One-year visiting professorship for the 2020-21 academic year
The School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University announces the Kraus Distinguished Professorship, a one-year position within the School. We are seeking an established artist with a record of national and/or international exhibitions and presentations in the practice of sculpture, installation, and/or site works.
Artists whose work explores an experimental and expanded approach to the fields of sculpture and installation, or who are working in hybrid media and alternative forms are encouraged to apply. Special attention will be given to candidates who bring both critical and technical knowledge to their work, and to those who can join our community with a fresh approach to artmaking that they are eager to share with students.
We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized or underrepresented in art and higher education and who will contribute to the breadth of our program.
The Kraus Distinguished Visiting Professor will teach one advanced sculpture class of their own design per semester, conduct senior project/graduate student critiques, maintain a visible studio practice, and present in the School of Art Lecture Series. A private studio will be provided with access to the School’s myriad digital and technology-based facilities and fabrication tools.
The School of Art is one of five schools in the College of Fine Arts, which also includes the Schools of Architecture, Design, Drama, and Music. Benchmarks of the School include collaborative relationships with innovative learning environments such as The Center for the Arts in Society, the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and the Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology Programs (IDeATE); individual studios for all junior and senior BFAs; 24-hour access to state-of-the-art facilities; and a unique curriculum that includes contextual practice, critical theory, and technology alongside traditional programs in painting, drawing, and sculpture. The MFA Program in the School of Art is ranked as number six in the US and is currently number one in Time based and New Media by US News and World Reports.
Carnegie Mellon University is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which has been cited as being the “Best Arts Destination” among mid-sized cities and one of the USA?s most affordable and livable places. In addition to the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Andy Warhol Museum, and the Mattress Factory, the city has a vibrant young art scene that includes many small galleries and alternative exhibition opportunities.
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.