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[8.01.16] Visiting Artist Opportunity

• Visiting Assistant Professor in Art and Design

• Complete details: [click here]

• Teaching Visual Studies and Foundations

• Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan

• Department of Art and Design/ College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

• Beginning August 29, 2016

[6.14.16] Workshop Opportunity

CfP: Material, Spatial and Sensory Encounters with the Picturebook Object
International Workshop at Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey, June 9 - 10, 2017
From hornbooks to i-pads, children’s reading experiences have been mediated via transforming book systems in ways serving to educate, to entertain, and to facilitate narrative. Material and sensory aspects of picturebooks also have the capacity to act as a third narrative system, operating beside words and images.These aspects may engage and challenge the child to comprehend a subject through the experiential handling of the picturebook, resulting in an embodied meaning-making process. The exposure to these types of picturebooks may turn into a creative encounter, curated experience, an event or a performance. Physical interactions may be explored further in printed as well as digital picturebooks with the rise of multimodal literacies supported with novel technologies that can support diverse needs.
Through this workshop we seek to explore the educational, developmental, creative and intimate qualities of materials and structures in picturebooks. What is the importance of materiality in meaning construction for the child? How do spatial and sensory encounters influence a child’s understanding of a narrative, their recollection of the story? What does the future hold in relation to the physical and digital realms of children’s reading? How can this reading experience involve active participation through different materialities?
The purpose of this international workshop is to bring together scholars and experts of children’s
literature, children’s media, art and design, education, psychology and other cross-disciplinary fields from different countries who are particularly interested in picturebooks that explore material, spatial and sensory experiences. We therefore invite papers dealing with one or several of the following topics:
- picturebooks appealing to the senses (edible, audio, tactile, scented)
- accessories and inserted gadgets, altered vision in picturebooks
- transformative technology (surfaces, chemicals, and processes)
- materiality and metaphor
- materialities that support reading in special needs
- physical form and narrative correspondence (volvelles, panoramas, scrolls, accordion books etc.)
- unconventional handling of picturebooks
- physical space and narrative space, interactive reading
- picturebooks as an event, an installation, an architecture
- embodied reading of picturebooks
Invited and Confirmed Speakers (in alphabetical order):
Marnie Campagnaro, Università Degli Studi Di Padova, Italy
Hande Ilgaz, Bilkent University, Turkey
Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer, University of Tübingen, Germany
Frank Serafini, Arizona State University, USA
Angela Yannicopoulou, University of Athens, Greece
Reading Committee (in alphabetical order):
Sandra Beckett, Brock University, Canada
Tilbe Göksun, Koç University, Turkey
Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer, University of Tübingen, Germany
Aylin C. Küntay, Koç University, Turkey
Margaret Mackey, University of Alberta, Canada
Ilgım Veryeri-Alaca, Koç University, Turkey
Deadline for proposalsAugust 16, 2016
Please send abstracts of 500 words (for a thirty-minute paper), 5 keywords and a short biographical note (100 words) as e-mail attachment to convenor, Ilgım Veryeri-Alaca: 
Notification of acceptance: September 15, 2016
Deadline for extended abstracts for accepted papers: April 15, 2017 (Please send extended abstracts of 2000 words)
The format of the workshop consists of sessions with 30 minute presentations followed by discussion and plenary sessions with 45 minutes lectures given by the invited speakers. The proceedings of the workshop will be published in book form, in an international publication to be determined. The workshop, which is funded by Koç University, College of Social Sciences and Humanities seeks to explore the multimodal impact of material, spatial and sensorial encounters during reading of picturebooks for children.
Registration fees: Forty (40) Euros, payment on arrival (the registration fees include the workshop file, coffee-breaks, buffet snacks, reception dinner, the peer-reviewing and editing of all papers).
For further inquiries please contact: Ilgım Veryeri-Alaca: , Koç University, Rumelifeneri Yolu, Department of Media and Visual Arts, Sarıyer, Istanbul, 34450, Turkey. https://kure.ku.edu.tr/en/

