Assistant Professor in Drawing & Painting, 2D Design

Virginia, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 28, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Art in the School Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Lynchburg is accepting applications for a full-time, two-year appointment (non-tenure track) in Painting/Drawing and 2-D Design to begin in the Fall of 2021. We seek an energetic colleague with a strong professional record and the ability to teach across the curriculum in areas of design fundamentals, painting, drawing, and printmaking. 


A Master’s of Fine Arts (MFA) or higher in Painting, Drawing, or related field is required.  Selected candidate must show a clear demonstration of artistic achievement, as evidenced by a current record of exhibitions. Teaching experience at the university level is preferred. The selected candidate will teach courses that utilize the technique and range from traditional and foundation courses to new media digital experiences such as installation base works. All candidates must be fluent in technology including knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software. Exceptional technical and fabrication skills are necessary, as well as a comprehensive knowledge of equipment and material safety issues.


All candidates should have an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.


To apply, email or send: a letter of application; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching interests/ philosophy; two examples of syllabi (one introduction course, and one advanced); contact information for three references; 20 examples of candidate’s original work as PDF, Google Slides, or URL of active portfolio site; and 20 examples of introduction and upper-level student work as a PDF. (These may be submitted as a link to Dropbox or Google Drive.) Using the subject line “Painting Search Committee Spring 2021,” please email to Ana Morales, search committee admin, or mail to Painting Search Committee, Department of Art, c/o Ana Morales, University of Lynchburg, 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA  24501.  

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE.


The University of Lynchburg is committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from persons of color, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, the LGBTQ+ community, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University of Lynchburg community.