The position of Artist-in-Residence in the Associated Faculty is intended to promote the presence of distinguished creative artists – writers, composers, performing artists, and filmmakers – in the School’s intellectual community. While these individuals will not necessarily possess traditional academic credentials, their record of artistic contributions, as evidenced through an established body of creative work, will be one of great originality and accomplishment that is widely recognized by peers in the field.
These appointments may be made on a full- or part-time basis for a term of at least one semester and up to five years. Reappointments are permitted, provided that performance meets expectations, that the individual maintains the level of his or her creative work, and that the academic need for services exists. The total number of Artists-in-Residence in SAS may not exceed three percent of the total number of Standing Faculty at any one time.
Artist-in-Residence appointments may be proposed by and affiliated with either a department or a program. In the case of programs, proposals for appointment or reappointment must be made by a permanent advisory or governing committee composed of standing faculty members. All Artist-in-Residence appointments require the approval of the Provost’s Staff Conference. The individual is expected to have ongoing contact with students; formal responsibilities (e.g. teaching, performance) will be specified by the department or program.
The Chair’s or Program Director’s letter should summarize the discussions within the department or program and state how the appointment will contribute to the academic activities of the department or program. The letter should indicate what fraction of the time the candidate is expected to participate in the department’s or program’s activities. Include the formal vote of the standing faculty including the manner in which the vote was taken.
b. Curriculum Vitae of the Candidate
The curriculum vitae should contain an up-to-date summary of the candidate’s educational and employment record, a full listing of creative works, and a complete bibliography where appropriate. The material should clearly indicate evidence of the level of the candidate’s creative accomplishments, including descriptions of where works have been published, exhibited or performed; the level of peer review (e.g. by a publisher or jury); and prizes and awards received.
c. Supporting Letters
For an initial appointment, at least three external letters should be included. For reappointment, at least two letters, either internal or external, should be included.
d. Evaluation of Teaching
As Artists-in-Residence serve primarily as teachers, it is essential that the quality of the performance of these duties be documented. The dossier should contain complete course evaluations and other forms of evaluation when available.
e. In addition to the above listed items for the dossier, for appointments the Department must also submit one copy of the Documentation of Affirmative Action Procedures (SAS Form 99-3a) and Certification of English Language Fluency in the Classroom (SAS Form 99-6.)