Assistant Professor

Denton, TX
Feb 28, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

System Identification Number:

Posting Origination:

Studio (136300)

College of Visual Arts and Design

Assistant Professor

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Department of Studio Art in the College of Visual Arts and Design at The University of North Texas (UNT) seeks an artist/scholar with a commitment to excellence and a passion for teaching and professional arts practice in Drawing and Painting.

Teach all levels of coursework in the undergraduate and graduate drawing and painting curriculum; emphasize critical decision making and execution throughout the creative process. Active participation within the drawing and painting concentration, and participation in department, college and university service is expected, as is student advising. The standard course load is a 3/2.

The Drawing and Painting concentration provides a comprehensive educational program designed to provide a sound basis of skills and concepts, foster critical thinking, and inspire creativity such that each student may find his or her own aesthetic voice toward the development of a sustainable studio practice. The faculty has high intellectual and technical expectations of the students. There are approximately 200 undergraduate and ten graduate students in the concentration. Drawing and Painting faculty members teach along with lecturers, numerous adjuncts, teaching assistants, and teaching fellows who have diverse approaches to studio practice and critical discourse.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications:
MFA in studio art or closely related discipline, in-hand at time of appointment, with an active and distinguished record of creative work appropriate to rank.

Preferred Qualifications:
A minimum of one year university-level teaching experience after graduate school.

Area of Specialty:
Drawing & Painting

Position Type:

Tenure Status:
Tenure Track

Appointment Basis:
9 Months

Pay Frequency:

Non-Tenured Appointment Term:
No Response

Closing Date:
Open Until Search Closed

Review of Applications Begins:

Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
Statement of Research Interests
Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants are instructed to submit the following materials via our SlideRoom portal at

20 examples of professional work
15-20 examples of student work if available


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