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Assistant Professor of Art, affiliated with African American Studies

University of California, Irvine, United States
Deadline: 20 February 2023

Courtesy of Claire Trevor School of the Arts

Courtesy of Claire Trevor School of the Arts

The Claire Trevor School of the Arts is seeking candidates to fill one Assistant Professor of Art affiliated with African American Studies position. They are seeking a visual artist exploring the multidimensional experience of Black life in the United States. The artist’s practice may be studio-based (painting, sculpture, photography, video. etc.), interdisciplinary or performative. Some dimension of the ideal candidate’s creative research should engage audiences through participatory, collaborative, or community-based projects.

Position Description

The Assistant Professor will develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Art. The Claire Trevor School of the Arts is seeking a candidate to design some courses to be cross-listed with African American Studies, and engage with the Black Thriving Initiative and other research cluster faculty in other schools. The successful candidate will serve as an artist-in-residence at UCI Langson Institute and Museum of California Art during the first three years of the Poetic Justice Initiative and work with cluster faculty to develop relationships and programming with community-based arts organizations.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  1. MFA or equivalent training; and
  2. Experience teaching at the post-secondary level.

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Cover Letter – A cover letter explaining interest in the position, addressed to “Search Committee.”
  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V. , including record of publications, projects, and weblinks, if any.
  • Artist Statement – Discussing candidate’s creative research.
  • Teaching Philosophy Statement
  • Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement – Statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, particularly as is related to the goals of the Poetic Justice Initiative and Black Thriving Initiative. For reference, please review UCI’s Commitment to Inclusive Excellence here. For additional information on writing this statement, please click here.
  • Portfolio – Submit a portfolio of up to 10 images and other media samples.
  • Authorization to Release Information Form – A reference check will be completed only if you are made a tentative offer to a Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at any rank. Download, complete, sign, and upload the form: here.

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)
  • Names and contact information for three recommenders only (no actual letters).

Apply here.

Application Window

Open date: November 1, 2022

Next review date: Monday, Feb 20, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

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