UCSC Art Department: Lecture Pool - Social Art Practice (Ongoing)

POSTED BY: Jennifer Parker | Mon Nov 3rd, 2014 5:45 p.m.
LOCATION: University of California Santa Cruz


Open Oct 27, 2014 through Jun 30, 2017
Note: If an Initial Review Date is given, you must complete your application by that date to ensure full consideration.

The Art Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an on-going pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach full- or part-time, either during the academic year or Summer Session. We seek applications from outstanding candidates to teach Social Art Practice, who are pursuing careers as creative and distinctive artists (versus those whose work reflects technical), and who have experience teaching Social Art Practice at the college or university level. We have an interest in candidates with multidisciplinary orientation, bridging areas of Social Art Practice, which includes public art, intermedia, print media, digital art and new media, sculpture, and performance. In addition, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a broad understanding of the scholarly field of visual art practices. Possible related areas of research and teaching might include immersive environments and convergences of design, art, science and technology. As always, the department seeks to add to its current strength in the creation of socially and environmentally engaged work. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching. Candidates accepted to our pool may be approached by other units to teach in areas related to their demonstrated areas of expertise.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: M.F.A. or Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree (practice or research based) in related field of study (i.e. social art practice), or four years of equivalent professional experience in artistic and creative work consisting of national and/or international record of performances, exhibitions, or installations in museums, galleries, festivals, or alternative venues engaging the general public.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: University teaching experience. Applicant should have a notable exhibition record, and show professional experience in contemporary practice of social art practice, which includes interactive art installation and sculpture, digital video, animation, gaming, social media, sound art and physical computing. Experience teaching in specialty areas such as sculpture, intermedia, public art, games, electronic art, and performance are welcome to apply.


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