Assistant Professor of Mural, Painting and Large-Scale Digital Public Practice

Seaside, California
Oct 04, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

POSITION:  Assistant Professor of Mural, Painting, and Large-scale Digital Public Practice

DEPARTMENT:  Visual and Public Art Department

COLLEGE:  College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

TYPE:  Tenure-Track


  • The successful candidate will be responsible for 12 units of direct instruction each semester in a combination of the following: large scale digital public art practice, community engagement, and studio skills (painting, drawing, mixed media) for VPA undergraduate courses.
  • They will also be responsible for teaching core requirements in rotation with all other VPA faculty. The faculty member will be expected to contribute to the development of mural, painting, and large-scale digital public art courses and curriculum for the VPA department. 
  • The successful candidate is responsible for developing local/regional community partnerships, public projects, maintaining sustainable collaborative working relationships, and acting as a liaison with the Service Learning Institute. 
  • Faculty member will contribute to new pedagogies, new technologies and development in support of the large scale digital mural lab at VPA; and serve on Department, CAHSS, and University wide committees or task forces.


  • A Master of Fine Arts degree from an accredited program by the time of appointment.
  • A strong interdisciplinary portfolio.
  • Experience with arts and community organizations through exhibitions, presentations, collaborative models or commissions, and a consistent public art practice.
  • At least 3 years of university teaching experience as an adjunct instructor or professor.
  • Ability to teach effectively in a wide range of courses.
  • Skills in project-based teaching skills and public commissions that include field experience in proposals, presentations, design, fabrication, transportation, and installation of artwork.
  • Experience working effectively in an ethnically, culturally, and socially diverse campus community.


  • Experience with community arts and multicultural competencies as demonstrated through teaching experiences and professional practices. 
  • The ability to contribute to service learning courses through applied knowledge of contemporary public art practices, critical cultural analysis in the areas of social positioning, intersectionality, and a demonstrated commitment to inclusive and equitable social practices in art.
  • An ability to develop cross-disciplinary pedagogies.
  • An ability to integrate art historical and social perspectives across curriculum.


The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the  background  check  may  affect  the application  status  of  applicants  or  continued  employment  of  current  CSU employees who apply for the position.

JOB POSTING DATE:        10/6/2017

SCREENING BEGINS:       1/15/2017


APPLY:  A completed online application, curriculum vitae and cover letter must be received by University Personnel by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screening date listed above to be guaranteed a review. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned. CSUMB will not fax application materials.

For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map). Please check the link provided for the respective hours and the location. 

CSU Monterey Bay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to: Age, Disability, Race or Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Identity or Expression, Nationality, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Genetic Information, Veteran or Military Status.

All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.