, in the vibrant and growing Capital District area, 150 miles north of New York City. Please see the impressive array of faculty, students and projects: http://www.arts.rpi.edu

To apply, send a resume, a cover letter describing your qualifications and interest in our program, and a sample of your work. Letters of recommendation may be requested after receipt of your application. Work samples may be in the form of scores, articles, books, videotapes, DVDs, CDs, websites, or other media. Applications will be considered beginning January 15, 2008, and will be accepted until the position is filled.
Applications should be sent to:

Igor Vamos, Chair, Faculty Search Committee
iEAR Studios, Arts Department, West Hall

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180 USA
tel: 518.276.4778
fax: 518.276.4370
email: vamosi@rpi.edu

Job Position: Theories of Globalization and Governance

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS/ GOVERNMENT AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS PROGRAM
and ASPECT (Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical and Cultural Thought)
VIRGINIA TECH

Theories of Globalization and Governance

The Program on Government and International Affairs in the School of Public and International Affairs (http://www.spia.vt.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, focused on the theories and processes of globalization. Candidates should have strong, broad training in social, political, or cultural theory, and be able to work within an interdisciplinary setting with other colleagues in the School of Public and International Affairs as well as a new cross-college ASPECT doctoral program, focusing the application of social, political, ethical, and cultural theory to contemporary political challenges, cultural conflicts, social problems, and civil societies in both the U.S.A. and abroad (http://www.aspect.vt.edu). In particular, we would be interested in individuals who enjoy interdisciplinary collaborative team teaching and research. We are seeking colleagues who take a comparative approach to broad systemic challenges posed to governance by globalization, including cultural conflict, economic development, institutional democratization, social change, or rapid urbanization. A Ph.D. in sociology, political science, human geography, cultural studies, international affairs or related field is required for appointment as an Assistant Professor. Application materials (excluding reference letters) must be submitted online at www.jobs.vt.edu, reference posting # 071001 (paper documents cannot be accepted). Applicants should submit a full c.v., official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, samples of written work, teaching evaluations, and their research agenda to demonstrate their potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service. Application review will begin October 24, 2007.

Applicants should arrange for references to send letters to Krystal Wright, SPIA, 110 Architecture Annex (0113), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA: Phone 540.231.2291, 24061, e-mail, krystal@vt.edu. Questions concerning the electronic application process should also be directed to Ms. Wright.

Questions concerning the position should be directed to the Co-Chairs of the Search Committee, Dr. Timothy W. Luke, University Distinguished Professor and Program Chair, Government and International Affairs: Phone 540.231.6633 or 540.231.6572, e-mail, twluke@vt.edu, and/or Dr. Wolfgang Natter, Program Chair, Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical and Cultural Thought: Phone 540.231.5342 or 540.231.2839, e-mail, wnatter@vt.edu.

Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, veterans, minorities and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify the Co-Chairs of the Search Committee or the Virginia Tech Relay Service, 1-800-828-1129.

Post Doctoral Fellow Position (PDF) in Hong Kong Cinema at Comparative Literature, School of Humanities in Hong Kong

*We have an opening for a *Post-doctoral Fellow (PDF) (Ref.: RF-2007/2008-116)*, at the University of Hong Kong, on or before July 31, 2008. Appointments will be made for a period of 2 to 3 years.

*Area

*Hong Kong Culture and Cinema

*Post-doctoral Fellows*

PDFs are expected to devote full-time to research (with some teaching and related duties). Applicants should be doctoral degree holders having undertaken original research that has contributed to the body of knowledge. A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. Annual leave and medical benefits will also be available.

*Procedures*

Before preparing an application they should contact the Head of the appropriate academic unit to ascertain that their research expertise matches the research area for which a vacant RAP/PDF post is available.

Applicants must submit a completed University application form, which should clearly state* which position they are applying for*; and in which *academic discipline*. They should also provide further information such as details of their research experience, publications, research proposals, etc.

Further particulars and application forms (272/302 amended) can be obtained at https://www.hku.hk/apptunit/; or from the Appointments Unit (Senior), Human Resource Section, Registry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (fax: (852) 2540 6735 or 2559 2058; e-mail: senrappt@hkucc.hku.hk< %20senrappt@hkucc.hku.hk>). Closes *October 15, 2007*. Candidates who are not contacted within 3 months of the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.

See the following Web sites:
https://extranet.hku.hk/cgi-bin/apptunit/
senior/show_vacancy.pl?rf2007-116-0000-20071015

https://www.hku.hk/apptunit/r18-rap-pdf-vacancies.html

Colgate University Job Opportunity: Senior Visualization Lab/Planetarium Designer and Technician

