The School of Art is one of five schools in the College of Fine Arts, which also includes the Schools of Architecture, Design, Drama and Music.
Our undergraduate and graduate curricula require media, concept, community affiliation, and visual culture exploration as well as university academic study. Areas of concentration include Drawing, Painting, Printmaking and Photography; Sculpture, Installation, and Site-Work; Electronic and Time-Based Work and Contextual Practice.
The School consists of 23 full-time faculty, 10 staff members, about 200 undergraduates and 18 graduate students. In addition to BFA and MFA degrees in Art, interdisciplinary degrees are offered in collaboration with other colleges in the university. The School is actively involved with the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and Center for the Arts in Society, unique centers for interdisciplinary arts research and education affiliated with the College of Fine Arts.
Kraus Visiting Professorship in Contextual Practice - 1 Semester (Fall 2014/Spring 2015) - Apply by Jan 24, 2014
Kraus Visiting Professorship in Contextual Practice
One semester residency: Fall 2014 or Spring 2015
Deadline: Application must be postmarked by January 24, 2014
The School of Art (SOA) at Carnegie Mellon University is seeking an experienced artist with an established record for a one-semester visiting professorship in our Contextual Practice area. We are seeking a dynamic individual working within the expanded field of socially and publicly engaged art practice to contribute to our unique program. Expertise and experience in other fields of artistic and non-artistic research is also welcome, along with conceptual strengths, collaborative approaches and a multidisciplinary orientation. The Kraus Visiting Professor will teach one class, maintain a visible practice and present a lecture in the School of Art lecture series. A private studio will be provided, along with access to facilities.
The School of Art's Contextual Practice concentraion is the first undergraduate programs of its kind in the country, engaging students in the study and production of socially engaged art projects that respond to specific public contexts and audiences. All art majors are required to take at least one CP class during their time at CMU.
Extending a history of site-specific, conceptual, public, and performance art practices, Contextual Practice covers a range of exciting experimental approaches to making art in the public including:
- street art
- participatory art
- urban interventions
- interactive social media
- politically engaged art
Qualifications: An artist with a distinguished record and established background in publicly and socially engaged art, and an advanced degree or equivalent. University level teaching experience beyond teaching assistantships is desirable.
Appointment level: Visiting Assistant Professor
Salary and benefits: $25,000 plus studio space
All application material must be submitted through Slideroom at: https://cmuartjobs.slideroom.com
- Letter of application with teaching philosophy and artist statement
- Curriculum Vitae
- Proposal for a junior/senior level class in Contextual Practice
- Names/email addresses/telephone numbers of 3 references (no recommendation letters)
- Documentation of artwork
Carnegie Mellon is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunities employer committed to diversity. Minorities are encouraged to apply.
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