[artinfo] (fwd) job at MIT, Ass. Prof. of Visual Arts

Andreas Broeckmann abroeck at transmediale.de
Thu Feb 22 14:02:11 CET 2007

FYI and please forward.


Visual Arts Program, Department of Architecture,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is 
seeking an individual of international
standing and critical acclaim to join the faculty 
of its Visual Arts Program. We seek
a colleague who is a practicing artist and who 
also has experience teaching at the
college, university or art school level. This 
appointment will be a tenured or tenuretrack
position of Associate Professor.

MIT's Visual Arts Program develops critical 
analytical and visionary strategies in artistic practice
within the context of the advanced scientific and 
engineering community of MIT. Students and
faculty alike are drawn to the program because of 
the transdisciplinary opportunities found in
this unique environment. The faculty is composed 
of highly renowned artists with active, international
careers in artistic production and a strong 
interest in cross-discipline debate and modes
of production. MIT students are diverse, 
intellectually gifted and highly motivated. Undergraduates
come from a variety of scientific and technical 
fields from across the Institute. Graduate
enrollment includes not only the program's own 
master's students, but also students from
Architecture, the Media Lab, Comparative Media 
Studies and other academic units.
The Visual Arts Program is uniquely positioned 
under the aegis of the School of Architecture
and Planning and within the Department of 
Architecture. This structure provides ample opportunity
to explore collaborative relationships and create 
links with a variety of disciplines including
Architectural Design, History, Theory and 
Criticism, Urban Studies and Planning and the
Media Lab, as well as other internationally 
recognized research and teaching units. The
program collaborates closely with CAVS (Center 
for Advanced Visual Studies) where affiliates
pursues a wide range of research, experimentation and production.
The successful candidate will teach introductory 
and advanced courses and should also be prepared
to teach enthusiastically in one of the program's 
first year foundation courses. In addition,
the ideal candidate will be expected to 
participate in further developing the activities, educational
structure and methodologies of the Visual Arts 
Program, including the expansion of the
Master's degree program and the development of a 
transdisciplinary Bachelor's degree. The
candidate should be inspirational, inclusive, 
knowledgeable and articulate in historical and contemporary
issues of art, visual culture and related fields. 
He or she must be committed to working
constructively with all facets of the program and 
be able to coach students with highly interdisciplinary

Minimum Qualifications
· Master of Fine Arts degree or equivalent
· International recognition as a practicing artist
· Experience teaching at the college, university or art school level
· Knowledgeable and articulate in historical and contemporary issues of art,
visual culture and related fields
· A proven track record of successful 
collaborative and interdisciplinary projects
· Experience developing new curriculum or growing academic programs preferred

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 2007.

Please submit a letter of application, supportive 
material and the names of at least four
references to: Professor Ute Meta Bauer, Director, MIT Visual Arts Program,
265 Massachusetts Avenue N51-328, Cambridge, MA 02139.
Review of applications will begin March 15, 2007. 
Materials will be returned if a self-addressed
stamped envelope is enclosed with the 
application. Applications from women and minority
candidates are strongly encouraged. MIT is an 
Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

MIT Visual Arts Program
Department of Architecture
265 Massachusetts
Avenue, N51-328
Cambridge, MA 02139
Further information on
VAP can be found at:

Ute Meta Bauer, Director and Associate Professor
MIT Visual Arts Program, Department of Architecture
<mailto:umb at mit.edu>umb at mit.edu
Office: (617) 253-5229, direct line: (617) 452-2764, Fax: (617) 253-3977
265 Mass. Ave., Bldg. N51-334, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307, USA


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