Carnegie Mellon University School of Art - Kraus Visiting Professorship, Contextual Practice (1 semester: Fall 2014 or Spring 2015)

  • Deadline:
    Jan. 24, 2014, 5 p.m.
  • Location:
    Carnegie Mellon School of Art, CFA 300, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15213, US

The School of Art (SOA) at Carnegie Mellon University is seeking an experienced artist with an established record for a one-semester visiting professorship in our Contextual Practice area.

We are seeking a dynamic individual working within the expanded field of socially and publicly engaged art practice to contribute to our unique program. Expertise and experience in other fields of artistic and non-artistic research is also welcome, along with conceptual strengths, collaborative approaches and a multidisciplinary orientation.

The Kraus Visiting Professor will teach one class, maintain a visible practice and present a lecture in the School of Art lecture series. A private studio will be provided, along with access to facilities.

The School of Art's Contextual Practice concentration is the first undergraduate programs of its kind in the country, engaging students in the study and production of socially engaged art projects that respond to specific public contexts and audiences. All art majors are required to take at least one CP class during their time at CMU.

Extending a history of site-specific, conceptual, public, and performance art practices, Contextual Practice covers a range of exciting experimental approaches to making art in the public including:

street art
participatory art
urban interventions
interactive social media
politically engaged art



Qualifications: An artist with a distinguished record and established background in publicly and socially engaged art, and an advanced degree or equivalent. University level teaching experience beyond teaching assistantships is desirable.

Appointment level: Visiting Assistant Professor

Salary and benefits: $25,000 plus studio space

Application Requirements:

All application material must be submitted through Slideroom at:

Letter of application with teaching philosophy and artist statement
Curriculum Vitae
Proposal for a junior/senior level class in Contextual Practice
Names/email addresses/telephone numbers of 3 references (no recommendation letters)
Documentation of artwork

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

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