Assistant Professor, Core, Drawing, and Printmaking: Wayne State U
POSITION: The College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts of Wayne State University is seeking qualified candidates for appointment as Assistant Professor, tenure track, in Art (Core, Drawing, and Printmaking) in the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History, full-time, beginning no later than August 19, 2017. This is a tenure-track position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will teach courses in printmaking which may include the four traditional areas of intaglio, lithography, silkscreen, and relief processes, as well as digital processes. The candidate will also teach in Core (foundations), which may include surface, space, and time studio courses, as well as in drawing. The candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, work on an individual basis with graduate students, conduct a program of creative and/or scholarly work, contribute to the intellectual life of the department, and provide appropriate professional service. A typical teaching load involves five courses per year.
QUALIFICATIONS: We are seeking an exceptional artist/teacher with experience teaching art at the college level. At minimum, we require an MFA in printmaking or a closely related field and evidence of creative work consistent with the expectations for a tenure track position at a research university. A minimum of three years teaching core, drawing, and printmaking courses at the college level and evidence of teaching effectiveness are required. Evidence of teaching excellence and willingness to mentor undergraduate and graduate students from diverse populations is preferred.
DEPARTMENT OF ART AND ART HISTORY:
THE JAMES PEARSON DUFFY DEPARTMENT OF ART AND ART HISTORY: The department offers programs leading to the following undergraduate degrees: BA in Art, BFA in Art, BFA in Design, BA in Art History and BA or BS in Fashion Design and Merchandising. The department also offers the following graduate degrees: MA in Art, MFA in Art, and MA in Art History. The department currently has 28 full-time faculty and a staff of 10 for 40+ graduate students and 600+ undergraduate students. The department is regionally and nationally recognized for providing a high-quality education in the fine arts, design, and art history. For more information, visit www.art.wayne.edu
THE COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY: The Department of Art and Art History is one of four departments in the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts; the other constituent units are the departments of Communication, Music, and Theater and Dance . The College’s facultyoffer degrees ranging from the BA and various undergraduate professional degrees through MA, MMus, and MFA degrees to a PhD program in Communication. Wayne State University is a research extensive, urban institution enrolling more than 27,000 students in 400 undergraduate and graduate programs offered through the university’s 13 schools and colleges. The campus is located in Detroit’s Midtown Cultural Center, and recent construction on the campus includes three new undergraduate dormitories, the University Bookstore and Welcome Center, and the Danto Engineering Development Center. Wayne State’s neighbors in the Midtown Cultural Center include the Detroit Public Library, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Science Center, Charles Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit Historical Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art–Detroit (MOCAD), Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and Michigan Opera Theatre. The nearby New Center and Downtown areas are also home to active theatres, galleries, professional sports stadiums and entertainment venues ranging from Hard Rock Café to Detroit Artist Market and the Fox and Fisher theatres.
APPLICATIONS: All applicants must use the WSU Online Hiring System at http://jobs.wayne.edu. The online application must include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a teaching portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 20 images of art as well as another 20 images of student art on a CD or flashdrive.
The search committee will begin reviewing applications on December 15, 2016. Applications remain open until the position is filled. Inquiries about the positions may be directed to:
John Richardson, Chair
Department of Art and Art History
Wayne State University
150 Art Building
Detroit, MI 48201
Wayne State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Minorities and Women are encouraged to apply.