November 21, 2016

Open positions: The Kraus Distinguished Visiting Professorship and Assistant or Associate Professorship in the area of Sculpture

Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts

Mel Bochner and Michael van Valkenburgh, Kraus Campo, 2005. Carnegie Mellon University.

The Kraus Distinguished Visiting Professorship is a one-year, full-time position. For the 2017–18 professorship, the school seeks artists whose work explores experimental or aesthetic approaches to animation or who are working within the animation in unconventional formats and hybrid media. Special attention will be given to candidates whose practice includes scholarship in the history of animation and/or the moving image. The Kraus Distinguished Visiting Professorship includes a 65,000 USD salary and full benefits package. The Kraus Visiting Professorship is made possible through the generous support of Jill Gansman Kraus and Peter Kraus.

Assistant or Associate Professor of Art in the area of sculpture is a full-time visiting or tenure-track position commensurate with experience. The school seeks a versatile, strongly committed artist whose work explores contemporary issues related to sculpture, installation, and site. Ideal candidates will have a strong foundation in both technical and traditional forms of making as well as experience with experimental fabrication techniques and processes.

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All full-time faculty in the School of Artare provided with a private studio as well as access to the school’s myriad physical, digital, and technology-based facilities and fabrication tools. Established artists with records of international exhibition and who bring both critical and technical knowledge to their work are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have an advanced degree (or equivalent) and 3-5 years of teaching experience at the university or college level. The deadline for applications is January 30, 2017. Both appointments are to begin in fall 2017.

About The School of Art
The School of Art is one of five schools within 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 Arts in Society, the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and IDeATE; and a unique curriculum that includes contextual practice, critical theory, and technology alongside programs in electronic and time based media, painting, drawing, and sculpture.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 and The School of Art value equality of opportunity, mutual respect and believe that a diverse campus community is essential to enriching intellectual exchanges and enhancing cultural understanding. As such, CMU does not discriminate against any Faculty or Staff, or any applicant for employment, on the basis of disability, protected veteran status, race, ethnicity, or gender.


The School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University announces two positions

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