University of Kansas, Spencer Museum of Art
Researcher: The Arts in Collaborative Inquiry
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Kansas, United States|
|Position:||Post-Doctoral Fellow, Research Professional|
Department: Spencer Art Museum
Position Title: Postdoctoral Researcher / Senior Research Assistant
Working Title: Researcher: The Arts in Collaborative Inquiry
To apply online, visit http://employment.ku.edu/jobs/2240. Applications accepted through 05/07/13.
Overview of Initiative for the Arts in Collaborative Research:
The Initiative for the Arts in Collaborative Research (ACR), a partnership led by the Spencer Museum of Art (SMA), Biodiversity Institute (BI), Information and Telecommunication Technology Center (ITTC), and School of the Arts (SOTA) at the University of Kansas, invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral research position with the possibility of renewal. The ACR Initiative facilitates advanced research investigating shared question and methodologies across the arts, sciences, technology, and society. It is funded by a multi-year grant from the KU Office of the Provost.
Candidates should hold a doctorate or other terminal degree (e.g. MFA) with a demonstrated research interest in interdisciplinary exploration across the arts, sciences, and technology. The successful candidate will be actively involved with all aspects of the ACR. S/he will also have the opportunity to engage in related independent research and develop an exhibition, publication, or other research project closely related to the aims of the grant.
50% Research and Collaborations
1. Participate in ACR project research and development
2. Oversee artist/creative specialist residencies
3. Collaborate with partners to identify, apply, and integrate diverse methodologies
4. Convene and facilitate semi-annual multidisciplinary research forums
5. Participate in developing sustainable infrastructures for a new interdisciplinary research center
30% Audience Development
1. Contribute to public dissemination of research activities and findings
2. Identify and cultivate project partners
15% Grant Writing
1. Play an integral role in the ACR grant-writing team
1. Other duties as assigned
1. Terminal degree (PhD, MFA) received within the last five years
2. Demonstrated experience in interdisciplinary research
3. Demonstrated experience as evidenced in application materials to work openly and effectively with higher education collaborators and the public and to work collaboratively and organize groups such as committees, teams, task forces, etc.
4. Strong background and experience in one or more of the following areas: science-technology-society studies; research grounded in art practice or other forms of making; artistic integration with science, medicine, or technology; interactive and digital media research and production; design aesthetics; engaged scholarship; digital humanities
5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to prepare and deliver concise, understandable, and effective presentations to a wide audience as evidenced by application materials
6. Proficiency in MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Access and Outlook, web-based research tools, and social media.
1. Demonstrated experience identifying and pursuing new forms of inquiry and disciplinary integration
2. Willingness to engage with ideas and proposals beyond one?s field of expertise
3. Exceptional interpersonal skills, able to quickly develop rapport, as well as build and maintain effective long-term relationships with staff, colleagues, and volunteers
4. Demonstrated high level of initiative, persistence in completing assignments, and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
5. Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following: visualization, virtual environments, augmented reality, social computing, mobile media computing, gaming programming, data mining, database design, data integration, and geospatial technology
Salary Range: $42,000-$46,000 + benefits
Contact Information for Applicants: Stephen Goddard, Associate Director/Senior Curator, email@example.com
Deadline/Review Date: 05/04/13
Estimated Start Date: July 2013 (may be negotiable)
Appt Length: 2 years, with possibility of renewal for a third year
Specific Detailed Applications Instructions for this position:
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Research statement (max. 500 words)
4. Sample of written work OR portfolio of creative endeavors
5. Names and contacts for academic and professional references.
The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University's programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.
Stephen Goddard, Associate Director/Senior Curator, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Primary Category:||History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
|Secondary Categories:||Art and Art History