March 24, 2003 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT is seeking a director of its Visual Arts Program
March 24, 2003

MIT is seeking a director of its Visual Arts Program

MIT is seeking a director of its Visual Arts Program

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Architecture
265 Massachusetts Ave., N51-315
Cambridge, MA 02139

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology

DIRECTOR, VISUAL ARTS PROGRAM

Full or Associate Professor with Tenure

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Department of Architecture

DIRECTOR, VISUAL ARTS PROGRAM

Full or Associate Professor with Tenure

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Department of Architecture

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is seeking an individual of
international standing and critical acclaim in the field of art to serve
as director of its Visual Arts Program. His or her accomplishments may
be in artistic production, design, or critical and theoretical works.

The Visual Arts Program focuses on the development of critical visionary
strategies in artistic practice within the context of the advanced
technological community of MIT. The Visual Arts faculty is composed of
outstanding artists with international reputations and with active
careers in artistic production. Students in the Program include undergraduates
and graduate students majoring in a variety of fields from engineering to
media studies as well as a small, select group who make up the visual
arts graduate program. The students are intellectually gifted and highly
motivated. Under the aegis of the School of Architecture and Planning,
the Program has the capacity to create links with Architectural Design, HTC
(History, Theory and Criticism), the Media Lab, as well as other MIT
research and teaching units. Important programs and centers at the
Institute with history of interactions with the Visual Arts Program
include: CAVS (Center for Advanced Visual Studies), CMS (Comparative
Media Studies), EECS (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science), AI Lab
(Artificial Intelligence Lab) and many other cross-disciplinary groups.

Qualifications: The candidate should be inspirational and highly
articulate in contemporary and historical issues of art and visual
culture. The candidate will be expected to develop existing educational
structures and methods that help bridge student skills and interests
with the creative practice and broad knowledge of art. The position requires
the administrative and leadership skills necessary to guide the
evolution of the Visual Arts Program, and to represent the Program effectively
within and outside the MIT community. A substantial record of teaching
at the college, university, or art school level is desirable.

The appointment can begin as early as September, 2003. Please submit
letter of application, supportive material and the names of at least
four references to Professor Joan Jonas, Director, MIT Visual Arts Program,
Department of Architecture, 265 Massachusetts Ave., N51-315, Cambridge,
MA 02139. Review of applications will begin March 15 and continue until the
candidate has been selected.

Materials will be returned if a self-addressed stamped envelope is
enclosed with application.

MIT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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