The College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for an artist at the rank of assistant professor (tenure-track) specializing in public arts, social justice and culture, beginning August, 2014.
The position will be within the School of Art & Art History, with a potential to have 25% of the appointment in a unit related to the candidate’s interdisciplinary work. The appointment is part of the newly created Social Justice and Human Rights Cluster, an initiative of UIC’s Chancellor.
We seek applicants with an active, creative interdisciplinary research and praxis agenda that might include but is not limited to the practice and study of socially engaged, spatial, and/or relational art. We especially seek candidates whose work demonstrates an innovative approach to civically engaged art projects that bridge communities across boundaries of difference in the struggle for social justice. Faculty responsibilities will include teaching studio courses and/or seminars at all levels of curriculum within applicant's area of expertise, undergraduate and graduate advising, contributing to shared and cross-disciplinary dialogue and critique with faculty and students, and a commitment to acting as a catalyst for diversity and cultural invigoration on our urban campus, which could include developing collaborative projects with other faculty members across the College and/or University.
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