Assistant Professor - Fine Arts

Employer
Washington State University
Location
Pullman, WA

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Arts & Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts
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Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Title:

270-NN - Assistant Professor

Business Title:

Assistant Professor - Fine Arts

Additional Titles:

Location:

WSU PULLMAN CAMPUS

Employee Type:

Faculty

Job Family:

Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

The DEPARTMENT OF FINE ARTS at Washington State University invites applications for a permanent, full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Pullman, WA, with a specialty in drawing coupled with any other fine arts discipline in one or more of the following broadly interpreted areas: Ceramics, Design (game, graphic, industrial), Digital Media, Illustration, Markmaking, Performance, Painting, Photo, Printmaking, Public Art, Sculpture, or Social Practice. We seek applicants whose research is focused on Social Justice in issues relating to underserved communities such as LGBTQ+, BiPOC, and or feminist theory. The successful candidate may have the opportunity to build connections between disciplines in the unit as well as across campus. This would include making use of the outstanding collections of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will begin the appointment on August 16, 2023

Job duties:

The successful candidate will teach courses at all levels in drawing with an opportunity to teach outside of drawing in another area. The regular teaching load is two courses per semester, and will include undergraduate and graduate courses, both introductory courses and courses in the candidate's field of specializations well as participation in our MFA program through one-on-one tutorials. The successful candidate will engage in significant ongoing research and publication and will perform department, university, and community service.

Required Qualifications:

  • Completed MFA or equivalent by August 16, 2023 with experience with one of the following or related areas: Ceramics, Design, Digital Media, Illustration, Markmaking, Performance, Painting, Photo, Printmaking, Public Art, Sculpture, or Social Practice.

  • Drawing acuity (such as experimental, observational or performative) with a proven ability or potential to push drawing into other areas that may include installation, object-making, performance and time-based media.

  • Evidence of interdisciplinary thinking and making with a research focus in social justice relating to marginalized communities.

  • Demonstrated record of or potential for continual engagement with contemporary art practice and critical theory, which could include, but is not limited to Ceramics, Design, Digital Media, Illustration, Markmaking, Performance, Painting, Photo, Printmaking, Public Art, Sculpture, or Social Practice.

  • Proven or potential for successful teaching and instruction.

  • Demonstrated commitment to campus diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

Salary/Benefits: Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications, and accompanied by excellent fringe benefits. Please see http://hrs.wsu.edu/employees/benefits/.

To Apply: Please upload the following documents:

  • A cover letter addressing qualifications for this position (no more than 2 pages or 750 words, One paragraph on how they might push drawing into other media or discipline. )

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Teaching statement

  • Research/Scholarship statement (No more than 750 words)

  • A portfolio of creative activity (20 images pdf or link in pdf)

  • A portfolio of student work (20 images pdf or link in pdf)

  • Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement

  • Names, addresses, and contact information of at least three references who can address your history of and potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service (letters will be requested at a later time)

Inquiries should be directed to Department Chair, Squeak Meisel, squeak.meisel@wsu.edu

About WSU, Pullman, CAS, and Department of Fine Arts: Washington State University, a land grant, multiple-campus Research 1 institution.This position will serve on the Pullman campus, which has an enrollment of around 20,000 students and is located in Southeastern Washington on the homelands of the Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe and Palus people. Located 80 miles south of metropolitan Spokane, Pullman is also a quick drive away from the scenic Idaho panhandle and Moscow Mountain. The rolling hills of the Palouse offer a wide range of activities and a true four-season climate. The area provides ample opportunity to enjoy the cultural and academic hub of both Washington State University and the University of Idaho, in the neighboring town of Moscow, Idaho. For more information about the region, please see https://pullmanchamber.com.

Encompassing more than 30 departments, schools, and research institutes on five campuses statewide, the College of Arts & Sciences is the heart of WSU. Together our 730+ faculty and staff deliver more than 50% of WSU’s total undergraduate and graduate instruction, including the vast majority of WSU’s core curriculum. We also drive annual research expenditures of more than $26 million, with wide interdisciplinary strengths in public and community health, environmental change, equity and social justice, and data and technology at the boundaries. As Arts & Sciences begins its 10th anniversary as a unified college, we seek to lead a reimagining of WSU’s land-grant mission for the 21st century, expanding the boundaries of creativity and discovery while simultaneously recognizing more completely our obligations to Native and Indigenous peoples.For more about the College of Arts & Sciences at WSU, please see https://cas.wsu.edu.

