Founded in 1873, MassArt is the first freestanding public college of art and design in the United States. The College excels in the education of professional artists, designers, and art educators and is an integral contributor to the cultural and intellectual life and creative economy of the Greater Boston region, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and beyond. Located in Boston's hub of arts and culture along the Avenue of the Arts, MassArt enrolls 2,000 students and offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in 18 disciplines, as well as continuing education and youth programs.
MassArt strives to be a model of diversity and inclusion; the campus community reflects the layers of cultural and self-identity that proudly make up our region, nation, and world. We respect, value, and celebrate the strengths, characteristics, and perspectives of all and promote an inclusive environment that leverages the unique contributions of each individual, group, and organization into all aspects of our work.
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The Studio For Interrelated Media (SIM) Department at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) in Boston, MA, is seeking a highly motivated Interdisciplinary Artist Teacher, who is engaged in contemporary practice, performative art, and/or emerging technologies, for a full time, tenure track faculty position, beginning fall 2023. SIM is a multi-disciplinary program with a strong emphasis on critique, conceptual foundations, student agency, and individualized advising. Students work in all media, with a concentration on interdisciplinary practice and innovative technologies.
This position is part of a highly collaborative, innovative and flexible team of faculty that shares departmental planning, student advising, and curricular design. This position includes teaching responsibilities in a team-taught Major Studio class consisting of weekly student-run presentations and productions in which students select, schedule and technically support their colleagues' presentations in all media. This position includes teaching elective courses already in circulation as well as other courses to be proposed based on the candidate's expertise. Additional duties include individualized advising, mentoring and office hours; departmental meetings; participating in review boards; and committee work. This position is based on a 3/3 course load.
Please visit https://massartsim.org for more information about the department.
Salary: Compensation commensurate with full-time teaching experience, in accordance with the Massachusetts State College Association collective bargaining agreement.
Teach the equivalent of 12 credits per semester, for a total of 24 credits per year.
Prepares and delivers instruction to students in assigned modalities as per the schedule and course contract using a variety of teaching methods and strategies.
Designs and implements engaging classes and instructional material that demonstrate real-world applications of concepts discussed/studied.
Provides feedback on students' progress, including evaluation of student mastery of course and program learning outcomes.
Prepares and submits required documentation (to College and to students) complying with policies and procedures including but not limited to: disability accommodations, syllabus and textbook submissions, attendance, grades, training, course evaluations, learning outcomes assessments, learning management system, email and technology, faculty evaluation, etc.
Evaluates and selects text and instructional materials and prepares course materials and lesson plans. Is available for student consultation 3 hours per week on two different days. Notifies the Department Chair of student situations/issues (i.e. academic integrity).
Uses College provided tools and resources to offer feedback to students in matters related to academic success in a timely manner and to respond to the department and division. (All official email communications between the faculty and students and/or the College must be conducted through MassArt's email server.)
Maintains and disseminates current information pertaining to services available to students throughout the College.
Maintains professional development/growth according to personal needs and requirements for certification (if applicable).
Education and Experience
Candidates must hold a terminal degree in their relevant discipline and have at least two (2) years of teaching experience in interdisciplinary artistic practice, not including teaching assistant positions.
The candidate must have an active professional practice and strong portfolio.
Candidates must have a passionate interest in evolving a contemporary experimental/interdisciplinary arts program in a team-taught collaborative environment.
The candidate should possess a demonstrated commitment towards team teaching (public school or interdisciplinary curriculum), shared leadership, collegiality, and advising a diverse student body.
Expansive interdisciplinary artistic practice.
Excellent writing and administrative skills
Multi-disciplinary knowledge and particular expertise and/or a combination of the following:
Passionate interest in evolving a contemporary experimental/interdisciplinary arts program in a team-taught, student-centered community;
Events and exhibition planning and production;
Body based forms;
Computational interaction design, and programming;
Experience design and immersive media;
Conceptually based art;
Video installation and projection mapping;
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring students.
Knowledge and understanding of adult learner principles and respect for students as well as genuine interest in their learning.
Ability to design learning activities to achieve determined learning outcomes.
Ability to develop and implement diverse teaching and learning for different learning styles and to respond to the needs of learners from a variety of educational backgrounds in a multicultural environment.
Ability to use formative and summative assessment measures to enhance learning.
Skill in the use of personal computers and general office software.
Ability to effectively communicate interpersonally both orally and in writing. Good organizational skills and interpersonal relationship skills with students and colleagues.
Please note MassArt does not provide:
Employment-based visa sponsorship or non-student exchange visitor visa sponsorship.
Reimbursement for travel.
Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as an adult or juvenile will be conducted on the final candidate prior to an offer of employment. MassArt requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration.
As a condition of employment, you will be required to have received the COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of your start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided during the onboarding process.
MassArt provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other legally protected class. MassArt complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the college operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.
Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, CV, URLs for your work (and optionally student work as well) and a statement of teaching philosophy. URLs can be added in your resume or cover letter. Application Materials should be uploaded to the Interview Exchange portal.
Colleges of the Fenway is a collaborative effort of five neighboring Boston-based colleges in the Fenway area. This collaboration was created to add value to student academic and social life while seeking innovative methods of investing in new services and containing the costs of higher education. Collectively, the colleges represent more than 12,000 undergraduate students, comprising 16.2% of the total Boston population of undergraduates attending four-year colleges, more than 700 full-time faculty, and 2,300-course offerings.