Pending budgetary approval, The Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) at the University of Washington is seeking to fill a tenured or tenure track faculty position in DIGITAL CINEMA and EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO. Rank is open, and we will consider hires from Assistant to Full Professor with tenure.

Established in 2001, DXARTS is a pioneering experimental arts unit with exciting undergraduate and doctoral degree programs. DXARTS brings together faculty from Art, Music, Dance, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Biology, History of Ideas and Design in a hybrid research environment dedicated to the invention and exploration of new forms of digital and experimental art.

The successful candidate should be prepared to pursue highly innovative research in their main field of study (DIGITAL CINEMA and EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO), and to teach introductory and advanced level graduate courses comprehensive studio practice in film making, digital cinema and experimental video, as well as the history and theory of the genre. Applicants for this position should at a minimum have a Masters Degree or equivalent experience, be broadly interdisciplinary with strong creative and technical skills, have substantial practical experience synthesized across multiple areas of experimental arts, with their primary focus emerging out of experimental film, cinema, and digital video genres. Further, applicants should be fluently versed in a wide array of digital cinema production and post-production techniques, including directing, field and studio lighting, cinematography, motion control, non-linear editing, visual fx & compositing, motion capture, motion graphics, art direction, and writing for film. Special attention will be given to artists who have capabilities in emerging experimental video areas such as custom electronics, machine vision, stereo 3D, AI, computer programming & image processing, interactive video installation, etc.

Applications must include: CV, artist statement, statement on pedagogy, and a cohesive portfolio of professional creative work. Support materials must include three references with phone numbers, mail and e-mail addresses, samples of previous course design and recent student work. Portfolio work should be formatted for viewing on any platform. Please include a SASE for return of materials. Also inform us if you will be attending the CAA conference in Los Angeles, CA.

Application materials should be addressed to: Chair, DIGITAL CINEMA and EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO Search Committee, DXARTS, 207 Raitt Hall, Box 353414, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195-3414. Priority will be given to applications received before January 15, 2009. The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty, and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. The University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.

A competitive recruitment and selection process is being conducted and if a U.S. worker is not selected pursuant to this process, an application for Alien Employment Certification may be filed on behalf of an alien to fill this job opportunity. Any person may provide documentary evidence bearing on the application (such as information on available workers, wages, working terms and conditions, or other pertinent information) to either:

Employment Security Department
AEC Unit
P.O. Box 9046
Olympia, WA 98507-9046


Employment & Training Administration
Region VI, U.S. Department of Labor
Certifying Officer
P.O.Box 193767
San Francisco, CA 94119-3767