The Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts seeks a Director of Graduate Studies for its low-residency (summer-intensive) MFA program with teaching responsibilities in the Bard College undergraduate college.
Job responsibilities include:
Overseeing all aspects of the MFA's academic program,
Chairing year-round meetings of the MFA graduate committee,
Ensuring student progress towards degrees
Overseeing granting of graduate awards
Attending annual admissions information sessions and interviews
Overseeing technical and curatorial staff
Responding to faculty and student concerns
Serving as summer faculty.
The director will be onsite for the intensive two-month summer session (June/July) to ensure the program's well-being and the fulfillment of its pedagogical goals for students, and will direct winter independent study work and planning in the intervening months, working in collaboration with the MFA Executive Director.
In addition, the candidate will teach two undergraduate courses annually and participate in all other aspects of undergraduate teaching in the Bard College undergraduate Arts Division within one of the following undergraduate programs: Studio Arts, Art History, Film and Electronic Arts, Photography, or Music. Literary writers, poets, and critics with expertise in one or more of the aforementioned disciplines are also encouraged to apply.
Candidates should have a strong and active exhibition or publishing record, college-level teaching experience, experience working in administrative roles in higher education, and be conversant with contemporary discourses in the field. A commitment to teaching graduate students and undergraduates in a liberal arts environment and vision for program development are a must.
Cover Letter, including a pedagogical/structural statement for the program
Personal statement of demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence in the field (up to one page)
Contact information for four references (at least two should be academic/admin related)
Work Samples: Please submit up to 20 samples that include a description of title/year/size/media. This can include website links to your work. Please note that Interfolio integrated support is available for YouTube and Vimeo to pull your media content (audio and video) into the document reader to be displayed along with the other materials.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.
Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.
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Building on a 150-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College's mission has expanded across the country, around the world, and to meet broader student needs.Now, approximately 2,000 undergraduates study in Annandale and more than 200 graduate students study in Bard programs, plus nearly 1,000 students in our early colleges. Total enrollment for Bard College and its global affiliates is approximately 5,000 students. The undergraduate program at our main campus in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York retains a reputation for scholarly excellence and civic engagement. We are committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow's thought leaders.