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OPPORTUNITY

Call for Applications: Electronic Art and Design, MFA at University of California, Irvine


Deadline:
Thu Jan 15, 2015 00:00

Location:
Irvine, California
United States of America

Electronic Art and Design (EAD) students in the Department of Art at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) operate at the intersection of art, design, and technology, and are motivated to intervene in society beyond traditional exhibition venues. In EAD, students critically engage with the contemporary techno-social context as subject and medium, deploying electronics, computation, and media technologies in conjunction with other methods and materials.

EAD is a subspecialty within the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program, in which students develop a focused practice while articulating their position within the larger art world. Successful applicants will join a dynamic community of around thirty students working in EAD, video and digital filmmaking, photography, new genres, sculpture, and painting. All MFA students take part in a studio-oriented curriculum integrating theory, practice, and research.

Core EAD faculty include Antoinette LaFarge (telematic performance, interactive installation, expanded narrative), Simon Penny (mechatronics, robotics, interactive installation, cognitive science, science and technology studies), and Jesse Colin Jackson (computer-aided design and fabrication, generative algorithms, architecture, photography).

CTSA facilities provide EAD support for computer-aided design and fabrication, mechatronics, interactive installation, telematic and media-intensive performance, immersive and locative media, motion and green-screen capture, digital video, and photography. All MFA students have 24-hour access to CTSA facilities including their own private studios.

Successful US applicants typically receive full academic financial support. Successful International applicants also typically receive very generous academic financial support for the first year and full academic support for the second and third years. The Department is committed to providing as much funding as possible to assist all students in the completion of the degree. Students also take advantage of the numerous grant and fellowship opportunities available through the School of the Arts, the UC Institute for Research in the Arts, and other external agencies. Financial aid is available, including teaching assistantships and scholarships. UC Irvine offers guaranteed on-campus housing to all new MFA students who are admitted prior to the housing application deadline.

EAD is committed to interdisciplinarity. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of the wealth and diversity of resources and expertise at UC Irvine, including parallel graduate programs in Visual Studies, Film & Media Studies, and Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology, as well as the Critical Theory Institute, the School of Information and Computer Sciences, the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, and the National Center for Rapid Technologies.

For more information, visit EAD at http://sites.uci.edu/elad/, and Department of Art at http://studioart.arts.uci.edu/.


JOB

xMPL Theatre Manager


Deadline:
Wed Dec 31, 2014 00:00

Under the general supervision of the Art Department MSO, the xMPL Theatre Manager manages production and technical aspects for the technology-intensive xMPL performance space. The incumbent coordinates all plans for performances and events in the space, and oversees event set-up and strike. (S)he assists faculty, students, staff and other users as required to successfully produce all xMPL events, coordinating with artists and their production staff members to solve technical issues related to equipment, lighting, audio, and video. (S)he establishes and reconciles all budgets for the space.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Salary: Hourly $20.92
Work Schedule: 60% for 10 months; 8-5, M-F
Career Position.
This is a 60% position, 10 month position from Sept. 1st - Aug. 30th.

Final candidate subject to background check.

As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.



OPPORTUNITY

Assistant or Associate Professor Position in Critical & Curatorial Studies


Deadline:
Thu Apr 10, 2014 00:00

Location:
Irvine, California
United States of America

Position Description. The Department of Art at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts seeks an Assistant or Associate Professor of Critical & Curatorial Studies. The Department of Art offers both Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degrees. The starting date for the position is July 1, 2014, with teaching beginning in September 2014.

Faculty positions at the University of California entail research, teaching, and service responsibilities. The Department seeks a colleague conducting research at the forefront of critical and curatorial studies, broadly defined as the theory and practice of exhibitions and related discourses. Candidates should possess a deep understanding of contemporary art and its precedents, with expertise in one or more of the following: art history, critical theory, performance studies, film/media studies, emerging digital technologies. The Department is interested in curatorial practices that challenge the limits of existing conventions and demonstrate an ability to take a stand, pose questions, and encourage new possibilities, especially in areas where silence has reigned. Candidates must be able to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, while possessing the versatility to conduct critiques, special topic seminars, and university-wide lecture courses on contemporary art.

The successful candidate will become a core faculty member in a growing Critical and Curatorial Studies area (C&C) with active research and instructional programs. With the opening of our Contemporary Art Center in 2012, the campus now has three galleries of greater combined scale than many comparable universities. These curatorial platforms function as research laboratories for exhibitions and commissioned artworks. The C&C program is affiliated with the UCI Program in Visual Studies, as well as other units in the arts, humanities, and sciences. In coming years, the Department will launch an International Center for Critical & Curatorial Studies (CSCA) and a related new PhD program.

