November 9, 2013

Call for applications: Critical Theory and/or Contemporary Art, Craft and Design Theory

Cranbrook Academy of Art
Courtesy of Cranbook Academy of Art.

Cranbrook Academy of Art, a preeminent graduate school of art, design and architecture seeks applicants working in the fields of Critical Theory and/or Contemporary Art, Craft and Design Theory for a one-semester residential teaching fellowship for Fall 2014.  Please note: we are not seeking candidates who are primarily studio artists or who propose a studio-based series.

Candidates must hold an advanced degree in their field (MA or higher, PhD preferred), have graduate-level teaching experience and an interest in the links between theory and visual art/craft/design studio practice. The Fellow will give two public lectures and conduct discussion groups with graduate students. They will also be asked to review student art work and participate in occasional studio critiques. Opportunities also exist for creative curatorial, research or other projects while in residence.  This position is well-suited to an emerging professional, although all levels are invited to apply.

Fellowship includes:
Travel stipend toward R/T travel to campus and/or professional activities
Housing (private apartment on campus)
Fellows must reside on campus and be free from professional duties during fellowship (September 8- December 19, 2014)

Application must be postmarked by December 2, 2013.

To apply, send a single PDF that includes:

– Completed application form:

– Letter of interest

– Academic CV (including bibliography of published work)

– Proposal of a series for the fall 2014 semester (to include two lectures and three discussion topics)

– Names and contact information for three references (must include telephone number)

– Please title your application pdf with your first and last name (example : marie.curie.pdf)

Email application to:
Trisha Holt, Academic Programs Coordinator
[email protected]

Founded in 1932, Cranbrook Academy of Art is located on a National Historic Landmark campus in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The country’s only independent graduate-only program in visual art, architecture and design, Cranbrook offers an intense and intimate learning experience for 150 graduate students in a community of studio-based programs where Artists-in-Residence mentor students to creatively influence contemporary culture.

For more information, contact Trisha Holt at [email protected] / T +1 248 645 3363

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