Emerging Artist in Residence

Penn State University

Penn State Altoona
Campus City:
Altoona, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Penn State Altoona
Visual Arts


The Penn State Altoona Visual Art Studies program invites applications for its spring 2020 Emerging Artist in Residence. This year’s residency seeks a studio artist with an emphasis in digital media. Animation, motion graphics, graphic design, sound, video, film, and illustration will all be considered. The residency is designed to offer an emerging artist substantial time to develop a new or existing body of work and offers a salary of $10,000. Duties include teaching one course in Digital Media during the spring 2020 semester (January 13 -May 7, 2020); lecture about ongoing and future work and serve as a resource to Visual Art Studies students. The Emerging Artist in Residence will also mount a solo exhibition. Benefits are not included. Studio/living space is not provided by Penn State Altoona though resources are available to assist in finding appropriate rental spaces. The Emerging Artist we seek will present a promising record of exhibitions. Selection will be based on the quality of the work submitted, as determined by the selection committee. A Master of Fine Arts degree in digital media or a related field, earned within the past three years (2017 or later), is required. University-level teaching experience is preferred. To apply, applicants must select the “Apply Online” button below and complete the on-line employment application. To complete the application process, you must also submit the required information through SlideRoom at https://psualtoona.slideroom.com/. Within SlideRoom, applicants will be prompted to submit: A one page cover letter; sample syllabi of the digital media class to be taught while in residence; technology needs statement (describing what hardware, software, and peripherals are needed to teach the class), 500 word artist statement; resume; 3 references with contact information; up to 20 work samples uploaded as images or videos. Application deadline is November 1, 2019 with review of applications beginning immediately. For additional information about Penn State Altoona, please visit our web page at https://altoona.psu.edu/. Questions about the Emerging Arts in Residence program may be directed to Professor Rebecca Strzelec at ras39@psu.edu.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088