The Department of Visual and Public Art at California State University, Monterey Bay seeks a promising artist working in painting and community engaged practice for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2019.
The mission of the Visual and Public Art (VPA) Department is to provide students with a lifelong set of skills that synthesize studio and community arts approaches to artistic production, exhibition, and education. Both individual and collaborative art methodologies are used in the VPA department's integrated emphasis through coursework in painting and murals; sculpture, installation and performance practices; arts education and community practice; photography and media culture. Combining theory with practice, the program's pedagogies focus upon historical and contemporary analysis, community collaboration, artistic production, evaluation and distribution of work with an emphasis on applied research, technical competency, and self-expression. The VPA major equips students with skills of art making, ethical inquiry, self-reflection, visual literacy, empathy and reciprocal community engagement to address the critical issues of aesthetics, social justice and cross-cultural competencies in a multicultural and increasingly interconnected global society. The Visual and Public Art Department currently serves as an undergraduate program.
Applicants to this position should demonstrate an exceptional level of promise and achievement and potential in their work through exhibitions, critical reviews, publications, grants/awards, and/or other related activities. Applicants are required to have a strong foundation in painting and a demonstrated history of community engaged practice, along with a commitment to conceptualize and explore beyond conventional studio practices. Proficiency in a range of materials and techniques, and knowledge of the history and theory of painting, contemporary visual art, and community engaged art is essential. Candidates will teach all levels of painting and drawing and should demonstrate knowledge of the integrated practices of painting and drawing, including the varied forms of drawing in contemporary work. A working familiarity with digital technologies is important. Candidates are expected to contribute in a leadership role to the area of painting area and participate in departmental administration. Applicants are expected to engage in community art within the tri-county region (Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito), and more specifically inner-city and isolated rural populations.
The successful candidate will be responsible for 12 units of direct instruction each semester in a combination of the following: painting, drawing, senior capstone class, and community-based projects for VPA undergraduate courses. The faculty member will be expected to contribute to the development of the painting curriculum and engage in community-based projects for the VPA department. The successful candidate will collaborate in developing local/regional community partnerships, public projects, maintaining sustainable collaborative working relationships, and acting as a liaison with the Service Learning Institute. Faculty member will contribute to new pedagogies, new technologies and development in support of painting and community based projects. They will also serve on Department, College, and University wide committees or task forces.
A Master of Fine Arts degree (MFA) from an accredited program
A strong interdisciplinary portfolio (painting, drawing, and mixed media)
Experience with arts and community organizations through exhibitions and community project management, presentations, collaborative models or commissions, and a history of community art practice
A minimum of 2 years of university teaching experience is required
Ability to teach effectively in a wide range of courses
Project-based teaching skills and public commissions that include field experience in presentations, design, and fabrication of artwork
Experience working effectively in an ethnically, culturally, and socially diverse campus and regional community
Special Conditions of Employment:
The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
The incumbent is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, diversity statement, teaching philosophy, documentation of supporting materials in a single PDF file (including exhibition reviews, published articles, papers, and courses taught, etc.), list of four references (including names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses), 20 images of professional work (each image no larger than 3MB JPEG file and 3000 pixels on longer side), a detailed image list including title, dimension, material, date of completion, and description of each image if necessary, an artist website address, and a link to an optional video file.
A completed online application and all required materials must be received by University Personnel by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screening date listed above to be guaranteed a review. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned. CSUMB will not fax application materials.
For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map). Please check the link provided for the respective hours and the location.
CSU Monterey Bay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to: Age, Disability, Race or Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Identity or Expression, Nationality, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Genetic Information, Veteran or Military Status.
All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.
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About California State University, Monterey Bay
California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB), is a comprehensive public university committed to serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class, historically under-served, and low income populations. The university values an educational environment of cultural and linguistic diversity and gender equity; ethical reflection and practice; effective and experimental use of technologies as resources to people and catalysts for learning; and the integration of cross-disciplinary models enabling students, faculty and staff to engage in innovative instruction and coordinated service learning. The curriculum is organized around student learning outcomes. It is global in perspective, and of sufficient breadth and depth to meet local, regional, and statewide needs, specifically those of both isolated rural communities and inner-city populations. The identity of the University is framed by substantive commitment to a multilingual, multicultural, intellectual community which enables students, faculty and staff to cross institutional boundaries for innovative instruction, broadly defined scholarly and creative activity, and coordinated community service. The campus is ...located on Monterey Bay, 100 miles south of San Francisco.
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