Call for applications: Two Artist-in-Residence positions at UNLV Art Department, spring 2016


The Department of Art at the University of Nevada Las Vegas invites applications for two eight-week periods in its Spring Artist-in-Residence Program. Approximate dates for 2016 are January 17–March 12 (session 1) and March 17–May 13 (session 2). 

The successful applicants will remain in residence throughout the tenure of each of the two sessions, each teaching two seminars for advanced undergraduate and MFA students, performing studio visits, participating in critiques, and offering individualized mentorship for young and emerging artists in our programs. Studio space as well as a 10,000 USD honorarium will be provided for each position. Travel to and from Las Vegas, lodging, and other expenses are not included, and will be the responsibility of the successful applicant.

With over 25,000 students and 14 colleges and professional schools, the University of Nevada Las Vegas is the premier research institution in this dynamic metropolitan area and stunning desert region. Located just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, McCarran Airport, Downtown Las Vegas and the stunning surrounding desert, the UNLV Art Department offers BA, BFA, and MFA degrees in Sculpture, Photography, Printmaking, Painting/ Drawing, and Graphic Design, a BA degree in Art History, and a BS in Graphic Design. The department serves over 600 undergraduate majors, as well as 12 graduate students in our unique and highly selective MFA program. Faculty specialties include sculpture, painting, installation and photography, as well as contemporary art and architectural histories of the United States, Europe, and East Asia. We welcome proposals that complement our strong offerings in studio arts and art history. 

Applicants should be actively engaged in contemporary artistic practice and show evidence of a national or international exhibition record. Applications from practitioners of studio disciplines, as well as art history and/or criticism, are welcome. Writers, critics, and art historians are also encouraged to apply. MFA, MA, PhD or equivalent terminal degree required.

To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, artist statement, portfolio of ten images of recent work (artists) or 15–20 page writing sample (critics/writers), and names of three references, as well as proposed graduate and undergraduate course descriptions. 

Please indicate preferred session/availability in your cover letter.  

Address applications to: 
AIR Committee 
Department of Art
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 S Maryland Parkway
Box 455002
Las Vegas, NV 89154-5002

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015. Complete applications submitted by this date will receive full consideration. Due to the volume of submissions, application materials will not be returned. 

UNLV is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering diversity within faculty and student population, and we encourage applications from women and minority candidates.

finearts.unlv.edu

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