[4.12.16] Position Opportunity

Assistant Professor of Art (Cinematic Arts)

Columbus College of Art and Design
The Department of Cinematic Arts at Columbus College of Art and Design invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Cinematic Arts starting August 2016. With an MFA, and/or equivalent professional experience who can teach digital, traditional and emerging motion picture technologies as well as industry production practices, within a broad range of related courses which could include: Producing, Directing, Cinematography & Lighting, Editing, Production Design and Storyboarding, Motion Graphics, Visual Effects, Introductory courses, Advanced Projects, Sound Design, Documentary and Experimental film, and Senior Thesis Film Development. Interested candidates should provide a CV, statement of teaching philosophy and interests, statement of professional experience and plans, and a link to a digital portfolio of the applicants work and students’ work. Contact information for three references should also be included.

E-mail application materials to:   (Note: Please put “FT: Cinematic Arts” in the subject line). The Application review process will continue until the position is filled

[4.7.16] Position Opportunity

The Art Department of Sam Houston State University is seeking adjunct faculty to teach Foundations beginning Fall 2016. These are full time, one-year appointments that include benefits.

 We are seeking adjuncts to be part of a collaborative, team-taught program called  WASH (Workshop in Art Studio and History). The WASH program is a nine credit hour program that includes Surface Studio, Space Studio and a lecture component emphasizing contemporary art and theory. Courses are taught in a 6,000 sq. ft. facility designed for WASH. We are seeking candidates with a commitment to teaching Foundations, the ability to teach formal skills and concept development, and who can work collaboratively as part of a teaching team. To learn more about the WASH program, please visit www.shsuWASH.com

 Applicants must have an MFA and some teaching experience.

To apply, submit a letter of interest, CV, names and contact information of 3 references, 20 examples of personal work and 20 examples of student work in pdf.

Applications should be submitted online at https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/pools/14893

 Applications must be submitted by April 29, 2016. Review of applications begins immediately. The position is open until filled.

 The Department of Art at SHSU actively encourages applications from women, minorities, and individuals of every sexual orientation and is actively committed to promoting diversity throughout the institution.

 Sam Houston State University has approximately 20,000 students and is located in Huntsville, Texas, near the Sam Houston National Forest, 70 miles north of Houston. The Department of Art has approximately 450 majors and offers BFA degrees in Studio Art, Photography, Graphic Design and Computer Animation.

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

 Learn more about the SHSU Department of Art at www.shsu.edu/art

[4.5.16] Position Opportunity

Job Summary/Responsibilities: 
Position No. 332630
Approved Job Title: Assistant Professor, Printmaking   
Type of Appointment; Full-Time, Tenure-Track
The Department of Art and Design at the University of North Florida seeks an Assistant Professor of Printmaking for a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 10, 2016


Our program is seeking an innovative artist and educator with robust knowledge of printmaking techniques, theory, and history as well as experience with current health and safety practices. 

Responsibilities will include teaching three undergraduate printmaking courses per semester including introductory, advanced classes, and special topics. The successful candidate will incorporate both traditional and emerging printmaking practices into their teaching. 

In addition to teaching and ongoing excellence in creative work and professional activity the position requires service to the department, college and university. 

UNF strategically supports an aim to operate as a preeminent, vibrantly inclusive employer in higher education. The successful candidate should demonstrate a capacity to work among diverse constituencies in the immediate university community and beyond.  


Required Qualifications: 


Qualified candidates must have an M.F.A. degree and at least five years of teaching experience beyond the graduate T.A. Candidates must be familiar with a range of conceptual and technical aspects of printmaking and also demonstrate a commitment to extend interdisciplinary approaches. An understanding of contemporary art issues and current studio practices is required. 

Candidates must demonstrate proficiency in traditional approaches to printmaking techniques and experience teaching intaglio, lithography, screen printing, relief and the contemporary critical issues that are relevant to the field of printmaking. 

The ideal candidate must possess competence in emerging technical and digital applications, professional print production, alternative techniques and a broad intellectual approach to engaging research and practice of contemporary print media and the expanded field. 

