Faculty

CRANBROOK ACADEMY OF ART
Position Announcement: Faculty Position
Architect-in-Residence - Architecture

Cranbrook Academy of Art, ranked nationally as one of the top ten programs in graduate art, design and architectural education, seeks a new leader for the Architecture department. The successful candidate should demonstrate a strong record as a professional architect at the highest level in the field, have teaching experience at the graduate level, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a record of success advising and mentoring individuals from groups underrepresented in higher education. Cranbrook Academy of Art has been leading innovation and experimentation in the fields of art, design, and architecture for over 75 years. At Cranbrook, nothing is off the table — materials, process, disciplines and research all become a site for exploration. This cross-media approach creates opportunities for critical inquiry, rethinking and reengaging with the world around us.

Cranbrook is not simply a graduate program; it is a community of artists, architects and designers, living and working together on a campus that was designed specifically for that purpose. The community is a unique scenario unlike typical academic environments. This unique characteristic is one of the core values that broadcast our commitment to living, working, teaching and co-existing as a part of the educational experience.

The next ten years will be pivotal in making massive changes in Detroit, from a city that conceptually understands the importance of change to a city that implements new policy, sustainable infrastructure and a concern for the built environment into all aspects of our shared urban environment. The vastness of the city has created a bank of cultural enclaves with ever‐growing creative initiatives at play. Collaboration between Cranbrook and local curators, builders, writers and cultural leaders means sharing widely our thinking, inquiry, and energy for innovation. This adjacency to the city should be considered an opportunity for community engagement, large-scale group projects and a variety of proposed solutions for a sustainable built environment. At Cranbrook the faculty are the singular leaders of their departments. They are given the autonomy to determine the department’s pedagogy and the responsibility for its success. At Cranbrook, the Architect-in-Residence is not a typical faculty member. The academic structure is mirrored across the other departments; the position title changes from Artist-in-Residence to Designer-in-Residence to Architect-in-Residence, as appropriate to the discipline. During the academic year, September-May, the Architect-in-Residence mentors 15 graduate students in a collegial environment that includes nine additional departments: 2D Design, 3D Design, 3D Design, Ceramics, Fiber, Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Print Media and Sculpture. Within the Department, the Architect-in-Residence selects their students, guides the development of individuals and nurtures a productive and interactive environment. The degree program culminates in an exhibition and written master’s statement approved by the Architect-in-Residence/Department Head. Faculty members report to the Dean of the Art Academy and to the Director of the Academy and Museum.

The Architect-in-Residence/Department Head should respect the history of the Cranbrook Architecture department, underscoring its lasting commitment to experimentation and execution at a variety of scales. Conceptual models for Architecture should be characterized by an interdisciplinary, expansive approach that can be used as an open framework for building new visions that will evolve the future of the discipline.

Candidates for this position must be unusually well qualified to provide open, independent learning, resulting in rigorous production, critique and discussion, and inspire research, innovation and experimental paradigms. It is anticipated that the Architect-in-Residence/Department Head will also advocate for the program via digital media, publications and national/international lectures as an active component of recruiting future students.

The Architect-in-Residence is provided with a private studio, housing on campus and benefits in addition to salary.

The Architecture Department is a 6000-square-foot freestanding building with approximately 4000 square feet of open studio space where each student defines their own boundaries by negotiating with their peers based on project-specific needs. The Architecture building includes a separate enclosed area with desks for each student, plotter, 2D and 3D printers, 4’x8’ CNC router and a digital plasma cutter, kitchen, dining room, critique space, spray booth, and materials storage. The Architecture Department also contains its own dedicated woodshop in addition to having access to the Academy’s main woodshop and metal shop facilities that include an industrial-size spray booth for finishing large-scale work. Students also have access to equipment in other departments at the Academy, with a wide range of state-of-the-art woodworking, metalworking, ceramics, printmaking and photography facilities.

