Open date: December 7, 2023
Next review date: Friday, Mar 15, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, May 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Department of Art at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts seeks an Assistant Professor of Experimental Video & Moving Image with a video production emphasis.
The Department of Art offers both the Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) and the Master of Fine Arts degree (MFA).
The starting date for the position is July 1, 2024 with teaching responsibilities commencing in late September 2024.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.
Faculty positions at the University of California entail teaching, research and service responsibilities. The Department of Art seeks an artist with a strong record of producing and exhibiting moving image at the forefront of contemporary art, who possesses a deep knowledge of both historical precedent and the contemporary expanded field, challenging the limits of existing conventions while embracing both unorthodox and traditional methods of production. We seek a colleague with a conceptually-driven art practice and an expanded approach to media which might include, but is not limited to, interdisciplinary research, unconventional constructions, performance, installation, evolving materials and technologies, material culture investigations, or public practice.
The successful candidate must demonstrate ability and strong interest in teaching digital filmmaking and experimental video/installation at all undergraduate levels, contribute to a diverse range of approaches in developing the expanding studio and video curriculum, as well as teach lecture courses to a general undergraduate population. UCI serves a diverse student body, and the successful candidate will bring pedagogical approaches to foster an inclusive space for experimentation. In addition, the new faculty member should possess the versatility to teach interdisciplinary graduate critique and seminar theory courses. The Department is particularly interested in candidates whose research intersects with contemporary art theory such as, African American or African diaspora studies, Latinx studies, Asian American or Asian diaspora studies, Native American Studies, feminism and gender studies, postcolonial critique and decolonization, queer theory or performance theory. Service responsibilities of the position include participation in the mentorship of graduate students, and sharing in departmental and university administrative duties such as program planning and committee participation.
The Department of Art is a growing department of 21 full-time faculty. A heterogeneous group of artists and scholars, the department values diversity, rigor, inquiry, and experimentation. The department’s research and instruction address art in a multitude of cultural contexts from galleries and museums to cultural arenas beyond the conventional art world. Areas of interest in the department include, but are not limited to, the legacies of modern and post-modern art discourses, studio and extended genres, gender and queer theory, politics of race, media and new technologies, museum and curatorial studies, social and public practice.
- MFA or equivalent training.
- A record of significant research (exhibitions, commissions, etc).
- Experience teaching at the post-secondary level.
Curriculum Vitae - CV, including record of exhibitions, projects, publications and web links.
Cover Letter - A cover letter explaining interest in the position.
Statement of Art Practice
Teaching Statement - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.
Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.
Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form - All applicants of academic positions at the University of California, Irvine must download, complete, sign, and upload the following form with their application: Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form
Portfolio - Submit a portfolio of up to 20 images and other media samples.
We will require contact information for references only for shortlisted applicants.
About UC Irvine
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