Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Weber State University
The Department of Visual Art and Design (DOVAD) at Weber State University seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor for a one year appointment that is renewable at the sole discretion of the University for up to 3 years. Ideal candidates will maintain an active, forward thinking studio practice, take advantage of DOVAD’s well-appointed facilities, and work with undergraduate students at all levels in a flexible range of courses. Visiting faculty are eligible for research and professional development grants at the college and university level as well as educational programs through the Teaching and Learning Forum. This is an excellent position for artists interested in gaining academic experience in a supportive, collaborative context. The appointment begins July 1, 2018.
Weber State University strongly encourages applications from those who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse and underserved backgrounds. DOVAD values a wide diversity of perspectives and experiences among colleagues and students.
The successful applicant will address contemporary processes of art-making and experimental practices (including both conventional media and emergent technologies).They will be conversant with contemporary issues and theories of art. Teaching assignments will be informed by teaching competencies and could include: digital and interactive technologies, two-dimensional media, painting, socially-engaged/high-impact practices, and trans-disciplinary approaches. The visiting faculty member will enrich our program while contributing to a national and international exchange of ideas. Applicants should be able to demonstrate an active exhibition record or comparable achievements in their area of expertise.
To apply, all applicants must complete the required online faculty/staff data form at http://jobs.weber.edu and electronically submit the following:
1) Use the Cover Letter option to attach as one PDF (10 MB max):
– Cover letter specifically addressing candidate’s experience in art pedagogy
– Artist Statement
– Curriculum Vitae
– Contact information for three professional references (phone and email)
2) Use the Other Document 1 option to attach as a separate PDF (10MB max) current professional portfolio with image list (include, title, media, dimensions, date), or URL to a website with equivalent information.
Note: video and other digital submissions of work not well-represented by still images are acceptable where applicable. Include access to these as URLs.
3) Use the Other Document 2 option to attach as a separate PDF (10MB max) portfolio of student work with image list (course/assignment, dimensions, media, date), up to three sample syllabi for courses taught, and/or other evidence
of teaching effectiveness.
Review of applications will begin Monday, January 22, 2018. The position will remain open until filled. Submit all application materials by that date to ensure full consideration.
We actively encourage applicants who can contribute to the diversity and inclusivity mission of Weber State University through teaching, service, and/or research.
Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.
Weber State University is located in Ogden, Utah, 35 miles north of Salt Lake City. Northern Utah, site of the 2002 Winter Olympics, provides many world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The Department of Visual Art and Design is housed in the Ethel Wattis Kimball Visual Arts Center, one of the most comprehensive studio arts facilities in the Intermountain West, and home of the Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery.
Minimum Qualifications: Terminal degree in Visual Arts or comparable professional experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience at the college level preferred. Ideal candidates will have expertise in some combination of the following: digital and interactive technologies; two-dimensional media; painting; socially-engaged practices; trans-disciplinary approaches.