The University of North Florida’s Department of Art and Design invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Painting and Drawing beginning in Fall 2020.
The University of North Florida’s Department of Art and Design is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The Department is comprised of six major areas of undergraduate study: Art History, Ceramics, Graphic Design, and Digital Media, Painting/Drawing/Printmaking, Photography, and Sculpture. The Department expands learning opportunities for students and provides professional enrichment for faculty and staff through a partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Jacksonville, a cultural institute of UNF. In addition, the Department maintains an extensive permanent teaching collection of approximately 500 works from world-renowned artists.
Our program is seeking an innovative artist and educator with robust professional practice, experience teaching, an understanding of history and knowledge of contemporary artistic production as it pertains to painting and drawing. Our ideal candidate should be experienced in operating a painting studio and demonstrating a working knowledge of the education studio environment. Responsibilities will include teaching three undergraduate painting, drawing or foundation courses, within a wide range of mediums. The successful candidate will incorporate both traditional and emerging painting and drawing practices into their teaching.
In addition to teaching, the candidate must show ongoing excellence in research, scholarship and/or creative activity. This may include submissions to conferences, gallery shows, publications, grants or fellowships in national, regional or local venues. In addition, service to the department, college, and university is expected.
UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University’s collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. UNF strategically supports an aim to operate as a preeminent, vibrantly inclusive employer in higher education. UNF cultivates a shared commitment to diverse and inclusive perspectives and a culturally competent and inclusive university environment that values and respects the human differences, dignity, and well-being of every community member. The successful candidate should demonstrate a capacity to work among diverse constituencies in the immediate university community and beyond.
UNF faculty are expected to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service.
Teaching: Course load is a 3/3 with an opportunity to teach in the summer sessions.
Research/Scholarship: Faculty is required to develop a research and scholarly agenda which is outlined in the departmental guidelines.
Service: Faculty is required to serve on university committees, local, national, international boards, professional organizations and/or other service to the community.
Qualified candidates will have an M.F.A. degree and at least three years of teaching experience beyond the graduate T.A. level.
Candidates must demonstrate proficiency in traditional approaches to painting techniques, have experience teaching painting foundations, limited understanding of the figure, aspects of glazing, knowledge of paint mediums, and have a basic working knowledge of alternative types of paint such as gauche, encaustic, and tempera.
Applicants must complete an online application, as well as upload supplemental documents, at www.unfjobs.org in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online and/or upload all the required documents will not be considered for this position.
Required Supplemental Documents include:
1. a cover letter detailing your professional activity and how it resonates with the position criteria
2. a statement of teaching philosophy
3. curriculum vitae
4. unofficial transcripts (finalists will be required to submit official transcripts)
5. portfolio of personal/professional work (labeled), no more than 20 examples (uploaded under document type “portfolio”)
6. portfolio of student work (labeled), no more than 20 examples (uploaded under document type “media file”)
7. example of a course syllabus, course assignments
8. a list of three references with contact information (uploaded under document type “Department Specific”)
Once you submit both your completed application and uploaded documents you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Regan Bartley at (904) 620-4037, or firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications and documents must be submitted by January 6, 2020.