Studio Foundation Tenure-Track Faculty - Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 9768
About MassArt:Founded in 1873, and celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2023, Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), is the nation's first and only independent, free-standing public college of art and design in the country. MassArt is an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, makers, educators, innovators and leaders striving to shape the future through art and design. We've spent 150 years demonstrating the truly amazing things that happen when a world-class art and design education is an option for every deserving student. Located in Boston's hub of arts and culture along the Avenue of the Arts, MassArt enrolls 2,000 students and offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in 18 disciplines, as well as continuing education and youth programs.MassArt strives to be a model of diversity and inclusion; the campus community reflects the layers of cultural and self-identity that proudly make up our region, nation, and world. We build effective partnerships with co-workers throughout the College by freely sharing appropriate information and providing assistance to all and maintain an environment that is welcoming to persons of all backgrounds, nationalities, and roles.Job Description:Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Studio Foundation Department, is seeking faculty for tenure-track positions starting at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. We are seeking faculty members to teach across the Studio Foundation First Year curriculum. The Studio Foundation Department is committed to a multi-disciplinary approach in preparing students to enter any of our art and design majors and minors. We seek candidates who have a holistic sense of the Foundations as a discipline of exploration and connections. Faculty may teach in one or more of our four Areas - TIME (4D), Form Study (3D), Visual Language (2D), and Drawing. We are seeking applications from designers and artists with a strong commitment to their studio and teaching practices. With the evolving need to educate in the creative fields, these positions emphasize time-based art and design, a practice rooted in design processes, and three-dimensional art or design practices. An applicant's studio practice and teaching interests should align with these priorities. Required and desired qualifications are detailed below. Successful applicants' practices may integrate emerging and traditional technologies, and should bring those practices to their understanding of Foundations education. Desired candidate experience could include emerging technologies not limited to video and sound production, photography, 2D design, 3D design, and digital fabrication. In addition to an active practice, successful applicants should demonstrate a commitment to diverse, equitable and inclusive learning experiences, to teaching and advising Foundation students, and to departmental curricular development for a pluralistic student body. Full time faculty should expect these commitments to take shape in departmental leadership roles, and inter-departmental collaboration in the form of college-wide shared governance. Salary: $64,000-$82,000This position is governed by the MSCA collective bargain agreement.To be considered for the position, please apply DIRECTLY to the MassArt employment opportunities page: https://massart.interviewexchange.com/static/clients/576MAM1/index.jspMassArt is the oldest, and one of only two public, state supported, independent colleges of art and design in the country. As such, we are honored to serve the public and the broad demographic of the Commonwealth, the region, the nation, and beyond. We are among the leaders in increasing the diversity of our curriculum and support programs, as well as our faculty, staff, and student populations. As we promote an inclusive and equitable environment, we seek candidates who will actively participate in our shared goals and encourage applicants to identify their strengths in this area. MassArt embraces teaching sustainability in art and design and defines it as addressing and solving the problems at the intersections of social justice, health, equity, and the environment.In order to contribute to the ongoing vitality of the department and college's future, applicants must successfully meet the following qualifications: Required Qualifications Master's degree in studio art or design field A minimum of three years of college-level art and design teaching experience, excluding graduate teaching assistantships A minimum of three years of an active and consistent professional record of creative practice, including but not limited to exhibitions, publications, community-based work, design work, collaborative projects, and curation Demonstrated ability to teach a range of courses from among the following Studio Foundation curriculum: 4D studies, 3D studies, 2D studies, and observational Drawing Demonstrated ability to mentor and advise ethnically and economically diverse students, including first generation college bound students Evidence of equitable and inclusive approaches in classroom teaching, critique formats, and curriculum development Strong practical knowledge of art and design fundamentals, dialogues, and practices Strong theoretical knowledge of past, current, and especially emerging art and design histories, languages, and cultures Desired Qualifications Commitment to teaching studio and creative processes for first-year or interdisciplinary students' learning experiences Comprehensive time-based art practice or educational background Comprehensive 2D design practice or educational background Comprehensive 3D art or design practice or educational background, with an emphasis on 3D technologies Experience in teaching the fundamentals of observational drawing Background in sequential art and design Background in lens based digital imaging, production editing, and photographic printing processes, for both video/sound art and photography Evidence of socially engaged or community-based projects with clear positive impact Experience in interdisciplinary and emerging technology in 4D, 3D, and 2D art and designAdditional Information:Please note MassArt does not provide:Employment-based visa sponsorship or non-student exchange visitor visa sponsorship. E-Verify. Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as an adult or juvenile will be conducted on the final candidate prior to an offer of employment. MassArt requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration. MassArt provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other legally protected class. MassArt complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the college operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.Application Instructions:Deadline: Preference will be given to applicants who apply before January 8, 2024.To Apply, send: Letter of interest that addresses the listed requirements and considerationsComprehensive teaching Curriculum Vitae including a list of professional creative accomplishments Artist statement Statement of teaching philosophy including a section on equity and inclusion in teaching20 images of your work with date, material, size, and title. Uploaded as a PDF 20 images of recent student work related to the position, with date, material, size, and title. Uploaded as a separate PDFA list of classes taught with: two course syllabi one course-related project description for students Names, titles, and contact information for three professional referencesEach PDF file cannot exceed 10MBTo be considered for the position, please apply DIRECTLY to the MassArt employment opportunities page: https://massart.interviewexchange.com/static/clients/576MAM1/index.jsp
Colleges of the Fenway is a collaborative effort of five neighboring Boston-based colleges in the Fenway area. This collaboration was created to add value to student academic and social life while seeking innovative methods of investing in new services and containing the costs of higher education. Collectively, the colleges represent more than 12,000 undergraduate students, comprising 16.2% of the total Boston population of undergraduates attending four-year colleges, more than 700 full-time faculty, and 2,300-course offerings.