Assistant Professor of Studio Art Core

Location
Athens
Posted
Nov 30, 2016
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Open Until Filled: No

Job Summary: Studio Art Core - Assistant Professor Position The Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Studio Art Core. Priority will be given to applications received by January 15, 2017. We will receive applications for this position through the University of Georgia, Faculty Jobs website (https://facultyjobs.uga.edu/) and SlideRoom. * Letter of application * Teaching Philosophy * List of 3 references * Curriculum vitae * 10 Examples of current research/creative practice * 10 Examples of student work IMPORTANT: Your research/creative practice and examples of student work must be uploaded to SlideRoom at http://artuga.slideroom.com. Applicants may upload images, video, music or PDF documents. For good image quality and fast upload, your image files should be sized no larger than 1220 px @ 72 dpi. The SlideRoom portal offers additional instruction for submitting work. For technical assistance, access the help desk at http://slideroom.zendesk.com Successful candidates will have a proven record of active research/creative practice as an artist and/or designer, with an emerging or established reputation within his/her area of expertise. Working collaboratively with colleagues from across the School of Art, the successful candidate will bring an entrepreneurial spirit, along with management and organizational skills, to lead new innovations in a Studio Art Core curriculum. Thus, candidates must be able to demonstrate knowledge of current and emerging trends in first-year arts education, be knowledgeable and actively engaged with issues in contemporary art and design, and capable of creating a critical and inventive environment in the classroom inclusive of interdisciplinary and collaborative practices. Candidates whose expertise and research are one or more of the following areas are highly desirable: * New Media or Algorithmic Art * Social practice or Activism * Interdisciplinary Design * Entrepreneurial Art and Design * Data Visualization In addition, curricular development, mentorship of graduate student teachers and part-time faculty, and coordination with other studio areas are important components of this appointment. Candidates whose teaching and research can take advantage of opportunities for collaboration within the School of Art and the University at large will be viewed favorably. This position requires an MFA degree with an active creative practice and research agenda. It includes a teaching load of 2 courses per semester, with a commitment to teaching Studio Art Core courses. Additional teaching opportunities in upper level courses and summer teaching may be available. Active engagement in the community of the School is expected including service on committees. Minimum Qualifications * An MFA in Studio Art or Design, or comparable terminal degree. Preferred Qualifications * Two years teaching experience beyond graduate school * Expertise and research in one of these areas: + New Media or Algorithmic Art + Social practice or Activism + Interdisciplinary Design + Entrepreneurial Art and Design + Data Visualization * Experience with programming and curriculum development * Ability/Desire to mentor graduate student teachers and part time faculty * Demonstrated leadership skills Housed within a tier-one research university located approximately 60 miles east of Atlanta, the Lamar Dodd School of Art is an impressive, nationally-ranked art school with state of the art facilities and internationally renown faculty dedicated to cross-disciplinary and medium specific approaches. The School of Art has robust undergraduate and graduate programs and offers degrees in the fields of art, design, art education and art history. The School of Art is committed to maintaining diverse population and practices a wide range of methodologies within the fields of Art, Design, Art History and Art Education. The University of Georgia is the first state-chartered university in America and celebrated the 225th anniversary of its charter in 2010-11. It is a comprehensive land and sea grant university located in Athens, Georgia, 70 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (www.visitathensga.com; www.uga.edu). The University, with over 35,000 students and 2,900 faculty members, is one of the four major units of the Georgia System of Higher Education and offers programs of study at the doctoral level in most fields. In addition to its home campus, The University of Georgia maintains and is expanding its list of study-abroad programs around the world. Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities (www.exploregeorgia.org). The Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia has over 45 full-time faculty members in studio art, design, art education, and art history, administering undergraduate and graduate programs to 1,000 majors and graduate students. The Franklin College of Art & Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Faculty members are expected to support the college's goals of creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive learning environment. Questions and other inquiries should be directed to Andra Walton, andra@uga.edu.

Minimum Qualifications: MFA in Studio Art or Design, or comparable terminal degree

Preferred Qualifications: * Two years teaching experience beyond graduate school * Expertise and research in one of these areas: + New Media or Algorithmic Art + Social practice or Activism + Interdisciplinary Design + Entrepreneurial Art and Design + Data Visualization * Experience with programming and curriculum development * Ability/Desire to mentor graduate student teachers and part time faculty * Demonstrated leadership skills

Salary:

Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor

Tenure Status: Tenure-Track

Employee Percentage: 100

Location od Vacancy: Athens Area