Assistant Professor in Illustration
Position: The Department of Art & Art History at the University of Utah invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in Illustration at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting date and appointment July 1, 2018.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have an MFA or equivalent terminal degree with exceptional skills in Illustration with mastery in both traditional and digital media. Applicants should have a strong professional record of industry experience, creative research practice and excellent teaching methods; with a solid understanding of the history of illustration, and the drive and curiosity for discovering the new and innovative. We seek applicants with a clear vision of the role of illustration in current industry applications, and the ability to draw on their research and professional practice in order to integrate these perspectives and methodologies into the classroom.
Responsibilities: The Department of Art & Art History in the College of Fine Arts offers BFA and MFA degrees in Studio Art. The new faculty member will collaboratively develop an Illustration Emphasis & Minor curriculum with department faculty that reflects marketplace needs for innovative visual interdisciplinary approaches. The successful candidate can expect to teach a 2/2-course load per calendar year.
Candidates are expected to teach beginning to advanced level courses to undergraduate and graduate students and work independently with MFA candidates. Additional program administration, includes portfolio reviews, advising MFA candidates in various art disciplines and assisting with recruitment of the undergraduate and graduate program. Tenure-track faculty are expected to develop and engage in a robust creative research and teaching agenda in addition to supporting the service mission of the program, department and the University of Utah.
Careerline Assistant Professor (Lecturer) Sculpture lntermedia
Position: The Department of Art & Art History at the University of Utah invites applications for a Full-time, non-tenure-track appointment in Sculpture/lntermedia at the rank of Assistant Professor (Lecturer) commencing in Fall 2017. Contract period is one year with possible additional 3 year renewable contract.
The Sculpture Intermedia area of the Art & Art History Department is a forward thinking, interdisciplinary, studio art program where we practice a combination of traditional sculpture processes/techniques as well as cutting-edge digital means and modes of creative research.
We are seeking to hire a career-line teaching sculptor who will educate students on specific skill sets using traditional and non-traditional methods of working with wood and metal in our four dedicated labs, utilizing the machines and tools necessary for manipulating these materials and creating artworks that speak about our times. Along with this specialized, traditional fabrication skill set, the ideal candidate will possess knowledge of digital processes and equipment to expand the use of the Laser Cutter already in the department as well as future acquisitions such as a CNC router and a Water Jet Plasma Cutter.
This teaching position will focus on teaching a broad range of undergraduate and graduate students specific traditional sculptural skill sets. The teaching load for this position is 3 courses per semester with the option of summer courses. A typical teaching schedule include metal sculpture, wood working , mold making and three foundation courses per year, although exact teaching schedule will vary from year to year.
Shop Tech / Maintenance Specialist
Assists both undergraduate and graduate students outside of the classroom in the wood shop, welding shop, metal casting shop, plaster room, small metals room and laser cutter individually as well as in small groups. In addition, this shop technician would assist other faculty, both full and part time, in learning the skills needed to work with the tools, machinery and equipment in these labs. This would include short technical training workshops for adjunct faculty as needed.