MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Department of Architecture
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has an ongoing search for colleagues who are practicing artists and have experience teaching at the college, university or art school level to join the teaching community as a Lecturer in its Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT).
The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced foundational courses in contemporary art. In addition, the ideal candidate will be expected to 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 trans-disciplinary Bachelor’s degree. The candidate should be inclusive, knowledgeable and articulate in historical and contemporary issues of art, visual culture and related fields. He or she must be committed to working constructively with all facets of the program and be able to coach students on all levels with highly interdisciplinary interests.
The successful candidate must have a Master of Fine Arts degree or equivalent; significant experience teaching at the college, university or art school level; be knowledgeable and articulate in historical and contemporary issues of art, visual culture, and related fields. Experience developing new curriculum or growing academic programs a plus. (Full lecturer job description)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Letter of intention and teaching philosophy
- 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
- Other supporting material is appreciated such as a selection of applicant’s writing (writings, interviews, statements) and/or critical reviews of applicant’s work by others
MIT is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.
MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology
The Academic Assistant works as part of a team to provide administrative and secretarial support to the Program in Art, Culture and Technology. The individual assists the Director and five or six faculty members.
Responsibilities include maintenance of the Director’s calendar, travel, and other administrative support as needed; support of the Director’s initiatives; preparation of faculty search, promotion and tenure cases; coordinating the Program’s course schedule and advertising the classes as needed; aid in the organization of graduate reviews and thesis exhibition, and in the collection and distribution of information related to the thesis process. This individual also manages the faculty review of graduate applications and responds to information requests from prospective applicants.
With the Media Associate, Fabrication Associate, and the Finance and Facilities staff, he or she provides guidance to Teaching Assistants on administrative matters.
The Academic Assistant is occasionally called upon to prepare financial transactions such as purchasing and travel reimbursements.
This individual serves as liaison with Department Headquarters and Institute offices, as necessary, and generally coordinates the unit’s activities with other areas at MIT.
He or she assists with special projects, as needed, provides support for meetings and events management, including graduate student orientation, open houses, committee meetings, and thesis reviews, and may be called upon to provide occasional evening support for special events.
Requirements: Five years of office experience; MIT experience preferred. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to function autonomously in a highly visible position that is subject to frequent interruptions; ability to work as part of the ACT team and to organize, set priorities, and multitask with minimal supervision; strong analytical, problem solving, and critical thinking skills; sensitivity to organizational dynamics; discretion, good judgment, and ability to maintain confidentiality; must have proven ability to deal tactfully with faculty, students, and staff; advanced computer proficiency using SAP, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, FileMaker, and Outlook; experience with MIT accounting procedures preferred; and experience with WordPress and/or InDesign a plus. Willing to learn new programs and software as needed. Must be able to work under pressure, and adapt to changes in work requirements. Strong writing and proofreading skills required.
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