Statement(s) of Understanding: 
A minimum of five years experience teaching at the university or college level. The candidate must demonstrate a proven record of professional involvement and creative accomplishment in the field of printmaking. The successful candidate should be a practicing artist with a distinguished exhibition record, and a strong commitment with enthusiasm towards the future of printmaking practice. Demonstrated proficiency in a wide range of printmaking techniques and digital skills are essential.  

Preferred Qualifications: 


It is preferred that the candidate has five years of teaching experience at the university level and be familiar with alternative printmaking methods and digital imaging for printmaking.  


Application Review Date: 03-05-2016   


Documents that must be submitted electronically at time of application: 


Unofficial Transcript 1
Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
List of names, addresses and phone numbers of 3 references   


Special Instructions 


Applicants must complete an online application at www.unfjobs.org, as well as mail supplemental documents in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online and/or mail all the required documents will not be considered for this position. Once you submit your completed application you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. While the confirmation number guarantees that your online application has been successfully received, it does not mean that your application is complete. Your application is not complete until your mailed documents have been received. 

You must mail the following materials: 
1. 20 examples of student work 
2. 20 examples of applicant's work 
3. 3 letters of recommendation (no copies, must be written within one yearand have original signature) 

Address the packet to: 
Sheila Goloborotko, Search Chair 
Position Number: 332630 
Department of Art and Design 45/2022 
University of North Florida 
1 UNF Dr. 
Jacksonville, FL 32224 

For further information, please contact Regan Bartley at  or via e-mail at . 

All applications and documents must be submitted by 03/05/2016 no late materials will be accepted. 

All applicants invited to campus must submit an official transcript prior to campus interview.  

Call for Papers

[03.01.16]  AR (t) CHITECTURE
An International Conference at The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning
19-21 April 2016
More Information here:  http://jebe-cities.com/archart
Good architecture brings forth a thick reality of experience. To create poetic local places (buildings, landscapes, and urban design projects), the architect has to embody the environment in which his architectural creation takes place. Meaningful architectural making always reflects and addresses the time, place, desires and needs of a shared context, but at the same time interprets, ponders, questions and manipulates it, while bringing forth the living subjectivity of the architect.
Artistic creation, in its different forms, allows the artist to embody the world poetically. Through drawing, painting, sculpture, film, music, dance, etc., the artist addresses collective cultural topics in a personal manner, questions, criticizes, and illuminates them, and thus actively participates in the shared reality.
It is not uncommon that architects immerse themselves in art making. Usually their artistic creation has been regarded as separated from their architectural work. The conference will investigate the intricate and fascinating ties between artistic and architectural making. It will aim to question, exemplify, and evaluate the connection between these two fields. Why do architects preoccupy themselves with art making? What are the relationships between their artistic works and their architectural design? Does their art making enrich their architectural designs?
Papers may articulate theoretical relationships between art making and architectural making, approach the relationship between these two fields as modes of thinking in recent decades. Papers may also attest to the relationship between art and architecture through case studies of specific architects, or shed light on the ties between specific works of art and architectural projects. Collaborative, multidisciplinary and historiographical papers are welcome.
mportant Dates:
We are inviting historians, theoreticians, researchers and scholars of various fields and backgrounds to submit a paper proposal for one of the below listed topics.
Please email a 500 words abstract, describing the paper proposal to the following email address: Ar-t-chitec@tx.technion.ac.il by March 7, 2016.
Accepted abstracts will be notified by March 14, 2016.
All accepted papers (based on abstract acceptation) would be included in a publication in the form of proceedings.
Please keep title short and appealing.
Mention the topic (from list of topics to be discussed in the conference), which your paper addresses. 
Images (72 dpi) may be included as part of the abstract if they enhance the text and are an integral element of the abstract.
Please include:
Author's full name (surname first)
Author's credentials (i.e.: Ph.D., Master Student, Professor, Architect, Artist etc.).
Author's affiliation (i.e.: university, office or organization).
Author's contact info: Full address, email, and phone number.
More than one abstract may be submitted per author.


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