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10 Dec 2015

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Art

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Art
Art Department, University of California, Riverside



University of California, Riverside
900 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92521

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The Department of Art at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professorship in Art with a start date of June 30, 2016. We seek applications from individuals actively engaged in a contemporary art practice, working in any medium or across media, with a significant record of exhibition and or publication. 

Candidates should hold a MFA or equivalent degree in a comparable field and possess the breadth and expertise to teach approaches to art making in beginning through graduate level courses. A broad understanding of the history and theory of art that encompasses the practical and theoretical implications of contemporary practices is desirable. Successful candidates will participate in shaping curriculum and sharing the governance of the Department of Art.

The UCR Art Department is located in the Fine Arts Complex which has extensive facilities for art production, including: state of the art photographic and digital imaging equipment, full sculpture lab with CNC and 3d printing capacities, spacious painting and drawing studios, and video production equipment and editing stations. Our MFA program is non-medium specific and has recently moved into new spacious facility offering students private light-filled studios. The University is located 60 miles east of Los Angeles and therefore, has access to its internationally acclaimed art community.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

Applications must include cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and a PDF of 15 images of the applicant's artwork. The contact information for three references who can provide a recommendation upon request are required. References will be contacted at a later time for applicants under consideration. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Dossier of documents should be in PDF electronic format and should be submitted electronically via url: Review of applications will begin on January 8, 2016, and will continue until position is filled.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.