Phipps Visiting Professor/Artist in Residence in Painting

Job description

The School of Art & Art History serves an undergraduate population of studio art majors and minors as well as non-art majors. The University of Denver is a mid-sized University of about 12,000 graduates and undergraduates with average class sizes under 21 students and an 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio. The University and the School of Art and Art History is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that DU places on its commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Position Summary
The School of Art and Art History (SAAH) at the University of Denver (DU) invites applications for a seven-month Visiting Professor/Artist in Residence in Painting, beginning September 2021 through March 2022. We are seeking a dynamic exhibiting artist with an understanding of technical and conceptual issues in the medium of painting, with knowledge of historical and contemporary painting practices, and a commitment to artistic imagination and education. The ideal candidate demonstrates experience and versatility in inclusive pedagogy. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching and research.

The Painting Studio is an architecturally beautiful space, approximately 14,000 square feet with vaulted ceilings and skylights that encourage creativity. The Visiting Professor/Artist in Residence will have their own studio area to paint in the large space. There is a designated area just for painting courses and another area that is multipurpose. The Painting Studio has an excellent ventilation system with clean air cycling through.

Painting equipment includes assorted hand tools, easels, worktables, mobile carts with glass palettes, drying racks, storage, encaustic counter with wall exhaust, electric encaustic equipment, and a spray booth. Also depending on the artists work, they will have access to the Sculpture Lab that includes wood, metal and casting facilities. In addition, they will have access to inkjet printing, including large format, and DUs Innovation Floor in the School of Engineering that includes plastic 3d-printers and a laser cutter.

Materials and supplies are the responsibility of the artist as well as housing in Denver. Expectation is that travel be kept to a minimum and the bulk of the time is spent in residence at DU working and being a creative presence in the SAAH and an inspiration to students.

Essential Functions
The Visiting Professor/Artist in Residence will teach one Introduction to Oil Painting Course and one Special Topics Workshop in Painting, as well as interact with SAAH students in the form of critiques and guest visits to classes. The remainder of the time will be spent working in the studio as a resident artist. The Visiting Professor/Artist in Residence will present their work in two public lectures (one at the beginning and one at the end of the residency) and there are opportunities for exhibition in SAAHs Myhren Gallery. We also ask that one work be left at the end of the residency for our University Art Collection.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Visiting Professor/Artist in Residence must be able to work independently and fulfill teaching duties without assistance.
  • Candidates must demonstrate ability to integrate content and issues relating to, and to work effectively with, diverse populations.

Required Qualifications

  • MFA by the time of appointment.
  • Prior teaching experience at the college level.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MFA.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by March 26, 2021.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $40,000 - $45,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.




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Job No: 493498
Posted: 2/23/2021
Application Due: 4/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable