The MFA Art Practice program is a low-residency, interdisciplinary graduate program at the School of Visual Arts. The program’s framework comprises three intensive summer residency periods, and four semesters of rigorous, highly interactive rich-media coursework that can be completed from anywhere in the world.
An underlying thread across the curriculum is the ability to situate one’s creative practice within a thoroughly considered social context. Artists in the program engage in research-based practices, and are encouraged to converse and collaborate across subject matters using a combination of traditional and non-traditional media, technologies and techniques. Students combine personal narrative with critical theory to create works that comment on societal issues. The atmosphere is one that promotes experimentation without fear of failure.
POSITION OVERVIEW: MFA Art Practice is seeking faculty who will be teaching Graduate Seminar/ Studio Practice on-campus during June and July, for a 1 – 2 week period. Faculty will work a small group of 12 – 15 students.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Attendance at all class sessions
Develop an intensive one or two week graduate seminar
Participate in program-wide group critiques
Conduct one-on-one studio visits
Keep accurate student records and submit related reports.
Review, evaluate, and recommend student learning materials.
Be an active and enthusiastic participant in the SVA Art Practice community
MFA, MA or PhD is preferred
An active record of exhibition and/or publication is required
Artists with interdisciplinary or cross-disciplinary practices, particularly those whose work is involves civic and community engagement preferred
Prior advanced college or graduate level teaching experience preferred
School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.
For more information about MFA Art Practice visit: http://artpractice.sva.edu ; and to find out what it’s like to work at SVA visit www.sva.edu/workingatsva .
Please submit a letter of application, resume and a link to a portfolio (preferably in one PDF) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Summer Faculty Application. Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will be completed by January 2018.