Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Studio Art – Multiples and Distributed Art
The Williams College Department of Art invites applications for a tenure-track position in multiples and distributed art, beginning fall 2018, at the rank of assistant professor (a more senior appointment is also possible). We define multiples broadly, including non-unique, reproducible artworks, and/or distributed projects and publications. We welcome artists who engage with printmaking, digital approaches, installation, and social, interdisciplinary, and conceptual practices. The candidate should also be knowledgeable of traditional print media (intaglio, relief, monotype, lithography. etc.).
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, a winter term course every other January and active engagement in departmental and college-wide activities and service. The candidate will be expected to teach introductory classes, core courses for the major, and electives in their area of expertise.
The successful candidate will have an active creative practice including a record of exhibitions and projects at the national/international level. Williams College provides a private studio and faculty professional development funds for tenure-track faculty. Minimum qualifications include an MA or MFA in studio art. 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. We welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field, and applicants are encouraged to state in their cover letter how they will enhance the diversity of offerings and educational experiences if hired. We also ask 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.
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 November 30, 2017. The portfolio should be limited to 15 still images under 10 MB each. Time-based documentation is not required but may be submitted. During the initial portfolio review, the search committee will consider the first 5 minutes of time-based media that are submitted. Finally, include a list of images, which identifies the title, date, size, and medium of each artwork, along with a very brief description, in the order in which they were uploaded. Please send requested information only. Extra materials will not be considered. All materials should be addressed to Professor Michael Glier and Professor Laylah Ali, Co-Chairs of the Multiples and Distributed Art Search, Art Department, and must be submitted through Interfolio, following this link: https://apply.interfolio.com/43841.
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.