FUSE Student Researcher - Visual Arts (Part-Time, Temporary)

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FUSE Student Researcher - Visual Arts (Part-Time, Temporary)

Position Number: TBD

Benefits Eligible: No

Campus Location: Gainesville

Salary Minimum: $10.05 / hour

General Summary: The University of North Georgia is currnently accepting applications for a Student Researcher Position in the Visual Arts Department as part of the Faculty - Undergraduate Summer Engagement Program (FUSE). The Student Researcher will work alongside Visual Arts professor Heather Foster to make a body of work inspired by Biology professors Dr. Natalie Hyslop and Dr. Jennifer Mook's research on Eastern Box Turtles living in Tumbling Creek Woods. Your finished work will be on permanent display at UNG Gainesville's Science, Engineering and Technology building alongside Prof. Foster's paintings. Must be available to work for the duration of the FUSE grant period: May 14 to June 29, 2018 (7 weeks).

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 19,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Job Duties & Responsibilities: The Student Researcher will:

  • Make art inspired by Eastern box turtles for UNG Gainesville's Science Building
  • Make Journal based on Eastern box turtle research
  • Write artist statement about Eastern box turtle art
  • Meet Prof. Foster twice weekly from May 14-June 29
  • Install work and hold a reception by June 29

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Must have self motivation, strong work ethic, positive attitude, creative drive.

Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements: Currently enrolled in UNG; will not graduate prior to December 2018. Preferred majors include: studio arts, digital arts, Graphic design, art education, art marketing, biology, biology with secondary education track. Both associate-level and bachelor-level applicants welcome.

Anticipated Hire Date: 05/14/2018

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Other, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit contact information for three professional references.
In the "other documents" section, please submit a 300 - 500 word letter of intent addressed to Professor Foster, Dr. Hyslop, and Dr. Mook that answers the following: 1.Why do you desire to create art inspired by Eastern Box Turtles? 2. How would an extend art project benefit your academic career?
Please submit a PDF of your unofficial UNG Transcript

Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

The University of North Georgia is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants without discrimination at the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or handicap as a matter of college policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws.





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Posted: 3/29/2018
Application Due: 4/26/2018
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