HFA Employment Opportunities
Sculpture and Foundations
The Studio Arts Program of the Department of Art, Architecture, and Art History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sculpture. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Application deadline for first consideration: December 3, 2012.
We seek applications from active artists with significant exhibition records and experience teaching sculpture at all levels for an appointment beginning September 2013. Responsibilities will include teaching sculpture from foundation to graduate level. Course load will include one class per year within our dynamic and interdisciplinary Foundations Program.
Required Qualifications: Demonstrated expertise in a wide range of contemporary fabrication skills, including in-depth knowledge of mold-making and casting with an emphasis on non-foundry processes; knowledge of both traditional and contemporary issues in sculpture and contemporary critical discourse; proficiency in digital technology and ability to work across disciplines. M.F.A. in studio art required at time of hire.
Preferred Qualifications: Strong exhibition record with 3 years teaching beyond graduate school; demonstrated commitment to program and course development and an interest in incorporating digital technology; knowledge of industrial health and safety and contemporary best practices pertaining to sculpture fabrication.
Submit all documents by mail and all images digitally as follows:
Submit cover letter highlighting teaching and professional work, CV, graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation to Chair, Sculpture Search Committee, Studio Arts Program, University of Massachusetts, 353 Fine Arts Center, 151 Presidents Drive, Office 1, Amherst, MA 01003-9330. We also welcome a statement of teaching methods/philosophy, course outlines, and syllabi.
Submit 20 images of your work and 20 images of student work, with captions, to http:// umasssculpture.slideroom.com.
The Art History Program of the Department of Art, Architecture, and Art History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a specialist in modern and contemporary visual arts. Assistant Professor, tenure track, beginning September 1, 2013. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Art History required at time of hire. Course load is two per semester, plus contributions to team-taught surveys. The Program seeks a concerned teacher and voice for modern and contemporary art within a global context. Preference is given to candidates who demonstrate expertise in interdisciplinarity, current methodologies, and issues of social and cultural diversity. Expertise in museum studies, methods, Latino/a and/or African- American art a plus.
To Apply: Submit letter of purpose, CV, graduate transcript, copies of publications, and three letters of recommendation. We welcome a statement of teaching methods/philosophy, course outlines and/or syllabi.Send application materials to Chair, Modernist Search Committee, Art History Program,University of Massachusetts, 130 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003-9269. Deadline for first consideration: December 14, 2012. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual-career couples (http:// acn.fivecolleges.edu).
The Art History Program of the Department of Art, Architecture, and Art History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a specialist in the visual arts of the Middle Ages. Assistant Professor, tenure track, beginning September 2013. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Ph.D. in Art History required at the time of hire. Course load is two per semester, plus contributions to team-taught surveys.
Qualifications: Candidate should be able to teach a large enrollment General Education survey
that introduces the history of art through a specific subject or a wide-ranging historical survey.
Preference is given to candidates who demonstrate expertise in interdisciplinarity, current methodologies,
and issues of social and cultural diversity. Expertise in Northern Renaissance art, decorative arts, cross-cultural exchange, and/or museum studies a plus.
To Apply: Submit letter of purpose, CV, graduate transcript, copies of publications, and three letters of recommendation. We welcome a statement of teaching methods/philosophy, course outlines and/or syllabi. Send application materials to Chair, Medievalist Search Committee,
Art History Program, University of Massachusetts, 130 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003-9269.
Deadline for first consideration: December 14, 2012. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual-career couples (http:// acn.fivecolleges.edu).
Modern Hebrew Lecturer
The Department of Judaic & Near Eastern Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Modern Hebrew, to begin Fall 2013. Initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of reappointment for subsequent periods. The ideal candidate will be trained in the teaching of Modern Hebrew at the college level. A Masters in Modern Hebrew or a related field, or the equivalent, is required at the time of appointment. Native or near-native fluency in Hebrew and demonstrated experience teaching native English speakers is strongly preferred. Teaching responsibilities will include 3 sections per semester of Hebrew at the first and second year level, one of them intensive. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To Apply: to apply electronically (strongly encouraged), applicants should submit a letter of application describing their background and teaching qualifications, a current C.V., and the names of at least three references with contact information to the attention of Mary Lysakowski and arrange for electronic transmission of three letters of recommendation to the same email address. Letters of reference and complete applications may also be submitted by postal mail to the following address: Mary Lysakowski, Search Committee Records Keeper, Department of Judaic & Near Eastern Studies, University of Massachusetts, 161 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA 01003.
