Department: SMFA Media Arts and Graduate Program, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts
Field: Studio Art
Rank: Part-time Lecturer (non-tenure track)
Position description: The Media Arts Department and the Graduate Program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University are seeking a Part-Time Lecturer who is a practicing visual artist for Fall 2021 to teach the courses Video Installation and Individual Graduate Critique
Video Installation (MDIA 0104, Thursdays 2 – 6):
The studio/seminar course focuses on producing video content based on individual interests, concerns, passions and designing ways to display artworks that communicate ideas and aesthetics with power and strength. Instruction includes in-camera composition, video editing and compositing using Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects, lighting design, video mapping software, and sound scores, recording, editing and mixing. Course incorporate diverse media in installations, i.e., painting, sculpture, found objects, texts, performance, digital technologies, the internet, music and sound. The seminar component traces an array of international video artists from the 1960s while concentrating on contemporary video installation. Visiting artists present projects and critique students’ work. Open to all levels.
Individual Graduate Critique: This course invites grad students to meet individually with faculty over the length of the semester, especially during their thesis year. The one-on-one meetings will assist students in the development of their studio projects through a series of rigorous conversations scheduled according to the scope of the student's needs. Students work through drafts of their thesis statements and receive feedback and guidance. Students will take this course for credit as an alternative to the grad group critique.
MFA, MA, PhD or related professional experience. Two or three years or more, teaching experience preferred
Cover letter, curriculum vitae, 3 references, Examples of Work with links to time-based work, if applicable . The cover letter should include a statement describing the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Sample syllabi that includes artists from diverse backgrounds and geographic areas and course materials should explore a diverse range of cultural aesthetics.
Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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