To apply, go to https://careers.colgate.edu The primary responsibility of the Senior Visualization Lab/Planetarium Designer and Technician, is to operate, program, and assist faculty and students across the curriculum in the creation of content for the Evans & Sutherland Digistar 3 laser projection system in the newly constructed Ho Science Center Visualization Lab. The facility is a state of the art 3D Digital Theater with complete planetarium capabilities. The senior visualization lab/planetarium designer and technician will be the main point of contact between Colgate and Evans & Sutherland for the hardware and software maintenance of the Digistar 3 system as well as an active participant in any relevant user groups or professional organizations. The senior visualization lab/planetarium designer and technician will also help to plan and produce outreach activities and events utilizing the 3D Digital Theater for the community and regional school systems. This position will reside in the Ho Science Center and will report to the Director of Academic Technologies within Information Technology Services (ITS). –Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
–Knowledge and experience in high level scripting languages such as HTML, XML, and Flash
–Experience designing 2D and 3D graphics
–Ability to interact with and train faculty and students from all academic disciplines and with a variety of skill levels
–Aptitude for science and mathematics
–Good public speaking and interpersonal skills
–Must be available to work some evenings and weekends
–Must be capable of working effectively and collegially with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and visitors on a daily basis. –Experience operating and programming a planetarium, visualization laboratory, or 3 dimensional interactive environment
–Experience with Adobe Creative Suite applications
–Knowledge of astronomy
–Advanced degree

Denver Art Museum: Associate curator of photography and media arts

The Denver Art Museum offers an outstanding opportunity to a dynamic, creative and entrepreneurial individual who is passionate about photography. The new Associate Curator will establish and direct the department of Photography and Media Arts and raise it to regional and national prominence.

In 1922, the Denver Camera Club was founded as a branch of the Denver Art Museum; photography has been exhibited regularly at the museum since that time. The museum’s photographic holdings currently encompass over 7000 works, including the renowned Wolf Collection of 19th Century American landscape photography, and extensive holdings of work by Edward Curtis, David Francis Barry, and John Hillers. The twentieth century collection includes works by Bauhaus artist Herbert Bayer, Man Ray, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Clarence White, Laura Gilpin, Robert Adams, Diane Arbus and a distinguished group of Czech avant-garde photographers. Contemporary artists include Lucas Samaras, Bernd and Hilla Becher, John Baldessari, Yasumasa Morimura and a host of artists who push the boundaries of electronic media arts. The new curator is expected to assess and refine the existing collection, and establish future collecting priorities. Important responsibilities include organizing original photography exhibitions and curating rented shows, researching and publishing the collection, and collaborating with collectors, patrons and cultural organizations to generate engaging public programs.

The successful candidate for this position will have a strong national network of professional colleagues, collectors and dealers, and must be willing to travel. A thorough historical and technical understanding of photography as an artistic medium is essential. A substantial record of exhibitions and publications, and strong fund-raising and public speaking abilities are also necessary. A demonstrated record of successful collaboration with curatorial colleagues, conservators, educators, designers and other museum professionals is expected.

Requirements:
Three or more years as a curator, or equivalent professional experience.
M.A. or M.F.A. required, Ph.D. preferred.
Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of individuals both inside and outside the museum.

This is a full time benefited position. Please send a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, and a list of references (with contact information) to the Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver CO, 80204 Attn: Human Resources Coordinator or fax to 720-913-2768. Closing date: October 15, 2007

Job Opportunities at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology)

racy Fairclough
Human Resource Manager
email : tracy.fairclough@fact.co.uk
Direct No : 0151 707 4411
COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR
£40-£45K. FULL TIME, PERMANENT
This new lead role requires an experienced individual, with drive and entrepreneurship, who will be charged with developing and securing new business and commercial enterprise, in all areas of FACT activity. They will be responsible for leading the organisation towards the achievement of its business goals and ambitions.

HEAD OF PROGRAMME
£28-£33K. FULL TIME, PERMANENT
A new senior management role responsible for the development and delivery, of a dynamic programme for FACT. Leading the programme team in the planning, co-ordination and resourcing of the exhibitions, collaborations and all associated events.

HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS
£24-£28K. FULL TIME, PERMANENT
A senior management position responsible for the development of a strategic and dynamic marketing and communications strategy. Leading the communications team you will be expected to achieve the highest profile for FACT in 2008 and develop new audiences for the future.

WEB DEVELOPER +
£23-£30K. FULL TIME, FIXED TERM
To be our expert on existing and emerging web and online technologies, ensuring we remain at the cutting edge of new web developments. You will play a vital role in initiating and delivering innovative, accessible and practical solutions for an exciting range of new online projects.

WEB ARCHIVE MANAGER
£14-£17k FULL TIME, FIXED TERM
Responsible for managing FACT’s major New Media Art Archive, maintaining existing content and archiving new work. You will develop this unique resource, engaging with artists, galleries, collectors and other international archives. For more information or to request an application pack please email: recruitment@fact.co.ukor see our website: www.fact.co.uk/main/aboutfact/jobs Closing date for applications: Friday 17 August 2007 Interviews in Liverpool: w/c Monday 31 August 2007 With the appointment of new Director, Mike Stubbs , FACT enters an exciting phase in its history and prepares for Liverpool’s 2008 Capital of Culture.
To develop this modern interdisciplinary agency, operating from a state of the art building, in an international context, FACT is now looking to recruit a number of exceptional individuals to join the team. We welcome applications from any individual regardless of ethnic origin, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age.
Allapplications will be considered on merit.

FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology)
88 Wood Street
Liverpool, L1 4DQ

t: + 44 (0)151 707 4444
f: + 44 (0)151 707 4445

http://www.fact.co.uk
Bookings: +44 (0)8707 583217
Information: +44 (0)151 707 4450