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Date Posted: 1/16/18

Position Title: Art Force 5 Teaching Fellowship

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Location: School of Art & Design

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The School of Art and Design in the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University is seeking candidates for the Art Force 5 Teaching Fellowship for a one-year appointment (2018) with the option to renew (2019).

This new position is intended to enhance Alfred University's Art Force 5 program which uses community-based art to address social justice issues. The program was recently awarded a 2-year SUNY Performance Improvement Fund to conduct community-based art and diversity workshops throughout the state utilizing a team of undergraduate students under the tutelage of the program director and this newly appointed artist-in-residence.

Each Spring and Fall semester, a team of students and professional(s) will travel and coordinate a minimum of six art residencies at designated SUNY schools. The program will also identify, design, and lead one national (i.e. possibly outside of NYS) project per semester. All outreach will be coordinated from Alfred, NY where the team will reside. Student participants will either be currently full-time enrolled students or structuring the experience as full-semester applied learning internship.

During the summers (May 15 - August 15, 2018/2019) a student team comprised of both AU students and students recruited from other SUNY schools will be based in New York City (preferably Harlem, NY) under the tutelage of the program director and this newly appointed position.

The Art Force 5 Teaching Fellow position requires instructional, administrative, and artistic capabilities.

We seek an instructor who will strengthen this educational experience for Alfred University and additional SUNY students. The outreach into communities serves to prepare our students as educators themselves, specifically in regards to the community impact of issues of equity and violence. Applicants should have a strong understanding of privilege, power, and difference with their own unique communication skills to educate on such topics. Applicants should demonstrate a history and comfort presenting workshop and experience working with diverse populations. Most importantly, this professional will serve as a mentor to several teams of undergraduate students and empower them to use art for education and change.

We seek an artist experienced in engaging communities with deliberate art practice, thoughtful design, intentional assessment of impact. This artist would be actively involved in designing programs while also mentoring young student artists in development of their art. Artist would also be charged with strengthening existing portfolio of Art Force 5 offerings beyond our popular mosaic-making programs.

We seek an administrator, able to recruit, train, and lead student teams (from both AU and other SUNY schools). Responsibilities include negotiating details with host communities, clearly communicating expectations, planning logistics for outreach, and building an assessment plan to measure our impact. This professional will also assist in recruiting students for both the Art Force 5 program and the college.

Artist in residence schedule would most likely be structured for Thursday thru Sunday, leaving early weekdays available for personal art studio practice or the possibility of adjunct teaching for separate stipend. Access to Alfred University studios may be negotiated with appropriate Division heads. Alfred University on-campus housing may be provided in exchange for limited Residence Life collaboration in their Unity House Program. Summer housing for professional (likely NYC) is also included in grant. Position may also include recruitment for Alfred University through Art Form 5 efforts.
Requirements: A MFA or equivalent degree is preferred. Also required is an emerging record of scholarly/creative productivity appropriate to teaching at the college level; ability to work collaboratively with communities, the department, the school, and the university; and ability to communicate with and mentor students on all levels.

Additional valued skills would include grant-writing experience, social media management, web design/graphic design.

Extensive travel involved. Driver's license not required but strongly preferred.
Experience: Send one PDF document which includes a cover letter, CV/resume, and a list of three references, one of which is a previous supervisor, to Alfred University's Human Resources office at humanresources@alfred.edu. Review of candidates will begin immediately with hopes of having position filled by February 1, 2018.

Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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