Lecturer in Architecture and Planning
Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.
LECTURER, Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT), to teach introductory and advanced foundational courses in contemporary art. Will also contribute to developing the activities, educational structure, and methodologies of the Program in Art, Culture and Technology, including the expansion of the master’s degree program and the development of a transdisciplinary bachelor’s degree.
MIT’s Program in Art, Culture and Technology explores art--in its broad, complex and global history and in its contemporary forms--in conjunction with its relations to culture, science, technology, and design. This investigation occurs in ACT’s academic offerings and public programs and is buttressed by the research of faculty, fellows, and guests of ACT. The faculty is composed of highly renowned artists with active, international careers in artistic production and a strong interest in cross-discipline debate and modes of production. MIT students are diverse, intellectually gifted, and highly motivated.
ACT is uniquely positioned under the aegis of the School of Architecture and Planning and within the Department of Architecture. This structure provides ample opportunity to explore collaborative relationships and create links with a variety of disciplines.
REQUIRED: an MFA degree or its equivalent. Seek practicing artists with significant experience teaching at the college, university, or art school levels. Should be inclusive, knowledgeable, and articulate in historical and contemporary issues of art, visual culture, and related fields; committed to working constructively with all facets of the program; and able to coach students with highly interdisciplinary interests. Experience developing new curriculum or growing academic programs a plus. Job #10964
In addition to applying online with a CV and letter of intention and teaching philosophy, applicants are asked to submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org: well-organized selection of artistic work, presented in a manner to make it easy to review; names and contact information of at least two references; and other supporting material, e.g., selection of applicant’s writing (writings, interviews, statements) and/or critical reviews of applicant’s work by others.
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