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The California Studio at UC Davis Opens Residency Applications

The Department of Art and Art History at the University of California, Davis, is pleased to invite applications for two Visiting Professors in The California Studio: Manetti Shrem Artist Residencies. We encourage artists to apply who work in all disciplines, traditional or non-traditional. The program welcomes artists who conduct original research and pursue unique artistic inquiries. We support artists who seek to incorporate the university’s vast resources into the classroom. Visiting artists teach an upper-division art studio class and a graduate seminar, deliver a public lecture, and further their creative work and/or research while on campus. 

Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem’s visionary gift provides funding for salary and benefits, as well as travel and academic creative enrichment funds. Visiting artists are given a studio space and the opportunity to develop further their art practice in the community of students, other visiting artists, and faculty members. 

Applicants must have a minimum of three years teaching experience at the university level. Candidates are required to have an MFA or equivalent professional experience, a well-developed portfolio in their area of specialization, and an exhibition record that is national and/or international in scope. They should be conversant in contemporary art issues and studio practices, and enthusiastic about teaching in a diverse, multicultural setting.

Applicants are asked to submit a professional resume, a cover letter of interest in teaching at UC Davis, samples of work, a creative/research statement, a teaching statement, and a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. It should also include an outline of an undergraduate course and a graduate seminar as well as three professional references. References will only be contacted with advanced candidacy. 

The dates for this appointment are fall 2024 or spring 2025. Fall quarter begins September 23, 2024, and concludes December 13, 2024. Spring quarter begins March 27, 2025, and concludes June 12, 2025. Applicants must specify the quarter to which they are applying.

Applications are due January 15, 2024, at 11:59pm (PST). 

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