Program in Art, Culture and Technology Faculty Position

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Dear Don,

The Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT) is currently seeking to fill a position for a tenure-track Assistant Professor and a tenured or tenure-track Associate Professor. ACT is a contemporary and experimental art program in the School of Architecture and Planning with faculty appointments in the Department of Architecture. As an expert in the field, we hope that you will recommend exceptional individuals suitable for the position.

The successful candidate must have a PhD or MFA equivalent; be an active artist, designer, curator, or creative producer with international recognition who understands the political and social relevance of art in a global context and is able to foster artistic production through a variety of media. They should be able to position their work in relation to art, culture, and technology and give evidence of expanding boundaries in their practice. Experience teaching at the college, university, or art school level is also desired. This individual will teach introductory and advanced courses in contemporary art and should be prepared to teach enthusiastically in one of the program’s first-year foundation courses. The candidate should be interested in building bridges to other research groups at MIT (for example, the Sloan School of Management and the Schools of Science, Engineering; and Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences) and be knowledgeable about historical and contemporary issues of art, visual culture, and related fields. He or she must be committed to being an active presence at ACT, working constructively with all facets of the program.

The full job description is available on our website:

The Search Committee is hoping to move forward swiftly, so we would encourage any serious candidates to submit their materials as soon as possible.

Please send your suggested names, with contact information if possible. Please feel to send the job description link to others as well. In addition, we welcome any guidance regarding special interest listservs, blogs, online journals, or other venues for posting the job description and search criteria.

Thank you for your assistance. We look forward to hearing from you.



Gediminas Urbonas
MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology
School of Architecture + Planning
Office:  617-253-5229
Fax:      617-253-3977

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building E15-212
Cambridge, MA   02139-4307, U.S.A.