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Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing

Washington and Lee University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 11, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 appointment.

Application Instructions

To be considered, applicants should submit the following materials through the Interfolio portal:

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 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 dialogue. 

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