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Visiting One-Year Assistant Professor/Artist in Residence: Digital Visual Arts

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Type: Full-time
Campus: Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT
Categories: Faculty



The Department of Visual and Performing Arts of the College of Arts and Sciences at Quinnipiac University seeks a Visiting Artist specializing in digital visual arts. We seek a student-centered individual who demonstrates a strong commitment to exceptional teaching. This position will be at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, will begin August 2024 with the possibility of renewal.

Ideal candidates will have experience in teaching classes in areas including: digital drawing, 2D art, 3D art, animation, interdisciplinary arts courses that support the intersection of 2D and 3D visualization, game art, theater arts, and interactive audio. We have the infrastructure to support work in emerging technologies including AR/VR/XR and motion capture. We are particularly interested in a skillset that blends traditional knowledge with contemporary art practices -- particularly those utilizing evolving digital technologies including AI.

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and are especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse student populations. We place a high value on collegiality and willingness to collaborate with other members of the college. The goal of this position is to broaden the understanding and practice of digital art collaboratively across the College of Arts & Sciences and the university.

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, on-ground position.

About the College:

The College of Arts and Sciences combines knowledge, skills and perspectives from across the humanities, arts, social and natural sciences. Our graduates are system thinkers who learn to solve problems and work across society, not just in a particular field. Equipped with integrated and interdisciplinary learning tools, they have the ability to see the world through multiple lenses, making them adaptable and versatile – traits that are highly valued by employers in every industry. Our curricula incorporate four key pillars to prepare graduates for the demands of an evolving job market and world; Applied and experiential learning, 21st-century professional skills and literacies, integrated and interdisciplinary thinking, and 360-degree academic and career advising. The College of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate majors in Behavioral Neuroscience; Biochemistry; Biology; Chemistry; Criminal Justice; Data Science; Economics; English; Environmental Science; Game Design and Development; Gerontology; Health, Medicine, and Society; History; Individualized Majors; Interdisciplinary Studies; Justice and Community Engagement; Law in Society; Mathematics; Philosophy; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology; Hispanic and Latin American Studies; Sustainability and Public Policy; and Theater. In addition, the College of Arts and Sciences offers 32 undergraduate minors, an MS in Molecular and Cell Biology, and the additional accelerated undergraduate/graduate programs: 3+1 and 4+1 BS/MS programs in Molecular and Cell Biology, 3+3 BA or BS/JD degree, 3+1 BA in Data Science/MS or MA in Communications, 3+1 BS in Data Science/MBA, 3+1 BS in Economics/MS in Accounting, Business Analytics, or Journalism or MBA, 3+1 BA in Theater/MBA or MA in Communications, and 3+2 BA or BS/MSW. Students can also complete a 5-year BA/BS and MA in Teaching in the following secondary education fields: Biology, English, History, and Math.

About Quinnipiac:

Quinnipiac University is a private, coeducational institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university currently has an enrollment of 9,000 students in more than 130 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Computing, and Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Our 21 Division I teams have achieved remarkable success, boasting multiple conference titles. This includes a 2023 NCAA National Championship win in ice hockey, a three-time defending national champion women’s rugby team, and a trip to the Sweet 16 for our women’s basketball team. The Quinnipiac University Poll is nationally recognized as a leader in public opinion research, and the university is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review’s “The Best 388 Colleges.” The university is in the midst of program expansion and renewal for both traditional and adult learners, attraction of diverse communities, development of innovative corporate partnerships, and construction of an ambitious set of capital projects. For more information, please visit Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and X.


  • Teach four courses per semester
  • Hold regularly scheduled office hours for students 
  • Advise and mentor students
  • Contribute to curricular development and revision, including expanding digital arts offerings

Education Requirements:

  • A terminal degree in digital visual arts, or a related discipline, is required before the position starts
  • Experienced candidates with non-terminal masters’ degrees will be considered to be hired at the rank of Visiting Instructor


  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to create inclusive and engaging learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body 


  • Demonstrated success in teaching, preferably at college level  
  • Experience with online instruction  
  • Experience in curriculum design and development  

Special Instructions to Applicants:


Applications must be submitted electronically and include a:

  1. Letter of interest which includes your CV or resume with a list of three academic/professional references who will not be contacted without your permission. The letter should outline the ways in which you see the possibilities of integrating your practice with others in the College of Arts & Sciences.

    2. Teaching statement (one page preferred) that describes your approach to instruction, which includes a description of your commitment to inclusive teaching practices 

    3. Portfolio of work

    4. Sample teaching evaluations if available 

Applications received by April 1, 2024, will receive first consideration. 

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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