Academic Position

Visiting Assistant Professor – Art + Technology – University of Florida: College of the Arts

The University of Florida’s School of Art + Art History (SA+AH) seeks a full-time assistant professor in studio art with expertise in art and technology to contribute to the growth of our vibrant program. We seek a forward-looking educator with strong intellectual, communication, organizational, and leadership skills to contribute to and advance the program through teaching and service. This faculty position will teach undergraduates in Art + Technology both in foundational as well as advanced classes. Additionally, the candidate will potentially interface with graduate students in critiques and seminars. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an understanding of contemporary art issues, methods, and technologies, and engage questions of culture and community.

The University of Florida College of the Arts intends to be a transformative community, responding to and generating paradigmatic shifts in the arts and beyond. As artists and scholars, we embrace the complexity of our evolving human experience and seek to empower our students and faculty to shape that experience fearlessly through critical study, creative practice, and provocation.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty, seeking faculty of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

Responsibilities: Teach a 3/2-course load at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Actively engage in service to the Art + Technology area, the School of Art + Art History, the college and the community. The ideal candidate will have a transdisciplinary art practice engaged with research in areas such as video, digital fabrication, 3-D animation, cinema post-production, and computer programming within an art context. The applicant will be conversant with contemporary art theory and practice. We seek an innovative artist/educator who can engage students at all levels of undergraduate studio education as well as graduate students.

ABOUT THE ART + TECHNOLOGY AREA:
Technology and mediated information are transforming the world in which we live, resulting in shifts in social interaction and the way we perceive ourselves as well as our environment. Art and artists are increasingly responding to these changes by integrating the language and methods of science. The Art + Technology program prepares students to become artists by facilitating the conceptual, technical, and creative development of an informed and critical practice. The program approaches forms and technologies located at the "cutting-edge" of science and commerce as sites of potential creative discourse, simultaneously realizing alternative possibilities and connections with the continuing dialogue of art. Art + Technology not only empowers artists to produce effective art, but also provides skills that allow students to excel in any endeavor that rewards creativity and innovation.

For more information: https://arts.ufl.edu/academics/art-and-art-history/programs/art-technology/

Qualifications
Minimum Requirements:

  • Possess a terminal degree (ex: MFA, PhD) in studio art.
  • Have minimum 2 year teaching or instructional experience beyond the graduate assistantship.
  • Be conversant with contemporary art theory and practice, with expertise in art + technology.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three years full-time college level teaching beyond the graduate assistantship.
  • Strong evidence of success in teaching at the undergraduate level, including foundations teaching.
  • Knowledge and practice of technologies and processes, such as video, digital fabrication, 3-D animation, cinema post-production, and computer programming within an art context

Demonstrated success at creating professional experiences for students and mentoring graduate students.

Application Instructions
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications must be submitted by 11:55pm on April 21, 2019.

Application Process: Applications must be submitted via the University of Florida's online application system at https://facultyjobs.hr.ufl.edu/. Online applications must include the following: (1) letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of teaching philosophy; (4) 20 student work samples—included or links to view online; (5) sample syllabus and assignments, (6) three confidential letters of reference. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time.

Inquiries may be sent to:
Katerie Gladdys, Chair
Visiting Art + Technology Search
Email: kgladdys@ufl.edu

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call +1 (352) 392- 2477 or the Florida Relay System at +1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

 

About:

SCHOOL OF ART + ART HISTORY:
The mission of the School of Art and Art History (SA+AH) is to nurture a culture of critical inquiry in scholarly and creative pursuits. The faculty within the SA+AH seeks to empower each individual student with knowledge, skills, and insight to respond thoughtfully to our changing world. The SA+AH is driven by the knowledge that visual and scholarly research is vital to the work of the larger university and that this research enhances the lives of its regional, national, and international communities. The school has more than 370 undergraduate and 120 graduate students studying art history, art education, museum studies, design and visual communication, and studio art (art + technology, ceramics, creative photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture). Degrees awarded include the BA, BFA, MA, MFA, and PhD. Through the Harn Eminent Scholar Chair in Art History (HESCAH) endowment and the Visiting Artist lecture series, the SA+AH sponsors a robust program of public talks, symposia, and class visits by leading scholars and artists. Also a part of the School of Art + Art History is the University Galleries—University Gallery, Gary R. Libby Gallery, Grinter Gallery. Together with student-run 4Most Gallery, they offer a diverse program of critically engaged exhibitions of professional and student artwork. The Workshop for Art Research and Practice (WARP)—the school’s studio art foundations program— is housed in a dedicated 6000 sq. ft. WARPhaus near a fabrication lab and design studio at Infinity Hall, a living community for entrepreneurial-minded students. The University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAS). The art education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). For more information, visit www.arts.ufl.edu/art.

COLLEGE OF THE ARTS:
The College of the Arts fosters creative activity, scholarly and artistic excellence, and innovation across disciplines. We achieve the university’s mission by training professionals and educating students as artists and scholars, while developing their critical thinking and inspiring a culture of curiosity and imagination. The College offers baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Approximately 1,500 students are pursuing majors in degrees offered by the College of the Arts under the direction of 120 faculty members in its three accredited schools— the School of Art + Art History, the School of Music and the School of Theatre + Dance, and in the Center for Arts in Medicine and the Digital Worlds Institute. In addition, the college comprises the Center for Arts and Public Policy, the Center for World Arts, the University Galleries, and the University level of the New World School of the Arts in Miami.

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