October 26, 2010

University of Southern California: Call for Applications

USC Roski School of Art and Design

USC Roski School of Fine Arts is seeking an experienced scholar and teacher with a strong commitment to undergraduate education who will be responsible for developing the critical studies program within an undergraduate studio curriculum. The position entails developing lower and upper level undergraduate courses that are interdisciplinary and which support the study and integration of the theoretical and scholarly aspects of the visual arts in studio practice during the art or design student’s course of study. The candidate will develop an innovative vision for undergraduate critical studies in collaboration with the Roski School faculty, and build upon existing linkages within the University. The position requires administrative leadership and service to the University. USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: January 3, 2011. Applicants should submit a letter of application (discussing how the candidate would approach teaching and the development of critical studies at Roski), a curriculum vitae, the names of three references, and one representative publication. All application materials at this time are to be submitted electronically and should be sent to:

First organized in 1887, the USC Roski School of Fine Arts is the oldest art program in the region. The School is noted for its richly varied programs from the mastery of traditional skills to cutting-edge scholarship and exploration of the newest frontiers in contemporary art. The School’s renowned faculty provides students with a well-balanced education in creative, interpretive, and critical processes essential to practicing art. In lectures, seminars, and studio meetings, faculty energetically challenge fixed notions of art and culture. The School offers B.F.A. and B.A. degrees, and master’s degrees in fine arts (M.F.A.) and public art studies (M.P.A.S.). The School maintains strong relationships with a wide range of Southern California’s exceptional museums, galleries, cultural institutions, and art and design professionals.

Founded in 1880, USC is the oldest private research university in the West. Located in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology, medicine, and international trade, the University is one of the world’s leading private research universities. USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic and geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.

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