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Adjunct Instructor in Visual Art & Media Foundation

  • Deadline:
    March 14, 2014, 11:59 p.m.
  • Location:
    Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

The Brown University Department of Visual Art is searching for artists to teach several courses at the foundation level: Studio Foundation (VISA0100), Media Foundation (VISA0120) and Drawing (VISA1100/1120). Several artists will be hired for one-year appointments to teach up to four courses in Foundation and/or Drawing and/or Media Foundation. Appointments may be renewed annually for up to three years with the successful completion of each year.

The Brown University Visual Art Department strives to continually redefine what art can mean through exploration, experimentation, and critical inquiry. We aim to provide new knowledge in the field of professional art for the 21st century. We equip dedicated practitioners and non‐artists alike with literacy in the arts, technical skills, and tools for creative problem‐solving.

Studio Foundation VISA0100
This course serves as a pre‐requisite for the Visual Art concentration and as elective courses for the University at large. VISA 0100 introduces basic drawing techniques, as well as principles of 2D and 3D design.

Media Foundation VISA0120
Media Foundation has been developed as an introduction to electronic media art and the use of the computer as a tool for creative work. The course is required for Visual Art Concentrators.

Drawing I & II VISA1100 & VISA1120
The Visual Art Department requires all Concentrators to take at least one drawing class. Drawing courses at Brown can cover a wide range of approaches from: life drawing, perspective rendition, drawing from observation, drawing from pictorial references, drawing from imagination, sequential drawing, drawing using a wide range of media - all with an emphasis on drawing as a tool for creative expression.

Applicants will have earned an MFA, have one year of full-time teaching experience or equivalent beyond TA. Applicants may have qualifications in one or all areas as outlined below:

Studio Foundation VISA0100
Artists with an established studio practice and a demonstrated knowledge of basic drawing techniques, as well as knowledge of the principles of 2D and 3D design.

Media Foundation VISA0120
Artists with demonstrated knowledge of web design, digital photography, 2D graphics, 3D modeling, video, sound, and programming and an established studio practice in media art.

Drawing I & II VISA1100 & VISA1120
Artists with an established studio practice and demonstrated knowledge of basic drawing techniques.

Interested applicants should submit the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Artist Statement
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Transcript (Official or Unofficial)
  • Names and contact information for 3 references.[/ul]
  • Please upload one image (pdf) of your work via Interfolio as a reference. When you have completed your Interfolio submission and have received your Interfolio delivery order number, applicants should upload a portfolio in the form of 10-20 images, videos, audio, PDFs or embedded media (Youtube, Vimeo, SoundCloud) through SlideRoom.

    Note: Applicants will not be charged a fee, nor will any payment information be requested at the time of application. To complete the process, though, you must proceed to the "check-out" and finalize your submission. You will see that no fee is assessed at the time of checkout.