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University of Oregon invites applications for Assistant Professor, Fibers Art.
The Department of Art at the University of Oregon is accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty position (three years, with a possibility of renewal) in Fibers. This position is at the rank of Assistant Professor and has a salary commensurate with experience. Start date September 2016.
We are seeking a colleague, with a dynamic approach to creative practice and pedagogy, who will contribute to an established and progressive art department. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge and experience in teaching a range of traditional, experimental and extended forms within the field of Fibers. The successful candidate will possess a broad knowledge of scholarship, including critical histories and theories related to Fibers and the field of craft within the larger context of contemporary art. This position requires experience in teaching beyond graduate school, an MFA or equivalent degree, and an active professional practice. The competitive applicant should have a research and creative practice that is grounded in fibers, with a fluency in interdisciplinary and experimental approaches. Working cooperatively with diverse faculty and student populations, the successful candidate will exhibit an ambitious professional record that indicates a commitment to a sustained and evolving creative practice.
Primary teaching responsibilities will be focused in Fibers with opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching, including graduate seminars, advanced studios and foundations courses. All of the Department of Art faculty contribute to our interdisciplinary graduate program. The University of Oregon operates on a system of three, 10-week quarters with a typical load of five courses per year. Service responsibilities include oversight of the Fibers area, various departmental and school committees, as well as student advising and participation in shared governance.
The fibers area has a dedicated studio technician who supports analog and digital loom technologies, a textile printing studio, and a dye lab. The area resources extend through the School of Architecture and Allied Arts to include laser cutters, 3D printers, CNC routers, multiple wood shops, metal shops, a plastic shop, a motion capture lab, physical computing shop, printing services and computing labs. The University of Oregon supports faculty by providing a dedicated studio space and a fund for professional development. Additionally, the Pacific Northwest and the State of Oregon have a vibrant range of accessible funding, opportunities and resources for artists.
Situated within a nationally recognized research institution, the Department of Art attracts students and faculty who value the study of studio art in the context of a larger intellectual and critical environment. Our curriculum reflects a diverse and fluid set of creative practices and critical methodologies. Students engage broad and interdisciplinary approaches, as well as depth within specific media area practices. A robust visiting lecture series, bringing 10-12 artists, critics and curators to campus each year, complements the curriculum. Nationally and internationally active, the faculty thrive on making connections between their individual studio practices and teaching. While we have diverse backgrounds, philosophies and approaches, we have a strong commitment to a collective mission and a shared governance model.
The Department of Art is one of the two largest departments within the School of Architecture and Allied Arts (A&AA), which also includes Architecture, the History of Art and Architecture, Arts Administration, Product Design, Landscape Architecture, Historic Preservation, and Planning, Public Policy and Management. With more than 400 undergraduates and 30 graduate students, the Department of Art offers BA/BS, BFA and MFA degrees; the curriculum encompasses ceramics, digital arts (print media, animation, video and interactivity), fibers, jewelry and metals, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking and sculpture. The Department includes 22 tenure-track faculty and 12 Career Instructors.
University and Community:
The University of Oregon is an AAU Research I institution and has over 24,000 undergraduate students and approximately 4,000 graduate students. The UO is known for its spirit of cooperation and collaboration, and for its ability to provide a variety of personal and professional opportunities that enrich the academic community. The University actively supports an institutional commitment to diversity and multiculturalism. Through this search, the Department of Art seeks to further this commitment and encourages applications from women and underrepresented groups.
The University of Oregon is located in Eugene, Oregon’s second largest city. Located 110 miles south of Portland, the Eugene metro area (pop. 216,000) is in a region noted for its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment. Within only an hour’s drive are the ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, and the Cascade and Coast mountain ranges.
This position requires experience in teaching beyond graduate school, an MFA or equivalent degree, and an active professional practice. The competitive applicant should have a research and creative practice that is grounded in fibers, with a fluency in interdisciplinary and experimental approaches. Working cooperatively with diverse faculty and student populations, the successful candidate will exhibit an ambitious professional record that indicates a commitment to a sustained and evolving creative practice.
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Beth Roy, Executive Assistant, Department of Art
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