Department of Fine Arts

Position Openings

 

Department of Fine Arts
Washington State University
Pullman campus
Painting Intermedia
Search Notice of Vacancy

 

TITLE: Painting Intermedia
RANK: Assistant Professor, full-time tenure-track
SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 16, 2015

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Duties include teaching four classes per year in Painting and Intermedia (which may include other 2-D, 3-D and 4-D areas). Work closely with all other faculty to co-ordinate a progressive interdisciplinary program. Other duties include graduate and undergraduate coordination and advising.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Qualifications:

MFA or equivalent terminal degree by June 1, 2015;
One year of college level teaching experience as teacher of the record;
An engagement with contemporary art practice and critical theory;
Proven ability to work collaboratively with faculty across disciplines.

Preferred Qualifications:
Evidence of building an active exhibition record;
Evidence of interdisciplinary thinking and making;
Strong knowledge of traditional painting skills and techniques;
Proven ability to push painting into other areas that may include installation, object-making, performance and time-based media;

Proven ability to coordinate Painting area and assist with oversight of other areas.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applicants will begin immediately and close January 21, 2015.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants need to provide a letter of application, teaching philosophy, statement regarding creative activity and/or research, CV, and list of three references (letters upon request). Applicants should be prepared to submit material online at www.wsujobs.com. Application review begins immediately and closes on January 21, 2015.

Supporting materials including a weblink with a minimum of 20 examples of personal work and 20 examples of student work. Copies of relevant reviews, etc., are welcome. Please indicate if you will be attending CAA. Send supporting materials with SASE to: Patricia Thorsten-Mickelson, Painting Intermedia Search, Department of Fine Arts, Washington State University, PO Box 644013, Pullman, WA 99164-4013.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT: Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer. WSU is committed to excellence through diversity, has faculty friendly policies including a partner accommodation program, and a NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant (see http://www.excelinse.wsu.edu/.) Members of ethnic minorities, women, Vietnam-era or disabled veterans, persons of disability, and/or persons age 40 or over are encouraged to apply.

Painting Intermedia: The Department of Fine Arts at Washington State University, Pullman Washington, invites an interdisciplinary artist with a strong interest in painting as a creative medium expanding into other areas of Fine Arts. Top candidates will have active exhibition record. The full-time tenure track position is to be filled at the Assistant Professor level and will begin August 16, 2015.

Required qualifications: MFA or equivalent by June 1, 2015, a progressive approach to artistic practice, and 1 year college level teaching experience as teacher of record. The successful candidate will have an engagement with contemporary art practice, critical theory, and evidence of working collaboratively.

Preferred qualifications: Evidence of building an active exhibition record is preferred. Candidates will need to have evidence of interdisciplinary thinking and making with a strong knowledge of traditional painting skills and techniques. Candidates will demonstrate the ability to push painting into other areas that may include installation, object-making, performance and time-based media. Demonstration of a proven ability to coordinate Painting area and assist with oversight of other areas is also preferred.

Duties include teaching four classes per year in Painting and Intermedia with the ability to teach across contemporary methodology branching into other areas. Successful hires will need to have the potential to serve as the painting area coordinator and ability to work with the faculty in other areas to reinforce interdisciplinary dialogue. Other responsibilities include graduate and undergraduate advising. Candidate will work with faculty to develop a progressive undergraduate and graduate program that will serve all areas in the Fine Arts Department.

To apply, please visit www.wsujobs.com. Applications must include a letter of application, teaching philosophy, CV, list of three references (letters possible later upon request), artist statement, and image list.

Candidates must also submit to Search Committee: A weblink with a minimum of 20 examples of personal work and 20 examples of student work. Copies of relevant reviews, etc., are welcome. Please indicate if you will be attending CAA. Send materials to: Patricia Thorsten-Mickelson, Painting Intermedia Search, Department of Fine Arts, Washington State University, PO Box 644013, Pullman, WA 99164-4013.

Questions should be e-mailed to the search committee chair: Squeak Meisel, Chair, Painting Intermedia Search Committee at: squeak.meisel@wsu.edu.

Application review begins immediately and closes January 21 2015. WSU is an EOE/AA Employer. Members of protected groups are encouraged to apply.

 

 

If you wish to apply to the department's adjunct pool, please send a cover letter along with a link to your website to Thom Brown, Chair, thom.brown@wsu.edu.

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