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California State University, Long Beach
California, United States
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Posted Date
Oct 24, 2022

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Integrative Arts Cohort Hire of 11 Positions, College of Visual and Performing Arts

The College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) at James Madison University (JMU) invites applications for a cohort hire comprising eleven positions.

These positions constitute an integrative arts cohort hire. We conceive of integrative arts as combining artistic and/or disciplinary perspectives and/or practices around contemporary issues. This may include— but is not limited to—cross- inter-, multi-, and/or trans- disciplinary work. Our cohort will collaborate to develop courses, curricula, and research agendas that promote integrative arts and design practices and advance justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and access (viewed through lenses that may include, but are not limited to culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexuality, and/or veteran status). These individuals will complement and expand CVPA strengths in anti-bias/anti-racist pedagogy, artmaking, arts and technology, community engagement, culturally-sustaining practice, design justice, design thinking, educator preparation, entrepreneurial thinking, and design- or arts-based research.

Cohort members will have primary appointments in one of the college’s three academic units (i.e., Art, Design, and Art History; Music; Theatre and Dance) most aligned with their disciplinary focus. Their work will be supported with a biennial course release to collaborate with cohort colleagues and interested current faculty members to develop integrative arts courses that enroll students within and beyond their academic unit.

With over 100 full-time faculty and 1,200 full-time majors, CVPA brings together Schools of Art, Design, and Art History (SADAH); Music (SOM); and Theatre and Dance (STAD). CVPA also houses the Office of Creative Propulsion, which supports students and faculty in ideating, launching, and refining arts- and/or design-based efforts that reimagine and disrupt traditional practices, stretch and break artistic boundaries, and promote more equitable and inclusive opportunities for meaningful arts/design engagement. CVPA believes that equity, access, and inclusion are moral imperatives and artistic obligations. Diversity—in the stories we represent, students we serve, and audiences we engage—is vital for the health and relevance of contemporary arts and design practice. CVPA, therefore, welcomes diversity of perspective, ethnicity, race, religion, socio-economic status, gender identity, sexual orientation and ability. Across its units, CVPA is committed to empowering students to act boldly, justly, and inclusively to create their own unique path.

Teaching responsibilities could include introductory, upper-division undergraduate, studio, laboratory, and graduate instruction. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate an ability to develop and teach one or more integrative arts courses for undergraduate students, and/or engage with undergraduate or graduate student researchers. Successful candidates are expected to initiate and maintain an active research program that is appropriate to their discipline. Collaboration with other cohort members and/or faculty beyond CVPA is expected.

Applicants will have a terminal degree in a relevant discipline, and the potential for vibrant, collaborative teaching and scholarship at our primarily undergraduate institution. Consideration may be given to ABDs at the advanced dissertation stage who exhibit particularly compelling records. Unless otherwise indicated in the position-specific required qualifications for each position, applicants with extensive professional experience in lieu of a relevant terminal degree may be considered, with the expectation that any successful candidate not holding a terminal degree must complete a relevant terminal degree prior to achieving tenure.

For further details regarding each posting (including additional position-specific qualifications) and to apply, please see the relevant job ad in each discipline posted on JMU’s JobLink site:

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Art: Architectural Design (two positions):

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Dance: Dance and Technology:

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Dance: Non-Eurocentric Contemporary Forms and Techniques:

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Music: Jazz Piano:

Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Music: Music Education:

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Music: Music Theory:

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Theatre: Acting/Performance:

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Theatre: Musical Theatre:

Lecturer in Art: Graphic Design:

Lecturer in Theatre: Sound Design

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