Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Art/Interdisciplinary Studio

University of California, Los Angeles
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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Art/Interdisciplinary Studio
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF06565

The Department of Art, in the School of the Arts and Architecture at UCLA, invites applications for a tenure/tenure-track (full/assistant/associate) position in interdisciplinary research-based and project-based art practice that is driven by social purpose. The candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate art students in the area of Interdisciplinary Studio, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary research, theory, and practice in contemporary art. They will advise students with a broad range of practices. MFA candidates in Interdisciplinary Studio have developed practices at the intersections of activism, architecture, archives, books, chemistry, community organizing, dance, film, food, geology, human rights, installation, law, music, painting, performance, photography, publishing, sculpture, sound, theater, video, and writing among other fields. We seek candidates who are committed to public higher education and who will actively contribute to the Department and University and to creating and supporting an equitable community of students, staff, and faculty that is diverse in cultural, ethnic, racial and other backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints. We actively encourage assistant-level applications. To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by November 30, 2021.

Basic Qualifications:
  • BA or BFA.
  • Distinction as an artist or cultural practitioner engaged with interdisciplinary research-based and project-based practice driven by social purpose.
  • Proven exhibition, public programs, project, research, and/or publication record and/or potential for active and extensive exhibitions, public programs, projects, research, and/or publications.
  • Research, creative work, and teaching experience contributing to the advancement of equitable access and diversity in art and education.
  • Demonstrated teaching and mentoring skills
  • Ability to teach studio, seminar, and lecture courses.
  • Knowledge of diverse histories and current practices in the field of interdisciplinary research-based and project-based art practice and in-depth knowledge of contemporary art.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Terminal degree.

    Application Requirements
  • Cover letter including narrative biography (up to 1000 words).
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Statement of Research (up to 1000 words).
  • Statement of Teaching including description of approach and experience mentoring/advising underrepresented student groups (up to 1000 words).
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion describing past, present, and planned contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion (up to 1000 words).
  • Portfolio curated specifically for this application including up to 15 images (uploaded individually), and/or up to 10 minutes of time-based work or documentation (upload link), and/or up to 30 pages of writing samples (upload PDF).
  • Names and contact information—including mailing address, email address and phone number—of three professional references. (Letters of recommendation are not requested at this time.)
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness, including two sample syllabi and, if available, teaching evaluations.

    The School of the Arts and Architecture and the Department of Art are committed to building a diverse faculty, staff, and student body in response to the changing population and educational needs of the City of Los Angeles, State of California, and the nation. The UCLA Department of Art aims to empower students to reshape their worlds through critical inquiry and transformative creativity. Committed to equity and inclusion in art, it attracts diverse, talented, and highly motivated students who are encouraged to engage society's challenges and to envision change. We welcome applicants who share this vision and will challenge us to develop it further.

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    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy,

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    Working at University of California, Los Angeles

    UCLA is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1919 and is the second oldest of the ten campuses affiliated with the University of California system. UCLA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls about 26,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year.

    UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

    The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA as the 24th best university in the nation and 32nd best in the world. In the 2007 edition of U.S. News and World Report, UCLA Medical Center was ranked best in the West, as well as one of the top 3 hospitals in the United States alongside Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 15 of the 16 medical specialty areas examined, UCLA Medical Center ranked in the top 20.

    The campus' location in Los Angeles makes excursions to local museums, theaters, or other entertainment venues relatively quick and easy.

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