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Limited Term Professor in Painting (Renewable)

University of West Georgia
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Job Title: Limited Term Professor in Painting (Renewable)
Location: UWG Recruiting Location
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 251239
About Us Since 1906, UWG has been home to those who are eager to take their own path, learn, and grow. With more than 12,700 students from across Georgia, 34 other states and 64 countries, 95+ undergraduate programs and concentrations, and 35 master’s, specialist, and doctoral degree programs, we’ve come a long way since then. Today, we’re a regional powerhouse making a $626 million local economic impact.

With locations in Carrollton, Douglasville, and Newnan, Georgia, we take pride in making a difference in the lives of our students, our neighbors, and the world. In essence, UWG provides a safe, quality and affordable college experience that transforms lives. Amazing things happen when you Go West!

The university is organized into our College of Art, Culture, and Scientific Inquiry; College of Education; Richards College of Business; University College; School of Communication, Film, and Media; Tanner Health System School of Nursing; Honors College; Graduate School; UWG Newnan; and our UWG Douglasville Center.

Job Summary

The Department of Art, History and Philosophy at the University of West Georgia invites applications for a Limited Term Instructor position in Painting beginning January 1, 2023 The successful candidate will become part of an exciting and growing program, and will be expected to fulfill annual teaching assignments within the department, shared responsibilities for the Painting area with our current colleagues and the department’s Studio Tech.

The University of West Georgia is a member institution of the University System of Georgia with more than 13,000 students, primarily in liberal arts and applied fields. Art and UWG is NASADaccredited and has 19 full-time faculty members, approximately 314 undergraduate majors and offers a BA in Art History or Studio Art, and BFA degrees in Art History, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Studio Art, Photography, Printmaking, Painting, Sculpture and Art Education. Additional information about the Department of Art, the university, and the surrounding area is located at:

Interested applicants must send a letter of application, a current CV, artist statement, teaching philosophy, one PDF containing 20 images of personal work and relevant image list, one PDF containing 20 images of student work to include a small sampling of 2D Foundations and relevant image list, along with digital MFA transcripts and three letters of references to “Painting Search” at [email protected] Review of applications begins immediately with preference given to those applications arriving prior to Nov 30, 2022, position remains open until filled.

Required Qualifications

Qualified candidates must possess an MFA by the start of employment, and present evidence of an active exhibition record and professional achievements. Candidates must also present evidence of a strong teaching portfolio.

Interested applicants must demonstrate evidence of a strong commitment to quality teaching within the discipline. Demonstrate proficiency in the theories and fundamentals of Painting, at all levels, a strong working knowledge of traditional methods and techniques are a must. Additionally, applicants should also have the ability or show adaptability to emerging technologies while being fluent in contemporary theory and professional practices relevant to the field.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated teaching experience beyond graduate assistantships and teaching experience within art foundations, are preferred.

Proposed Salary


Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of West Georgia, as determined by the University of West Georgia in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia's affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.


The University of West Georgia is a leading residential, doctoral comprehensive university that offers a broad undergraduate and graduate curriculum based on a liberal arts foundation. UWG enrolls more than 10,600 students, including an active international student population from more than 80 countries.university_of_west_georgia1.jpg

The university takes its mission of "Educational Excellence in a Personal Environment" seriously and is nationally recognized for the access to research opportunities and technology it provides to undergraduates. It has been named a Best Southeastern College by the Princeton Review for five years in a row and one of America's Best Value Colleges for 2007 and 2008.

university_of_west_georgia2.jpgUWG currently offers 109 programs of study, including 56 bachelor's and 40 master's and specialist degrees, two doctorates and 11 certificates, as well as Georgia's only Honors College. A third doctoral degree and a new master's degree have been approved by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. The Ed.D. in Professional Counseling and Supervision will begin in the summer of 2009, and a Masters in Arts in Criminology will begin in Fall 2008. Gifted high-school-age students can earn high school and college credit through the Advanced Academy of Georgia, one of only 15 U.S. residential college-early-entrance programs.university_of_west_georgia3.jpg

The Graduate School has one of the highest percentages of students enrolled in graduate classes in the University System. Undergraduates have nationally acclaimed access to research opportunities, and instruction is enhanced by faculty member research that is supported by more than $2.2 million in grants.

Only 50 miles west of Atlanta, Georgia, UWG offers a complete college experience featuring residence hall living, intercollegiate athletics and more than 100 student organizations on a beautiful, wooded 375-acre campus.



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