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Assistant Professor of Visual Arts

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology seeks applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Visual Arts, tenure track position. An individual with an emerging international reputation to join the faculty of its Visual Arts Program is sought, with significant experience, knowledge and accomplishments in the fields of techno-aesthetic and/or techno-cultural art practice, especially in the areas of New Media and/or Media Performance, and with strong skills and experience in teaching at the college, university or art school academic level. The appointment is a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master of Fine Arts degree or equivalent
  • Emerging international recognition as a practicing artist
  • Experience teaching at the college, university or art school level
  • Skills, knowledge and accomplishments in technocultural, technoaesthetic and performative art practice and a strong interest in transdisciplinary collaboration
  • The candidate must be highly knowledgeable in contemporary art practice, art history, art and media theory

This position is a unique opportunity to engage, interact and inspire undergraduate students from a variety of cultures and disciplines, as well as to mentor an exceptional group of graduate students in the visual arts. We are seeking candidates of diverse backgrounds and approaches, who are passionate about community building and who have an interest in collaborative projects crossing to other fields. The appointment can begin as early as fall 2010.

Submit materials on DVD or CD to Professor Krzysztof Wodiczko, Chair, Search Committee, MIT Visual Arts Program, 265 Massachusetts Avenue N51-328, Cambridge, MA 02139. Submissions will not be returned to applicant. Included with materials should be (in digital format on disk): CV; letter of intention and teaching philosophy; a well-organized selection of artistic work, presented in a manner to make it easy to review; names and contact information of at least four references; other supporting materials such as selection of writing by applicant (writings, interviews, statements) and/or critical reviews by others of applicant's work is appreciated

Review of applications begins on 1 November 2009.

Information about the position: visualarts.mit.edu/resources/jobs.html

Information on the Visual Arts Program: visualarts.mit.edu/resources/jobs.html

E-mail inquiries: vap-search@mit.edu