Visiting Assistant Professor, Painting Program

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 04, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, located 25 minutes northeast of downtown St. Louis, MO, seeks dynamic applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor position for Painting in the Department of Art and Design. This is a nine-month, non-tenure-track, full-time position, beginning August 2021, with a 3/3 teaching load. Primary responsibilities include supervision/instruction within the graduate and undergraduate Painting programs, mentorship of BFA/MFA students, and managing/maintaining the studio facilities in the recently expanded art and design building. In addition, applicants will be required to pursue an active research and exhibition practice.  

Terms of Appointment
Full time, non-tenure track, academic year (nine-month), beginning fall 2021.

Source of Funds, Salary
State, Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and credentials.

Qualifications Required
Candidates must hold a MFA in Painting or related media. A minimum of one-year teaching experience in painting at the university level, beyond graduate school assistantship, or the equivalent in accumulated adjunct teaching. The successful candidate should have a strong understanding of practice and theory in both historical and contemporary painting.  Applicants should demonstrate competencies in teaching traditional techniques based in painting directly from observation with a strong foundation in illusionistic form-building and color theory. Candidates should be able to develop a curriculum that nurtures individual and authentic creative directions in students after establishing a skill-based foundation. While experience in teaching and/or painting the human figure is preferred, other demonstrated aptitudes in observational painting could be equally valuable. 

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin on April 2, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Application Process
Please submit the following application materials (as single PDF) using the SIUE Secure Filedrop:

letter of application, curriculum vitae, artist statement, teaching philosophy, *diversity statement, list of three references with contact information (name, title, address, email, phone number), unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), portfolios (as two PDFs): 20 images of personal creative work with image list and 20 images of student work with image list, sample syllabi taught (optional). 

To apply:

A single Filedrop upload (consisting of one or more files) is limited to 1000MB. 

*Candidates must also include a diversity statement in response to the Art and Design Mission Statement which is available online at 

For inquiries, please contact Dr. Sangsook Park at Chair, Painting Faculty Search Committee 

About SIUE
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is located 25 miles from downtown St. Louis. The city’s close proximity offers a vast array of museums, galleries, and other cultural opportunities. Faculty regularly exhibit, lecture, and lead workshops within the St. Louis region’s art community. The NASAD accredited Department of Art and Design moved into a renovated, state-of-the-art facility on the main SIUE campus in 2014. The new facilities include a 3,700-square-foot gallery space and generously equipped studio areas for concentrations including: ceramics, photography/digital imaging, sculpture, glass, textiles, metalworking/jewelry, graphic design/visual communication, painting, drawing and printmaking. 

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville nurtures an open, respectful, and welcoming climate that facilitates learning and work. Each member of the University is responsible for contributing to such a campus environment. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, see the Department Mission Statement at:

 SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas. Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities. 

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Acts (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, please call 618-650-2190 or email

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