Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Painting and Drawing

Employer
Swarthmore College
Location
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA

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Arts & Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Painting and Drawing
Location: Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA
Open Date: Nov 9, 2022
Description

Swarthmore College seeks applicants for a 3 year, full-time, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art appointment in Painting and Drawing to begin in Fall 2023. The standard teaching load is four courses per year. The Art Program inside the Department of Art and Art History emphasizes an integrative approach that fosters students’ development of theoretical perspectives, technical command, and social and environmental responsibility through visual forms. In addition to teaching a range of drawing and painting courses, the faculty member will participate in department activities including  faculty meetings and critiques of student works executed in other media. We seek an artist with a developing or established exhibition and/or commission record. This artist should possess a working knowledge of a wide range of traditional materials and techniques. We seek candidates with a developed pedagogy and teaching experience beyond the teaching assistant level. Candidates with an MFA as their terminal degree are encouraged to apply. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Swarthmore is a highly selective liberal arts college located just 11 miles outside of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. The College offers a comprehensive and highly competitive compensation package. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and actively seeks and welcomes applicants with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. We are particularly interested in candidates who can work effectively with students from diverse backgrounds. For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, see: https://www.swarthmore.edu/faculty-diversity-excellence/information-faculty-candidates

Qualifications

This artist should possess a working knowledge of a wide range of traditional materials and techniques. We seek candidates with a developed pedagogy and teaching experience beyond the teaching assistant level. Candidates with an MFA as their terminal degree are encouraged to apply. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

The strongest candidates will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to creative teaching and an active research program that speaks to and motivates undergraduates from diverse backgrounds.

Application Instructions

We are committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment in the department. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter a discussion of what strategies they would bring to bear that would further this goal.  Candidates who submit their complete applications before Friday, January 6th, 2023 will receive full consideration.

Applicants should submit:

  • A cover letter
  • A current CV (that includes an exhibition record)
  • 20 images of personal artwork (uploaded as a single pdf)
  • 20 images of student artwork (uploaded as a single pdf)
  • Contact information for three references (letters of recommendation will be requested at a later date).

Please address any questions you may have to the Search Chair, Logan Grider ([email protected]). Apply via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/117260.

Effective July 21, 2021, Swarthmore is requiring all new employees to show proof of being fully vaccinated by their start date, unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption. For more information about Swarthmore's vaccine requirements, please visit the Swarthmore COVID-19 Response website.

Organization

Swarthmore College, a highly selective college of liberal arts and engineering, has supported thinkers and doers for more than 150 years. Since 1864, it has lifted students to their full intellectual and personal potential so they can apply their knowledge with meaning and purpose.Swarthmore college main

Located 11 miles southwest of Philadelphia in the borough of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, Swarthmore has been co-educational since its founding by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Our Quaker founders believed in the practical application of knowledge for the common good. While Swarthmore is no longer a religious institution, these Quaker roots anchor and inform how Swatties learn and work. 

The College offers two degrees: the B.A. in the arts and sciences and the B.S. in engineering. With a student/faculty ratio of 8:1, Swarthmore ensures that its students have close and meaningful contact with their professors.

Swarthmore’s alumni body is small (about 20,000 living alumni) but distinguished. Five Swarthmore graduates have won the Nobel Prize; Swarthmore is also among the top five highest producers of doctorate recipients in the humanities, life sciences, and all sciences combined, with 20 percent of Swarthmore graduates going on to earn a doctorate degree. Some prominent Swarthmore alumni are acclaimed artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby ‘04, novelist Jonathan Franzen ’81, Ashesi University founder Patrick Awuah ’89, Chris Van Hollen ’83, U.S. Senator from Maryland, fashion designer Joseph Altuzarra ’05, and noted sociologist Sarah Lawrence-Lightfoot '66.Swarthmore college main

As of June 30, 2016, the College has an endowment of approximately $1.7 billion. Swarthmore's robust financial aid program ensures the College’s commitment to providing access to an exceptional liberal arts education for all qualified students without regard to their ability to pay and allows the College to meet each admitted student's demonstrated financial need. With one of the most generous financial aid programs in the country, Swarthmore awards aid -- without loans -- to more than half of its students.

True to its Quaker heritage, Swarthmore maintains a commitment to service and the common good. Students find support for service projects through the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility and in the nearby communities of Chester and Philadelphia and around the world. In addition, Swarthmore is one of 10 charter members of Project Pericles, which supports students who propose and implement projects to identify issues and advance solutions.

Swarthmore's residential campus features more than 425 wooded acres, including rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails which are maintained by staff horticulturists as the nationally registered Scott Arboretum.

Swarthmore College, a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, has supported thinkers and doers for more than 150 years. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices and actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.

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