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January 8, 2009

Pacific Northwest College of Art Seeks Chair for MFA in Visual Studies Program

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) at Willamette University
Pacific Northwest College of Art Seeks Chair for MFA in Visual Studies Program

The MFA Chair’s primary responsibility will be to work closely with the faculty and administration to develop course syllabi and outcomes, recruit and select students, develop a schedule of visiting artists/scholars/designers, improve library resources, and to match incoming students with qualified mentors. For more about PNCA and the complete posting with application requirements, please visit the PNCA Web site.

To apply, candidates must send hard copies — e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Please send letter of interest including: resume/CV with e-mail contact information, 20 examples of work in digital form, 10 examples of student work with project descriptions, URLs and/or digital portfolio (PDF format), statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and contact information for two other references to:

Chair of MFA in Visual Studies Search
Pacific Northwest College of Art
1241 NW Johnson St.
Portland, OR 97209

Deadline: February 1, 2009

About PNCA
Since its founding in 1909, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) has become a leader in innovative educational programming that connects students to a global perspective in the visual arts. The College offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Communication Design, Illustration, Intermedia, General Fine Arts, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture. In addition, the College offers a mentor-based MFA in Visual Studies and a new joint MFA in Applied Craft and Design with Oregon College of Art and Craft. PNCA has the oldest continuously running community arts education program in the Northwest. From its base in the heart of the Pearl district, PNCA is actively involved in Portland’s cultural programming through exhibitions and a vibrant public program of lectures and visiting artists from around the world. In conjunction with its Ford Institute for Visual Education (FIVE), the College is pleased to present PNCA + FIVE Idea Studios, which bring internationally renowned artists such as James Turrell, philosopher Jacques Rancière, art critic Saul Ostrow, and theorist Tom Zummer. Visit on-line for a full events calendar and to learn more about PNCA’s BFA degree, MFA in Visual Studies or Continuing Education courses for all ages and skill levels. www.pnca.edu.

For more information go to: http://pnca.edu/programs/mfa/

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