Seeking tenure-track assistant professor in video/film, installation, and performance

Seeking tenure-track assistant professor in video/film, installation, and performance

Harvard University

Courtesy of the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard.
October 8, 2016
Seeking tenure-track assistant professor in video/film, installation, and performance

Application deadline: November 4, 2016.
Expected start date: July 1, 2017

Harvard University
Department of Visual and Environmental Studies
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
24 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

The Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor of art practice specializing in video/film and its intersections with installation and/or performance. Appointment is expected to begin July 1, 2017. Teaching duties will include three to four studio courses a year. The ability to teach multiple aspects of video art, installation, and performance is strongly preferred. Candidates will be expected to participate fully in curricular developments and all aspects of the life of an art department within a liberal arts institution. Candidates must have a substantial record of accomplishment in the field, as demonstrated by museum/gallery exhibitions or presentations in other venues as relevant to the candidate’s practice. An MFA or the equivalent completed by the beginning of the appointment with teaching experience at the college or university level is required.

Applicants for the position should submit the following materials by November 4, 2016 through the ARIeS portal.

1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Teaching statement
4. Artist’s statement
5. The names and contact information for 3–5 referees who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. The application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.
6. Three course syllabi of the candidate’s design, with samples of student work when possible
7. PDF with images of 10–12 representative artworks with titles, dates, materials, and other
explanatory information as needed, and a link to a website (Vimeo preferred) where samples of the applicant’s moving-image work and/or performance documentation may be viewed (no more than 15 minutes total)
8. Other appropriate support materials, including exhibition catalogues


Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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