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Fellowship in Civic Engagement
Pratt Institute

Date Posted Nov. 13, 2019
Title Fellowship in Civic Engagement
University Pratt Institute
Brooklyn, NY, United States
Department Fine Arts
Application Deadline January 7, 2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Adjunct/Visiting Prof
    Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
  • Art - General
    Fine Arts - General
Pratt Institute's Department of Fine Arts invites applications for a new Fellowship in Civic Engagement. Established artists who are active in cross-disciplinary, collaborative, socially engaged practices that seek to address the social and political realities of community are encouraged to apply. We welcome applications from a diversity of practices.

This Fellowship represents a full-time, non-tenure track appointment at the Visiting Assistant Professor level, renewable for a second year. This position is in support of our ongoing commitment to an equitable and inclusive learning environment. The selected Fellow will foster interdisciplinary collaboration across the institute and forge relationships with external communities and organizations. In addition to teaching responsibilities in the Fine Arts Department, the selected fellow will develop programming and/or workshops connecting their practice to both internal and surrounding publics.

Pratt's Fine Arts BFA and MFA programs offer a deep and sustained dialogue between imagining and making; conceptual development and mastery of means; the world of the studio and the studio of the world. Combining focused study in the student's chosen field of practice alongside critical context and theory, the curriculum prepares students to be active contributors to culture and society. Our graduates pursue diverse creative and professional careers as studio artists, community artists and educators, critics, curators, gallerists, creative entrepreneurs and arts administrators. Students work closely with award-winning faculty who are working artists and passionately committed to their students' growth and success. Pratt's location in the global cultural capital of New York enlarges the campus experience with exceptional access to world-class galleries and museums.

Pratt's School of Art provides a rigorous, student-centered education that emphasizes risk-taking and exploration. The School of Art graduates diverse artists and professionals who use their expertise with insight, enriching culture and the world.

Located on Pratt's historic 25-acre campus in the culturally diverse neighborhood of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, Pratt is an internationally recognized school of architecture, art, design, and information, which draws students from diverse cultural and geographic backgrounds. We are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in our curriculum as well as in the ranks of our faculty, students and staff and seek applicants who can contribute to the furtherance of these goals.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Teach BFA and MFA students in Fine Arts.
  • Work with the department to develop workshops/programming to advance civic engagement and an equitable and inclusive environment.
  • Additional roles and responsibilities will be developed in collaboration with the department to best ensure that the selected Fellow is successful in bringing their own vision, expertise, and experience to this new fellowship position.


Education: MFA degree or equivalent


  • Established artist with a considerable record of active practice in their area of expertise.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across the Institute.
  • Ability to work well with diverse populations.
  • Leadership qualities.
  • Higher education teaching experience is preferred.

SALARY is commensurate with education, credentials and experience.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2019 and continue until January 7, 2020.

To apply please submit a cover letter, CV, artist statement, 20 examples of work, a statement describing how you have worked to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in your career and how you plan on continuing to do so here at Pratt, and the names and contact information for three professional references via our internal application site at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.


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Contact Information

  • Elizabeth Farrell
    Fine Arts
    Pratt Institute


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