Assistant Professor, Art (Studio Practices)

California State University at Dominguez Hills
Dominguez Hills

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Job no: 506287
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Fine/Performing Arts, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

Assistant Professor, Studio Practices

College of Arts & Humanities

Position Description

The Department of Art and Design at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (Academic Year) with the appointment starting in Fall 2022.

At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University’s mission, vision, and core values.

For more information: Mission, Vision, and Core Values.

Department of Art and Design

The Art and Design Department at CSUDH offers three B.A. degrees in the areas of Art, Art History and Design with minors including Art History, Graphic Design, Digital Graphics, Art, Photography and Ceramics. Our world-class faculty provides support to students in and out of the classroom. We take full advantage of existing in one of the world’s great art centers and the tremendous diversity that is Los Angeles.

The Department cultivates rigorous, cross-disciplinary programs that prepare students for professional and post-graduate work. Our Art History students EXPLORE and learn critical thinking skills and visual literacy, bringing them into the rich world of the Humanities and asking students to research art from many eras and cultures. Our Design students learn state of the art techniques and CONNECT with industry representatives and local businesses for feedback and internships. The B.A. in Art provides foundational knowledge that encourages students to CREATE utilizing the newest technologies along with traditional art media. Graduating seniors from Design and Art organize presentations and exhibitions of their work as a final culmination of their tremendous efforts.

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The Position

Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to teach the department's foundational courses in drawing, painting, and post-studio to offer courses in their contemporary art specialization at all levels, and to integrate current pedagogical practices into our art curriculum. Candidates who are making meaningful and unique contributions to the intellectual and social interchanges within the profession are especially encouraged to apply. We seek an artist and educator with an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary research and creative practice.


Responsibilities include teaching three art activity courses per semester. Other duties include curriculum development, student advisement, participation in developing departmental policies, procedures and guidelines, involvement in student outcomes assessment, and committee service at the department, college, and university level. Faculty will be expected to continue their professional creative practice.


Required Qualifications

  • Applicants must have experience in working with students from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
  • An MFA degree in Art, Studio Art, Interdisciplinary Practice, or an appropriate area from an accredited institution or foreign equivalency
  • College or university level teaching experience
  • Experience as a practicing artist with a professional exhibition record
  • Proficiency in 2D art practices
  • Current knowledge of issues related to studio practices and portfolio development
  • Applicants must demonstrate commitment, ability, and experience in working with, teaching and mentoring a diverse student population
  • An understanding of curriculum and course development

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with post-studio, social practices, time-based media, sound, and/or interdisciplinary practice

Employment Requirement – Background Check

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

How to Apply- To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in January 2022. For full consideration, please submit your completed application with the required materials no later than January 15, 2022.

  • Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
  • Cover letter that describes the candidate’s current scholarship, artwork and plans for future projects.
  • Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2 pages maximum)*
  • List of 3 references with contact information**
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist)***
  • A Statement on Teaching (will include the candidate’s teaching philosophy encompassing the breadth of courses the candidate is prepared to teach) (2 pages maximum)
  • A Statement on Research (one page document that is comprised of an Artist’s Statement and an Artist’s Bio) (2 pages maximum)
  • Sample Publications or Evidence of Creative/Scholarly Activity (please submit a PDF with 15-20 captioned images and/or link to up to 10 minutes of streaming video of applicant's creative work)
  • Teaching Evaluations (if available)
  • Under ‘Other Tab’, please submit a PDF with 10-15 examples and/or link to up to 10 minutes of streaming video of applicant's students’ work

*Given CSUDH’s commitment to diversity and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, and administrators, describe your individual commitment and experiences in advancing diversity and inclusion and how they relate to your future teaching and research.

**This position requires three letters of recommendation (LORs). Please do not upload your LORs with your application. Your list of references will be notified at the appropriate time during the search process. They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the LOR. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUDH by logging back into your applicant portal.

***For finalist with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate’s, Doctor’s of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed directly to the office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Aandrea Stang

Search Committee Chair

CSU, Dominguez Hills

1000 East Victoria Street, (LCH# A-111)

Carson, CA 90747

[email protected]

Closing Statement

CSUDH is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

For more information: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources’ Office (310) 243-3771.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at Campus Security Report (Clery), or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9.

For more information see: Smoke & Tobacco-Free

Advertised: 22 Oct 2021 Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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