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Posted On October 11, 2019

Champney Family Professorship in Art and Art Education - Associate Professor/Professor

Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and The Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) are pleased to announce a joint recruitment effort to fill the Champney Family Professorship in Art and Art Education at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. This is a tenured position.

Neighbors located in University Circle, a square-mile park comprised of world-class cultural, educational, and medical institutions, CWRU and CIA are seeking a dynamic visual artist of national/international reputation and a leader in art education who has a strong commitment to social justice and/or community arts practices. The successful hire will direct the Art Studio program and the BS and MA programs in Art Education at CWRU, and teach at both institutions. You will be able to make a substantial contribution to the studio programs at both institutions and build new connections between them. We envision this as a unique opportunity to demonstrate leadership in the visual arts and help shape the future of the field. Applicants will ideally hold a terminal degree and will preferably have a minimum of three years of experience teaching art education. Applicants with substantial experience in their fields with related degrees may be considered. Applicants will be judged according to the following criteria:

1) A strong commitment to working with students at the college/university level;
2) A distinguished record of creativity as an artist;
3) An interest in global, interdisciplinary, and cross-cultural art forms, and particularly in social justice or community engagement based artistic practices, is central to this position;
4) Interest in developing and implementing curricula that address multicultural issues.
5) The ability to direct the Art and Art Education component of the Department of Art History and Art at CWRU, which includes undergraduate studio and both undergraduate and graduate courses in Art Education;
6) The ability to teach advanced studio courses including contemporary critical, theoretical, and technical approaches to art for students in a four-year undergraduate program at CIA leading to a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
7) A professional commitment to fostering collegial learning environments and creative collaborations between and within the CWRU and CIA communities and with other area institutions;
8) Candidates for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor will demonstrate broad professional recognition; candidates for appointment at the rank of Professor will require a significant artistic professional presence on the national or international level. Rank will be commensurate with experience.

Applications should include the following: • Letter of interest detailing qualifications and proposed contributions to each institution • CV/resume (with link to website, if applicable) • Statement of teaching philosophy • Artist statement • Portfolio of work, including 20 examples of current work (with image list). For moving image files, or other media that are not easily accommodated by this format, please embed links within the PDF.
• Names and email addresses of three references.

Submit your application online at Review of applications will begin on November 13, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

The Cleveland Institute of Art is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. CIA’s policies, programs, and activities comply with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity and/or expression or sexual orientation.

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