CalArts’ School of Film/Video seeks Digital Video Artist


California Institute of the Arts

Location: Valencia, Ca

Faculty – Digital Video Artist


Position Category: Academic 
Position Title: Faculty – Digital Video Artist 
School/Department: School of Film/Video 
Reports To: Dean 
Time: Full Time 
Term of Employment: 
Appointment: Regular 
Position Starts: 09/01/2016 
Search Closes: 

Information & Responsibilities

The School of Film/Video at CalArts seeks to appoint an emerging to mid-career Digital Video Artist full-time faculty member with a theoretical and working knowledge of digital moving image and audio media practices to join the Program in Film and Video.  We are a community of students, faculty, and staff of diverse interests in a program that emphasizes close mentoring of individual students. All faculty members also work closely with students supervising independent study projects. CalArts and theSchool of Film/Video values the voice of the individual artist within the context of a diverse and collaborative community.

In a continuing effort to build a diverse community and to provide equal educational and employment opportunities, The School of Film/Video actively encourages applications from people of diverse class and cultural backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.


The ideal candidate is an emerging to mid-career digital video artist/teacher with an established exhibition record, a keen eye to the future, and a commitment to engage in the evolving re-definition of the language of image/sound making in the 21st century. The candidate should have an expansive view of digital media that may include interactive processes, installation, sound, social media, and video art theory/history. Our program emphasizes close mentoring of individual students. In addition to teaching, the candidate will supervise independent study projects.


An MFA or equivalent required; a minimum of three years teaching experience on the college level is expected.

How to Apply

Review of applications begins November 23 and continues until position is filled.

Interested applicants should submit the following:

•    1 to 2 page application letter
•    A current curriculum vitae 
•    Links to publications
•    250-500 word statement of teaching philosophy
•    250-500 word artist statement which includes projections about current or upcoming work
•    examples of artwork (submitted as digital copies on slide room)
•    three references (to be contacted if shortlisted)

Interested candidates should submit the above to the SlideRoom application at

For specific questions, please contact [email protected]

All submissions will be treated confidentially.

Equity & Diversity

CalArts is proud of its diverse student body and deeply committed to
supporting the cultural and artistic aspirations of all its students. A
commitment to increasing opportunities for low-income students and
currently disenfranchised groups is necessary, as is the desire to work
to support institutional goals of equity and diversity in an ongoing
way. CalArts is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). In our efforts to reach a diverse application pool, please follow the link to fill out an optional survey:

Further Information

CalArts has a multidisciplinary approach to its studies of the arts
through six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and
Theater. CalArts encourages students to explore and recognize the
complexity of the many aspects of the arts. It is supported by a
distinguished faculty of practicing artists and provides its Bachelor
and Master of Fine Arts students with the hands-on training and exposure
necessary for an artist's growth. CalArts was founded in 1961 and
opened in 1969 as the first institution of higher learning in the United
States specifically for students interested in the pursuit of degrees
in all areas of visual and performing arts.