Visiting Assistant Professor of Design and Digital Imaging

Oberlin College
Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 19, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

The Studio Art Program at Oberlin College invites applications for a part-time non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will be for a term of 2 years, beginning fall of 2021, and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.

Oberlin College Studio Art department has created programs of major study that are deeply integrated with the overall liberal arts education that is the hallmark of Oberlin. A chief goal of the department is to help students acquire visual literacy, that is, the ability to understand and critically respond to our current visual culture and how it has been influenced by the traditions of visual representation from the past. Students also acquire sophisticated written, technical, and visual abilities that allow them to convey their ideas, their understanding, and their appreciation of art through formal as well as new media.

The incumbent will teach a total of two courses per year in the general area of Design and Digital Imaging. Potential courses might include 2D Design for Print and Screen, and Expanded Drawing, Introduction to Graphic Design, and Digital Imaging. Professor will be able to introduce a range of ideas about digital design to students (including composition, color, fonts, theory) using a range of tools (including digital applications like the Adobe Creative Suite).


Among the qualifications required for appointment is the M.F.A. degree or equivalent terminal degree. Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable. Oberlin College is committed to student and faculty diversity, equity and inclusion. The incumbent will bring understanding of or experience working with underrepresented and diverse academic populations. Oberlin is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service. Oberlin recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran’s status, and/or other protected status as required by applicable law.

Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching; Ability to teach technically and conceptually; Interest in cross-disciplinary practice and commitment to a liberal arts atmosphere; Ability to engage in collaborative dialogues with faculty; Evidence of a significant professional studio art practice and exhibition record: Proven ability to work with diverse populations; Ability to keep detailed records to maintain an inventory of classroom supplies. Along with the aforementioned qualifications, required for the position is a Master of Fine Arts degree in hand at time of appointment.

A complete application will be comprised of 1) a Cover Letter describing your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and service, detailing any connections to supporting an inclusive learning environment; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) an unofficial graduate transcript; 4) a statement detailing your commitment to and experience in diversity and equity in teaching; 5) Twenty images of personal work; 6) Twenty images of student work; 7) a research statement that includes how you will support undergraduate research; and 8) Letters of Reference from three recommenders.*

*By providing three letters of reference, you agree that we may contact your letter writers.

Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the April 1, 2021 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.

Questions about the position can be addressed to: Julia Christensen, , Chair of Studio Art, by calling the Studio Art office at 440-775-8181.