Stanford’s Department of Art & Art History seeks an adjunct instructor to develop and teach two sections of an interdisciplinary Foundations II studio art course in 3D/4D and experimental/digital media in the winter and spring quarters of 2022. This appointment may optionally be combined with an offer to teach two to four additional courses in 3D/4D or experimental/digital media to create up to a full-time, 6-course position providing medical and other employee benefits. Additional courses might include topics in sculpture, video, installation, performance, or digital media practices.
The goal of the Foundations II course is to introduce students to a range of contemporary artists, art practices and introductory projects spanning sculpture, video, digital media, performance and installation. In addition to hands-on experience across these media, students will gain an understanding of the relationships between these media and their interdisciplinary use in contemporary art.
The Foundations II instructor will coordinate with the Foundations I instructor, under the supervision of an art practice faculty member, to create a coherent 20-week Foundations curriculum where the artists, readings, discussions, and projects build from Foundations I (drawing, painting, photography and printmaking) through Foundations II (sculpture, video, performance and experimental/digital media). Together this sequence of courses offers students a basic understanding and applied knowledge of the elements and principles of studio art, the integration of historical and theoretical context as well as conceptual thinking into the dynamics of artistic development and production, the incorporation of diverse media and related technical skills into creative processes, and the importance of organizing and referencing artistic research as well as written and verbal communication in support of artistic production.
Instructor responsibilities include:
● Developing a 10-week curriculum as the second half of a coherent 20-week Foundations curriculum
● Coordinating online and in-person instruction and teaching bi-weekly studio classes for two 10-week quarters (winter and spring quarters AY22 for the Foundations II course only, or two courses per quarter for three quarters for the full-time position.)
● Coordinating with lab managers and course TAs
● Availability for regular weekly student meetings/office hours outside of course time
● Collaborating with art practice faculty and department staff on program-related activities as needed (such as guest lecturers, exhibitions, etc.)
● Working with art practice faculty to evaluate the course content and student learning results in order to create and support a robust art practice curriculum.
MFA or an equivalent terminal degree in Studio Art, Design, Art Education or a closely related field, at least two years of college-level teaching experience, and a demonstrated dedication to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Three or more years of college-level teaching experience in diverse media, successful in the development of innovative curricula, actively engaged as an artist in their professional field.
Required Application Materials:
• Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications, areas of expertise, and interest in the position. If you are interested in a full-time appointment, please indicate this and note the number and types of other courses you would want to teach, with 1-2 sentence descriptions if the topic is not self-explanatory.
• Curriculum vitae
• Artwork samples. (A minimum of ten sample files are required and a maximum of fifteen will be accepted. The sample files may include clips of audio or video, but the total combined duration of all audio and video submissions may not exceed 5 minutes). Do not submit 2D work as a video slide show.
• Sample syllabi from a course or courses that you have designed and taught
• Contact information for 2 references
• Finalists will be asked to provide previous course evaluations for 2 courses.
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