Job no: 496226
Work type: Regular Full-Time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Categories: Faculty - Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts
Rowan University’s Department of Art seeks applications for a non-tenure track lecturer position in Painting beginning in Fall 2022. We seek a dynamic, energetic artist/teacher with recognized professional achievement, demonstrating a significant track record of exhibitions and involvement in the field. Candidate should be capable of inspired criticism and dedicated teaching at all undergraduate levels and have a broad understanding of contemporary art practice and theory. The successful candidate will teach courses in oil, acrylic, and mixed media within the context of contemporary theory and practices. In addition to the primary assignment in painting, the candidate may teach Color Theory as part of the foundation program taken by all art majors and a number of non-art majors. The appointment is renewable based on programmatic needs and offers the opportunity for promotion to senior and master lecturer. An MFA or PhD in studio art is required. Evidence of 2-3 years post-graduate college teaching experience is expected.
We are seeking a collegial colleague who is passionate about teaching painting and nurturing a vibrant studio culture within our department. Applicants should be committed to contemporary pedagogies that inspire each student's potential for introspection and awareness, creative thought, and artistic expression in a supportive environment. They must demonstrate a commitment to or record of working with and mentoring diverse students, faculty and groups (including race, gender, class, LGBTQIA+ identities, and/or disability rights).
The successful candidate will teach 12 credit-hours, which is 3 studio courses, per semester. The faculty lecturer will advise painting students toward their senior thesis exhibitions, participate in curriculum development, serve on departmental and college committees, and maintain the painting studio space that is shared with drawing and figure drawing. Additional responsibilities include managing supplies and budgets within the studio area, and supporting adjunct painting faculty.
The Department of Art serves approximately 150 undergraduate studio art majors. Students are led to engage in an individual search for meaning and cultural representation through the development of strong visual skills, critical thinking and an understanding of historical and social contexts. Painting students’ ideas are rooted in the tradition of painting, openly examined, challenged and refined, as they are mentored toward freedom and discipline by exploring a wide range of aesthetic attitudes through the department’s flexible programing.
The Department of Art is one of six departments in the Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts that also includes Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations & Advertising, Radio, Television & Film, and Writing Arts. Edelman CCCA’s goal is to empower people to be storytellers, artists, critical thinkers, and engaged citizens. The college serves over 1900 majors through twelve BAs, two BFAs, and three MAs. Additionally, we house first-year writing and public speaking, which serve all Rowan students.
Candidates must:Possess an MFA or PhD in Painting or a closely related field. Terminal degree is required at time of appointment.Have a record of effective teaching in painting and related coursework at the college level.Be familiar with painting strategy workflows, concepts, media and techniques of contemporary artists.Demonstrate a history of professional exhibitions and achievement. Be willing to engage in service to the Department of Art, Edelman CCCA, and Rowan University. Be willing to engage in service to the wider professional community.Demonstrate a commitment to or record of working with and mentoring diverse students and faculty (such as race, gender, class, LGBTQIA+ identities, and/or disability rights). Be legally authorized to work in the US on a full-time basis.
- Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a team member.
- Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Have a record of successful collaboration across disciplines.
- Have experience developing new courses and curricula.
- Maintain and develop professional connections within the fine arts industry and professional associations.
Starting Date: September 2022
Application Process: Interested candidate must apply through our online application system.
Submissions must include:letter of applicationcurriculum vitae examples of artwork and/or website link with exhibitionsstatement of teaching philosophyexamples of student work, if availablelist of references
Candidates are encouraged to speak on how their teaching, service, and/or research activities show commitment or contribution to diversity/equality/inclusion efforts in their application materials.
For more information, please contact search chair, Nancy Ohanian at [email protected]
Nancy Ohanian, Search Committee Chair
Department of Art
Glassboro, New Jersey 08028
Rowan University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. For the complete Rowan University non-discrimination and affirmative action policy see:
All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.
The review of applications will begin on April 4, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.
Advertised: Mar 23 2022 Eastern Daylight Time