JOB: Art & Chicana/o Studies, UC Davis, Asst Prof

Assistant Professor of Chicana/o Studies, Art & Director of Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer. Tenure Track, Assistant Professor Starting July 1, 2007

The Chicana/o Studies Program at the University of California, Davis, seeks a practicing artist and scholar to Direct Taller Arte Del Nuevo Amanecer (TANA) which is a new Chicano Studies center for art and culture to be located in the neighboring city of Woodland. TANA is a silkscreen workshop and exhibition center where a successful candidate will serve as a master printer, grant writer, and curator. This position is a specialized scholar/practitioner and is an outgrowth of the community-based studio and lecture courses taught within the Chicana/o Studies Program. This candidate will be expected to sustain a creative portfolio while directing TANA and will have a proportionate teaching responsibility in our undergraduate program. The Chicana/o Studies Program will expect this candidate to sustain TANA with an internal and external grant portfolio. Candidates must combine creative art expression with an expertise in Chicano Art History. In particular candidates should have an expertise in silkscreen printing/poster making and mural painting and a demonstrated excellence in teaching these processes in a studio environment. This position will be a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level.

Minimum Qualifications: M.F.A. in printmaking & painting with an emphasis in poster-making and mural painting. Candidates should have a record of group and solo exhibitions and have the potential for a distinguished record of research, including a portfolio of external grant submissions. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of grant submissions over a million dollars and with consortium partnerships. Candidates should have a demonstrated excellence in teaching studio-based art courses within the Chicano art experience and a demonstrated record of community-development in support of the visual arts.

Responsibilities: Position will be an entry level Assistant-Professor who will serve as the Director for Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer (TANA). Candidate will be responsible for community and grant development necessary to sustain an external Chicano Studies operated center for art and culture to be located in Woodland, California. Candidate will be responsible for organizing and maintaining community support committee for TANA. Candidate will be responsible for developing pedagogy within the Chicano Studies Program and at TANA and will have a proportionate teaching responsibility in our undergraduate program. Salary range: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Academic Setting: The Chicana/o Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program of research, teaching, and student support intending to provide U.C. Davis students an opportunity to understand and work with the experiences, values, cultural representations, and socio-economic issues of the Chicano/Latino community. The program includes a dedicated faculty of accomplished research scholars, excellent support staff, a curriculum strong in the use of theory and analysis of the intersection of race, class, gender, and sexuality, a dedication to fostering excellent student research, and support for community service activities. The Chicana/o Studies faculty is nationally recognized for its contributions to Chicana/o Studies scholarship. Visit our Website at

Application Process: The position is open until filled. For full consideration, application materials should be submitted by October 15, 2006. Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, list of three references, which includes names, addresses, telephone contacts and email addresses, 20 labeled slides with a separate slide list (A CD/DVD is optional), and a self addressed 10Ó x 13Ó stamped envelope for the return of the materials to: TANA Search Committee Chair; University of California; 2102 Hart Hall; One Shields Avenue; Davis, CA 95616. Please do not include additional materials not specified in this announcement at this time. For inquiries about the position: Phone 530/752-2421 or FAX 530/752-8814.

The University of California, Davis, is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty.

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