With 24 resident faculty members, the UCI Department of Art is a heterogeneous group of artists and scholars, valuing inquiry and experimentation over specific ideologies and intellectual methods. The department's research and instruction examines how definitions of art play themselves out in contexts ranging from the personal to the public, from the gallery to the street. Located in one of the most diverse regions of the United States, the Department remains mindful of its role in a global society. Faculty interests include legacies of modern and post-modern art discourses, "post-studio" practices, gender and queer theory, deconstruction and postcolonial critique, media and new technologies, museum and curatorial studies, social practice and public/community cultural work.

Qualifications. PhD, or equivalent training; a record of significant research achievements; minimum of 3 years of teaching experience at the post-secondary level (for applicants to the Assistant Professor position), or a minimum of 5 years of teaching experience at the post-secondary level (for applicants to the Associate Professor position); and a strong commitment to teaching, research, service, and collegial collaboration.

Application Requirements. 1) A cover letter explaining interest in the position and which position you would like to be considered for (Assistant Professor or Associate Professor; see qualifications above); 2) CV, including record of publications, projects, and/or weblinks; 3) Statement of research practice; 4) Statement of teaching philosophy; 5) Names and contact information for three recommenders; and 6) Copies of three (maximum) publications, to: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu.

Optional. Applicants have the option to submit a portfolio of up to 10 images and other media samples to: https://ctsa.slideroom.com. There is a fee associated with submission of materials.

Deadline. Thursday, April 10, 2014, with application review continuing until the position is filled.

EEO/AA Policy. UCI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and other under-represented groups. UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples and is dedicated to work-lifebalance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF Advance Award for gender equity. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All positions at University of California are subject to budgetary approval.


JOB

Assistant or Associate Professor Position in Critical & Curatorial Studies


Deadline:
Thu Apr 10, 2014 00:00

Location:
Irvine, California
United States of America

Position Description. The Department of Art at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts seeks an Assistant or Associate Professor of Critical & Curatorial Studies. The Department of Art offers both Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degrees. The starting date for the position is July 1, 2014, with teaching beginning in September 2014.

Faculty positions at the University of California entail research, teaching, and service responsibilities. The Department seeks a colleague conducting research at the forefront of critical and curatorial studies, broadly defined as the theory and practice of exhibitions and related discourses. Candidates should possess a deep understanding of contemporary art and its precedents, with expertise in one or more of the following: art history, critical theory, performance studies, film/media studies, emerging digital technologies. The Department is interested in curatorial practices that challenge the limits of existing conventions and demonstrate an ability to take a stand, pose questions, and encourage new possibilities, especially in areas where silence has reigned. Candidates must be able to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, while possessing the versatility to conduct critiques, special topic seminars, and university-wide lecture courses on contemporary art.

The successful candidate will become a core faculty member in a growing Critical and Curatorial Studies area (C&C) with active research and instructional programs. With the opening of our Contemporary Art Center in 2012, the campus now has three galleries of greater combined scale than many comparable universities. These curatorial platforms function as research laboratories for exhibitions and commissioned artworks. The C&C program is affiliated with the UCI Program in Visual Studies, as well as other units in the arts, humanities, and sciences. In coming years, the Department will launch an International Center for Critical & Curatorial Studies (CSCA) and a related new PhD program.

With 24 resident faculty members, the UCI Department of Art is a heterogeneous group of artists and scholars, valuing inquiry and experimentation over specific ideologies and intellectual methods. The department's research and instruction examines how definitions of art play themselves out in contexts ranging from the personal to the public, from the gallery to the street. Located in one of the most diverse regions of the United States, the Department remains mindful of its role in a global society. Faculty interests include legacies of modern and post-modern art discourses, "post-studio" practices, gender and queer theory, deconstruction and postcolonial critique, media and new technologies, museum and curatorial studies, social practice and public/community cultural work.

Qualifications. PhD, or equivalent training; a record of significant research achievements; minimum of 3 years of teaching experience at the post-secondary level (for applicants to the Assistant Professor position), or a minimum of 5 years of teaching experience at the post-secondary level (for applicants to the Associate Professor position); and a strong commitment to teaching, research, service, and collegial collaboration.

Application Requirements. 1) A cover letter explaining interest in the position and which position you would like to be considered for (Assistant Professor or Associate Professor; see qualifications above); 2) CV, including record of publications, projects, and/or weblinks; 3) Statement of research practice; 4) Statement of teaching philosophy; 5) Names and contact information for three recommenders; and 6) Copies of three (maximum) publications, to: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu.

Optional. Applicants have the option to submit a portfolio of up to 10 images and other media samples to: https://ctsa.slideroom.com. There is a fee associated with submission of materials.

Deadline. Thursday, April 10, 2014, with application review continuing until the position is filled.

EEO/AA Policy. UCI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and other under-represented groups. UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples and is dedicated to work-lifebalance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF Advance Award for gender equity. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All positions at University of California are subject to budgetary approval.