Department: School of Art & Design
The School of Art and Design and Performing Arts Division seeks a dynamic artist and arts educator for a full time, three-year professor of practice position beginning the 2021-22 academic year.
The School of Art and Design and Performing Arts Division seeks an enterprising individual who will activate and coordinate diversity initiatives through curricular and co-curricular programming. The successful candidate will become part of a progressive, distinguished, and nationally recognized visual and performing arts program and will have the opportunity to develop programing and curricula, in collaboration with students, staff, and faculty. We seek an arts educator with a wide range of experience and practices in the arts. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who are members of groups that historically have been underrepresented in the arts.
Responsibilities: This twelve-month position will work in collaboration with the dean's office and the arts community to:
The School of Art and Design is made of seven divisions: Art History; Ceramic Art; Drawing, Painting and Photography; Expanded Media; Foundations; Sculpture/Dimensional Studies. The Performing Arts Division is made of four departments: Music, Theatre, Dance and Performance Design and Technology. The eight divisions report through division heads and chairs to the Dean. There are forty-six full-time faculty and twenty-three staff and four hundred students.
The divisions are committed to evolving our program and curricula to foster equity, inclusion, and social justice. We are a community dedicated to learning as well as teaching, and we (actively and intentionally embrace the) diversity of ideas and experience as key components of our student centered program.
To apply, please submit the following as two PDF documents:
First PDF document to include:
Second PDF: Applicants are encouraged to submit a second PDF which will include information that further illustrates their perspectives and skills. Please include at least 2 additional items from the list below:
**Documents must all be under 10MB
Review of applications will begin on April 30, 2021. Priority deadline is April 30, 2021. The position is open until filled.
For more information, contact: Angie To, Search Committee Chair@ firstname.lastname@example.org
Located in rural Western NY, Alfred University is the second oldest co-educational college in the United States and one of the earliest to have enrolled African American and Native American students. The Ideal candidates will demonstrate an understanding and commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice as key to our educational community.
The School of Art and Design at Alfred University is an accredited member of NASAD, with 33 full time faculty serving approximately 400 students. The School is unique among institutions of higher education, with an open curriculum, allowing a robust and diverse experience in studio art, design, and art history courses. Students and faculty alike thrive in an intensive and supportive learning environment. Art and Design students are fully integrated into Alfred University's community. The New York State College of Ceramics (NYSCC) includes the School of Art and Design, the lnamori School of Engineering, and Scholes Library. The NYSCC was established in 1900 to advance research in art, design, and engineering. That intellectual and creative legacy exists in all of the areas of study in the School of Art and Design.
Our Performing Arts Division provides collaborative, rigorous and contemporary programs across Music, Theatre, Dance and Performance Design and Technology. For makers and performers, the Performing Arts Division fosters discovery, ideas and creativity through innovative learning. Students co-create [live] art. As practitioners, researchers and scholars, faculty members foster depth of discovery and life-long learning. Each program is designed to be inclusive of all stages of skill, ability and experience, while facilitating student mastery at all levels.
Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
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