Assistant Professor of Studio Art

Job description

Wells College is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor of Studio Artbeginning August 16, 2021. We seek a colleague experienced in a variety of media who is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and cross-disciplinary, socially-engaged studio and undergraduate teaching practice.  The successful candidate will bring a vision for the Studio Arts program to attract and retain students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree and building a research-based creative practice.  In addition to teaching courses in different media, the successful candidate will mentor students in research.  Applicants should demonstrate interest in interdisciplinary work; in addition to administering & developing programs in the Visual Arts, the successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues in Art History, Book Arts, & Museum Studies.

Wells College is a private four-year Liberal Arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York on the unceded lands of the Cayuga Nation. The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. The Wells experience prepares students to appreciate complexity and difference, to embrace new ways of knowing, to be creative, and to respond ethically to the interdependent worlds to which they belong. Committed to excellence in all areas of its reach, Wells College equips students for lifelong learning and for sharing the privileges of education with others. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to meet the challenges of the future, Wells College is seeking to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all to thrive. Our student body includes 35% of students identifying as a student of color and 32% who are first-generation college students.

Required Qualifications:

  • MFA in Studio Art
  • Experience in undergraduate teaching
  • Experience in curriculum and program development
  • Ability to mentor upper-level student work in a range of media
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion

Applications should be submitted online in PDF at and include a cover letter; CV; statements of teaching, scholarship, and diversity; portfolio of 15-20 work samples; and names and contact information for three references.  Copies of course syllabi and samples of student work are welcome but not required.  Complete applications received by May 1 will receive full consideration; however, the posting will remain open until the position has been filled. Offer of employment is contingent on a successful background screening.




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Posted: 4/10/2021
Application Due: 6/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time