Faculty Positions Available

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Fibers & Material Studies

Non-Tenure Track Appointment Two-Year Term (Academic Years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021) 3-3 Course Load Begins Fall 2019 Review of applications begins immediately and applications received by February 4th will receive priority review. Position remains open until filled.

Program Description
Fibers & Material Studies practices are on the cutting edge of contemporary art and critical inquiry, while also representing one of the world’s longest and most accessible aesthetic traditions. Fibers & Material Studies at Tyler School of Art emphasizes the exploration of materials in both their traditional and contemporary contexts, and in relation to wide ranging issues of technological development, the transnational circulation of culture, race and multiculturalism, gender, equality and class, among others. Students examine the relationship between materials, processes and conceptual exploration, as well as the critical role that cloth and fiber play in the global economic marketplace.

Undergraduate students are introduced to state of the art equipment, including a Jacquard TC2 loom, multi-harness floor looms and dobby looms, knitting machines, embroidery machines and tufting guns. The program also offers digital printing, a fully equipped dye kitchen and screen-printing lab. Many Tyler students choose to work at the edges of the medium by exploring sculpture, video, performance and installation as part of their practice. Experimenting with materials and methods is encouraged as students develop individual creative practices.

Since 1935, Tyler School of Art has offered students the combination of a world-renowned faculty and the resources of Temple University, a large, urban research institution. Tyler’s programs encompass a wide range of areas in the study of art, design, art history, art education, and architecture. In each program, students work in small learning communities, while also benefiting from state-of-the-art facilities, a rigorous curriculum, and a large, diverse campus community.

Position Description
The Fibers & Materials Studies program is run by one full-time faculty member and a dedicated cohort of specialized Adjunct Faculty. We seek a colleague to fill a new position who combines breadth of technical skill with deep understanding of the complexities of the fibers discipline as it intersects with contemporary art practice. Applicants should take a dynamic pedagogical approach to nurturing a learning community, and should evidence a commitment to urgent/emergent questions of social justice and sustainability within the broad arena of textile practice. Technical competency in weaving is a necessity along with proven ability to teach several of the following processes: surface design, sculpture, dyeing (synthetic and natural), felting, interlacing, basketry, fabric construction. Also valued is the ability to deliver a curriculum that consistently connects material investigation to critical discourse, including the theory and history of fibers and material studies and emergent challenges to existing narratives therein, and an interest in performance and socially engaged art practices. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at all levels of our BFA undergraduate program and MFA graduate program.

Faculty in Fibers & Material Studies teach studio courses and seminars, with the opportunity to develop new courses. The successful candidates’ workload will include Committee and Departmental service.

Qualifications
Required:
●    An MFA with a substantial record of achievement and significant
competency in fiber related arts practice. 

●    A consistent professional record of creative practice (exhibitions, publications, or equivalent).
●    Clear potential or demonstrated ability to work effectively with and benefit a diverse student body. 

●    Experience teaching at the college level. 

●    Demonstrated ability to teach a range of fibers processes from: weaving, 
surface design (print and resist), sculptural approaches to fiber, dyeing (synthetic and natural), embellishment, felting, interlacing, basketry, fabric construction, and papermaking. 

●    Well-versed in fibers & material studies history and critical discourse as they relate to the intersection of class, race and gender.
●    The successful candidate will also have significant administrative experience related to all areas of curriculum, program and budget management. 
●    Strong weaving skills.


Preferred:
●    Three years of college-level teaching experience.
●    Capacity to connect fiber & material studies discourse to broader cultural and environmental concerns.
●    Knowledge of Jacquard TC2 loom.

Tyler School of Art is an affirmative action/equal-opportunity employer committed to increasing and sustaining its diverse academic community.

Initial Application Requirements
To apply, please visit temple.slideroom.com to create an account and upload the following materials:
●    Cover letter of intent
●    Curriculum Vitae
●    Artist Statement
●    20 examples of your work
●    20 examples of student work
●    Statement of teaching philosophy
●    Statement of inclusivity - as a separate paragraph
●    Two sample syllabi
●    Three references with contact information: address, phone number, and email address

Requirements for Finalists
●    Course evaluations
●    Official academic transcripts
●    Three signed letters of recommendation on letterhead

Finalists must also be prepared to submit course evaluations, official academic transcripts, and three signed letters of recommendation on letterhead. No letters are required in the initial application. The additional finalist requirements are ideally due two weeks after the campus visit.

If calling references, please also advise them that a signed letter on letterhead may be needed. If you need assistance during the uploading process, please email: support@slideroom.com


Open Rank, Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor— Arts and Visual Culture of Africa and the African Diaspora

The Department of Art History at Tyler School of Art of Temple University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank in the specialization of the arts and visual culture of Africa and the African Diaspora, to commence Fall 2019.

