Assistant Professor Drawing/Foundations
Posting Number 20170032FAC
Job Title Assistant Professor Drawing/Foundations
Type of Employment Regular Full-Time
Work Location Murray
Employment Term Academic Year
Position Type Faculty (Tenure-Track)
Department Art and Design
Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include teaching 3 courses per semester in drawing and other departmental offering (foundations, special topics, digital media, etc.); developing curriculum in both drawing and the foundations area; maintaining all studio facilities and equipment related to those areas; responsible for serving as the foundations coordinator and for the continuation of developing a strong, well-rounded undergraduate foundations program in collaboration with the faculty the department. Additional responsibilities include advising students; manages area budgets; meets the teaching, research, and service expectations of the department and the university; maintains a high level of scholarly activity.
Anticipated start date of position is August 2018.
Minimum Education Requirements
MFA in Studio Art.
Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements
The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong ability to teach introductory to advanced courses in drawing with the ability to approach drawing as an expanded practice. The applicant should possess a thorough working knowledge in a wide range of drawing techniques and styles, including observational and non-objective approaches. Additionally, the applicant must demonstrate knowledge of strong drawing skills associated with an emphasis on contemporary studio practices and knowledge of the medium’s history. Successful applicants must possess experience in developing curriculum in both drawing and foundations, as an interdisciplinary connector to a diverse set of areas in the department, that is inclusive of both technical and conceptual issues; strong interpersonal and communication skills; and knowledge of safety practices in studio art. The candidate must maintain an active professional practice of regional and national exhibitions record.
Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications
Successful teaching at the college/university level with experience in drawing, including the ability to teach a variety of technical and stylistic skills as applicable both to traditional and to contemporary drawing. Working knowledge of new technology and digital practices in studio art.
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
The first review of applications will begin on March 15, 2018, but the position will remain open until filled.
Along with the application, the following items must be included.
• Letter of application
• Curriculum Vitae
• Teaching Philosophy
• Artist Statement
• Link to Professional Website
• 20 images of personal work (PDF), 20 images of student work (PDF).
NOTE: Files cannot exceed 9 MB per upload. For technical difficulties contact Human Resources at Murray State University and the Search Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org.