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1 Semester Kraus Visiting Faculty Position, Drawing @ Carnegie Mellon University

  • Deadline:
    Jan. 30, 2013, 5 p.m.
  • Location:
    Carnegie Mellon University, School of Art, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15213, US

Kraus Visiting Professorship in Drawing
One semester residency in Spring of 2014

The School of Art (SOA) at Carnegie Mellon University is announcing a one-semester visiting professorship in Drawing. We are seeking a dynamic individual working with an expanded definition of drawing to contribute to our program and to the area of Painting, Drawing, Print Media and Photography. Expertise and experience in other media is also welcome, along with conceptual strengths, and a multidisciplinary orientation. The Kraus Visiting Professor will teach one class, maintain a visible studio practice and present a lecture in the School of Art lecture series. A private studio will be provided, along with access to facilities.

The Kraus Visiting Professorship is made possible through the generous support of Jill Gansman Kraus and Peter Kraus.

Qualifications: A versatile, strongly committed artist with an established exploratory approach to drawing, a significant exhibition record, and an advanced degree or equivalent. University level teaching experience beyond teaching assistantships is desirable.

Stipend: $25,000

Additional Programmatic Information: http://www.art.cfa.cmu.edu/

Application To Include:
• Letter of application with teaching philosophy and artist statement
• Curriculum Vitae
• Proposal for a junior/senior level class in drawing
• Names/email addresses/telephone numbers of 3 references (no recommendation letters)
• Documentation of artwork. Submit up to 20 examples of work documented on CD/DVD or website. Please include a printed list of works detailing: title, media, year etc.
• Documentation of time-based or interactive work should include navigation instructions, if applicable, and should not exceed 20 minutes total viewing time. Please use a permanent felt-tipped marker to label discs, rather than adhesive labels, which may cause problems in slot-loading CD/DVD Drives. Computer-based work is viewed on Mac OS X systems unless otherwise noted.
• Please enclose self-addressed stamped envelope for return of materials (if needed).

All applications should be postmarked by January 30, 2013

Send to:

Kraus Visiting Professor Search
School of Art, College of Fine Arts, CFA 300
Carnegie Mellon University

5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213-3890

Carnegie Mellon is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunities employer committed to diversity. Minorities are encouraged to apply.

The School of Art is one of five schools in the College of Fine Arts, which also includes the Schools of Architecture, Design, Drama and Music. Its undergraduate and graduate curricula require media and concept classes, contextual practice, history and theory, as well as university academic study. Areas of concentration include Drawing, Painting, Print Media and Photography (DP3); Sculpture, Installation, and Site-Work (SIS); Electronic and Time-Based Media (ETB) and Contextual Practice (CP).

The School consists of 23 full-time faculty, 11 staff members, about 200 undergraduates and 18 graduate students. In addition to BFA and MFA degrees in Art, interdisciplinary degrees are offered in collaboration with other colleges in the university. US News and World Report ranks our MFA program #1 for multi-media and visual communications and #7 overall. The School of Art is actively involved with the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and Center for the Arts in Society, unique centers for interdisciplinary arts research and education. Carnegie Mellon University is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which has been cited as being the “Best Arts Destination” among mid-sized cities, and one of the USA’s most affordable and livable places. Additionally, Pittsburgh is home to the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Andy Warhol Museum, the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, and Pittsburgh Glass Center. Pittsburgh has a vibrant young art scene that includes many small galleries and alternative exhibition opportunities.