Visiting Assistant Professor of Art (Foundations)

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This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Position TitleVisiting Assistant Professor of Art (Foundations)Requisition201900062FRankVisiting Assistant ProfessorFLSA statusExemptHiring Salary

Commensurate with education and experience.

Position CategoryPosition TypeInterim Full TimeCollegeCollege of Fine Arts & Mass CommunicationDepartmentDept of ArtQuicklink Refer Applicants To

Contact NameBritney KetkoskiTitle

Assistant to the Chair
Department of Art
PO Box 2089
Huntsville, TX 77341

Contact Phone936-294-1315Contact [email protected] Position Details

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

The Art Department of Sam Houston State University invites applicants for a one-year contract to teach Foundations beginning Fall 2019 or Spring 2020.

The successful candidate will be part of a collaborative 4-member team, teaching in WASH (Workshop in Art Studio and History). The WASH program is a nine credit hour foundations program that includes 2 studio courses (Surface Studio & Space Studio) and a lecture course emphasizing contemporary art and theory.

We are seeking candidates with a commitment to teaching and developing curriculum in Foundations. Candidates should have the ability to teach formal skills and concept development, and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a teaching team.

The workload of the Visiting Assistant Professor includes teaching 3 courses per semester and working with the Foundations team to coordinate curriculum.

Applicants must have an MFA, experience teaching Foundations, and a strong desire to teach collaboratively and develop curriculum for a contemporary Foundations program. In addition to teaching 3 courses per semester, the successful candidate will be expected to work with the Foundations team on curriculum development and program assessment; assess writing activities of WASH students and portfolios of BFA students; document student work and maintain WASH archives; and participate in Foundation faculty committee meetings.

Educational Requirements for the Position

MFA in Art or more specific art field.

Experience Required for the Position

Experience teaching Foundations.

Other Requirements for the Position

A strong desire to teach collaboratively and develop curriculum for a contemporary Foundations program.

Special Instructions Summary

To apply, submit a letter of interest, CV, artists statement, statement of Foundation teaching philosophy, statement of Research & Goals, 3 letters of recommendation, 20 examples of personal work and 20 examples of Foundation student work in pdf. Transcripts will be required of finalists.

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EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

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Candidate DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research & Goals
Optional Documents
  1. Media Presentation
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Letter of Recommendation 3
  5. Transcripts




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Posted: 8/9/2019
Application Due: 10/8/2019
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