Candidates for this position must be a practicing architect with a sustained record of peer recognition; a demonstrated commitment to college-level teaching; a Master’s Degree or higher; excellent communication skills and leadership skills; the ability to provide a productive and interactive learning environment; and the capacity to make a significant contribution to the field and to the Academy.

Cranbrook Academy of Art is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment, and strongly encourages applications from women, transgender individuals and those who may be gender non-conforming, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. We are responsive to the needs of dual career couples and are committed to supporting the work-life balance of our Artists-in-Residence.

Position commences September 2018. 

APPLICATION

Applications consist of two pieces: a single PDF document and a completed Cranbrook Faculty Application form. 

Cranbrook Faculty Application Form:http://www.cranbrook.edu/sites/default/files/uploads/Faculty%20Application.pdf. 

The PDF should contain a cover letter, departmental philosophy, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. It should also include a portfolio of the candidate’s work (20 images).  Applicants are encouraged to describe in their letter of intent how their research contributes to building and supporting diverse communities and to describe previous activities mentoring members of underrepresented groups. The PDF should be labeled as FirstInitial.LastName.pdf

Applications received by October 16, 2017 will be given priority consideration.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Materials should be sent to humanresources@cranbrook.edu 

For more information about the Academy and our programs, please visit our website:www.cranbrookart.edu.

Cranbrook Academy of Art Statement of Non-Discrimination:

Cranbrook is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse work environment.Cranbrook Academy of Art does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, height, weight, marital status, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law in its programs and activities.


CRANBROOK ACADEMY OF ART
Position Announcement: Faculty Position
Artist-in-Residence - Sculpture

Cranbrook Academy of Art, ranked nationally as one of the top ten programs in graduate art education, seeks a new leader for the Sculpture department. The successful Sculpture candidate should demonstrate a strong record as a professional artist at the highest level in the field, have teaching experience at the graduate level, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a record of success advising and mentoring individuals from groups underrepresented in higher education. Cranbrook Academy of Art has been leading innovation and experimentation in the fields of art, design, and architecture for over 75 years. At Cranbrook, nothing is off the table — materials, process, disciplines and research all become a site for exploration. This cross-media approach creates opportunities for critical inquiry, rethinking and reengaging with the world around us.

Cranbrook is not simply a graduate program; it is a community of artists and designers, living and working together on a campus that was designed specifically for that purpose. The community is a unique scenario unlike typical academic environments. This unique characteristic is one of the core values that broadcast our commitment to living, working, teaching and co-existing as a part of the educational experience.

The Sculpture Artist-in-Residence/Department Head should be experimental in nature and practice. The new Artist-in-Residence should be a leading voice that contributes and defines the future of Sculpture and how this is telegraphed into studio practice. Conceptual models for Sculpture should be characterized by a cross-media, expansive approach that can be used as an open framework for building new visions that will evolve the future of the discipline. The Sculpture Department can be defined as an attempt to instigate changing perceptual experiences through three dimensions. The intent is to learn about one’s own work through criticism, dialogue, and interaction with individuals pursuing related goals with equal intensity. Artists work within a context delineated by the cultural, ideological, and political systems of their time. The Artist-in-Residence should explore in depth the social and intellectual conditions of the 21st century and should be prepared to support students in developing a body of work that offers critical discourse and cultural critique.

Cranbrook Artists-in-Residence are the singular leaders of their departments. They are given the autonomy to determine the department’s pedagogy and the responsibility for its success. At Cranbrook, Artists-in-Residence/Department Heads are not typical faculty members. They are full-time artists, designers or architects who live on campus, and whose personal studios are located within their departments. During the academic year, September-May, the Artist-in-Residence mentors 15 graduate students in a collegial environment that includes nine additional departments: 2D Design, 3D Design, Architecture, Ceramics, Fiber, Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, and Print Media. Within the Department, the Artist-in-Residence selects their students, guides the development of each individual and nurtures a productive and interactive environment. The degree program culminates in an exhibition and written master’s statement approved by the Artist-in-Residence/Department head. Faculty members report to the Dean of the Art Academy and to the Director of the Academy and Museum.

