The Department of Fine Arts at Tarleton State University seeks applications for an artist-in-residence for the 2019-2020 academic year with expertise in design. The position is a 9-month half time non-tenure track position (20 hours per week).The selected artist is expected to be accessible to the Department of Fine Arts community, and to develop a relationship with Digital Media Studies, Art, and Design students through workshops, lectures, or talks to be scheduled in consultation with the faculty.
Tarleton State University, located in Stephenville, Texas (about an hour from the Dallas-Fort Worth metro complex) is a school committed to diversity: we welcome proposals from a diverse pool of applicants. With a comprehensive Digital Media Studies, Visual Arts programs operating within the larger Department of Fine Arts, TSUâ™s goal relevant to the AIR position is the completion of a project that will benefit student education in the Department of Fine Arts, and the Tarleton community at large.
First consideration will be given to candidates who apply by March 25. A review of applications will begin as they are received.
Applications will include the following:
Unofficial copies of all transcripts
Contact information for three references
Portfolio: link to portfolio or design examples; or 10-20 images of relevant work in pdf format
Project proposal pdf outlining the goal and description of the intended work (1-2 pages in length)
Finalists will send in additional materials upon request of the committee. Direct questions to the Search Committee Chairperson: Megan Ehrhart (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Responsibilities: 60% Work directly with Tarleton State University community on a project that will culminate in an exhibition. Produce new artistic works, including art for the Universityâ™s use.
10% Assist staff and administration by designing artwork that promotes university activities.
20% Interact with students in the form of lectures, workshops, open studio time, and visits to classes which includes participation in critiques, and other informal conversations.
5% Show support for student creativity by attending student art shows.
5% Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Undergraduate or graduate degree in design or related field
Additional Preferred Qualifications
2 years experience in professional and/or commercial design or related field
Internal Number: R-016444
About Tarleton State University
With its main campus in Stephenville, an hour southwest of Fort Worth, Tarleton State University offers the value of a Texas A&M University System degree with its own brand of personal attention, individual opportunities, history, tradition and community. Tarleton is a vibrant learning community with nearly 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a doctorate in education, within five colleges—Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology. Tarleton’s research centers include the renowned Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research and the Southwest Regional Dairy Center. Recent additions to the Stephenville campus consist of a state of the art Nursing Building, and a new $25 million living and learning residence hall for 500 students. Tarleton has extended the reach of state-supported, affordable education by expanding online undergraduate and graduate programs with classes in Waco, Midlothian and the Southwest Metroplex Center in Fort Worth. Tarleton offers a traditional, residential college experience with a lively campus atmosphere, intercollegiate athletics, dozens of student or...ganizations and cultural attractions. Students benefit from the personal attention, warmth and faculty interaction found at smaller, liberal arts institutions.
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