One-Year Visiting Artist Position in Film and Video
The Art Department at Williams College seeks candidates who are actively engaged artists to teach within an undergraduate liberal arts environment for a one-year term beginning in the fall of 2017. Our liberal arts model encourages the production of challenging ideas across various forms, and an ability to teach among a range of experimental, narrative, documentary, installation, animation, or web-based work. We will consider artists who work in any of these traditions, or more than one of them. Our department encourages interdisciplinary inquiry among other liberal arts fields, and takes the moving image seriously as a form of critical thinking and innovation.
Ability to communicate and work effectively within a culturally diverse and multi-disciplinary campus community and within a fine arts program is important. Candidates must have an MFA (or its equivalent) and an exhibition record. Duties will include teaching two classes each semester and active service engagement.
Applicants should submit a letter of application highlighting teaching and professional work. In the letter of application, we encourage you to speak to your ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. In addition to a letter of application, applicants should provide: curriculum vitae (including e-mail address), brief descriptions of two proposed courses (no more than one page), contact information for three referees, and samples of video or film work and a document providing brief descriptions of the artwork. This document, should contain links to either a 5-minute selection from a full work, or a 5-minute compilation reel which will be considered in the first round of evaluation as well as links to up to 2 full works.
All materials are due by February 1st, 2017 and should be addressed to Amy Podmore, Chair of the Film/Video Search, Art Department, and must be submitted through Interfolio, following this link: https://apply.interfolio.com/39303
No hard copies will be accepted. Please send only requested materials. Other materials will not be evaluated.
All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.
Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu). Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.