MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts Program Faculty – Vermont

Part Time – fall 2017

The MFA program in Interdisciplinary Arts envisions research-creation as a transformational practice and artists as agents of personal and public action. We encourage artists to ask complex questions and to cultivate practices that celebrate imaginative and intellectual discovery.

We are currently seeking a faculty advisor committed to interdisciplinary investigation, engaged dialogue, and innovative approaches to graduate arts education. The successful candidate for the current opening will have a demonstrated track record of artistic and theoretical experience in interdisciplinary art, with an emphasis on Performance Creation. The ability to work with a wide range of backgrounds and media, and a willingness to support the development of students with diverse art philosophies, values, and learning styles is essential. A terminal degree is required. Also prioritized are: college level teaching experience; wide knowledge of contemporary art practices and theories, particularly in the areas of non-western performance practices. The preferred candidate will also have a strong interest in the philosophy and practice of student-centered progressive education.


This position is responsible for attending the fall residency and mentoring students through written exchanges over the course of the 15-week semester. The anticipated advising load is 5 or 6 students, depending upon enrollment.  Faculty will serve in the Plainfield, VT residency site and must attend the residency July 27 – August 4, 2017.

Faculty pay is based on the Collective Bargaining Agreement Faculty Pay Scale. Compensation for the semester will be $1,228.00 per student advisee, plus $2,600.00 for combined residency pay and service stipend. Additional stipends may also be available.


Please submit a cover letter, CV, and 3 letters of reference.  These materials must be submitted through Goddard’s online application portal. To access the portal, click here and select the vacancy.  For assistance using our online application portal, please contact M.E. Lawlor in the Human Resources Office at 802.322.1710.  Applications will be accepted through July 7, 2017.

Goddard College is committed to creating a college representative of a diverse global community. To that end, we are actively seeking applications from qualified candidates from groups currently underrepresented in our institution for this position.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer.