TITLE: Assistant Professor (tenure track)
APPOINTMENT: 100% time, tenure-track appointment, to begin August 25, 2014 (9 month semester system)
DESCRIPTION: The Department of Art in the College of Liberal Arts at the U of MN invites applications for a full time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art - Drawing and Painting position. The drawing and painting area in the department is seeking candidates who are challenging, redefining and advancing the language of contemporary painting and drawing. Artists with additional expertise in digital 2D imaging are encouraged to apply.
• Engage in creative activity and research that leads to exhibition appropriate to the profession. Achieve and maintain high distinction in the field of art
• Commitment and dedication to both undergraduate and graduate teaching in a professional program within a liberal arts college
• Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in drawing and painting within a fine arts department
• Teaching options including collaboration and interdisciplinary activity are available
• Advise undergraduate/graduate students
• Participate on graduate reviews/thesis committees
• Serve on departmental, college and university committees. Achieve and maintain a visible and proactive service profile
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
A. MFA in Art or extensive professional recognition and experience (required)
B. Practicing artist in drawing and/or painting or interdisciplinary use of drawing and painting (required)
C. Evidence of an active exhibition record and demonstrated excellence in and recognition of dynamic ongoing creative research on a national and/or international level (required)
D. Expertise in contemporary issues, criticism and critical theory (preferred)
E. One to three years of university or college-level teaching experience beyond graduate teaching assistantships (preferred)
Department of Art Policy Statement
In lieu of an MFA, the following could be considered in determining professional recognition and experience:
1) Advanced studies at a foreign school that does not award MFA degrees;
2) Extended advanced study with recognized artists in the field.
3) Professional achievement which would provide a depth of knowledge of the field comparable to an MFA
4) Evaluation by leaders in the field attesting that because of exhibition record and other professional achievement, that person was the equal of an MFA
Submit online at U of M Employment (http://employment.umn.edu), the following required items:
Quick Link: http://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=113081
1. Cover Letter/Letter of Intent
2. Current CV, including detailed listings of education, exhibitions, commissions, grants/awards, publications, reviews, teaching experience (specify dates and institutions)
3. Name, title and full contact information (including email and phone) of three (3) references
4. One-page creative narrative [document 1]
5. One-page teaching narrative [document 2]
6. An introductory-level syllabus [document 3] of a course you have taught or would like to teach
7. A work list describing each work (title, year, dimensions, media) for the images collected on your CD [document 4]
Send to the Department:
8. Documentation of your work may include: one CD containing one folder with no more than twenty (20) jpeg or tiff images with maximum 2000 pixels in either direction.
Label each image in this format:
LastnameFirstname_00.tif (e.g. SmithSally_01, SmithSally_02, etc.) indicating preferred viewing order. Collect all images in a folder titled with your name (LastnameFirstname).
Also attach the work list describing each work
MAILING ADDRESS: Search #110: Asst Prof of Art - Drawing and Painting
Department of Art, University of Minnesota
E201 Regis Center for Art
405 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
DEADLINE : December 15, 2013. The position will, however, remain open until filled. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. Applications received after the deadline may or may not be reviewed.
Please visit our website at http://art.umn.edu for further information about the department, its activities and faculty, and for links to course descriptions.
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