Millsaps College – Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Art
Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Art
Responsibilities include a full time teaching load of three courses in Fall 2016 and three in Spring 2017. During the year the Visiting Assistant Professor will teach Beginning Drawing, Beginning Painting, Beginning Printmaking, and a Special Topics course of his or her choice, after consultation with the Art faculty. As the sole instructor for Printmaking and Painting, this person will also maintain the materials and equipment for those studios. Preference will be given to candidates who have some experience in all areas.
We are also searching for a candidate who is confident analyzing contemporary art. Critical thinking is an integral component of our art curriculum, and the candidate will be expected to assist with departmental reviews for upper-class students in both Studio Art and Art History.
This position comes with a private on-campus faculty office as well as a separate studio space.
Areas of concentration in printmaking and/or painting preferred
Strong organizational skills
A strong desire to be an active participant in a small art department.
Application materials should all be sent by email and should include a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching experience (sample syllabi and student evaluations, if available), and a link to a web site with examples of your art or PDF/jpeg images of up to twenty works. Three letters of recommendation should be sent separately, by email, from the recommenders. The search committee will begin reviewing files immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications will be accepted until that time and should be sent to the chair of the search committee:
Dr. Elise Smith: Professor of Art History, Sanderson Chair of Arts and Sciences, and Chair of the Art Department: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employment is contingent upon successful background verification. Millsaps College is a nationally ranked liberal arts college in the capital city of Jackson, Mississippi. Included in Colleges that Change Lives, Millsaps is committed to academic excellence and pedagogical innovation. Millsaps is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities. For more information about the college and the art department see www.millsaps.edu.