Colorado State University’s Department of Art and Art History seeks a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in Fiber Arts beginning August 16, 2023. We seek a dynamic faculty member who is well-versed in the historical traditions and processes of fiber arts, while demonstrating an active awareness of contemporary issues and concerns that characterize Fibers within the expanded fields of art, craft, and design. The committee welcomes candidates with research interests ranging from traditional and contemporary craft applications to expansive technological and material-specific processes. The successful candidate will contribute to the department?s ongoing efforts to diversify our curriculum and pedagogy through their research, service, and teaching, which includes an emphasis on marginalized histories and global approaches to materials and practices from diverse cultures and societies.
Colorado State University has a long history of vibrant craft disciplines, including fibers, metals, and pottery. The department is in the beginning stages of developing a Center for Contemporary Craft, which the successful candidate would be invited to help shape. In addition to studio classes in fibers, the ideal faculty member will have the ability and readiness to teach in our four-part Foundations program (120: Time & Structure; 135: Form & Observation; 160: Color & Composition; 170: Materials & Space). Candidates should be committed to the Land Grant mission of the university by engaging audiences beyond academia, and to disseminating fiber arts to national and international audiences.
Duties consist of five studio courses per year (2/3 teaching load). These courses may include all levels of undergraduate fibers, graduate fibers, and special topics courses as determined by the expertise of the candidate. Involvement with interdisciplinary graduate programming and other teaching within the Department and College is also encouraged.
Engagement in and commitment to artistry at the local, regional and national level. An active exhibition record and participation in ongoing creative engagement and research in the form of involvement in activities such as scholarly publication, residencies, awards, lectures, workshops and community-based creative research are considered part of the well-rounded research portfolio developed by the successful candidate.
Service assignments include Fibers area coordination and curricular development at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Department, College, and University service is also an expectation. Outreach and involvement in professional, academic, and community organizations external to CSU is also encouraged.
How to Apply:
Candidates should upload a cover letter which addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications; a Curriculum Vitae; 15-20 images of artwork, which may include video up to 5 minutes in length; a statement on the candidate?s commitment to diversity and inclusion; and the contact information for three references.
Please apply by December 16, 2022 for full consideration.
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
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