Department of Fine Arts

Position Openings

Drawing/2D Foundations.

The Department of Fine Arts at Washington State University, Pullman Washington, invites an interdisciplinary artist with a strong interest in drawing as a creative medium and an active exhibition record. The full-time tenure track position is to be filled at the Assistant Professor level and will begin August 16, 2013.

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

Preferred qualifications: Demonstrated ability to promote performance, time-based media, installation, objectmaking or other media.

Duties include teaching four classes per year in drawing and 2D foundations with the ability to teach in other areas. Serve as the drawing area coordinator and work with the 3D foundations faculty member to co-coordinate the foundations program. Other responsibilities include graduate and undergraduate advising. Candidate will work with faculty to develop a progressive drawing and 2D foundations program that will serve all areas in the Fine Arts Department.

To apply, please visit 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: 20 examples personal work/20 student work on CD or DVD. CD should be Macintosh formatted, with JPEG's not exceeding 1024 x 768 pixels. PowerPoint presentations acceptable. Copies of relevant reviews, etc., are welcome. Please indicate if you will be attending CAA. Send materials to: Patricia Thorsten-Mickelson, Drawing/2D Foundations 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: Michelle Forsyth, Chair, Drawing/2D Foundations Search Committee at:

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 Members of ethnic minorities, women, Vietnam-era or disabled veterans, persons of disability, and/or persons age 40 or over are encouraged to apply.

Application review begins January 7, 2013.

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