Position Description: The Department of Art at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts seeks an Assistant, Associate, or a Full Professor of Sculpture. The Department 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, 2013, with teaching responsibilities commencing in September 2013.
Faculty positions at the University of California entail research, teaching, and service responsibilities. The Department of Art is looking for a colleague producing and exhibiting sculpture at the forefront of contemporary art. The department seeks someone who possesses a deep understanding of contemporary art with a thoughtful appreciation of historical precedent, challenging the limits of existing conventions while embracing both new and traditional methods of production. The successful candidate must be able to teach sculpture studio courses at all undergraduate levels, as well as lecture courses in his/her field of expertise to a general undergraduate population. In addition, the new faculty member should possess the versatility to teach interdisciplinary critique courses, participate in the mentorship of graduate students, and share in departmental administrative duties such as program planning and committee participation.
This a growing department of 16 full-time faculty. A heterogeneous group of artists and scholars, the department values rigor, inquiry, and experimentation over specific ideologies or intellectual methods. The department’s research and instruction address art in a multitude of cultural contexts from galleries and museum to cultural arenas beyond the conventional art world. Areas of interest include, but not limited to, the legacies of modern and post-modern art discourses, “post-studio” practices, gender and queer theory, deconstruction and postcolonial critique, media and new technologies, museum and curatorial studies, social practice and public/community cultural work.
Qualifications: MFA or equivalent training; a record of significant research (exhibitions, commissions, etc.); 3-5 years of teaching experience at the post-secondary level (for applicants to the Tenure-Track position), or a minimum of 6 years of teaching experience at the post-secondary level (for applicants to the Tenured position); and a strong commitment to teaching, research, and service.
Application Requirements: 1) A cover letter explaining interest in the position; 2) CV, including record of publications, projects, and weblinks; 3) Statement of art practice; 4) Statement of teaching philosophy; and 5) Names and contact information for three recommenders, to: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu.
In addition, applicants must submit a portfolio of up to 20 images and other media samples to: https://ctsa.slideroom.com. There is a fee associated with submission of materials.
Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2013, with application review continuing until the position is filled.
EEO/AA Policy: UCI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and other under-represented groups. UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples and is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF Advance Award for gender equity. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All positions at University of California are subject to budgetary approval.