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The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
7 East 7th Street
New York, New York 10003
United States

cooper.edu
Above: The Foundation Building, Cooper Union School of Art. Courtesy Cooper Union School of Art.
Above: The Foundation Building, Cooper Union School of Art. Courtesy Cooper Union School of Art.
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
7 East 7th Street
New York, New York 10003
United States

cooper.edu

The Cooper Union story
The Cooper Union was founded in 1859 by philanthropist Peter Cooper to provide an education "equal to the best" to all who qualify, regardless of race, religion, gender, wealth or social status. Today, The Cooper Union provides a rigorous professional education in the Schools of Art, Architecture, and Engineering, including a broad curriculum offered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Fostering a culture of collaboration among a diverse student body and faculty, The Cooper Union teaches students that art, architecture, and engineering have cultural, environmental, and ethical contexts and consequences. As students develop their professional abilities, they recognize their responsibility to advance science and art and to create a sustainable future.

The School of Art
The mission of the School of Art is to educate artists in the broadest sense, both as creative practitioners engaged with a wide range of disciplines in the visual arts and as enlightened citizens of the world who are prepared to question and transform society. The program is structured around an integrated curriculum that fosters connections between disciplines, as well as between traditional and new media. The studio experience affords the opportunity for the development of individual artistic vision in dialogue with collective debates and experiments within an intimate community of artists. The study of history, theory and criticism in the visual arts and general studies in the humanities and social sciences are considered essential in intellectually grounding studio practice. Central to the school’s philosophy is the advancement of the artist’s role in relation to the prevailing forms and institutions of cultural production. Students are challenged to expand their research and experimentation across The Cooper Union, as well as in the surrounding urban environment and in the wider public sphere.

Assistant or Associate Faculty, Lens/Screen-based courses and The Foundation Program
The School of Art invites applications from artists committed to teaching lens/screen-based courses and in the Foundation program. Candidates with knowledge of analog and digital technologies, histories and theories of contemporary art and the moving image are encouraged to apply. Apply here.

Assistant or Associate Faculty, Performance Courses and the Foundation Program
The School of Art invites applications from artists committed to teaching in the areas of Performance and the Foundation Program. Candidates with knowledge of the temporal and ephemeral in the history of art, drawing in the expanded field, histories and theories of performance and contemporary art are encouraged to apply. Apply here.

Assistant or Associate Faculty, Sculpture Courses and the Foundation Program
The School of Art invites applications from artists committed to teaching in the areas of Sculpture and the Foundation program. Candidates with knowledge of installation, public art, social practice, modes of computation, histories and theories of contemporary art are encouraged to apply. Apply here.

December 17, 2018

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The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York