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Tenure Track Faculty Member in Sculpture Job opportunity at University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Job opportunity at University of Hawai’i at Manoa!
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University of Hawai‘i at Manoa just launched a search for a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in sculpture. Seeking your help in distributing it to the APA network because we are in particular seeking someone with a specific interest in teaching and practicing sculpture relevant to the context of Hawai‘i and the Asia Pacific. The ideal applicant has a fluid practice that incorporates both the material and conceptual languages of contemporary sculpture. The applicant also ideally has a vision for the future of sculpture and art in general.
Dear friends and colleagues,
The Department of Art and Art History at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (UHM) is conducting a search for a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in the specialization of sculpture. The position description is posted here. I am sending this to you, as I am hoping that you will circulate this opportunity among those who may be interested in applying.
UHM is Research I liberal arts public university located in Honolulu on the island of O‘ahu. Our campus has approximately 19,000 students and is the flagship of the ten-campus University of Hawai‘i system.
The UHM Department of Art and Art History supports a broad vision of artistic and sculptural practice. The sculpture area is one among many studios dedicated to thinking about art and creative practice as an intellectually and materially rich method of inquiry.
We are one of the largest departments at UH Manoa, serving over 300 majors, and the only master’s degree granting program in the visual arts in the State of Hawai‘i. In addition to serving our majors who are from Hawai‘i, the continental U.S., and around world, each semester students from other disciplines enroll in our art studio and art history classes to fulfill their university requirements, for the pleasure of exploring a creative medium, and/or learning the richness of global artistic traditions.
The department offers degree programs in the disciplines of Studio Art and Art History. We award a BA in each; BFA and MFA in Studio Art; and MA in Art History. The BFA and MFA include concentrations in ceramics, drawing/painting, electronic art, fiber, glass, graphic design, print media (digital imaging, photography, printmaking), and sculpture. The Art History area is unique in the US for its emphasis on Asia, the Pacific and modern/contemporary.
Our building is centrally located on the campus. It includes two galleries, a visiting artist/scholar program, and the John Young Museum of Art in Krauss Hall. The museum showcases John Young’s collection of historical objects from Asia and the Pacific in rotation, and is also a learning laboratory that serves our Art History program and the university’s Museum Studies program. Additional information about the department and faculty may be found at hawaii.edu/art.
Thank you for sharing this information. Questions can be directed to Professor Mary Babcock, Search Committee Chair.

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The Korean American National Museum’s mission is to preserve and interpret the history, experiences, culture and achievements of Americans of Korean ancestry. In accomplishing its mission, the Museum works to become a center for cultural exchange, arts, and education, a catalyst for sharing ideas and resources, and a center for promoting and celebrating the diversity of culture in this country. It is important to the Museum’s mission to help make the Korean American experience vivid and intelligible to other communities and to encourage these groups to find out more about Korean Americans in Los Angeles and elsewhere.

One of the Museum’s primary objectives is to introduce audiences to the sources of Korean culture, enabling younger members of the Korean American community and its neighbors from other ethnic communities to gain a greater understanding of this rich and complex civilization, a civilization that in Los Angeles, which has the country’s largest Korean American population, has not had a consistent venue for its contemporary and traditional works of art and for a creative recounting of its history. The Korean American Museum provides an appropriate setting in Los Angeles to exhibit and focus the public’s attention on this often overlooked culture, history, and art.



The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.



The Korean American National Museum seeks a candidate with leadership and/or management experience in a professional environment. This candidate should also be able work independently on multiple projects at the same time, and be able to meet deadlines promptly. Experience in a non-profit organization is preferred.

– BA/BS in Museum Studies, Art, or Business Management (or related field/experience) required, MA/MS preferred.

– Knowledge of government funding and experience in grant writing

– Experience in fundraising

– Knowledge of financial management

– Knowledge of human resources management

– Knowledge of project management

– Excellent communication skills (written and spoken).

– Interest in Korean American culture is a must!

– Interest in Arts and Public Education.

– Interest in meeting people to seek and follow leads for the organization.

– Bilingual English/Korean preferred.

– Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel.

– Experience using Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator a plus, but not required.

If interested in applying to this position, please email your resume and cover letter no later than February 17, 2016 to: irene.kanmuseum@gmail.com Salary DOE.

The Korean American National Museum is a non-profit organization.

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Professor and Chair: Department of Art, UMass Amherst

Professor and Chair: Department of Art

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks an established studio artist, experienced teacher, and successful administrator to chair the new Department of Art. The appointment will begin September 1, 2014. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin January 3, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

The successful applicant will have the MFA in studio art from an accredited program and a professional profile appropriate for tenured appointment at the rank of Professor. Candidates should have demonstrated success in working with students, faculty, colleagues in diverse disciplines, alumni, and the community and a proven record of successful administrative experience. Knowledge of budgets, strategic planning, resource allocations, and academic procedures is essential. Success in securing external funding and experience in studio arts curriculum development are highly desirable.

The chair will provide leadership and vision in a newly independent department with a long tradition of excellence in creative activity and undergraduate and graduate programs. We seek an individual committed to building consensus and facilitating a collaborative environment that respects a full range of disciplinary perspectives. The chair will articulate a vision beyond the traditional structure of academic programs, particularly in integrating digital proficiencies within the curriculum and in connecting academic experience to professional awareness. The chair will work with faculty to shape a progressive vision for the department as it seeks NASAD accreditation. The chair will support the professional growth of faculty, staff, and students and will foster the continued development of a more diverse faculty, student body, and curriculum. The chair will advocate for the arts generally and will encourage collaborations across the visual and performing arts.

The chair will oversee diverse facilities, including the 2008 Studio Arts Building and the Herter Art Gallery, and will manage a budget that supports 16 faculty, three technicians, three staff, a Foundations program integrated with Architecture + Design, and the New York Professional Outreach Program. The chair will manage a curriculum that supports BA, BFA, MA in Art Education, and MFA degrees.

To apply: send cover letter, curriculum vitae, documentation of professional work, and three letters of recommendation to: artchairsearch@hfa.umass.edu

Submit 20 images of your work and 20 images of student work, with captions, to: https://umassamherstsearches.slideroom.com

Questions regarding the application process can be sent to the following e-mail address: artchairsearch@hfa.umass.edu


We welcome all materials that will provide the committee with insights into the candidate’s experience as related to the stated responsibilities for this position. Additional supporting materials may be requested of finalist candidates.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is the flagship of the five-campus University system, with over 28,000 students and 1,200 faculty. The University is a member of the Five Colleges Consortium, along with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire, and Mt. Holyoke colleges.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual-career couples (http://acn.fivecolleges.edu). The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and service in an increasingly diverse globalized society. Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualifications of each applicant of any race or gender we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degree.

Download the call for Professor and Chair of the Department of Art for the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE DEPARTMENT OF ART —Tenured or Tenure-Track Position in Sculpture


IRVINE, CA 92697-2775

Tenured or Tenure-Track Position in Sculpture
Position Description: The Department of Art at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts seeks a
Professor of Sculpture. The Department Art offers both the Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) and the
Master of Fine Arts degree (MFA). The starting date for the position is July 1, 2013, with teaching
responsibilities commencing in September 2013.

Faculty positions at the University of California entail research, teaching, and service responsibilities.
The Department of Art is looking for a colleague producing and exhibiting sculpture at the forefront of
contemporary art. The department seeks someone who possesses a deep understanding of
contemporary art with a thoughtful appreciation of historical precedent, challenging the limits of
existing conventions while embracing both new and traditional methods of production. The successful
candidate must be able to teach sculpture studio courses at all undergraduate levels, as well as
lecture courses in his/her field of expertise to a general undergraduate population. In addition, the
new faculty member should possess the versatility to teach interdisciplinary critique courses,
participate in the mentorship of graduate students, and share in departmental administrative duties
such as program planning and committee participation.

