The School of Art + Art History + Design at the University of Washington welcomes applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Interdisciplinary Visual Arts (IVA) Program in the Division of Art. The appointment starts in September 2020 on a nine-month service period and is a 100%-time appointment.
The IVA program allows students to develop intellectual and creative strengths towards future careers that revolve around our contemporary visual culture. Students in the IVA program select from a menu of courses in studio art, art history and experiential learning. The track facilitates non-medium-specific thinking and making in the form of interdisciplinary exchanges and collaborations. IVA facilitates individual educational and professional goals specific to each student that often combine visual art with other academic areas, from the humanities to digital arts, animation, communication, sciences, math and business.
Teaching will encompass the entire curricular range from introductory courses for both prospective majors and general education students, to intermediate and advanced courses focused on connecting material and immaterial art practices with current issues and theory, to a senior project/critique class. Active engagement with the MFA degree program and the Art Honors track is of crucial importance. They will be expected to collaborate and contribute effectively within our community with a strong commitment to facilitating diversity, equity, and inclusion. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.
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