Cynthia Woods Mitchell Scholar-in-Residence - Graphic Design - (FAC001311)

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Organization: H0473 CWM Center for the Arts

Salary 43,500

The School of Art at the University of Houston is now accepting applications for a one-year post-graduate fellowship for the academic year 2020-21. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to pursue artistic research and participate in the activities and programs of the School of Art, including a light teaching load of up to two courses for the academic year.

This year’s fellowship is based in the Department of Graphic Design (GD) program and is open to designers who have received their MFA within the past three years. We particularly encourage applications from people engaged in new and emerging design research, media, and/or practices. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Visiting Artist/Designer will have the opportunity to actively pursue their studio practice and teach at the undergraduate/graduate level. In addition, the CWM Center and the UH School of Art can provide important opportunities to interface with Houston's vibrant art community.

The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars. Individuals whose creative work reflects the University of Houston’s commitment to diversity are encouraged to apply.


• 2 graduate-level or grad/undergrad-level courses during the 20/21 academic year (1 per semester): topic developed in conversation with GD faculty. Should engage students across a broad spectrum of concentrations.

• 1 public lecture/workshop


Access to the Arts and Technology Center which supports 3D printers, Epilogue Laser, large format inkjet printers, a two-drum Risograph Duplicator, vinyl cutter, book-binders and digital projectors.

Access to the Printing, Copy and Delivery Services Center, which houses a digital offset printer and a Ricoh 7110 SX white/clear/spot printer.

Access to extensive screenprinting and letterpress studios.

To Apply:

Upload the following:

1. Cover letter

2. CV

3. Two letters of reference

4. Portfolio of work samples - up to 15 images, or up to 15 minutes of time-based work, or combination

In their cover letters, applicants should outline their creative goals during the next five years, summarize a project or research they expect to conduct during their fellowship, how their residency at the University of Houston will facilitate the accomplishment of these objectives, and how they plan to contribute to the school and the college during their residency. Applicants should keep in mind that all travel, accommodations, creative activity and living expenses associated with the fellowship shall be drawn from the stipend.

Application Deadline:

To receive full consideration, application should be received by March 15, 2020. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

The University of Houston is a Tier One public research university with a proven commitment to the arts. In addition to Art, Design, and Art History, the university houses nationally recognized programs in Theatre, Music, and Creative Writing. Houston is a dynamic, multicultural city of 4 million with an active art and design community.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

MFA in Art

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Letters of Recommendation, Portfolio

Employee Status: Regular/Benefits

Job Posting: Dec 6, 2019, 4:51:01 PM
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