Opening: Public Scholar of Curatorial Practices and Visual Art

Position Announcement
Position: Public Scholar of Curatorial Practices and Visual Art
Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Appointment: Beginning August 2012

Application deadline: Preference given to applications received by January 09, 2012

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis is seeking a faculty member at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to be a Public Scholar of Curatorial Practices and Visual Art.

This faculty member will have a joint tenure-track appointment in Herron School of Art and Design and the Museum Studies Program, IU School of Liberal Arts. Candidates must have the academic qualifications and achievements consistent with an appointment as an assistant professor or higher in the Herron School of Art and Design, Department of Fine Arts.

 Teach two courses per semester of the academic year.
 Involve, teach, mentor, and inspire students in the application of his or her expertise in museums, galleries, and public spaces.
 Build bridges among institutions and with community partners.
 Contribute to the Herron and Museum Studies curricula through teaching and course development in such fields as contemporary art history, visual culture, art criticism, the history of public art, curatorial practices, management of public art projects, art and new media, and/or contemporary theory.
 Pursue personal research/creative activities in accordance with university, campus, and department tenure and promotion guidelines.
 Serve on school and university committees.
 Collegial and active collaboration with faculty and administration in curriculum and project development.

 Requires a terminal graduate degree in his or her field of study (Ph.D. in art history or visual culture, or M.F.A. in studio art). /or/ Candidates pursuing the Ph.D. who have completed all course work and are now working on their dissertations may apply for consideration to be appointed as a Visiting faculty member who will be changed to tenure track upon the completion of the Ph.D.
 University level teaching experience is preferred.
 Museum or art gallery experience is preferred.
 Requires expertise in visual art and specialized knowledge in one or more of the following: curatorial practices, public art project management, and exhibition planning.
 Requires leadership and communication skills to build bridges among institutions and with community partners.

Applicants should submit:
 Letter of application.
 Curriculum vitae
 Names of three referees
 Visual documentation of professional projects and/or a sample of scholarly or critical writing should be submitted online.

In order to apply please create a guest account at then e-mail your login ID (full e-mail address used) to Britt Booram in Human Resources. Please indicate "Public Scholar Candidate" in the subject line. You will then be added to an IUPUI project site and given directions to upload application materials. No physical mail required.

Please direct questions to:
Britt Booram, Human Resources
Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI
735 W. New York Street, HR 148
Indianapolis, IN 46202