This a growing department of 16 full-time faculty. A heterogeneous group of artists and scholars, the
department values rigor, inquiry, and experimentation over specific ideologies or intellectual methods.
The department’s research and instruction address art in a multitude of cultural contexts from
galleries and museum to cultural arenas beyond the conventional art world. Areas of interest include,
but not limited to, the legacies of modern and post-modern art discourses, “post-studio” practices,
gender and queer theory, deconstruction and postcolonial critique, media and new technologies,
museum and curatorial studies, social practice and public/community cultural work.

Qualifications: MFA or equivalent training; a record of significant research (exhibitions,
commissions, etc.); 3-5 years of teaching experience at the post-secondary level (for applicants to the
Tenure-Track position), or a minimum of 6 years of teaching experience at the post-secondary level
(for applicants to the Tenured position); and a strong commitment to teaching, research, and service.

Application Requirements: 1) A cover letter explaining interest in the position; 2) CV, including
record of publications, projects, and weblinks; 3) Statement of art practice; 4) Statement of teaching
philosophy; and 5) Names and contact information for three recommenders, to:

In addition, applicants must submit a portfolio of up to 20 images and other media samples to:
https://ctsa.slideroom.com. There is a fee associated with submission of materials.

Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2013, with application review continuing until the position is filled.

EEO/AA Policy: UCI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity,
and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and other under-represented groups.
UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples and is dedicated to work-life balance through
an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF Advance Award for gender equity.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All positions at University of
California are subject to budgetary approval.

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Smithsonian Institution job posting — Museum Curator (Asian Pacific American Studies)


Please find copied below, a Smithsonian Institution job posting:

Job Title:Museum Curator (Asian Pacific American Studies)

Agency:Smithsonian Institution

Job Announcement Number:13A-JL-298341-DEU-APAC

SALARY RANGE: $74,872.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, December 13, 2012 to Friday, December 28, 2012
SERIES & GRADE: GS-1015-12
POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time, Permanent – Federal
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location:Washington, DC, USView Map
WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.

 This position is located in the Asian Pacific American Center (APAC), Smithsonian Institution. APAC produces educational programs, exhibitions and research about the Asian Pacific American (APA) experience and works in partnership with museums and centers across the Smithsonian and beyond to enrich collections and activities about the APA experience.  The employee develops and implements exhibitions, research projects, and public programs about Asian Pacific American history, art and culture including developing pan-institutional partnerships to provide leadership, coordination, and insight for the effective integration of the Asian Pacific American experience in research, collection, and exhibition activities throughout the Smithsonian. The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in “Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery.”


  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
  • May need to complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.


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  • Develops and implements exhibitions, curricular materials and public programs about Asian Pacific American (APA) history, art and culture.
  • Conducts and produces research about APA history, art and culture; writes and edits publications across platforms and fields (print, digital video, social media, podcasts, etc.).
  • Develops and reviews proposals to foundations, corporations, individuals, and other sources – in keeping with APAC Mission, Strategic Plan, and priorities of the Director.
  • Collaborates effectively with APAC staff to identify and prioritize programmatic needs and initiatives and on budget development and approach strategy.
  • Serves as liaison among Director, APAC staff, other SI units, and outside individuals and organizations in developing projects designed to attract resources to the APAC and its activities.
  • Develops collaborations, coordinates, and/or advises on integrating or improving APA initiatives with pan-institutional research, collection, exhibit and program activities. Also serves as a liaison to external organizations and agencies as designated by the Director.


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Basic Requirement:

  1. Degree in an applicable subject-matter field OR
  2. Combination of education and experience – courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. OR
  3. Four years of experience that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study in a related field.

In addition to the Basic Requirements listed above, you must have the following:Experience: One year of full-time experience (Federal or other) at the GS-11 level that is close or similar to the work of this job. The experience includes activities such as conceptualizing, developing, and implementing exhibitions, research projects, curricular materials, and public programs about Asian Pacific American history, art and culture. The experience also includes developing pan-institutional partnerships to provide leadership, coordination, and insight for the effective integration of the Asian Pacific American experience in research, collection, and exhibition activities throughout the Smithsonian.Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week. For a full explanation of this option please see the Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Professional and Scientific Positions. Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and/or proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the “Required Documents” section of this announcement.
Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.