Candidates for this position must be unusually well qualified to provide open, independent learning, resulting in rigorous production, critique and discussion, and inspire research, innovation and experimental paradigms. It is anticipated that the Artist-in-Residence/Department Head will also advocate for the program via the web, publications and national/international lectures as an active component of recruiting future students. Cranbrook Artists-in-Residence are provided with a private studio, housing on campus and benefits in addition to salary.

The Sculpture Department is housed in a 6,500 square foot complex, composed of individual studio spaces and shared work facilities. Equipment for metal fabrication includes M.I.G., T.I.G., Arc and oxy-acetylene welders, hydraulic shear, brake, slip roller, and pneumatic tools. 
Facilities also exist within the Sculpture courtyard to provide a safe environment for the experimentation of epoxies and polyester resins, fiberglass, and plastics. Two 12’ x 15’ cross draft booths, equipped with outside air breathing systems, are part of this facility. Wood construction is also easily accomplished due to the department’s direct proximity to the Academy Woodshop. 
 
Candidates for this position must be engaged in a robust creative practice that supports the discipline of Sculpture. Candidates should have a sustained record of peer recognition; a demonstrated commitment to college-level teaching, preferably at the Master’s level; a Master’s Degree or higher; excellent communication skills and leadership skills; the ability to provide a productive and interactive learning environment; and the capacity to make a significant contribution to the field and to the Academy.  
 
Cranbrook Academy of Art is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment, and strongly encourages applications from women, transgender individuals and those who may be gender non-conforming, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. We are responsive to the needs of dual career couples and are committed to supporting the work-life balance of our Artists-in-Residence.

Position commences September 2018. 

APPLICATION

Applications consist of two pieces: a single PDF document and a completed Cranbrook Faculty Application form. 

Cranbrook Faculty Application Form:http://www.cranbrook.edu/sites/default/files/uploads/Faculty%20Application.pdf. 

The PDF should contain a cover letter, departmental philosophy, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. It should also include a portfolio of the candidate’s work (20 images).  Applicants are encouraged to describe in their letter of intent how their research contributes to building and supporting diverse communities and to describe previous activities mentoring members of underrepresented groups. The PDF should be labeled as FirstInitial.LastName.pdf

Applications received by October 16, 2017 will be given priority consideration.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Materials should be sent to humanresources@cranbrook.edu

For more information about the Academy and our programs, please visit our website:www.cranbrookart.edu.

Cranbrook Academy of Art Statement of Non-Discrimination:

Cranbrook is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse work environment.Cranbrook Academy of Art does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, height, weight, marital status, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law in its programs and activities.


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Learning Support Specialist/Registrar

This person will work with Middle School faculty, students, and parents in providing learning support at the Middle School for Boys (grades 6 – 8) and serving as Registrar for the Middle School for Boys as well as the Middle School for Girls. The Learning Support Specialist coordinates academic and developmental support for students at the Cranbrook Kingswood Middle School for Boys.  This person should be a strong communicator who fosters collaboration, problem-solving, and openness to new ideas in the pursuit of the best interest of the learning and social-emotional development of all students. Registrar responsibilities for the Middle School (for Boys and Girls) include the coordination of grade reporting and oversight of testing and placement.  Working with students, teachers, and parents, this person builds understanding of developmental needs of students as a whole and individually.  Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in Education with a special emphasis on either learning and teaching or language and literacy, three years’ experience as a learning support specialist or equivalent is preferred.  Please submit a resume, completed Faculty Application, copies of college transcripts and any certifications, and contact information for at least three current references to: Cranbrook Human Resources, P.O. Box 801, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303, fax to (248) 645-3014, or email humanresources@cranbrook.edu This position will begin in January 2018.


Substitute Teachers - Lower School

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