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The California Studio: Manetti Shrem Artist Residencies - Fall 2021 & Spring 2022

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 5th, 2021

Last review date: Friday, Feb 19, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Monday, Mar 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Art and Art History at the University of California Davis is pleased to invite applications for the inaugural Teaching Artists-in-Residence in The California Studio. We are looking for artists in all disciplines, traditional and non-traditional, who are passionate about their research and eager to incorporate the vast resources of the university and the Northern California region into the classroom. Visiting artists will teach an upper division art studio class and a graduate seminar, deliver a public lecture and further their creative work and/or research while on campus.

Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem’s visionary gift provides funding for a generous salary and benefits, as well as travel and academic creative enrichment funds. Visiting artists will be given a studio space and the opportunity to further develop their art practice in the community of students, other visiting artists and faculty members.

The Department of Art and Art History’s mission is to cultivate curiosity and sustain the courage to embrace the unknown through art. We are committed to creating an equitable, hospitable and inclusive educational environment, and candidates with diverse viewpoints, backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply.

Candidates are required to have an MFA or equivalent professional experience, three years minimum teaching experience, a well-developed portfolio in their area of specialization, and an exhibition record that is national and/or international in scope. They should be conversant in contemporary art issues and studio practices and enthusiastic about teaching in a diverse, multicultural setting.

Applicants are asked to submit a professional resume, a cover letter of interest in teaching at UC Davis, samples of work, a creative/research statement, a teaching statement and a statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. It should also include a sample undergraduate syllabus, a sample graduate seminar outline and three professional references.

The dates for this appointment are fall 2021 or spring 2022. Fall quarter begins September 20, 2021 and concludes December 10, 2021. Spring quarter begins March 24, 2022 and concludes June 9, 2022. Applicants should specify the quarter to which they are applying. Applications are due February 19, 2021.

Please submit your application to the Recruit website at

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - A letter of interest in teaching at UC Davis

  • Samples of current work - A single pdf including at least 18 images along with a corresponding image list that includes titles, dates, dimensions, and a detailed materials list with a short explanation . You may include pdf(s ) of catalogs , video links , etc. if applicable

  • Creative /Research statement

  • Teaching philosophy statement

  • Sample undergraduate syllabus and a sample graduate seminar outline

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

  • Additional supporting documentation (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Job location

Davis, CA