The School of Art seeks professional artists, educators and administrators with an interest in interdisciplinary practice and expanding what it means to be a school in the 21st Century. The School of Art consists of 23 full-time faculty, 10 staff members, about 200 undergraduates and 18 graduate students.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should apply at the links included with each job posting.
Please do not send application materials directly to the school.

CURRENT FACULTY OPENINGS

The School of Art currently has faculty positions open in Sculpture and Photography:

Assistant or Associate Professor in Sculpture, tenure track

The School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University announces two full-time positions for Assistant or Associate Professors in the area of Sculpture. For each position, the School is seeking an established artist whose work explores contemporary issues related to sculpture, installation, and site, and whose career has maintained a record of national and international exhibition and installation. Special attention will be given to candidates who bring both critical and technical knowledge into their work and teaching.

Each new hire will teach two classes per semester, conduct graduate critiques, and maintain a vibrant studio practice. Additionally, they will be actively engaged as part of a dynamic faculty, taking part in the governance of the School through committee work, and helping to steer pedagogical development. A private studio will be provided, with access to the School’s myriad physical, digital, and technology-based facilities.

Qualifications:
A versatile, strongly committed artist with a background in sculpture and a significant national and international exhibition record. Advanced degree or equivalent required, as well as experience teaching at the college or university level.

Position and salary are commensurate with experience. Carnegie Mellon offers competitive employee benefits packages.

Application Materials:
– Letter of application with teaching philosophy
– Proposals for introductory and advanced level classes in sculpture
– Curriculum vitae
– Names/email addresses/telephone numbers of 3 references (no recommendation letters).
– Documentation of artwork: submit up to 20 images and/or 10 minutes of video

Deadline:
December 1, 2018

Submit here.

Assistant or Associate Professor in Photography, tenure track

The School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University announces a full-time tenure track position for Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Photography. The School is seeking an established artist whose work explores contemporary issues related to photography and whose career has maintained a record of national and international exhibition. Special attention will be given to candidates who bring both critical and technical knowledge into their work and teaching.

The new hire will teach two classes per semester, conduct graduate critiques, and maintain a vibrant studio practice. Additionally, they will be actively engaged as part of a dynamic faculty, taking part in the governance of the School through committee work, and helping to steer pedagogical development. A private studio will be provided, with access to the School’s myriad physical, digital, and technology-based facilities.

Qualifications:
A versatile, strongly committed artist with a background in photography and a significant national and international exhibition record. Advanced degree or equivalent required, as well as experience teaching at the college or university level.

Position and salary are commensurate with experience. Carnegie Mellon offers competitive employee benefits packages.

Application Materials:
– Letter of application with teaching philosophy
– Proposals for introductory and advanced level classes in photography
– Curriculum vitae
– Names/email addresses/telephone numbers of 3 references (no recommendation letters).
– Documentation of artwork: submit up to 20 images and/or 10 minutes of video

Deadline:
December 1, 2018

Submit here.

About the School of Art

The School of Art is one of five schools in the College of Fine Arts, which also includes the Schools of Architecture, Design, Drama and Music. The School is distinguished by collaborative relationships with innovative learning environments such as the Center for Arts in Society, the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, and IDeATE; individual studios for all junior and senior BFAs; 24-hour access to state-of-the-art facilities; and a unique curriculum that includes contextual practice, critical theory, and technology alongside programs in electronic and time based media, painting, drawing, and sculpture. The School of Art is ranked as number six in the US and is currently number one in Time Based and New Media by US News and World Report.

Carnegie Mellon University is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which has been cited as being the “Best Arts Destination” among mid-sized cities and one of the USAʼs most affordable and livable places. In addition to the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Andy Warhol Museum, the Mattress Factory, Carrie Furnaces, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, and the Silver Eye Center for Photography, the city has a burgeoning art scene that encompasses many experimental and public exhibition opportunities.

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the School of Art value equality of opportunity and mutual respect, and believe that a diverse campus community is essential to enriching intellectual exchanges and enhancing cultural understanding. As such, CMU does not discriminate against any Faculty or Staff, or any applicant for employment, on the basis of disability, protected veteran status, race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.

CURRENT STAFF OPENINGS

Director of Pre-College Art Programs (part-time)

The School of Art seeks a Director of Pre-College Art Programs who will develop, plan, manage, and evaluate the School’s competitive summer art curriculum for resident high school students from around the globe. In this role, you will be responsible for providing teen students with a safe, constructive, and rigorous experience through a full slate of studio courses and workshops. You will report to the Assistant Head of Administration and your core responsibilities will include:

– Recruit, hire and have oversight of 8-10 pre-college staff and faculty;
– Develop admissions and scholarship application criteria;
– Adapt and evaluate pre-college syllabi and program curricula,
– Collaborate closely with university administrators to assure overall smooth matriculation of pre-college students.

In tandem with university admissions, you will engage with prospective pre-college families on campus and via phone and email. You will also work closely with university and School of Art staff throughout the program planning and implementation process as well as undergraduate student teaching assistants and adjunct instructors.

Working hours for this role will vary seasonally and will require a substantial summer workload – most especially throughout the run-time of the program itself which falls in July and August. Anticipated schedule is about 5 hours per week Sept-Apr, increasing through May and mid-June, and then estimated FT during program run of July – mid-August.

We are looking for someone who:

– Must have or be willing to obtain any and all relevant state and federal clearances to work with minor students.
– Has experience and enthusiasm for working with teenagers and/or younger audiences and developing art programs for high-school aged students; Experience establishing and maintaining policies and protocols for working with minor-students and their parents.
– Has demonstrable analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills.
– Has an adept ability to provide discreet and confidential record keeping relating to high school aged students.
– Can prioritize responsibilities, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set goals, and meet deadlines.
– Is organized, responsive, and detail oriented.
– Has excellent written and oral communication skills; An ability to maintain a professional and tactful tone when interacting with diverse audiences, teenage students, and parents is crucial.
– Is comfortable with public speaking and acting as a representative of the School of Art and its Pre-College Programs is necessary.

Ideal Candidates will have:

– Understanding of collegiate art programs and curriculum.
– Experience working in a university setting or non-profit art organization.
– Strong interest and/or background in contemporary art and specifically in working directly with young artists.
– Experience handling issues of conflict with sensitivity and discretion.
– An ability to creatively approach program planning and problem solving.

Qualifications:

– Bachelor’s degree required
– 3+ years of relevant work experience

Apply through Carnegie Mellon University Human Resources here.