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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, InterArts

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For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F7986z at http://jobs.gmu.edu by January 16, 2018. The following materials should be submitted in PDF form: (1) Cover letter referencing research and teaching philosophies; (2) Curriculum vitae; (3) Names and contact information of three references; (4) Sample of original syllabi of courses taught; (5) 10 examples of student work; (6) Maximum of 20 images (JPEGs or MPEGS), or a list of internet links to edited examples of the applicant’s artwork including titles and dates of creation; and (7) Other support materials, including images of exhibition catalogs or other publications.

Position Information

Position Information

Department College of Visual & Performing Arts (CVPA)
Alternate Department Description

School of Art

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Job Category Instructional or Research Faculty
Role (State) Job Title Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, InterArts
Working Title Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, InterArts
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number F7986z
Recruit Number Faculty - 7203
Working Hours
Location Fairfax
Pay Band
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, InterArts

The George Mason University School of Art seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in the InterArts program to begin Fall 2018. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

The InterArts program engages with both theory and practice and offers courses in aesthetics, critical theory, writing, and media theory, as well as interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary arts practices such as social art practice, new technology, performance, and relational aesthetics, among others. Candidates will be expected to make leadership contributions to curriculum development and all other academic affairs in the School of Art.

Required Qualifications:

  • An M.F.A or Ph.D. (or other terminal degree);
  • Should be a practicing visual artist with three or more years’ experience teaching the theory and practice of contemporary art; and
  • Must hold a national/international record of exhibitions, projects, and/or publications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interdisciplinary practice focused on art and civics, and/or science;
  • Knowledge and experience of international cultural perspectives;
  • Knowledge of and experience with social art practices and international perspectives;
  • Demonstrated cross-disciplinary collaboration outside the traditional arts; and
  • Experience leading students in collaborative projects.

About Mason:

Located in greater Washington D.C., George Mason University is the largest and youngest of Virginia’s state universities, serving 35,000 students. Mason is a Research I university with one of the most ethnically and economically diverse student bodies in the United States. The NASAD-accredited School of Art occupies a recently constructed 80,000-square-foot facility and is the largest program within the College of Visual and Performing Arts, graduating 250 students annually. Twenty full-time faculty oversee concentrations in Photography, Sculpture, New Media, InterArts, Printmaking, Painting, Drawing, Graphic Design, and Game Design, Film and Video Studies, with graduate programs in fine arts, graphic design and art teaching. InterArts-affiliated projects within the School of Art include a minor in social art practice, Provisions Research Center for Art and Social Change, Floating Lab Collective, Navigation Press, Finding a Line at the Kennedy Center, and the Green Studio.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F7986z at http://jobs.gmu.edu by January 16, 2018. The following materials should be submitted in PDF form:
(1) Cover letter referencing research and teaching philosophies;
(2) Curriculum vitae;
(3) Names and contact information of three references;
(4) Sample of original syllabi of courses taught;
(5) 10 examples of student work;
(6) Maximum of 20 images (JPEGs or MPEGS), or a list of internet links to edited examples of the applicant’s artwork including titles and dates of creation; and
(7) Other support materials, including images of exhibition catalogs or other publications.

For Full Consideration, Apply by:
Posting Date 11/10/2017
Job Close Date 01/16/2018
Open Until Filled? No
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George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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Equity Statement

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. List of Professional References
  4. Other Doc (as specified in Special Instructions)
  5. Other Doc (as specified in Special Instructions) 2
  6. Other Doc (as specified in Special Instructions) 3
  7. Publication/Materials
Optional Documents