The Washington and Lee (W&L) University Art and Art History
Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in
Painting and Drawing at the rank of assistant professor. Successful
candidates will demonstrate an ability to teach the department’s
foundational courses in painting and drawing, to offer courses in
their own area of specialization at all levels, and to integrate
contemporary pedagogical practices into our studio curriculum.
Focus of creative scholarship is open, but candidates whose artwork
and teaching explore issues related to race, immigration, class,
gender, sexuality, or sustainability are particularly welcome.
W&L is ranked in the top ten liberal arts institutions. The
Department of Art and Art History is committed to the development
of an inclusive environment and strives to advance diverse
perspectives and approaches within the department and its
curriculum. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we
welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates and
members of other communities that are traditionally
underrepresented in academia.
The university requires employees to become fully
vaccinated for COVID-19 and new employees must
provide proof of at least their first shot prior to the first day
of employment. Individuals may seek a medical or a religious
exemption to the vaccination requirement.
An MFA in studio art (or equivalent) at the time of
To be considered, applicants should submit the following
materials through the Interfolio portal: apply.interfolio.com/91930.
Review of applications will begin October 1, 2021.
Semi-finalists will be interviewed via Zoom during the last two
weeks of October. Candidates should submit a letter of application
that describes current and future creative scholarship, articulates
teaching interests in a Liberal Arts setting, and demonstrates a
commitment to working with a diverse student population that
includes majors and non-majors at all levels of instruction.
Applicants should also provide a CV; an artist statement; a PDF
with 15-20 captioned images of applicant's creative work; if
available, a PDF with 10-15 examples of applicant's student work;
and a list of three references. For more information, please
contact Prof. Andrea Lepage at email@example.com. Semi-finalists will
be asked to supply three confidential letters of recommendation and
additional teaching materials (sample syllabi and assignments)
before their interview.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As
such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high
standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to
the development of a campus climate that supports equality and
diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description
requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the
knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this
job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified
individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and
backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the
recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and
staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view,
interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and
diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working
environment for all through open and substantive