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The California Studio: Manetti Shrem Artist Residencies - Fall 2022 & Spring 2023

Application Window

Open date: October 11th, 2021

Next review date: Friday, Nov 5, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Nov 5, 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 two 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.

Applicants must have a minimum of three years teaching experience at the university level beyond TA or AI appointments. Candidates are required to have an MFA or equivalent professional 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 an outline of an undergraduate course and a graduate seminar, and three professional references. References will only be contacted with advanced candidacy.

The dates for this appointment are fall 2022 or spring 2023. Fall quarter begins September 19, 2022 and concludes December 9, 2022. Spring quarter begins March 30, 2023 and concludes June 15, 2023. Applicants must specify the quarter to which they are applying. Applications are due November 5 at 5pm. Please submit your application to the Recruit website at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04485

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    Applicants must have a minimum of three years teaching experience at the university level beyond TA or AI appointments. Candidates are required to have an MFA or equivalent professional 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.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated professional resume

  • Cover Letter - Interest in teaching at UC Davis. Please specify the quarter you are interested in applying for.

  • 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

  • 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 https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

  • Course outlines - An outline of an undergraduate course and a graduate seminar

  • Additional supporting documentation (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04485

Help contact: kdpearson@ucdavis.edu

Campus Information

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals’ with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.