Part-time Faculty- Interdisciplinary Arts

  • Deadline:
    June 10, 2013, 11:59 p.m.
  • Location:
    Goddard College, 123 Pitkin Road, Plainfield, Vermont, 05667, US

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Goddard College’s MFA program in Interdisciplinary Arts envisions the arts as transformational practice and artists as agents of personal and public action. We encourage artists to ask complex questions and to cultivate practices that celebrate imaginative and intellectual discovery. We seek faculty advisors committed to interdisciplinary investigation, engaged dialogue, and innovative approaches to the education of practicing artists.

The successful candidate for the current opening will have professional experience in dance,movement, choreography or interactive, electronic and digital media; additional background in theater, music or interdisciplinary performance will be a plus. Also desired are: college level teaching experience; wide knowledge of contemporary art practices and theory; and strong interest in the philosophy and practice of student‐centered, progressive education. Ability to work with a wide range of backgrounds and media, and a willingness to support the development of students with diverse art philosophies, values, and learning styles is essential. A terminal degree, or exceptional evidence of equivalent experience, is required.

Serve as a faculty member in the MFA-IA program including attending a ten‐day residency, mentoring students through written exchanges over the course of the 15‐week semester. The anticipated advising load is 5 or 6 students, dependent upon enrollment. Faculty will serve in the Plainfield, VT residency and must attend the residency July 24 – August 2, 2013. The successful candidate may be considered for rehire in the Spring 2014 semester. Additional qualified applicants will be placed in a pool for future consideration.

Faculty pay is based on the Collective Bargaining Agreement Faculty Pay Scale. Part‐time workload and compensation vary depending on student enrollment and assignment. Compensation for the semester will be approximately $1228 per student advisee, plus $2600 for combined residency pay and service stipend. An additional “second readership” stipend may also be available. The College covers travel to campus as well as room and board on campus during the residency.

Review of applications will begin June 3, 2013. Applications will be accepted through June 10, 2013.

Goddard College is committed to creating a college representative of a diverse global community. To that end, we are actively seeking applications from qualified candidates from groups currently underrepresented in our institution for this position.