Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, InterArts

Fairfax, VA, VA
Nov 14, 2018
Feb 04, 2019
Education, Research
Full Time

Job Category : Instructional or Research Faculty

Working hours :

Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, InterArts

The George Mason University School of Art seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in the InterArts program to begin Fall 2019. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment.

InterArts faculty teach core courses in theory, writing, aesthetics, and extended studio practice that connect to the other arts disciplines in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, as well as the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. The program, which seeks to function as a think tank within the College of Visual and Performing Arts, emphasizes art as research and incorporating writing and fieldwork in artistic process, and inviting artists to engage with the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. The entire university serves as both resource and laboratory for InterArts inquiry, as do institutions such as the National Archives, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, and the Kennedy Center. InterArts also seeks out organizational and institutional collaborations, both national and international, in making connections between the arts and other modes of inquiry and action. The ethos is inclusive and collaborative, with students invited to partner on professional projects. InterArts is also concerned with artistic inquiry and interchange through writing and publishing.

The successful candidate could be an artist, writer, and/or curator, and should have a substantial professional practice and art world connections. The preferred candidate approaches art with cross-disciplinary and integrative sensibilities. The candidate should bring to the position a commitment to developing partnerships with researchers and students across the university, as well as with other institutions. It is expected that the candidate will have a strong vision for an expanded approach to arts practice that will catalyze the development of the program.

Required Qualifications:

  • M.F.A or Ph.D. (or other terminal degree);
  • Practicing artist, writer, and/or curator; and
  • National/international record of exhibitions, projects, and/or publications. Preferred Qualifications:
  • Significant college teaching experience;
  • Experience in writing and publishing;
  • Significant institutional affiliations and alliances; and
  • Successful record of project funding. About Mason: Located in greater Washington D.C., George Mason University is the largest and youngest of Virginias state universities, serving 35,000 students. Mason is a Research I university with one of the most ethnically and economically diverse student bodies in the United States. The NASAD-accredited School of Art occupies a recently constructed 80,000-square-foot facility and is the largest program within the College of Visual and Performing Arts, with 350 majors. Twenty full-time faculty teach in concentrations in Photography, Sculpture, New Media, Art Education, InterArts, Printmaking, Painting, Drawing, and Graphic Design, with graduate programs in Fine Arts, Graphic Design and Art Education. InterArts-affiliated projects within the School of Art include: Provisions Research Center for Art and Social Change; Floating Lab Collective; Navigation Press; Finding a Line (with the Kennedy Center); and the Green Studio; as well as a minor in Art and Social Change. The College of Visual and Performing Art includes Visual Art, Dance, Theater, Music, Computer Game Design, Film and Video Studies, and Arts Management.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F7986z at http://jobs.gmu.edu by February 1, 2019. The following materials should be submitted in PDF form: (1) Cover letter referencing research and teaching philosophies; (2) Curriculum vitae; (3) Names and contact information of three references; (4) Sample of original syllabi of courses taught; (5) 10 examples of student work; (6) Maximum of 20 images (JPEGs or MPEGS), or a list of internet links to edited examples of the applicants artwork including titles and dates of creation; and (7) Other support materials, including images of exhibition catalogs or other publications.

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Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Masons diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

Job Close Date : 2019-02-01

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