Department:Department of Art Rank:Assistant Professor Annual Basis:9 Month
Application Deadline November 16, 2018; position open until filled
Required Application Materials Application instructions updated 9/13/18 Review of applications will begin November 16, 2018. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by that date. The position will remain open until filled. No incomplete applications will be reviewed.
A complete application must include a cover letter outlining specific interests and qualifications, a CV including a listing of courses taught (with the possibility that syllabi may be requested later), an artist statement, a statement on teaching philosophy, and a statement addressing your contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. A list of three references must be submitted at this time, with the possibility that letters and additional academic support materials will be requested at a later date.
Additionally, candidates must submit a digital portfolio in the form 20 images/examples of the candidate’s own work, as well as 10 examples of student work; all image samples must include name, title, size, media, and date work was completed, and in the case of student work, include the course title. All digital portfolio materials are to be uploaded via Slideroom using the following link: https://uoaaa.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/45238/j6KW8Ww1ru
Position Announcement The University of Oregon’s Department of Art invites applications for a tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor specializing in New Media Artist/Feminist Discourse to begin in fall 2019. This position will teach in the Art & Technology program, with additional interdisciplinary opportunities, including graduate seminars, advanced studios and foundations. The University of Oregon operates on a system of three 10-week quarters with a typical load of five courses per year. Service responsibilities include committee contributions, advising, and participation in shared governance. Creative practice and research should engage new media practices and critical cultural questions informed by intersectional feminism, cyberfeminism, activism and social practice, new materialism or the feminist history of science and technology studies. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to a sustained and advancing creative practice. Entering faculty generally will not supervise student employees (undergraduate and graduate), adjunct faculty, or classified staff, but may do so once tenure is granted.
Department or Program Summary The Art & Technology program is one of two majors in the Department of Art offering degrees and the BS/BA and BFA levels. The program currently has 5 Tenure Track and 5 Non-Tenure Track faculty and approximately 170 majors. The Art & Technology program encourages the combining of new media practice with strong technical sophistication, a rich sense of visual design, and critical creative and theoretical thinking.
Situated within a nationally recognized research institution, the Department of Art attracts students and faculty who value the study of studio art in the context of a larger intellectual and critical environment. Our curriculum reflects a diverse and fluid set of creative practices and critical methodologies. Students engage broad and interdisciplinary approaches, as well as depth within specific media area practices. A robust visiting lecture series, bringing 10-12 artists, critics and curators to campus each year, complements the curriculum. Nationally and internationally active, the faculty thrive on making connections between their individual studio practices and teaching. While we have diverse backgrounds, philosophies and approaches, we have a strong commitment to a collective mission and a shared governance model.
The Department of Art is one of the two departments, along with Product Design, within the School of Art and Design within the College of Design, which also includes Architecture, the History of Art and Architecture, Arts Administration, Landscape Architecture, Historic Preservation, and Planning, Public Policy and Management. With more than 400 undergraduates and 30 graduate students, the Department of Art offers BA/BS, BFA and MFA degrees; the curriculum encompasses core studio, ceramics, art & technology (print media, animation, video and interactivity), fibers, jewelry and metals, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. The Department includes 20 tenure-track faculty and 12 Career Instructors.
Minimum Requirements We are seeking a new media artist whose work operates at the nexus of art, technology and feminist discourses. We seek a colleague whose creative practice and teaching recognizes that feminist discourses are pivotal, both in theorizing and the development of technoculture, but also in addressing urgent philosophical questions of our time. The successful candidate will exhibit a professional record that indicates a commitment to a sustained and developing creative practice. Previous college teaching experience is required. The applicant should have expertise in one or more of the following areas, in an art context: creative coding, animation, participatory practices, virtual and augmented reality, digital fabrication, robotics, or other emerging technologies. The candidate’s research and creative practice should demonstrate a strong conceptual development, sophisticated aesthetics across media and a solid background in feminist art theory and art history. We seek a colleague who is interested in contributing to an established and progressive Art & Technology program. The Department of Art is committed to continuing to support and sustain ongoing critical dialogue around intersectional feminist discourses. The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds and media areas. An MFA, or equivalent terminal degree is required.
About the University The University of Oregon is an AAU Research I institution and has over 24,000 undergraduate students and approximately 4,000 graduate students. The UO is known for its spirit of cooperation and collaboration, and for its ability to provide a variety of personal and professional opportunities that enrich the academic community. The University actively supports an institutional commitment to diversity and multiculturalism. Through this search, the Department of Art seeks to further this commitment and encourages applications from women and underrepresented groups.
The University of Oregon is located in Eugene, Oregon’s second largest city. Located 110 miles south of Portland, the Eugene metro area (pop. 216,000) is in a region noted for its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment. Within only an hour’s drive are the ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, and the Cascade and Coast mountain ranges.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-346-5112.
UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.
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The University of Oregon, founded in 1876, is the stat'?s flagship institution. Located in Eugene, an energetic college town, the university offers academic excellence and hands-on learning opportunities in a welcoming atmosphere. Towering trees shade the 295-acre campus, where students, faculty members, and employees from a wide variety of backgrounds share a commitment to preserving the environment and pursuing innovation in more than 260 academic programs that range from Eugene to Portland and from the coast to the mountains. For more information visit http://www.uoregon.edu/about
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