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The Open Arts Program BFA in Collaborative Arts at NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, invites applications for a full-time, non tenure-track faculty position in multi- and interdisciplinary arts practice and research at the rank of Assistant Arts Professor. This position, which holds a multi-year contract with the possibility of renewal upon successful review (held in the penultimate year of the contract), will commence September 1, 2019.
The Open Arts Program seeks a candidate who possesses expertise in multi-authored artistic work and a creative portfolio that demonstrates interdisciplinary and collaborative practice. Practitioner/scholars from all areas of artistic discipline (performance, film/TV, emerging media, music/sound, etc.) are encouraged to apply. Areas of interest/expertise may include, for example, aesthetic philosophy, cultural politics, contemporary social issues, or postmodernity. Familiarity with modes and archetypes of arts collaborations, group building and group dynamics, and facilitation of group/collaborative processes will be of primary importance in this position.
The ideal candidate will possess a broad range of technical proficiency in their given field of artistic practice and be passionate about creating arenas for multi- and interdisciplinary arts practice and research. In addition to possessing expertise in a specific field of arts practice, candidates must also demonstrate proven expertise in leading collaborative projects for performance and/or exhibition. Candidates must possess the ability to work with other faculty and students across disciplines and fields of study in a classroom environment of creative collaboration.
Responsibilities include teaching a five-course academic year load in cross-disciplinary, multi-media collaborative arts laboratories and courses in the candidate’s specific area of artistic practice and research, and service to the Open Arts Program and the Tisch School of the Arts. Candidates must have established professional careers and continue to pursue their creative activities while teaching. Ideally, candidates will hold an MFA; previous teaching at the university level is preferred.
Interested candidates should provide a letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation.
Applications are due November 15, 2018.
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