Michigan Technological University’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty appointment, at the rank of Assistant Professor of Art, beginning August, 2014. The ideal candidate will have an active practice of making objects. He or she will teach beginning to advanced undergraduate students in media including three and two dimensional design and drawing. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable: material studies or material culture; human computer interaction; industrial design; cultural theory; any sculptural medium. The position entails advising and supervision of departmental art facilities. The successful candidate will be engaged as a practicing artist in their discipline(s), demonstrate familiarity with contemporary art, and will work for the betterment of the department’s interdisciplinary endeavor. Concern for the growth of students studying in STEM and humanities fields is essential.
Required Qualifications: MFA in Art completed by summer of 2014 and evidence of a year of successful, college level teaching.
Desired Qualifications: 2 or more years of college level teaching experience.
Submit the following documents as a PDF via an email not to exceed 24 MB in size. 1) letter of application 2) artist statement 3) curriculum vitae 4) a list of three or more references with email and phone contact 5) 20 examples of applicant’s work (captioned ) 6) 20 examples of student work in 2D, 3D and drawing media (captioned). In addition applicants may send samples of course syllabi of their creation for courses taught or planned.
Questions may be addressed to Anne Beffel aebeffel at mtu.edu
Review of applications begins immediately. Interviews will begin at the CAA conference.
Michigan Tech is located in Houghton, MI in the heart of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and is rated as one of the Top 10 summer travel destinations, as well as one of the Top 10 outdoor spots in the country for our bike trails, Olympic-caliber cross country ski trails, Lake Superior shoreline, and numerous inland lakes.
Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM.
We also have a Dual Career Program which assists departments with partner orientation to the university and community and identification of possible positions for partners (see www.dual.mtu.edu).
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