job at MIT, Ass. Prof. of Visual Arts

Posted by Susana Mendes Silva | Thu Feb 22nd 2007 4:54 a.m.

> FYI and please forward.
> Visual Arts Program, Department of Architecture,
> Massachusetts Institute of Technology
> The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is seeking an individual of
> international
> standing and critical acclaim to join the faculty of its Visual Arts
> Program. We seek
> a colleague who is a practicing artist and who also has experience
> teaching at the
> college, university or art school level. This appointment will be a
> tenured or tenuretrack
> position of Associate Professor.
> MIT's Visual Arts Program develops critical analytical and visionary
> strategies in artistic practice
> within the context of the advanced scientific and engineering
> community of MIT. Students and
> faculty alike are drawn to the program because of the
> transdisciplinary opportunities found in
> this unique environment. The faculty is composed of highly renowned
> artists with active, international
> careers in artistic production and a strong interest in
> cross-discipline debate and modes
> of production. MIT students are diverse, intellectually gifted and
> highly motivated. Undergraduates
> come from a variety of scientific and technical fields from across
> the Institute. Graduate
> enrollment includes not only the program's own master's students, but
> also students from
> Architecture, the Media Lab, Comparative Media Studies and other
> academic units.
> The Visual Arts Program is uniquely positioned under the aegis of the
> School of Architecture
> and Planning and within the Department of Architecture. This
> structure provides ample opportunity
> to explore collaborative relationships and create links with a
> variety of disciplines including
> Architectural Design, History, Theory and Criticism, Urban Studies
> and Planning and the
> Media Lab, as well as other internationally recognized research and
> teaching units. The
> program collaborates closely with CAVS (Center for Advanced Visual
> Studies) where affiliates
> pursues a wide range of research, experimentation and production.
> The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced courses
> and should also be prepared
> to teach enthusiastically in one of the program's first year
> foundation courses. In addition,
> the ideal candidate will be expected to participate in further
> developing the activities, educational
> structure and methodologies of the Visual Arts Program, including the
> expansion of the
> Master's degree program and the development of a transdisciplinary
> Bachelor's degree. The
> candidate should be inspirational, inclusive, knowledgeable and
> articulate in historical and contemporary
> issues of art, visual culture and related fields. He or she must be
> committed to working
> constructively with all facets of the program and be able to coach
> students with highly interdisciplinary
> interests.
> Minimum Qualifications
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