Tenure Track Position at UC Santa Cruz - Artist Scholar / Arts Scholar

  • Deadline:
    Nov. 5, 2006, 6:27 p.m.

The Art Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of art
position. We seek an artist scholar/arts scholar with a commitment to outstanding research, creative activities, and teaching in the
field of art with a theoretical practice that includes publishing and/or curating. Studio production will also be considered. A
successful candidate must be able to work with students and faculty from a wide variety of social and cultural backgrounds. They
should be able to forge and maintain affiliations in related fields of study in other departments and schools on campus. We are
especially interested in colleagues who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their
research, teaching, and/or service.

Applicants should be engaged in the scholarly and creative investigation of the production, dissemination and impact of visual
images, objects, experiences, and practices. This scholarship should incorporate critical scrutiny of the assumptions, methods and
approaches used in this investigation. Applicants should have knowledge of and working experience with the relationship between
contemporary art practice and theory. Applicants are also expected to undertake independent research and publication appropriate
for advancement within the University of California. The successful candidate will contribute to, and help to facilitate an MFA
graduate program in studio art that is currently under development and scheduled to commence in Fall 2009.

We are seeking a candidate with excellent writing and teaching skills. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses
ranging from studio courses to large and medium-sized lecture classes to seminars on a broad range of topics, including writing-
intensive courses. We seek teaching expertise in art theory, visual fundamentals, and curatorial or museum/gallery studies. The Art
Department has established programs in electronic art, intermedia, sculpture, photography, drawing, painting, printmaking and art
theory. Our program currently serves approximately 550 majors and pre-majors.

The campus currently operates on a schedule of three 11-week quarters per academic year. This position entails: teaching five five-
unit courses per year, or their equivalent, in accordance with the department's workload policy; advising and mentoring students;
actively engaging in research activity; and actively participating in administrative responsibilities for the department, affiliated
college, and the campus.

RANK: Assistant Professor

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and level of appointment; $49,900 to $52,700

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or terminal degree in relevant field of study, in hand by June 30, 2007. (Applicants
nearing completion of their doctoral dissertations should have their thesis director send a letter indicating the projected date of
completion.) Demonstrated potential for excellence in innovative research, commitment to and talent for excellence in university
teaching, and demonstrated potential for undertaking administrative service. University level teaching preferred.


TO APPLY: Applicants should submit: 1) a letter of application; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) writing/work samples; 4) syllabi and course descriptions from courses previously taught; 5) statement of teaching philosophy; and 6) list of 3 referees from whom the applicant has requested confidential letters of recommendation, including telephone and email addresses. Referees should be asked to send letters of recommendation directly to the Art Department - letters must be received before an application will be considered. (All letters will be treated as confidential. Please direct your references to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://www2.ucsc.edu/ahr/policies/confstm.htm). 7) A summary of past student evaluations is desirable, if available. The committee may request additional information from applicants before deciding on whom to interview.

Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you desire materials returned at the end of this recruitment.

All materials should be sent to:
Search Committee
Art Department
University of California
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Please refer to Position #212-07 in your reply.

Questions regarding the department or position may be addressed to visart@ucsc.edu. Further information about the department is available at http://art.ucsc.edu.

CLOSING DATE: Screening will begin with applications postmarked by Friday, December 15, 2006. Position is open until filled, but not later than June 30, 2008.

UC Santa Cruz is nestled within 2,000 acres of redwood forest and meadows, overlooking the Monterey Bay National Marine
Sanctuary of California’s beautiful Central Coast, about 70 miles from San Francisco and 30 miles from Silicon Valley.
Information about UC Santa Cruz is available on our Web site at http://www.ucsc.edu


Inquiries regarding the University's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Office at
University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686. Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able
to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

If you need assistance due to a disability please contact the Academic Human Resources Office at 499 Clark Kerr Hall (831) 459-4300. This position description is
available in alternate formats, which may be requested from Academic Human Resources at (831) 459-4300.

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