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.
The university is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which has been cited as being the “Best Arts Destination” among mid-size cities and one of the USA’s most affordable and livable places. In addition to the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Andy Warhol Museum, the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust galleries, Pittsburgh Filmmakers and The Pittsburgh Glass Center, the city has a vibrant young art scene that includes many small galleries and alternative exhibition opportunities.
One Semester Kraus Visiting Professorship in International Art Histories - DEADLINE JULY 1, 2015
KRAUS VISITING PROFESSORSHIP in INTERNATIONAL ART HISTORIES
APPLICATION DUE JULY 1, 2015
Beginning Spring 2016
The School of Art (SOA) at Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for a one-semester visiting professorship in International Art Histories and Cultural Studies. We are seeking an Art Historian or Cultural Scholar whose teaching and research interests focus on one or more of the regions including Cuba, Latin America, Pacific Rim, Asia, Central Europe, or the Middle East.
The Kraus Visiting Professor will teach one class of their choice, maintain a visible academic presence and give a lecture as part of the School of Art lecture series. An office will be provided, along with access to office facilities and technical support.
The Kraus Visiting Professorship is made possible through the generous support of Jill Gansman Kraus and Peter Kraus.
PhD or ABD, (all-but-dissertation) in Art History or Cultural Studies and related fields with an emphasis on the study of Visual Culture. Active publication record and demonstrated teaching excellence required.
We are particularly looking for applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas:
• International Art Histories
• Visual Culture Studies: in Asia, Central Europe, Cuba, Latin America, Middle East or Pacific Rim
• Representations of International Popular Culture in Contemporary Art
• Transformations in Contemporary Photography
• Identity Studies within and across International Cultures
• History & Theory of Performance
• New Technologies
Application Deadline: To insure full consideration applications must be received by July 1, 2015. All application materials must be submitted through Slideroom at: https://cmuartjobs.slideroom.com
Application To Include:
Letter of application with teaching philosophy
• Curriculum Vitae
• Proposal for an undergraduate level or mixed level class in International Art Histories (an abbreviated or full syllabus with a working bibliography)
• Proposal for a public lecture for the School of Art Lecture Series
• Names/email addresses/telephone numbers of 3 references (Please no recommendation letters)
• A PDF of your most recent scholarly publication
School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University
Programmatic Information: www.cmu.edu/art
Carnegie Mellon is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunities employer committed to diversity. Minorities are encouraged to apply.
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