CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: The California Studio: Manetti Shrem Artist Residencies – Fall 2021 & Spring 2022

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: The California Studio: Manetti Shrem Artist Residencies – Fall 2021 & Spring 2022

The Department of Art and Art History at the University of California Davis is pleased to invite applications for the inaugural Manetti Shrem Teaching Artists-in-Residence in The California Studio. We are looking for artists in all disciplines, traditional and non-traditional, who are passionate about their research and eager to incorporate the vast resources of the university and the Northern California region into the classroom. Visiting artists will teach an upper division art studio class and a graduate seminar, deliver a public lecture and further their creative work and/or research while on campus.

Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem’s visionary gift provides funding for a generous salary and benefits, as well as travel and academic creative enrichment funds. Visiting artists will be given a studio space and the opportunity to further develop their art practice in the community of students, other visiting artists and faculty members.

The Department of Art and Art History’s mission is to cultivate curiosity and sustain the courage to embrace the unknown through art. We are committed to creating an equitable, hospitable and inclusive educational environment, and candidates with diverse viewpoints, backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply.

Candidates are required to have an MFA or equivalent professional experience, three years minimum teaching experience, a well-developed portfolio in their area of specialization, and an exhibition record that is national and/or international in scope. They should be conversant in contemporary art issues and studio practices and enthusiastic about teaching in a diverse, multicultural setting.

Applicants are asked to submit a professional resume, a cover letter of interest in teaching at UC Davis, samples of work, a creative/research statement, a teaching statement and a statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. It should also include a sample undergraduate syllabus, a sample graduate seminar outline and three professional references.

The dates for this appointment are fall 2021 or spring 2022. Fall quarter begins September 20, 2021 and concludes December 10, 2021. Spring quarter begins March 24, 2022 and concludes June 9, 2022. Applicants should specify the quarter to which they are applying. Applications are due February 19, 2021.

Please submit your application to the Recruit website at