Residency: UNLV (Las Vegas, NV)

The Department of Art at the University of Nevada Las Vegas invites applications for two eight-week periods in its spring Artist in Residence Program. 

AIR schedule: January 16–March 12 (session 1) and March 13–May 13 (session 2)

The successful candidates will remain in residence throughout the tenure of each of two sessions, each teaching two seminars for advanced undergraduate and MFA students, perform studio visits and participate in critiques, and offer individualized mentorship for young and emerging artists in our programs. Studio space, as well as a 10,000 USD honorarium, will be provided for each position. Travel to and from Las Vegas, lodging, and other expenses are not included, and will be the responsibility of the successful applicant.

With over 29,000 students and 14 colleges and professional schools, the University of Nevada Las Vegas is the premier research institution in this dynamic metropolitan area and stunning desert region. The UNLV Art Department offers BA, BFA and MFA degrees in Sculpture, Photography, Printmaking and Painting/Drawing, the BA degree in Art History, and a BS in Graphic Design & Media. The department serves over 600 undergraduate majors, as well as 12 graduate students in our unique and highly selective MFA program. We welcome proposals that complement our strong offerings in studio arts and art history. 

Applicants should be actively engaged in contemporary artistic practice, and show evidence of a national or international exhibition record. Applications from practitioners of studio disciplines, as well as art history and/or criticism are welcome. Writers, critics, and art historians are also encouraged to apply. MA, MFA, PhD or equivalent terminal degree required.

To apply, submit a single PDF File to include: 
–Cover letter
–Artist Statement
–Teaching philosophy
–Portfolio: ten images (individual file not exceed 100 DPI) from the recent works described with size and medium; art historians and writers: submit 10–15 pages writing sample.
–An abstract undergraduate & graduate seminar teaching proposals
–List of three references
Individual documents not to exceed a single page.
Follow-ups or added material will not be accepted.
Address applications to: 
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
AIR Committee
Department of Art
4505 S Maryland Parkway Box
455002 Las Vegas, NV 89154-5002

Review of applications will begin October 7, 2016. Complete applications submitted by this date will receive full consideration. Due to the volume of submissions, application materials will not be returned.