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Part-time lecturer in Media Arts: Virtual Reality
Tufts University

Date Posted Apr. 3, 2024
Title Part-time lecturer in Media Arts: Virtual Reality
University Tufts University
Boston, MA, United States
Department School of Arts & Sciences: School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2024
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Digital Media
    Art - General
    Fine Arts - General

The Media Arts Department at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University seeks applications for a part-time lecturer in Virtual Reality two introductory level classes, one in Fall 2024 and one in spring 2025. Within the SMFA curriculum, Virtual Reality is positioned as a hybrid form related to the mediums of gaming, cinema, and installation art.

For both Fall and Spring semester, the teaching load will be teaching one section of the course Virtual Reality to undergraduate art majors. Requirements include: a proficiency in Unity software for VR production; knowledge of the production of Unity projects for Oculus headsets; familiarity with the use of existing Unity scripts for interactivity and/or knowledge of C# scripting; a thorough knowledge of the discourses (theory and history) of digital art, cinema, and installation within a fine arts context; a demonstrated commitment to teaching; the ability to teach students with a wide range of cross-disciplinary interests and degrees of technical proficiency, and to support their work both conceptually and technically; and good interpersonal skills, including clarity, generosity, and creativity. Areas of specialization may include: 3D software, augmented reality, cinema, installation and sculpture, performance, narrative and documentary forms, journalism, activist art, coding, game forms, and/or other intersections between technology and contemporary fine art.



Candidates should have an MFA in Studio Art or an equivalent degree, and should have college level teaching experience, preferably at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.


Application Instructions


All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at

Please submit:

     Curriculum Vitae;

     An artist statement;

     One sample syllabus;

     Three to five samples of professional work (can be excerpts). (Use Vimeo or YouTube link or a PDF with embedded links.) Total length of the three samples not to exceed 30 minutes. If the work samples include installed video provide documentation of the video installation if available.

     Links to longer works may also be submitted, if so please provide cue points indicating what part is to be viewed.

 Questions about the position may be directed to Kurt Ralske, Professor of the Practice in Digital Media, at

Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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