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.
Dossier for appointment or reappointment (SAS Form 99-14)
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.
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.