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Dan Wong

University of Maryland: Assistant Professor Print and Expanded Media

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https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/64841

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Department of Art at the University of Maryland invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in Print and Expanded Media, beginning in August 2019. We seek candidates who embrace hybridity in an expanding field of theory and practice, and who are actively engaged in investigations of technologies that augment and influence contemporary print media. The candidate’s creative practice should reflect the ability to work within an interdisciplinary department and a print program that blends traditional processes with new media and digital augmentation. These practices may include but are not limited to: multiples, photography, performance, sculpture, installation, digital fabrication, physical computing and kinetic or other time-based approaches.

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer. The Department of Art is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity, are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas. Minorities and women who explore themes of identity, social categorizations, intersectionality, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply. This search is contingent upon the continued availability of funds.

Expectations/Responsibilities

Research:
Maintain an active practice of creative research with a national and international trajectory through exhibition, publication, curatorial projects and other engagement in contemporary art.

Teaching:
● Teach two undergraduate courses per semester in a range of printed media courses based upon the applicant’s areas of expertise.
● Advise and mentor MFA students in all disciplines on an individual basis, and take part in semester reviews with the collective graduate faculty.
● Advise and mentor undergraduate students in our Departmental Honors Program on an individual basis, and participate in a variety of group critiques with the collective Honors faculty.
● Serve as Director or committee member on MFA thesis committees.

Service:
● Provide guidance in the adoption of emerging technologies in the Department of Art across disciplines, with particular attention paid to the digital media and print programs.
● Interact with academic units across campus on research and curricular initiatives regarding the implementation of new technologies.
● Participate in the oversight and administration of print media and related facilities within the Department of Art.
● Participate in the ongoing governance of the Department of Art.

Minimum Qualifications:

● MFA or equivalent terminal degree.
● Demonstrable investment in the uses and implications of emerging technologies in the field of the printed image.
● A record of active creative research, as demonstrated through exhibition, publication or other creative practice that demonstrates a potential for national or international recognition.

Preferences:

In addition to the minimum qualifications, one or more of the following would be advantageous for an applicant:
● 2 years full time college-level teaching or equivalent.
● Involvement in and ability to teach studio, art theory and critical issues courses focusing on agency and social identity in contemporary art.
● Demonstrated ability to work effectively with colleagues and students, particularly in interdisciplinary and collaborative environments.
● Experience with curatorial projects.
● Experience with exhibition installation and design.

Additional Certifications:

Additional Information:

Required Documents:

1. Cover letter that addresses creative research interests, teaching philosophy, diversity and community engagement.
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. List of three references (name, title and affiliation, mailing address, phone number, and email)
4. A PDF Portfolio of applicant’s work. Links to online work may be included.
5. A PDF Teaching portfolio including course syllabi, student work created within the past 5 years and any related materials. Website URL may also be included.

Optional Documents
1. Writing Sample

Posting Date:11/06/2018

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