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Faculty position

MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology
Lecturer
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)

If interested, please send the materials listed below to email hidden; JavaScript is required:

  • 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.

Staff position

MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology

Academic Assistant

The Academic Assistant works as part of a team to provide administrative support to the Program in Art, Culture and Technology; assists the Director and five or six faculty members.

 

Responsibilities include maintenance of the Director’s calendar, travel, and other administrative support as needed; 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. This individual also manages the faculty review of graduate applications and responds to information requests from prospective applicants.

 

He or she provides guidance to Teaching Assistants on administrative matters.

 

This individual serves as liaison with Department Headquarters and Institute offices, and generally coordinates the unit’s activities with other areas at MIT.

 

He or she assists with special projects, 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.

 

REQUIRED:

Five years of experience in an academic office. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to function autonomously in a 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 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; computer proficiency using SAP, MicroSoft Suite, and Outlook; and experience with WordPress and InDesign a plus. Must be able to work under pressure. Strong writing and proofreading skills required.

(Full Academic Assistant job description)

Student jobs

ACT is always looking for reliable student workers!  To apply for student jobs, including Teaching Assistant, and AV Checkout, Office Support, and Events and Communications Assistants,

visit the student jobs page.

 

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