Job: University of California, Irvine (CA), Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sculpture

Job: University of California, Irvine (CA), Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sculpture

Next review date: January 15th, 2018 (Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee)
Final date: March 15th, 2018 (Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled)

The Department of Art at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts seeks an Assistant Professor of Sculpture with an experimental ceramics emphasis. The Department of Art offers both the Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) and the Master of Fine Arts degree (MFA). The starting date for the position is July 1, 2018, with teaching responsibilities commencing in September 2018. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Faculty positions at the University of California entail research, teaching, and service responsibilities. The Department of Art seeks an artist with a strong record of producing and exhibiting sculpture at the forefront of contemporary art, who possesses a deep knowledge of both historical precedent and the contemporary expanded field, challenging the limits of existing conventions while embracing both unorthodox and traditional methods of production. We seek a colleague with a conceptually-driven art practice and an expanded approach to sculpture which might include, but is not limited to, interdisciplinary research, unconventional constructions, performance, installation, evolving materials and technologies, material culture investigations, or public practice. The successful candidate must demonstrate ability and strong interest in teaching sculpture and experimental ceramics at all undergraduate levels, contribute to a diverse range of approaches in developing the expanding studio and sculpture curriculum, as well as teach lecture courses to a general undergraduate population. In addition, the new faculty member should possess the versatility to teach interdisciplinary graduate critique and seminar courses, participate in the mentorship of graduate students, and share in departmental administrative duties such as program planning and committee participation.

Qualifications: MFA or equivalent training; a record of significant research (exhibitions, commissions, etc.); 3-5 years of teaching experience at the post-secondary level, and a strong commitment to teaching, research, and service.

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This is a growing department of 20 full-time faculty. A heterogeneous group of artists and scholars, the department values diversity, rigor, inquiry, and experimentation. The department’s research and instruction address art in a multitude of cultural contexts from galleries and museums to cultural arenas beyond the conventional art world. Areas of interest in the department include, but are not limited to, the legacies of modern and post-modern art discourses, studio and extended genres, gender and queer theory, politics of race, media and new technologies, museum and curatorial studies, social and public practice.


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