November 21, 2019

Fellowship in Civic Engagement

Pratt Institute

Shaun Leonardo, Social Practice Laboratory 2019.

Pratt Institute's Department of Fine Arts invites applications for a new Fellowship in Civic Engagement. Established artists who are active in cross-disciplinary, collaborative, socially engaged practices that seek to address the social and political realities of community are encouraged to apply. We welcome applications from a diversity of practices.

This Fellowship represents a full-time, non-tenure track appointment at the Visiting Assistant Professor level, renewable for a second year. This position is in support of our ongoing commitment to an equitable and inclusive learning environment. The selected Fellow will foster interdisciplinary collaboration across the institute and forge relationships with external communities and organizations. In addition to teaching responsibilities in the Fine Arts Department, the selected fellow will develop programming and/or workshops connecting their practice to both internal and surrounding publics.

Pratt's Fine Arts BFA and MFA programs offer a deep and sustained dialogue between imagining and making; conceptual development and mastery of means; the world of the studio and the studio of the world. Combining focused study in the student's chosen field of practice alongside critical context and theory, the curriculum prepares students to be active contributors to culture and society. Our graduates pursue diverse creative and professional careers as studio artists, community artists and educators, critics, curators, gallerists, creative entrepreneurs and arts administrators. Students work closely with award-winning faculty who are working artists and passionately committed to their students' growth and success. Pratt's location in the global cultural capital of New York enlarges the campus experience with exceptional access to world-class galleries and museums.

Pratt's School of Art provides a rigorous, student-centered education that emphasizes risk-taking and exploration. The School of Art graduates diverse artists and professionals who use their expertise with insight, enriching culture and the world.

Located on Pratt's historic 25-acre campus in the culturally diverse neighborhood of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, Pratt is an internationally recognized school of architecture, art, design, and information, which draws students from diverse cultural and geographic backgrounds. We are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in our curriculum as well as in the ranks of our faculty, students and staff and seek applicants who can contribute to the furtherance of these goals.

Applicants must be established artists with a considerable record of active practice in their area of expertise. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills and the ability to work collaboratively across the Institute. An MFA or terminal degree is required; higher education teaching experience is preferred.

To Apply:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until January 7, 2020.

For a complete position description, requirements, and to apply, please visit our applicant site.

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