Assistant/Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Artist

Montclair, NJ
Sep 07, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Montclair State is New Jersey's second largest university. It offers the advantages of a large university - a broad undergraduate curriculum with a global focus, a wide variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level, and a diverse faculty and student body - combined with a small college's attention to students.

Posting Date September 6, 2017

Position Title Assistant/Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Artist

Vacancy # V-F1

Department Art and Design

Division Academic Affairs

Job Description

The Department of Art and Design invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in interdisciplinary art at the rank of assistant or associate professor. Individuals who can demonstrate an active interdisciplinary practice in media art and/or a sculptural focus with extensive digital experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include teaching courses in interdisciplinary studio practice, leading the BA program in Visual Arts, advising students, and engaging in student recruitment. Expectations include communicating and working effectively with faculty, students, and staff, engaging community and institutional partners, actively participating in faculty governance and service, and establishing a scholarship/artistic practice program in an area of specialization that contributes to the reputation of the department, the College of the Arts, and the University.

This position coordinates the newly revamped program in Visual Arts. In that capacity, the successful candidate will ensure academic excellence and innovation in visual art education, coordinate the curriculum and faculty of the program, provide oversight for practice initiatives in visual art education, and promote partnerships that support student learning, faculty practice, and research initiatives in interdisciplinary visual arts.

Qualifications & Requirements

A terminal US degree such as an MFA (or an equivalent non-US degree) in visual arts or a related field; a record of creative and/or scholarly work (I. e., professional design record, exhibitions, publications, presentations); and teaching experience at the college level.

Of especial interest is a strong background in interdisciplinary contemporary art with fluency in interdisciplinary intellectual and aesthetic ideas as well as a history of professional excellence as evidenced by an exceptional portfolio.

A comprehensive statement on teaching philosophy is required in the application.

Salary Range
Commensurate with experience.

Anticipated Start Date September 1, 2018

Send cover letter and resume to
(include vacancy # if above)

Please submit letter of interest, C.V., teaching philosophy, scholarship/research/creative agenda and goals, sample course syllabi, a link to candidates online portfolio of recent professional work and explanation of specific contributions to multi-artists projects, examples of recent student work (preferred), and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references to:

INCLUDE THE V#F1 in the application.

Apply By October 15, 2017

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