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CALL: Scholar-In-Residence at the University of Houston

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Scholar-in Residence at the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts, University of Houston

The School of Art in the Kathrine C. McGovern College of the Arts is now accepting applications for a one-year appointment as Scholar-In-Residence for the academic year 2019-20. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to vigorously pursue artistic research, and participate in the activities and programs of the School of Art, including a light teaching load of two courses for the academic year.

This year’s fellowship is based in the Interdisciplinary Practices and Emerging Forms (IPEF) program and is open to artistic practitioners who have received their MFA within the past three years. We particularly encourage applications from people working in community-engaged and social practices, and from interdisciplinary practitioners working in emerging and hybrid forms. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Scholar-in-Residence will have the opportunity to actively pursue their studio practice and teach at the graduate level. In addition, the CWM Center and the UH School of Art can provide important opportunities to interface with Houston’s vibrant art community.


  • 2 graduate-level or grad/undergrad-level courses during the 19/20 academic year (1 per semester): topic developed in conversation with IPEF faculty. Should engage students across a broad spectrum of concentrations.
  • 1 public lecture


Access to the Arts and Technology Center which supports 3D printers, Epilogue Laser, large format inkjet printers, Riso Duplicator, vinyl cutter, Raspberry Pis, book binders and digital projectors.

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Upload the following:

  1.    Cover letter
  2.    CV
  3.    Two letters of reference
  4.    Portfolio of work samples – up to 15 images, or up to 15 minutes of time-based work, or a combination thereof

In their cover letters, applicants should outline their creative goals during the next five years, summarize a project or research they expect to conduct during their fellowship, how their residency at the University of Houston will facilitate the accomplishment of these objectives, and how they plan to contribute to the school and the college during their residency.

Priority deadline for application:

May 1 , 2019

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


MFA in Art

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Letters of Recommendation, Portfolio