Now Hiring - Three Tenure Track Faculty at the School of Art
The School of Art at Kent State University is now hiring three full-time tenure-track faculty positions in printmaking, art history, and sculpture and expanded media. The School of Art offers a long tradition of imagination, thought, skill, and achievement in the visual arts. For its students, both current and future, its alumni and its many friends, the School of Art continues to explore ideas, provide the highest standards of craft, and stimulate individual and collective creativity, teaching, and research through its programs, curriculum, and exhibitions. Located in the heart of Northeast Ohio, the university is surrounded by many cultural resources, including museums, galleries, and bustling arts communities.
Art History - The school is searching for an energetic candidate whose teaching and research interests focus on Asian (Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Southeast Asian) or Islamic (in the Mediterranean, Middle East, or Central/Southeast Asia) Art, Architecture, and Material Cultures, from the medieval period to the 18th century, and the ability to teach in more than one area is preferred. Ph.D. in art history or related field is required. Prior university-level teaching experience is preferred.
Deadline - January 11, 2019
Printmaking - MFA degree in Printmaking/Print Media at time of application with preferred collegiate-level teaching experience beyond graduate assistantships, preferably at both undergraduate and graduate levels; experience managing a print shop and preferred experience supervising graduate instructors; demonstrated commitment to teaching and the ability to clearly articulate knowledge of contemporary printmaking practices in the visual arts; knowledge and skill in applying traditional and contemporary printmaking techniques and methodologies as a vehicle for creative inquiry; experience with digital printmaking applications and less toxic processes/materials; demonstrated commitment to creative research with a significant exhibition record in quality, selective venues and an ongoing agenda of creative activity that promises continued professional achievement; ability to communicate effectively and serve as a mentor for graduate and undergraduate students in print media and photography. Preference will be given to applicants with skills in traditional printmaking as well as photo-mechanical print processes, artist’s books, and post-digital printmaking (a hybrid of traditional print with digital fabrication skills).
Deadline - December 20 , 2018
Sculpture and Expanded Media - MFA degree in Sculpture and Expanded Media or related field at time of application with required two-year collegiate-level teaching experience, preferably at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Our ideal candidate will demonstrate a deep commitment, understanding and literacy of the field of Sculpture and its expanded field. Candidates must be able to demonstrate knowledge of historical and contemporary issues in time-based practices; video, sound, performance art, installation and hybrid forms. He/she will be comfortable working and thinking across disciplines in the School of Art and within the College of the Arts, have interests that extend beyond his or her specialty, and encompass broad approaches to art and critical engagement. We are looking for candidates with the ability to situate Sculpture/Expanded Media within historical, cultural, and interdisciplinary frameworks. In the School of Art, we have a relatively new ARTech Studio that houses digital fabrication equipment; being able to teach these new tools to our students is essential as we move forward as an art school in the 21st century.
Deadline - January 11, 2019