University of California, Irvine, seeks Professor of Sculpture, deadline March 8

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Tenured or Tenure-Track Position in Sculpture

Position Description: The Department of Art at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor
School of the Arts seeks a Professor of Sculpture. The Department Art offers
both the Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) and the Master of Fine Arts degree
(MFA). The starting date for the position is July 1, 2013, with teaching
responsibilities commencing in September 2013.
Faculty positions at the University of California entail research, teaching,
and service responsibilities. The Department of Art is looking for a
colleague producing and exhibiting sculpture at the forefront of
contemporary art. The department seeks someone who possesses a deep
understanding of contemporary art with a thoughtful appreciation of
historical precedent, challenging the limits of existing conventions while
embracing both new and traditional methods of production. The successful
candidate must be able to teach sculpture studio courses at all
undergraduate levels, as well as lecture courses in his/her field of
expertise to a general undergraduate population. In addition, the new
faculty member should possess the versatility to teach interdisciplinary
critique courses, participate in the mentorship of graduate students, and
share in departmental administrative duties such as program planning and
committee participation.
This a growing department of 16 full-time faculty. A heterogeneous group of
artists and scholars, the department values rigor, inquiry, and
experimentation over specific ideologies or intellectual methods. The
department’s research and instruction address art in a multitude of cultural
contexts from galleries and museum to cultural arenas beyond the
conventional art world. Areas of interest include, but not limited to, the
legacies of modern and post-modern art discourses, “post-studio” practices,
gender and queer theory, deconstruction and postcolonial critique, media and
new technologies, museum and curatorial studies, social practice and
public/community cultural work. Qualifications: MFA or equivalent training;
a record of significant research (exhibitions, commissions, etc.); 3-5 years
of teaching experience at the post-secondary level (for applicants to the
Tenure-Track position), or a minimum of 6 years of teaching experience at
the post-secondary level (for applicants to the Tenured position); and a
strong commitment to teaching, research, and service.
Application Requirements: 1) A cover letter explaining interest in the
position; 2) CV, including record of publications, projects, and weblinks;
3) Statement of art practice; 4) Statement of teaching philosophy; and 5)
Names and contact information for three recommenders, to: In addition, applicants must submit a portfolio
of up to 20 images and other media samples to:
There is a fee associated with submission of materials.
Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2013, with application review continuing until
the position is filled.
EEO/AA Policy: UCI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to excellence
through diversity, and strongly encourages applications from women,
minorities, and other under-represented groups. UCI is responsive to the
needs of dual career couples and is dedicated to work-life balance through
an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF Advance
Award for gender equity. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and
experience. All positions at University of California are subject to
budgetary approval.

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