Amherst College, Art & the History of Art
Artist in Residence
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Massachusetts, United States|
Amherst College’s Department of Art and the History of Art is searching for an artist, discipline open, to serve as our artist-in-residence for the 2018-2019 academic year. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socio-economic status, ethnicity, race, and nationality. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell grant recipients; 45 percent of our students identify as domestic students of color; and 10 percent of our students are international students. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Artists working in new genres are especially encouraged to apply for this position. This could include installation, digital platform, time-based, mixed media and format, performance, social practice, and alternative-venues art forms, among others. This position of visiting artist-in-residence is offered every other academic year. A large skylight studio for the exclusive use of the successful candidate is provided to support the artist’s work and to foster a strong on-campus presence. Competitive salary, materials budget, and benefits are provided. One studio course of the artist’s conception and design is to be taught each semester. An artist’s open studio one day each semester and participation in studio thesis critiques are expected, and active engagement with the broader college community is encouraged. In the spring semester, an exhibition of the artist’s work will be mounted in the department’s Eli Marsh Gallery. Artists with an MFA, teaching experience, and an extensive exhibition record are encouraged to apply. Candidates should apply electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/43015 and include in the application an artist’s statement of up to two pages; CV with links to online digital images and/or videos of work; two sample course descriptions, if available; and the contact information for three confidential references. Review of applications will begin on October 2, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Amherst College is a private coeducational liberal arts college of 1,800 students and more than two hundred faculty members. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five College Consortium. Amherst College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its education experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.