Assistant Professor – New Media and Installation Art
The Department of Fine Arts at the University of Louisville welcomes applications for a tenure track, assistant professor in the area of New Media and Installation Art.
The successful candidate will hold an M.F.A. in contemporary art practices in time-based media, screen-based art, video art, or multimedia installation.
The applicant must provide strong evidence of an emerging exhibition profile.
The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to provide students with current theories and concepts in new media, inspiring students to make art through integrating a variety of art forms including traditional and new mediums.
The preferred candidate will present a clear knowledge of theoretical discourses, contemporary practices, and global trends in contemporary studio practice and installation art. Faculty selected for the position will teach courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels and participate fully in the mentoring of our M.F.A. students. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in active contemporary artistic practice and maintain a national exhibition record.
Interested applicants must apply online at www.louisville.edu/jobs and applications must include: (1) letter of application addressing the candidate’s creative research, teaching interests (2) a current curriculum vita, (3) artist’s statement, (4) a teaching philosophy, (5) portfolio of examples of the applicant’s work, and student work if available, via your website or a link to an online depository, and for time based or video work provide a clear link to the YouTube or other video platform on which the work exists. (6) each applicant must also supply contact information for three references, with professional titles, mailing addresses, and e-mail addresses. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The Department of Fine Arts, endowed as the Hite Art Institute, is the most comprehensive Fine Arts program in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Majors may earn degrees at the BA, BFA, MA or MFA levels with concentrations in Studio Art, Art History and Curatorial Studies. The Department currently has 18 faculty members, a full-time staff of five, and 412 undergraduate and graduate majors. It operates on-campus and downtown galleries with active exhibition schedules and the interdisciplinary M.F.A. program is housed in the newly renovated, M.F.A. space in the Portland neighborhood of Louisville. This state-of-the art facility is outfitted with individual studios for M.F.A. students and faculty, and wood and metal shops for fabrication, as well as glass, ceramics and print media areas. Visit this link for more on the facility: https://louisville.edu/art/facilities-resources/portland-studiohttp://louisville.edu/artsandsciences/growwest/photos/mfa-photos
Founded in 1798, the University of Louisville is one of the oldest municipal universities in the United States. With a current enrollment of 22,000 students, it is Kentucky’s major urban university. Additional Programmatic Information: louisville.edu/art/
Position open until filled, for first consideration applications must be received by November 1, 2019. Position begins August 1, 2020.