Tenure-Track Position in Electronic Art + Design
(Rank: Assistant Professor)

The Department of Studio Art at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts is conducting a search for a designer/artist with an emphasis in critical design practices for the position of Assistant Professor. The Department of Studio Art offers both the Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) and the Master of Fine Arts degree (MFA). The starting date for the position is flexible between Jan. 1 and July 1, 2013.

We seek an individual of international reputation working at the forefront of interdisciplinary design practices and with a proven record of engagement and collaboration with members of the public and the academy outside of their artistic disciplines.

While expertise in established design and art practices is desirable, we are interested in candidates who think expansively and critically about creative technologies and the role design will play in 21st century culture. Areas of design-related expertise of particular interest include but are not limited to: design theory and history; environment-oriented design; experiential design; interaction design; communication design; design for location-specific content, computer-aided design; 3D design for prototyping and sculpture; motion graphics and 3D modeling; and social media. Applicants need to be confident in supporting the technical demands of their area(s) but be open to experimental and critical approaches to media. Currently, the School?s facilities include a wood shop, metal shop, sculpture studio, and labs specialized for video, digital photography, gaming, mechatronics, motion capture, telematic performance, and electronic music.

Responsibilities include a teaching load split between graduate and undergraduate courses, regular administrative departmental duties, oversight of the Digital Arts Minor program, and the ability to assume a leadership position within the area.

The successful candidate will join a department with a reputation for cross-disciplinary work, critical thinking, and socially engaged practice. S/he will also join a campus environment ripe for the expansion of design-related areas. A range of interesting design initiatives have emerged around campus such as the Design Alliance from School of Humanities, and the Laboratory for Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction (LUCI) within the School of Information and Computer Sciences. A successful candidate will be able to broaden and strengthen those ties, and build others, on campus, in the UC system and in the wider community.

MFA or PhD in Art or Design, or equivalent training
Several years of experience teaching at the post-secondary level and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, graduate supervision, and administrative service.

Interested candidates should submit the following by November 5, 2012 to:

A cover letter explaining your interest in UCI
CV, including record of exhibitions and weblinks
Statement of teaching philosophy, including a description of your strengths, both technical and theoretical.
Art/Design practice statement
Names and contact info for three recommenders

In addition, submit a portfolio of up to 25 images and other media examples, to be uploaded at:

The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. The department and the University of California at Irvine are committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents.

Salaries will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All positions at University of California are subject to budgetary approval. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

The 2012-2013 Gender & STEAM Research Group fall semester monthly meetings are Sept. 12, Oct. 17, Nov. 14, & Dec. 5 on Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at 207 Arts Cottage.

Gender representation and underrepresentation research in science, engineering, arts, technology, and math (i.e., STEAM) cuts across the humanities, arts, and sciences. As such, it is often challenging to keep up-to-date with the state of research and publishing in the many fields in which such work is conducted. Since 2006, a transdisciplinary research group at Penn State University has met monthly to provide support and feedback to new and emerging researchers working in the broad area of intersectionality (e.g., of gender and race, ethnicity, sexuality, age, socio-economic class, etc.) and STEAM. Participants discuss research ideas, solicit advice on sources of funding, submit manuscripts in process for preliminary review, and share tips on publication outlets. Pedagogical issues related to this subject matter are also discussed. Participants share knowledge in furtherance of each others' research and publishing agendas. This research group also serves as a vehicle for creating a transdisciplinary community of scholars. ALL ARE WELCOME to come to some or all meetings, to share in process writing, or to attend any portion of a meeting.

The first meeting for the fall semester on Sept. 12 will be for planning whose paper will be discussed at each of the fall meetings.

Conveners include faculty from the College of Liberal Arts, College of Arts & Architecture, & the College of Information Sciences & Technology. Conveners are:

Eileen Trauth: Professor of Information Sciences & Technology and Women's Studies
Karen Keifer-Boyd: Professor of Art Education and Women's Studies
Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor: Acting  Head of Women's Studies; Associate Professor of Women's Studies and English

FALL 2012


AUGUST 27                 Classes begin

SEPTEMBER 3             Labor Day (no classes)



Lecture: Wednesday, September 5, 11:30 AM, Palmer Lipcon Auditorium

Workshop (description attached): MWF 8-11 AM weeks of 9/24, 10/1, 10/8

Exhibition: Plant to Print, Borland Gallery, October 22-November 2. Opening reception Monday, 10/22 at 5 PM