Your resume will be used to evaluate your experience, education, and/or training that address the competencies below:

  1. Ability to plan and produce history, art and culture initiatives such as exhibitions, festival programs, and media products which focus on the APA and cross-cultural experiences.
  2. Knowledge of and experience with APA history, art and culture and possess specialized knowledge of the Asian American experiences (ex. African American, American Indian, Latino) and/or specialized field (ex. urban, gender, diaspora, or media studies).
  3. Ability to develop strong partnerships, work collaboratively and serve effectively as a team member and leader with internal and external customers to the Smithsonian Institution.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively in writing to prepare articles or documents for archival preservation, publication or presentation.
  5. Ability to communicate orally effectively and persuasively to a diverse audience.

Applicants who meet or exceed minimum qualifications will be assigned to one of three category groups based on job-related criteria: Best Category – Meets the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most of the job related competencies above. Better Category – Meets the minimum qualification requirements and satisfies most of the job related competencies above. Good Category – Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but does not satisfy most of the job related competencies above to a substantive degree. This category rating process does not add veterans’ preference points or apply the “rule of three”, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Category) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. Applicants who have not submitted a resume in the USAjobs system and/or have not answered all of the vacancy questions will not be considered for this position. Important Note: The review of your resume will determine your final rating and should provide sufficient information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.
To preview questions please click here.


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The Smithsonian offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, vacation and sick leave, holidays, health/life insurance, accident insurance, and excellent retirement program options. Please see Benefits at www.sihr.si.edu for a complete description.


Flexible Spending Accounts – http://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp Health Insurance – http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp Leave – http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp Life Insurance – http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp Long Term Care Insurance – http://www.ltcfeds.com Retirement Program – http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp


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Click on the “Apply Online” button on the upper right side of the page. Please Note:

  • You must apply for this position online through the ‘Apply Online’ button and submit required supplemental documents (if they are relevant to you).
  • You may submit required documents by uploading them online during the application process; OR You may manually fax required documents. Faxes are received by an automated system, not a physical fax machine. Documents that are faxed as part of the application process must be sent with the system generated cover sheet by the closing date. Documents faxed without the system generated coversheet are not retrievable and cannot be considered as part of the application package.
  • The complete application package, including any required documents, is due in the Smithsonian Office of Human Resources on the closing date of the announcement by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
  • If you are unable to apply online, paper applications may be accepted with prior approval of the Contact Person listed below.



Your application package should include the following documents:

  • Detailed resume created in the USAJOBS Resume Builder.
  • Proof of Veteran’s Preference – DD214 (Member 4 Copy), if you are a veteran. Additionally, applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, as well as additional documentation required by the SF-15, such as a VA letter.
  • Unofficial school transcripts, if the position has an education requirement or if you are using education to qualify. If selected for the position, you must provide an official transcript before appointment.
  • Proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study, if applicable.


Joy Liu
Phone: 202-633-6292
Fax: 571-258-4052
TDD: 202-633-6409
Email: liujo@si.edu

Agency Information:
Office of Human Resources
POB 37012, 600 Maryland Avenue, MRC 517
Suite 5060
Washington, DC
Fax: 571-258-4052



At the end of the application process you will be able to create and save a PDF file that contains your responses to the assessment questions. You may save this file as initial receipt of your application. After the job announcement closes, you will receive an email from the Smithsonian with confirmation of receipt. The Smithsonian receives many applications for each job. Each application is reviewed carefully which may take a few weeks. We will send you an e-mail to update you as we go through phases of the application review process. You may also check your application status by logging into www.usajobs.gov and selecting the tab “My USAJOBS;” e-mailing vacancy.info@si.edu; or by contacting the Office of Human Resources Representative listed. Additional Information:

  • Tips on applying for Smithsonian jobs are available at www.sihr.si.edu/jobs.cfm.
  • The Smithsonian does not pay relocation expenses.
  • The Smithsonian embraces diversity and equal employment opportunity (www.si.edu/oeema).

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