The Department of Fine Arts promotes the study and practice of art as an essential aspect of a comprehensive educational experience. We encourage our students to approach problem-solving through multiple perspectives while embracing risk and uncertainty as a means to discovery. Students develop their personal voices in a variety of media through experimentation and reflection, while building the confidence and skills that enable them to be effective communicators. Visit us at https://finearts.wsu.edu/

WSU acknowledges that its locations statewide are on the homelands of Native American peoples, who have lived in this region and have been caretakers of the land from time immemorial. The Morrill Act of 1862 established our land-grant institution by providing public and federal lands that are traced back to the disposition of Indigenous lands, often taken by coercive and violent acts, and the disregard of treaties. For that, we extend our deepest apologies. We owe our deepest gratitude to the Native peoples of this region and maintain our commitment towards reconciliation. And as a land-grant institution, WSU is deeply committed to the land-grant mission, its Memorandums of Understanding with Native tribes in the region, and a tradition of service to society. To read the full WSU land acknowledgement, please see https://wsu.edu/about/wsu-land-acknowledgement/

Washington State University is an EEO/AA educator and employer. WSU is committed to excellence through diversity, has faculty friendly policies including a partner accommodation program, & a NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

Additional Information:

Area/College: College of Arts and Sciences

Department Name: Fine Arts
City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99164
Department Link: finearts.wsu.edu/
Monthly Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
FTE: 100%
Tenure Track: Yes
This is a permanent position.

Screening Begin Date: Formal screening of applications will begin November 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Required Documents:

  • A cover letter addressing qualifications for this position (no more than 2 pages or 750 words, One paragraph on how they might push drawing into other media or discipline. )

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Teaching statement

  • Research/Scholarship statement (No more than 750 words)

  • A portfolio of creative activity (20 images pdf or link in pdf)

  • A portfolio of student work (20 images pdf or link in pdf)

  • Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement

  • Names, addresses, and contact information of at least three references who can address your history of and potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service (letters will be requested at a later time)

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

9 Month - Summer

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

Organization

Working at Washington State University

Founded as the people’s university, WSU embraces its land-grant heritage, seeking to transform lives through education, research, and community engagement and service. The University has been delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to the state, region, nation, and the world for nearly 130 years. WSU enjoys productive partnerships with major industries in the state, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, technology, and construction. The colleges at WSU Health Sciences Spokane have formed robust partnerships across the state of Washington, both with large medical centers and hospitals, as well as a variety of rural and community hospitals and clinics.

WSU is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and online through the Global Campus. WSU also has research centers located throughout the state and extension offices in every county. Learn about WSU’s statewide reach.

WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research with nationally recognized academic programs, renowned professors, students who make a difference, and vibrant communities.

WSU offers staff and faculty a comprehensive benefits package as well as professional development and a host of work/life quality programs. Explore WSU’s benefits.

Review the application instructions for instructions and tips on using the WSU Jobs site and applying for jobs at WSU.

WSU is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and online through the Global Campus. WSU also has research centers located throughout the state and extension offices in every county. Learn about WSU’s statewide reach.

WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research with nationally recognized academic programs, renowned professors, students who make a difference, and vibrant communities.

WSU offers staff and faculty a comprehensive benefits package as well as professional development and a host of work/life quality programs. Explore WSU’s benefits.

Review the application instructions for instructions and tips on using the WSU Jobs site and applying for jobs at WSU.

Diversity Profile: Washington State University

As a land-grant institution, diversity, equity, and inclusion serve as core values and beliefs of Washington State University (WSU). At the university, college, or department level, WSU is committed to fostering open, proactive dialogue to create a more inclusive culture at all its locations including the five physical campuses and its online Global Campus, as well as its 39 Extension offices, four research centers, and 25 small business development centers.

Core Belief

WSU is committed to achieving an ethical and socially just society for all. Instituting social change on a large scale begins at home with system-level policies that actively promote equity. The University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout every aspect of its statewide system. We strive to create a climate that enables underrepresented students, faculty, and staff to thrive in communities that foster a sense of belonging in a culture of inclusion. The ultimate goal? Creation of institutional culture in which inclusion and equity are the norms, a model that helps move the world toward a place in which all people are treated with dignity and respect.

Core Value

Equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Promotion of an ethical and socially just society through an intentional commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

WSU’s core ideology can be found in its System Strategic Plan. 

WSU’s Student Body

WSU's student body statewide is ethnically diverse: 31 percent of our students are underrepresented minorities, and first-generation students represent nearly 33 percent of the total enrollment. About 15 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington and about 7 percent are international students. System-wide enrollment reached a record 31,607 students in fall 2019.

Associate Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence Recently Announced

Dr. Lisa Guerrero was recently named associate vice provost for inclusive excellence. Guerrero has been an active advocate for diversity and inclusion since joining the WSU faculty in 2004. She is currently a professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies in WSU’s School of Languages, Cultures, and Race. She will maintain her faculty position, while serving as associate vice provost in a half-time appointment.

Dr. Guerrero will provide leadership to academic affairs in implementing WSU’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. She will help to identify and implement best practices and evidence-based approaches in faculty hiring, tenure and promotion, research support, faculty retention, teaching and mentoring, and curriculum planning. One of her first areas of responsibility will be to oversee the Racism and Social Inequality in the Americas faculty cluster hire program for Fall 2021.

Representative Affinity Groups

Representative affinity groups within the Washington State University system include the following:

WSU Resources and Offices

WSU Human Resource Services supports a climate of integrity and equity that actively reflects open, respectful dialog. Additional resources are available on the Human Resource Services website.

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