Kraus Distinguished Visiting Professorship 2020–21

Kraus Distinguished Visiting Professorship 2020–21

Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts

Courtesy Carnegie Mellon University.

February 20, 2020
Kraus Distinguished Visiting Professorship 2020–21

Application deadline: April 1, 2020
Carnegie Mellon School of Art
5000 Forbes Avenue
CFA 300
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
United States
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The School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University announces the Kraus Distinguished Professorship, a one-year position within the School. We are seeking an established artist with a record of national and/or international exhibitions and presentations in the practice of sculpture, installation, and/or site works.

Artists whose work explores an experimental and expanded approach to the fields of sculpture and installation, or who are working in hybrid media and alternative forms are encouraged to apply. Special attention will be given to candidates who bring both critical and technical knowledge to their work, and to those who can join our community with a fresh approach to artmaking that they are eager to share with students.

We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized or underrepresented in art and higher education and who will contribute to the breadth of our program.

The Kraus Distinguished Visiting Professor will teach one advanced sculpture class of their own design per semester, conduct senior project/graduate student critiques, maintain a visible studio practice, and present in the School of Art Lecture Series. A private studio will be provided with access to the School’s myriad digital and technology-based facilities and fabrication tools.

A versatile, strongly committed artist with a background in sculpture, installation, and/or site works, and a significant national and/or international exhibition record. Advanced Degree or equivalent required, as well as experience teaching at the college or university level.

About the School of Art at CMU
The School of Art is one of five schools in the College of Fine Arts, which also includes the Schools of Architecture, Design, Drama, and Music. Benchmarks of the School include collaborative relationships with innovative learning environments such as The Center for the Arts in Society, the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and the Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology Programs (IDeATE); individual studios for all junior and senior BFAs; 24-hour access to state-of-the-art facilities; and a unique curriculum that includes contextual practice, critical theory, and technology alongside traditional programs in painting, drawing, and sculpture. The MFA Program in the School of Art is ranked as number six in the US and is currently number one in Time based and New Media by US News and World Reports.

Carnegie Mellon University is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which has been cited as being the “Best Arts Destination” among mid-sized cities and one of the USAʼs most affordable and livable places. In addition to the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Andy Warhol Museum, and the Mattress Factory, the city has a vibrant young art scene that includes many small galleries and alternative exhibition opportunities.

Carnegie Mellon University and the School of Art value equality of opportunity and mutual respect and believe that a diverse campus community is essential to enriching intellectual exchanges and enhancing cultural understanding. As such, CMU does not discriminate against any Faculty or Staff, or any applicant for employment, on the basis of disability, protected veteran status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Salary is 65,000 USD with a full-time benefits package.

Additional programmatic information here.

Materials to include:
–Letter of application with teaching philosophy
–Curriculum Vitae
–Proposal for an advanced level class in sculpture
–Names/addresses/telephone numbers of 3 references (no recommendation letters).
–Documentation of artwork: Submit up to 10 minutes of video and/or 20 images.

Application review will begin April 2, 2020. Apply here.

The Kraus Visiting Professorship was established in honor of Herbert T. Olds Jr. and is made possible through the generous support of Jill Gansman Kraus and Peter Kraus.

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