One-Year Visiting Artist Position in Multiples and Distributed Art
The Art Department at Williams College seeks to hire an artist whose work and teaching are both knowledgeable of and expand traditional print media (intaglio, relief, monotyping, lithography. etc.) to teach for a one-year visiting term beginning in the fall of 2017. We define multiples broadly, including non-unique, reproducible, and distributed projects, and we welcome artists whose practice engages digital approaches, installation, and social, interdisciplinary, and conceptual practices.
Candidates should be comfortable working and thinking across disciplines as well as having interests that extend beyond their specialty. Duties will include teaching two classes each semester and active engagement in departmental activities and service. Minimum qualifications include an MFA in studio art or its equivalent, an active professional creative practice including a record of exhibitions and projects at the national level. Previous college-level teaching experience is preferred.
We are especially interested in individuals who have experience with diverse populations who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Williams through their research, teaching, and/or service. Candidates from under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, brief descriptions of two proposed courses (no more than one page), the names and contact information for three referees, and a portfolio by January 17, 2017. 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. The portfolio should be limited to no more than 15 still images, (each image file must be under 10MB), and/or no more than 15 minutes of time-based documentation. During the initial portfolio review, the search committee will consider the first 5-minutes of time-based media submitted for consideration. Applicants should provide a correlated list providing didactics and brief descriptions of the artworks if time-based material is included, links must be included in the correlated list. Please send requested information only. Extra materials will not be considered.
All materials should be addressed to Professor Laylah Ali, Chair of the Multiple and Distributed Art Search, Art Department, and must be submitted through Interfolio, following this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/39321
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/.
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