Exhibition: Zoller Gallery, 8/27-9/12

Reception and Gallery Talk: Friday, 9/7, 5:30 PM, Zoller Gallery



Prevention Research Center Seminar and Reception: Monday, September 17,

3:30-5:30 PM, Living Center, Henderson Building

Lecture: Tuesday, 9/18, 11:30 AM, Palmer Lipcon Auditorium



Lecture: Monday, September 24, 4:30 PM, Palmer Lipcon Auditorium



Lecture: Friday, September 28, 7 PM, Palmer Lipcon Auditorium



Lecture: Thursday, October 11, 5:30 PM, Palmer Lipcon Auditorium



Lecture: Monday, October 29, 12:30 PM, 207 Arts Cottage

NOTES: Juror, undergrad juried show



Tuesday, November 6, 2:45 PM, Palmer Lipcon Auditorium



Lecture: Thursday, November 8, 11:30 AM, Palmer Lipcon Auditorium


NOVEMBER 18-24     Thanksgiving

CLASSES END              December 14




JANUARY 7            Classes Start

Spring Break - No Classes: March 3-9


January/February, time and date TBA



Lecture: Tuesday, April 9, 4:30 PM, Palmer Lipcon Auditorium



Panel discussion: Thursday, April 5, 3-5 PM, Palmer Lipcon Auditorium

Reception: Immediately following panel discussion, Zoller Gallery

Heather Darcy Bhandari to moderate; Lauren Luloff and two other alums to participate


Classes end April 26

I want to inform you about a campus-wide Straight Talk Program that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Ally Student Resource Center will have on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 6pm in the HUB Auditorium.

Straight Talks are panels of speakers comprised of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally students from a wide range of beliefs and background who educate the university community on sexual orientation, gender identity, oppression, and diversity at Penn State University. http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/lgbta/straighttalks.shtml

What We Do:
Stereotyping Exercise: The audience explores derogatory language used to refer to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Personal Stories: Panelists tell their stories about coming to terms with their own sexual orientation of with orientations different than their own.

LGBTA at Penn State Stories: Panelists share their experiences of acceptance and oppression on campus.

Question & Answer Discussion: Panelists facilitate a Question and Answer discussion with the audience in order to dispel common myths and stereotypes about the LGBT community.
Please spread the word to your classes, colleagues, students, and faculty.
The requirements and nomination form for the Clyde McGeary Scholarship are now on the PAEA site.



Application for Graduate Student Travel Award for

NAEA Convention sponsored by

The Caucus on Social Theory and Art Education


The Caucus on Social Theory and Art Education (CSTAE) invites graduate students to apply for a travel award to support attendance to the 2012 NAEA convention in New York. This award requires that the graduate student is presenting a session at NAEA 2012. Two graduate students will be selected for awards in the amount of $300 each. Awards will be received as reimbursement by a check payable directly to the student after the 2012 convention.


Applications will be evaluated according to the following rubric with 100 possible points:


40 points: Graduate student is a current member of the CSTAE.

25 points: Graduate student is a member of NAEA, but is not a member of CSTAE.


30 points: Graduate student is presenting a session sponsored by CSTAE.

25 points: Graduate student is presenting a session at NAEA but that session is not sponsored by CSTAE.


20 maximum points: The 250 word statement explains how the travel stipend will benefit your research about, and practice of, social theory.


10 points: This is the first time the graduate student has presented a session at NAEA.


If there are more than two applications awarded 100 points, the selection will be made by lottery of all 100-point-applications.



Please complete the application on the following page and email it to Patty Bode, Coordinator of The Caucus on Social Theory and Art Education at patty.bode@tufts.edu by February 20, 2012. Awardees will be notified by February 27, 2012.


·      "last name_first name_CSTAE_TRAVEL.doc."

·      Please make the subject-heading of the email "Apply CSTAE Travel Award."


CSTAE Application for Graduate Student Travel Award for

NAEA Convention sponsored by

The Caucus on Social Theory and Art Education








Mailing Address




What is your NAEA membership number?



Highest Degree Attained, Year Awarded, from which institution




Institution at which your are currently pursuing a degree


Year in degree program _________ Academic Advisor:



Have you attended a NAEA Conference previously? 

If yes, in which year:


Title of  your NAEA 2012 presentation


Does the Caucus on Social Theory and Art Education sponsor this session?


If not sponsored by CSTAE, please indicate under which Division, Caucus or Issues Group your presentation was accepted



Will this be the first time you present?  



Please explain how the travel stipend will benefit your research about, and practice of, social theory. (Response not to exceed 250 words)

Are you interested in seeing how collaborative research between the social, behavioral, biological, engineering, and materials sciences comes together?  Are you conducting or preparing to conduct research with human subjects? Are you interested in hearing about a complex, interdisciplinary research institute at Penn State?
IRB 101 Brownbag Series: Research Centers & Institutes
February 9th --- 12 - 1 pm, 102 Kern Graduate Building
Social, Life & Engineering Sciences Imaging Center
A look at the research centers and institutes that work with human subjects.
Anna Engels, Associate Director of Human Imaging
Feel free to bring a lunch! Cookies and beverages will be provided.
There is no pre-registration for this series. Lectures are first-come, first-serve and often fill quickly; early arrival will improve your chances of getting a seat. When the room is full, no one else is admitted.
One hour of SARI credit is available.

