Department of Art and Art History, University of Connecticut
Tenure-track position in Illustration at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2012. Located in the Department of Art and Art History within the School of Fine Arts at the University of Connecticut, the position will engage both undergraduate and graduate level students in BFA and MFA degree programs.
Applicants must have an MFA or equivalent degree (equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable), or outstanding record of professional achievement. Minimum two years beyond TA, full-time college level teaching experience is preferred. Professional practice is essential and the candidate must have a promising record of recognition for creative work. Knowledge is required in technical skills, conceptual development, materials processes, digital technology, and professional practices. The applicant will be skilled in traditional and digital techniques and media, including some combination of the following: animation, game design, comics and graphic novels, and book arts. The applicant will be able to integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research/creative tools. Opportunities for collaboration exist between illustration and the other studio disciplines.
Duties in addition to teaching include curriculum development, advising and service on departmental committees. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus with the possibility of work at UConn’s regional campuses across the state. Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of, or interest in, the university setting and the interdisciplinary mission of the department.
To apply: Please visit Husky Hire at www.jobs.uconn.eduto submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, jpeg files of creative work (20), and jpeg files of student work (20); animations or videos can be submitted in mov or mp3 formats, or via a website. In keeping with our commitment to build a culturally diverse community, the University of Connecticut actively solicits applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities. The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.
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