Though the chronological parameters of research are flexible, the ideal candidate should be engaged in methods of teaching and scholarship that study cross-cultural encounters and exchanges, examining the ways in which art is produced and circulates through networks of trade and immigration, and how its discourse is formed by the dynamics of race, colonialism, post-colonialism, and globalization. As an open rank position, the successful candidate will hold the PhD and demonstrate an appropriate level of teaching experience, scholarly research and publication. Candidates should demonstrate familiarity with best teaching practices and with innovative instructional design and technologies. Candidates should also have experience with department and college-wide service and demonstrate professional accomplishments in the discipline. The position involves teaching at the undergraduate level (including Art History majors, studio majors, and non-majors), and teaching and advising at the M.A. and Ph.D. levels (including MFAs and Masters of Art Education). Tyler’s Department of Art History has a faculty of 10 full-time members who specialize in areas ranging from the ancient world to Global Contemporary. Art History at Temple is part of the highly-ranked Tyler School of Art and there is dynamic synergy among the programs in the school including six modern and contemporary specialists. The department is located on Temple University’s main Philadelphia campus and is housed in a state-of-the-art facility. Temple offers the resources of a major university in a culturally rich city and region.

The letter of application should include a statement describing research and teaching interests, philosophy, and experience. Candidates are encouraged to address the ways in which they could contribute to Temple’s institutional mission and commitment to excellence and diversity and to Tyler’s engagement in interdisciplinarity. In addition, the application should include a CV, name and contact information for three references, two sample syllabi for courses, and a writing sample. Finalists will be expected to supply official degree transcripts and evaluations for courses taught.

Please send all materials electronically by December 31, 2018. To apply, please visit temple.slideroom.com to set up an account and upload your application materials to Slideroom: https://temple.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/46514. If you need assistance during the upload, email: support@slideroom.com. Tyler School of Art is an affirmative action/equal-opportunity employer committed to increasing and sustaining its diverse academic community.

Address further inquiries to Prof. Jane DeRose Evans, Search Committee Chair (AHjob17@temple.edu).


Assistant or Associate Professor of Architecture, Design for Health (Full-time, tenure-tenure track)

Architecture Department, Tyler School of Art, Temple University

Temple University’s Tyler School of Art invites applications for a Full-time, Tenure-track Professor of Architecture at the assistant or associate professor rank, with a specialization in the area of Design for Health.

The candidate will be joining Tyler’s distinguished arts and design faculty in the Architecture Department. Located on a vibrant urban campus in Philadelphia, PA, Temple University has more than 38,000 students in 17 schools and colleges. The Architecture Department offers undergraduate programs in Architecture, Facilities Management and Architectural Preservation and a professional Master of Architecture degree. Other Tyler degrees include offerings in Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, Community Development, and City and Regional Planning as well as programs in the arts. In fall 2019, the Department will launch new graduate degrees, including a Master of Science in Architecture, with optional concentrations in Health and Design, Advanced Technologies and Design, and Urban Ecologies and Design, and a Master of Science in Facilities Planning with an optional concentration in Health Facilities. Temple’s Tyler School of Art is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

Responsibilities
The successful candidate will teach design studios at the undergraduate and graduate levels and lecture, workshop, or seminar courses in design for health and health facilities planning, while also maintaining an active record of distinguished research, scholarship, and/or creative activities. The candidate will also provide leadership in the development of curricula for the new graduate degrees referenced above. The candidate will also be required to serve on Department, College and University committees.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will engage in specialized research, academic, professional, and/or creative activities with a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary work. Candidates should have a minimum of 3 years teaching experience, and must hold a terminal degree in architecture (Master of Architecture or international equivalent) or Bachelor of Architecture along with a post-professional degree or equivalent. Professional licensure and certifications related to design for health are preferred.

Application Requirements
The position begins in the fall 2019 semester. Applications should include a letter of intent, signed and dated curriculum vita, a professional portfolio, and documentation of recent student work and/or sample course syllabi, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of three references with e-mail and telephone contact information. Finalists should be prepared to submit course evaluations for courses taught and official transcripts.

Salary and rank will be at an assistant or associate professor level and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer committed to increasing diversity in both its community and its curricula. Women, people of color, and other candidates who can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants can submit PDF files of materials to Valentina Cleary via email (vcleary@temple.edu). Materials should be submitted by December 3, 2018 and review of candidates will begin shortly after that time.

All inquiries should be directed to:

Valentina Cleary
Architecture Building
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
2001 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
vcleary@temple.edu
215-204-8813