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MFA IN INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS PROGRAM

PART TIME FACULTY POSITION FOR THE NEW INDIGENOUS AND DECOLONIAL ART CONCENTRATION - fall 2017 & spring 2018

The MFA program in Interdisciplinary Arts envisions research-creation as a transformational practice and artists as agents of personal and public action. We encourage artists to ask complex questions and to cultivate practices that celebrate imaginative and intellectual discovery.

We are currently seeking a faculty advisor committed to interdisciplinary investigation, engaged dialogue, and innovative approaches to the education of practicing Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of artistic and theoretical experience in Indigenous art(s) praxis and/or decolonial praxis: any art form or combination thereof is welcome. The ability to work with a wide range of backgrounds and media and a willingness to support the development of students with diverse art philosophies, values, and learning styles is essential. A terminal degree is required. Also prioritized are: college level teaching experience; wide knowledge of contemporary Indigenous art practices and theories, particularly in the areas of decolonialization and decoloniality; political, land, and visual sovereignty; and survivance and Indigenous resurgence. The preferred candidate will also have a strong interest in the philosophy and practice of student-centered progressive education.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position is responsible for attending the fall & spring residencies and mentoring students through written exchanges over the course of the 15-week semester. The anticipated advising load is 5 or 6 students, depending upon enrollment. Faculty will serve in the Port Townsend, WA residency site and must attend the residencies September 14 – 23, 2017 and March 22 – 31, 2018.

Faculty pay is based on the Collective Bargaining Agreement Faculty Pay Scale. Compensation for the semester will be $1,228.00 per student advisee, plus $2,600.00 for combined residency pay and service stipend. Additional stipends may also be available.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and 3 letters of reference. These materials must be submitted through Goddard’s online application portal. To access the portal, click here and select the vacancy. For assistance using our online application portal, please contact M.E. Lawlor in the Human Resources Office at 802.322.1710. Applications will be accepted through July 7, 2017.

 For more information, please contact JuPong Lin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Devora Neumark (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Goddard College is committed to creating a college representative of a diverse global community. To that end, we are actively seeking applications from qualified candidates from groups currently underrepresented in our institution for this position. Where skills and experience are equal, priority will be given to Indigenous or Aboriginal candidates.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer