Assistant Professor of Fine Arts (Studio Arts), Winthrop University
Winthrop University, a highly ranked, public, comprehensive university, announces a national search for an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts (Studio Arts). This is a 9-month, full-time, tenure- track appointment in the Department of Fine Arts within the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Salary and rank are dependent upon qualifications. This position requires daily contact with students, faculty, and staff on campus. Additionally, the successful candidate may be expected to occasionally participate in events in the evenings and on weekends. Winthrop enrolls a diverse student body, which closely mirrors the racial and ethnic diversity in the state, and has recently received accolades for its success in graduating students of color.
The ideal candidate will assume a major role in teaching and advising within the department’s B.A. and B.F.A. degree programs, and occasionally teach graduate level courses in the M.F.A. program; will bring a broad perspective informed by active research on contemporary art making with proficiency in traditional printmaking processes and digital art making technologies; and will have a strong technical and theoretical foundation in printmaking, as well as an expansive approach that embraces the changing role of art-making and multiples.
The successful candidate will be teaching courses within the Foundations program and Printmaking (i.e. intaglio, relief, and planographic processes). Additionally, the ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability to work across a variety of visual arts disciplines, and their creative practice and teaching would show an ability to work with and give instruction in a contemporary and/or interdisciplinary approach to art making, incorporating both traditional and contemporary technologies (i.e. laser cutter, CNC router, 3D printing, digital printing, etc.)
Teach 18 contact hours each semester.
Teach courses in Printmaking (traditional, digital, and printmaking in the expanded field)
Teach foundation level courses based on the candidate’s qualifications
Occasionally teach graduate-level fine art courses or supervise MFA students
Participate in curriculum development, accreditation, assessment, and program planning.
Effectively advise and mentor fine art majors.
Maintain creative/scholarly activity as demonstrated by an active research profile.
Engage in professional stewardship and academic responsibilities to the department, college, university, discipline, and community, as appropriate.
Assume other responsibilities according to departmental needs and candidate’s qualifications.
M.F.A. or equivalent terminal degree.
Demonstrated ability to address 2D, 3D, and 4D foundational media and design principles.
Actively engaged in scholarship, publication, and professional activity.
Evidence of teaching excellence at the post-secondary level.
Ability to teach traditional printmaking processes (intaglio, relief, planographic).
Demonstrated experience with contemporary practices in art making, which employ both digital and traditional skills in printmaking and printmaking the expanded field.
Knowledge of the history, theory, and contemporary fields of printmaking.
Demonstrated interest in incorporating emerging technologies with traditional media.
Demonstrated expertise in teaching related to interdisciplinary and collaborative studies.
Ability or interest in teaching digital media courses.
Willingness to collaborate, communicate, and contribute to the growth of the department.
Minimum of three years of university-level teaching experience working with students at various levels (foundation through graduate).
Research and creative work that explores the intersection of digital and emerging technologies and traditional media and techniques.
Ability to teach digital media courses, coding, installation, sound, performance, emerging technologies (Adobe Creative Suite, 3D fabrication, laser cutter, CNC router).
Exhibition record with regional, national and/or international exposure.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Experience working with diverse student populations.
Interested individuals are encouraged to submit their credentials as soon as possible for full consideration. Application review will begin on January 30, 2020. Applications received after this start of review may be considered if an acceptable candidate is not identified. Complete applications should be submitted electronically at apply.interfolio.com/70638 and should include:
a cover letter addressing interest in and qualifications for the position
a current curriculum vitae
evidence of teaching excellence: a one-page statement of teaching philosophy and up to 20 images of student work with descriptions for each
a one-page research statement and up to 20 images of professional work with descriptions for each
the names, email and phone numbers of three references familiar with the candidate’s qualifications
transcript and evidence of highest degree achieved (unofficial transcripts acceptable at this stage)
References will not be contacted without the candidate’s approval/consent. All applications and nominations will be handled in confidence. Questions about the position and nominations should be directed to Karen Oremus, chair of the search committee: firstname.lastname@example.org.