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Assistant Professor in Studio Arts

Binghamton University, State University of New York
Binghamton, NY

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

Job Details

Category:: Faculty
Department:: Art and Design
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Oct 15, 2022
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 1419
Position ID:: 154575

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

The Department of Art and Design at Binghamton University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Studio Arts. We seek an interdisciplinary artist with a demonstrated ability to teach across several of our established concentrations in Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture. We are especially interested in artists whose research and pedagogy would broaden the boundaries of our curriculum.

Candidates should have the skills necessary to develop new course material with interdisciplinary approaches that position theory, materials, and techniques from a range of artistic traditions in creative exchanges with one another. Candidates who integrate traditional and contemporary forms of media and/or craft in critical and exploratory ways are particularly appealing.

We are searching for candidates who demonstrate innovative approaches to pedagogy and a commitment to inclusiveness and social concerns within the learning environment. The Department of Art and Design recognizes that the field of studio art does not reflect the diversity of the population that it serves. We invite applications from colleagues who share in our commitment to a more inclusive discipline through their work.

The successful candidate will have a distinctive artistic practice that is supported by an active exhibition record, along with experience teaching at the university level. Prior experience developing new courses is preferred.

The Department of Art and Design is a robust program offering BA and BFA degrees, currently with more than 160 majors. The successful candidate will be inclined to work collaboratively with colleagues in support of new and ongoing initiatives within and beyond the department, as appropriate. This position is part of Binghamton's multiyear cluster hire initiative in Arts Practice, Performance and Research in the 21st Century; for more information, see:


Applicants should hold an MFA or equivalent terminal degree by the start of this appointment, along with experience teaching at the university level.

Additional Information:

The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by title IX and its implementing regulations, Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus effective August 1, 2017.

Application Instructions:

Please submit application materials as described below. Priority will be given to applications received by December 2, 2022.

All applicants must apply for the position via Interview Exchange: by submitting the following materials:

  • Letter of Application
  • CV
  • PDF with 20 concisely captioned samples of personal work (may include links to web or time-based projects)
  • PDF with 10-15 concisely captioned samples of student work
  • Artist Statement
  • Teaching statement which addresses the candidate's commitment to inclusive pedagogy
  • Contact information for three references, who will only be contacted upon a candidate advancing to the next round in the selection process

Additional materials may be sought at subsequent rounds in the hiring process.


Working at Binghamton University

Message on working at Binghamton University from President Harvey Stenger    


Binghamton University opened its doors as Triple Cities College in 1946, to serve the needs of local veterans returning from service in World War II. Originally located in Endicott, N.Y., five miles west of the present campus, the fledgling school was a branch of Syracuse University.

Four years later, the college was incorporated into the State University of New York (SUNY) and renamed Harpur College in honor of Robert Harpur, a Colonial teacher, patriot and pioneer who helped settle the area west of Binghamton.

In 1961, the campus moved across the Susquehanna River to Vestal. Growing enrollment and a reputation for excellence soon led to the selection of Harpur College as one of four doctorate-granting University Centers in the SUNY system.

In 1965, the campus was formally designated the State University of New York at Binghamton, and in 1992, Binghamton University was adopted as our informal name.

Mission Statement

Binghamton University is a premier public university dedicated to enriching the lives of people in the region, state, nation and world through discovery and education and to being enriched by partnerships with those communities.

Vision Statement

Binghamton as an institution is dedicated to higher education, one that combines an international reputation for graduate education, research, scholarship and creative endeavor with the best undergraduate programs available at any public university.

We are an academically selective community that shares ideas across departments, disciplines and borders. We encourage faculty, students and staff to ask unexpected questions, foster open dialog and develop innovative solutions to important problems.

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