Visiting Assistant Professor of Art (Social Practice)Requisition:
Visiting Assistant ProfessorFLSA status:
Commensurate with education and experience.Position Type:
Full-Time Non-Tenure TrackCollege:
College of Arts & MediaDepartment:
Dept of ArtOpen Date:
Assistant to the ChairContact Phone:
Department of Art
PO Box 2089
Huntsville, Texas 77341
firstname.lastname@example.orgDuties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job:
The Department of Art at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a full-time, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art to begin August 2023.Educational Requirements for the Position:
The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to a socially engaged art practice and have the ability to teach graduate studio courses in Art and Social Practice. Evidence of abilities to teach undergraduate courses in one or more of our other BFA Programs (animation, graphic design, photography, studio art) is also required.
Duties include teaching 3 courses per semester and service on departmental committees.
Candidates must possess an MFA in art or terminal degree in a related field.Experience Required for the Position:
Teaching experience at the undergraduate and or graduate level is required. The successful candidate will have an ongoing, sustainable, and engaged art practice, and be prepared to be an active faculty member who is engaged with the department, college, university, local and professional communities.Other Requirements for the Position:
The Department of Art www.shsu.edu/art is experiencing sustained enrollment growth. About 650 undergraduates major in Graphic Design, Studio Art, Photography, and Animation, and we offer an MFA in Art and Social Practice.Special Instructions Summary:
The new Dana G. Hoyt Fine Arts Building includes state-of-the-art lecture halls and classrooms, studios, computer labs, and galleries. In addition to the University Art Gallery on campus, the Department exhibits student work at a Satellite Gallery in downtown Huntsville and has MFA studios in the Natural Science and Art Research Center a few blocks away. Sam Houston State University is located 70 miles north of Houston in Huntsville, TX, surrounded by the Sam Houston National Forest.
Applicants should submit the following documents as PDF:Open Until Filled:
• cover letter• a detailed CV
• artist’s statement or description of creative activity
• statement of teaching philosophy• names and contact information of three references
• samples of personal work
• samples of student work – for time-based media work examples, please provide URLs for each specific project within the PDF document.
Official college transcripts and letters of recommendation will be required for finalists for this position.
Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.
Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will be open until filled.
Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.