Part-Time Lecturer: FIGURE PAINTING

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San Jose State University - San Jose, California
Subject to Budgetary Approval
Part-Time Lecturer: FIGURE PAINTING
Department of Art and Art History

The Department of Art and Art History at San Jose State University is searching for part- time Pictorial faculty members with expertise in the area of Figure Painting. The candidates must exhibit the ability to instruct painting the figure within the parameters of imagination and fact, and demonstrate deep pictorial observation and depth of practice in the language of painting. Candidates must be familiar with theoretical approaches to tonal structure and color theory, and be practiced at the instruction of anatomy, measurement, proportion and construction, as well as the concerns of abstraction.

Minimum Qualifications:
Terminal Degree (MFA). Experience of teaching painting at the college or university level is required. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to teach painting and drawing classes with emphasis on the figure and anatomy and with a solid foundation in visual, analytical, and communication skills. The candidate should have an understanding of traditional painting, perceptual painting as well as contemporary processes and abstraction. The ideal candidate should have an accomplished portfolio of creative work, a record of significant exhibitions, and possible publications. Interest in interdisciplinary collaboration with peers working in all programs within the Department of Art and Art History is an asset. We seek applicants with a contemporary art practice and a desire to have a voice in developing the Figure Painting curriculum.

Applicants should have an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural student population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience. Applicants must be prepared to address the needs of a student population of great diversity—in age, economic and cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation—through course materials, teaching strategies, and/or advisement.

Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.

Candidate will teach one or more classes in figure painting (Art 165); and possibly other lower or upper division painting or drawing classes as qualified.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date: August 21st 2019, or later depending on the semester of hire.
Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedures:
SJSU accepts applications on an ongoing basis for our pool of temporary lecturers. For full consideration, please mail a letter of application; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching interests/ philosophy; contact information for three references; images representing 20 examples of candidate’s original work (or URL of portfolio site); images representing 20 examples of student work; and some examples of students’ writing and/or the candidate’s own published writing to:

Chair, Art and Art History Figure Painting Search Committee Department of Art and Art History, Art 116
San José State University
One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0089

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,035,317), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 32,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are 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.

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Posted: 5/10/2019
Application Due: 7/9/2019
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