Review of applications will begin on January 22, 2013, and the process will continue until the position is filled.
Assistant Professor of Hispanic Linguistics
The Spanish and Portuguese Program in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professorship in Hispanic Linguistics to begin September 1, 2013. Interested candidates must have a PhD in hand by the time of appointment.
Preferred Qualifications: The desirable candidate will complement the current strengths of our Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. programs. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in Phonetics and/or Phonology. However, candidates with strong research records in Semantics, Pragmatics or related fields will also be considered. Native or near native fluency in Spanish and English is required. Knowledge of Portuguese, Catalan or a native language of Latin America is highly desirable. Duties include teaching Hispanic Linguistics courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, advising undergraduate and graduate students, directing theses and dissertations in his/her area of expertise, and performing service duties as required by the department and the University. Candidates should have a distinguished research and teaching record.
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To Apply: Applicants must submit a letter of application, CV, sample of scholarly work, statement of teaching and research philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to: Chair, Search Committee for Hispanic Linguistics, Spanish and Portuguese, 418 Herter Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003. All applications will be acknowledged. Screening of applications will begin December 7, 2012. Initial interviews of candidates will be conducted at the January 2013 MLA Convention in Boston, MA.
Arts Extension Service
The Arts Extension Service in the College of Humanities & Fine Arts at UMass Amherst has an opening for a Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator plans, develops, implements, manages and evaluates educational programs for the Arts Extension Service, and teaches for the Arts Extension Service, a national arts service organization at UMass Amherst providing arts management instruction on-campus and online across the U.S.
Minimum Qualifications: Master's Degree in Arts Management or related field plus five years arts management experience. Experience in arts management program development and planning, consulting, teaching, needs assessment, implementation, administration and evaluation (in higher education preferred). Experience in budgeting, fundraising, marketing and promoting self-sustaining programs. Supervisory experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal and public relations skills. Ability to travel, work evenings and weekends.
Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated experience in a field of artistic practice.
Hiring Salary Range: $44,300-$55,500
Normal Starting Salary Range: $44,300-$49,900
To apply: Please submit a letter of application, resume, list of courses taught, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references (who will not be contacted without permission) to: Search R# 43691, Employment Office, 167 Whitmore Administration Building, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003.Review of applications will begin on September 4, 2012. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Five College Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities
With generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Five Colleges, Incorporated invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Digital Humanities beginning in the academic year 2013-14. The position will be based at one of the consortium’s associated institutions (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst). While the Ph.D. field and the eventual assigned department(s) are open, we especially seek candidates engaged in interdisciplinary work in the humanities who bring to their research and teaching the theoretical, methodological, and technical practice of digital technologies. Along with fluency in the intellectual and theoretical challenges posed by the emerging field of digital humanities, we expect candidates to have experience in computational approaches to interpretation, whether the interpretive focus rests on performances, architectural or urban settings, texts, images, and/or other artifacts. Expertise could be in geographic information systems, visualization, text-mining or other modes of computer or internet-based work, as well as new modes of presenting work in electronic formats.
This position is part of a Five College initiative to support exceptionally promising young scholars, offering an opportunity to pursue teaching and research for two years. The fellow will teach two undergraduate courses each year, one each semester. (There will be a home institution and one other campus where teaching will occur, both to be determined such that the successful candidate’s field of specialization can be best supported with mentors.) Because this post-doctoral program is designed to provide the fellow with valuable teaching experience and time to complete and publish research prior to seeking a full-time tenure-track position, the fellow will also be expected to pursue an independent research program vigorously.
The fellow will fully participate in one of the nation’s most vibrant academic collaborations, with support from colleagues and library and research facilities at all five campuses, each located within 20 minutes drive of the others. The fellow will be paired with research and teaching mentors in closely related fields and will be an active participant in the Five College Digital Humanities Project (https://www.fivecolleges.edu/dh) with the opportunity to collaborate with scholars engaged with the Digital Humanities Initiative at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
This postdoctoral fellowship is a full-time salaried appointment ($50,000) with excellent benefits and $5,000 in research support each year. It is open only to recent Ph.D. recipients; the fellow must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by September 2013 and no earlier than June 2010.
Review of applications will begin January 30, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.
The University is a member of the Five Colleges Consortium, along
with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire, and Mt. Holyoke colleges. The Department is committed
to developing a more diverse faculty, student body, and curriculum. The University of
Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and
members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.