Faculty can register for Ms. in the Classroom at no charge at www.msintheclassroom.com. Within minutes, you'll receive your access code, and can start exploring all the Ms. magazine digital issues.
Also available to help you get started:

Instructors' Guide for each issue
Sample syllabi
Article Index
The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce Alison Wylie's upcoming talk, "What Knowers Know Well:  Standpoint Theory and the Formation of Gender Archeology" on Friday, January 27, at 3:35 in 111 Chambers.

Alison Wylie holds a joint position as Professor in the departments of Philosophy and Archeology at the University of Washington.  Professor Wylie specializes in Philosophy of Science, Feminist Philosophy of Science, Social Science, and History. She has a long-standing interest in philosophical issues raised by archaeological practice, and by feminist analyses of science. These include questions about the status of evidence and ideals of objectivity, as well as the ethical and political dimensions of research practice. She is currently co-editor of Hypatia, A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, and recently completed six months as a Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor at the University of Reading (UK).  

Professor Wylie has guest edited and co-edited a number of journals including Feminist Legacies/Feminist Futures, 25th Anniversary Special Issue (Hypatia, 2010) and Doing Archeology as a Feminist, Special Issue (Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, 2007).  She is the author of Thinking from Things: Essays in the Philosophy of Archaeology (University of California Press, 2002) and co-editor of Value-Free Science? Ideals and Illusions (Oxford University Press, 2007), and Critical Traditions in Contemporary Archaeology: Essays in the Philosophy, History and Socio-Politics of Archaeology (Cambridge University Press, 1989).

Here are some further links:

Alison Wylie's faculty homepage:  http://faculty.washington.edu/aw26/

Philosophy Department webpage:  http://www.phil.washington.edu/people_wylie.htm

Anthropology Department webpage: http://depts.washington.edu/anthweb/people/faculty/AWylie.php

For Penn State, I will be teaching A ED 815 action research and A ED 811 on new media and pedagogy--both online courses in Spring 2012. Below are the course descriptions--please freely share/send to those who might be interested. If you would like flyers as pdfs to send please let me know. Those who would like to enroll in the courses do not need to be in a grad degree program to enroll and can earn professional development credit for Teacher Certification Level II.  If they plan to pursue the Master of Professional Studies in Art Education, when accepted into the degree program, the credits apply toward the degree.

Karen Keifer-Boyd, Professor of Art Education at the Pennsylvania State University

A ED 811: New Media and Pedagogy
Exploration of relationships between communication technologies and beliefs about the nature of knowledge and the nature of art. (3 credits | Web # 799195 | Spring 2012)

Due, in part, to contemporary processes of globalization and the development of new media and information technologies--new issues, possibilities, and opportunities emerge for educators and artists, which is the focus of this course. Actor Network Theory is the premise that humans are not discreet entities but are an entanglement of social, technological, discursive, material, and haptic activity, which mutually articulates subjectivity. In this course, participants study and develop pedagogical approaches with new media to explore identity and knowledge formation that decode social-technological practices, and the aesthetic communicative and pedagogical implications of mixed reality, game pedagogy, social media collaborations, and artists who creatively use the Internet as art medium.

A ED 815: Action Research in Art Education
Develop a reflective process to improve strategies, practices, and knowledge of the environments within which art education is practiced. (3 credits | Web # 799198 | Spring 2012)

Action research is a form of intervention into the public pedagogy of objects, signs, ideas, and practices of our everyday world. The research itself is a conscious effort to change conditions. Envision potentials. Develop empowering actions. Course participants will learn how to conduct critical action research that develops, leads to, implements, and assesses a genuinely well-informed social action in the midst of an emerging teaching and learning landscape. Course topics include: Critical Action Methodologies, Arts-based Research, Narrative Inquiry, Sculpted Embodied Analysis, Layered Analysis, and Reciprocal-reflexivity. Reciprocal-reflexivity involves seeing from multiple positionalities, revealing differential power relations, and disclosing who benefits from the research.

Both courses are offered every other spring semester with a maximum enrollment of 15 students. There are no prerequisites. Non-degree and students in other graduate programs may enroll through the World Campus. You can earn professional development credit for Teacher Certification Level II.  If you plan to pursue the Master of Professional Studies in Art Education, when accepted into the degree program, the credits apply toward the degree. Register by calling (800) 252-3592, and enroll in non-degree graduate status.

For more information see http://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/MPSAE
or contact Dr. Karen Keifer-Boyd at kk-b@psu.edu

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