Assistant Professor of Painting

CUNY College of Staten Island
Staten Island, New York
Jan 17, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Professor of Painting
Job ID: 18083
Location: College of Staten Island
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular 

The Department of Performing and Creative Arts/Art Program at the College of Staten Island (CSI) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Painting at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning fall 2018. Specialization in Painting is required.  

The College of Staten Island is a leading publicly funded unit of The City University of New York (CUNY) located in the fastest growing borough of New York City. The College is situated on a 204-acre site, has recently incorporated a residential component, and is currently engaging in capital expansion. It is a hub of intellectual and artistic activity and a community partner and source of economic impact and job creation for the greater Staten Island area.  We serve a diverse student population from all five NYC boroughs. The college has a shuttle service to and from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal and is also accessible from Manhattan and Brooklyn via MTA express and limited stop buses. CSI is also home to the CUNY High Performance Computing Center and outstanding computational assets are available for research purposes, including a broad portfolio of statistical tools and social science data resources. The school's location in New York City enables it to draw on the vast economic and cultural resources of the city. It also provides opportunities for faculty to interact with artists teaching at other colleges and universities in the metropolitan area.

The Performing and Creative Arts Department is composed of 4 programs: Art, Dance, Drama, and Music. The Art Program offers a BA and a BFA in Art as well as in the Art/Photography Concentration. Minors are offered in Art, Art History, and Photography. 

MFA degree in Art is required. The successful candidate will have a substantial exhibition practice engaged primarily with painting.  The candidate must be able to demonstrate as well as communicate varied painting techniques and concepts to a diverse student body. They will possess a strong working knowledge of the history of painting, an ability to articulate contemporary theory and current debates on art, and a broad command of the technical skills necessary for contemporary image-making. The successful candidate will lead the painting area, oversee development of the resources and physical infrastructure of the studio classrooms. The successful candidate is expected to teach students at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels of painting with a demonstrated ability to teach drawing.  Curriculum development within the program is expected as well as service at the college and university level. 

The candidate should have at least three (3) years of college level teaching experience.

The College of Staten Island is committed to a diverse work environment that reflects the multicultural makeup of our student body. The successful candidate will be committed to inclusion and excellence. The Search Committee is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity of the academic community.
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development. Salary range commensurate with experience.

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In order to be considered for this position, applicants must submit a letter of application (outlining research and teaching experience), curriculum vitae, 20 images of personal work; 20 images of student’s work, an artist’s statement, a teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Please compile all application materials in a single pdf document.

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February 14, 2018

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