Teaching Assistant Professor of Art - Painting/Foundations

Morgantown, West Virginia
Nov 04, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

West Virginia University, School of Art and Design is seeking applications for the position of Teaching Assistant Professor of Art -- Painting/Foundations. The position is a full time, 9-month, non-tenure track appointment commencing August 16, 2020. Opportunities for promotion are available. Appointment is 80% teaching and 20% service.


  • Teach all levels of Painting: Introduction, Advance, Senior Projects, and Graduate
  • Teach in the Foundations program, specifically 2-D Foundations
  • Mentor Graduate Teaching Assistants in 2-D Foundations
  • Participate in committee assignments, academic advising, professional service, maintaining studios and equipment, and attracting and retaining students.


  • MFA in studio art with an emphasis in painting
  • Demonstrated achievement in teaching
  • Independent teaching experience
  • Knowledge of 2-D Foundations trends and technologies
  • A proven working knowledge of oil and acrylic mediums
  • Written and oral communication skills consistent with and complementary to the expectations of a public research university

APPLICATION: Interested candidates should apply online at http://employmentservices.hr.wvu.edu/wvu_jobs.

A complete application must include:

  • A letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Artist Statement
  • Teaching Philosophy and sample syllabus
  • 20 Digital images (in JPEG, PDF, or PowerPoint format only) of personal work
  • 20 Digital images (in JPEG, PDF, or PowerPoint format only) of student work
  • Names and contact information (address, email, telephone) of 3-5 reference

Applications will be reviewed beginning December 16, 2019.

THE SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN has an enrollment of 270 undergraduate and 20 graduate students, with 20 full-time and 17 part-time faculty. West Virginia University is the only state institution accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The various degree programs offered in Art and Design at WVU include:  Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education with teacher certification, Bachelor of Arts in Interactive Design for Media, Bachelor of Arts in Art History, Bachelor of Arts in Technical Art History, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Arts in Art History, Master of Arts in Art Education, and a graduate certificate in Visual Arts Therapy.

Our vision is to be a recognized leader in the education, creative development, and professional evolution of artists, designers, scholars, and teachers in the visual arts.  Our mission is to contribute to the greater good of art, education, and culture.  It is grounded on the attraction and retention of a talented, creative, distinguished, and diverse body of faculty, staff, and students.

THE COLLEGE OF CREATIVE ARTS  (ccarts.wvu.edu) is one of 15 colleges within the university, includes the Schools of Art & Design, Music, and Theatre & Dance, the Art Museum at WVU, and offers the state’s premiere training in the visual and performing arts. Each School has a national profile of excellence with nationally accredited programs (NASAD, NASM, and NAST).

The College of Creative Arts is housed in WVU’s Creative Arts Center and has more than 85 full-time faculty and 25 professional staff whose mission is to educate succeeding generations of artists, teachers, and scholars through an experiential student-centered approach to learning. The College advocates the Arts as a medium through which the diversity of human experience is understood and valued. Exemplifying excellence and innovation in performance, exhibition, scholarship, and creative research, the College offers artistic and cultural opportunities for the citizens of West Virginia and the regional community.

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY (wvu.edu) is classified as an R1 or Highest Research Activity institution, and is the state’s only comprehensive doctoral-granting, land grant institution. WVU has a current enrollment of approximately 28,000 undergraduate and 5,500 graduate students enrolled in more than 184 graduate and undergraduate programs. The university community is committed to student- centered priorities, academic excellence, research, creative activity and service to the state.

The city of Morgantown has 55,000 residents and has been ranked as the “#1 Small City in America,” the “Best Small City in the East,” and the “3rd Best Small Town” in the nation. Boasting a strong economy and an unemployment rate well below the national average, the area also offers a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities.

West Virginia University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are especially encouraged to apply.