Assistant Professor, Foundations

Location
Washington, D.C.
Posted
Mar 02, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


I. RECRUITMENT PLAN

Posting Number: F001263 Academic Title: Assistant Professor, Foundations Rank: Assistant Professor Administrative Title: Discipline Humanities Specialty: Design, Fine Art, Art Education Contract Type: Non-Tenure Track, Renewable Appointment (initial appt period) - 2018-2021 Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search, Prior Employment Verification, Other Proposed Start Date: 08/01/2018 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Position Description Summary:

Located in the heart of Washington DC, the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is a vibrant educational community dedicated to educating the next generation of cultural leaders through diverse fields from Museum Studies to Graphic Design to Photography and beyond.

Part of the George Washington University's Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design offers over 20 undergraduate and graduate degrees and functions as an incubator for artists, designers and scholars and with a wide variety of classes, serves to enrich students from across the university. Recognizing that the challenges that society faces are diverse, requiring different modes of thought, the Corcoran provides a platform for engagement that bridges creativity and professional practice with the breadth and depth of the larger liberal arts education.
The Corcoran School embodies and exemplifies what Columbian College has defined as the Engaged Liberal Arts, which strives to link disparate fields and better prepare our graduates for rich, multidimensional careers in the 21st century.

The Corcoran aims to provide its incoming BFA students with a broad and rigorous introduction to varied methods of creative practice. Foundations is the seminal first-year experience for the BFA program and is designed to prepare students for continued study in the upper levels of the curriculum in fields such as Graphic Design to Printmaking to Photography and beyond. Foundations Studies explores concepts and builds skills that can be applied to studio art and design practice in any field. Foundations at the Corcoran assists students in realizing their capacity to collaborate, share ideas and develop a critical voice. Foundations emphasize creative problem solving, strategies for art and design as well as essential technical skill building through the exploration of a variety of 2D/3D and time-based phenomena.

The Assistant Professor of Art for the Foundations Studio program is a ranked non-tenure nine-month position, commencing as early as Fall 2018. Together with key faculty, the successful candidate for this position will further develop and implement new course content and represent the program to internal and external constituents. This faculty member must be able to demonstrate knowledge of current and emerging trends in first-year core/foundations art and design education and contemporary art practice, as well as knowledge of established and experimental approaches. This individual will be committed to teaching foundations and lower-division courses; the individual will develop and deliver foundations curriculum; the individual will be actively engaged with contemporary issues in art and design; the individual will possess knowledge of current technologies relative to art making, instruction, and administrative tasks.
The successful candidate will teach within the Foundations Studio and Art Practices areas of the Corcoran and play a leading role in developing and implementing the corresponding curriculum.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

- Teaching courses in Foundations Studio and Art Practices, to be determined in consultation with the Director of the Corcoran
- Developing a scholarly agenda consistent with Corcoran and CCAS criteria, incorporating research, teaching, and service
- Curriculum and program development in collaboration with fellow faculty
- University and departmental service
- Student advising and community service/engagement

Minimum Qualifications:

- An MFA in Studio Art, Visual Studies or related disciplines, or an advanced degree in Art Education
- Minimum three years successful university-level teaching experience beyond the teaching assistantship
- A nationally established and active professional art/design practice
- Knowledge of current and emerging practices in first-year foundations curriculum
- Broad-based expertise in modern and contemporary issues in art and design
- Knowledge of current technologies relative to art making, instruction, and administrative task
-Experience with program and curriculum development
- Excellent writing and communication skills

Advertised Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience Other Benefits: Other Information:

Located in the heart of Washington DC, the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is a vibrant educational community dedicated to educating the next generation of cultural leaders through diverse fields from Museum Studies to Graphic Design to Photography and beyond.

Part of the George Washington University's Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design offers over 20 undergraduate and graduate degrees and functions as an incubator for artists, designers and scholars and with a wide variety of classes, serves to enrich students from across the university. Recognizing that the challenges that society faces are diverse, requiring different modes of thought, the Corcoran provides a platform for engagement that bridges creativity and professional practice with the breadth and depth of the larger liberal arts education.
The Corcoran School embodies and exemplifies what Columbian College has defined as the Engaged Liberal Arts, which strives to link disparate fields and better prepare our graduates for rich, multidimensional careers in the 21st century.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

An application must include a curriculum vitae, cover letter and link to a portfolio / relevant research. Review of applications begins February 26, 2018, and will continue until the position is full.
Finalists will be invited to make an on-campus presentation to the full faculty of the Corcoran, after which point a committee recommendation will be shared and a vote taken. The results shall be sent to the Director for appointment.
Only complete applications will be considered.

Department Link: https://corcoran.gwu.edu/ Posting Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Quick Link http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/48777
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have an MFA in Studio Art, Visual Studies or related disciplines, or an advanced degree in Art Education?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a minimum three years successful university-level teaching experience beyond the teaching assistantship?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a nationally established and active professional art practice?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have knowledge of current and emerging practices in first-year foundations curriculum?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Can you demonstrate a broad-based expertise in modern and contemporary issues in art and design?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Can you demonstrate knowledge of current technologies relative to art making, instruction, and administrative tasks?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have experience with program and curriculum development?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Can you provide evidence of your excellent writing and communication skills?
    • Yes
    • No




Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Documents Refer to Special Instructions to Applicants
Optional Documents
  1. Sample Publications
  2. List of Publications
  3. Assessment of Skills Relevant to Basic Qualifications
  4. Statement of Teaching and Research Interest
  5. Course Evaluations or Summaries

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