October 27, 2011

Cranbrook Academy of Art Critical Studies Fellowship

Cranbrook 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 Craft, Art and Design Theory for a one-semester residential teaching fellowship for Fall 2012. Candidates with an emphasis in craft are particularly encouraged to apply for 2012. Please note that we are not seeking candidates who are primarily studio artists. 


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 artwork 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 10–December 21, 2012)


Application must be postmarked by December 1, 2011.


To apply, send 3 copies of a packet that includes:
Completed Application Form
Letter of interest
Academic CV (including bibliography of published work)
Proposal of Series for the Fall 2012 semester (to include 2 lectures and 3 discussion topics)
Names and contact information for three references (must include telephone number)

Mail application to:
Sarah Turner / Critical Studies Fellowship
Cranbrook Academy of Art
PO Box 801
39221 Woodward Avenue
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0801


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 Sarah Turner at the address above or: [email protected]


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