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Assistant Professor of Art (Drawing and Painting)

California State University, Long Beach
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Oct 7, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Art (Drawing and Painting)

Job No: 519823
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Fine/Performing Arts, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

Position: Assistant Professor of Art (Drawing and Painting)
Effective Date: August 17, 2023 (Fall Semester)
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Application Deadline: Review of application to begin November 15, 2022. Position open until filled (or recruitment cancelled).

College of the Arts
School of Art

The School of Art is dedicated to its mission of creating a comprehensive art school experience within the context of a large publicly funded state university. At the undergraduate level, we provide a diverse population of over 1,500 aspiring artists and art scholars with access to affordable, quality education combining a broad-based liberal arts collegiate experience with a firm historical, theoretical, and foundational art curriculum. At the graduate level, our degree programs are designed with a dual emphasis on tailoring programs of study to individual students while fostering shared experience among a community of graduate students. Our faculty is committed to the belief that an education in the visual arts and related scholarship can be grounded in tradition while geared toward innovation; can foster both discipline-centered and interdisciplinary activity and discourse; and can achieve a fusion of informed dialogue, practice, and production.

Required Qualifications:
  • M.F.A. in Drawing or Painting or record of substantial creative/professional achievement or relevant discipline/field. Degree at time of application or official notification of the completion of the degree by August 1, 2023. Substantial creative/professional achievement as demonstrated by portfolio of work and C.V.
  • Awareness of diverse traditions, histories, discourses and contemporary practice in Drawing and Painting and the broader field of contemporary art, and the ability to incorporate this awareness into instruction
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population
  • Active creative/professional practice as demonstrated by portfolio of work and C.V.
  • Demonstrated potential for serving the creative and learning needs of discipline specific BFA and MFA Drawing and Painting students and non-discipline-specific BA Studio Art students
  • Evidence of leadership skills to oversee a discipline-specific program within the School of Art
  • Evidence of ability to collaborate with faculty and students across multiple discipline-specific program areas
  • Evidence of or potential for effective teaching at the college level
  • Ability to teach fundamental drawing and painting skills, techniques, and approaches

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated teaching experience or instructional experience at the college level
  • Evidence of success or potential for success in teaching in one or more of the following: color theory, abstraction, narrative and representational strategies, non-traditional or experimental approaches to drawing or painting, intersection of drawing or painting with emergent technologies, interdisciplinary practices, social and community-based practices, research-based practice and critique.
  • Evidence of communication and organizational skills necessary for future service, course coordination, and program oversight roles within the School of Art.
  • Evidence of success or potential for success in teaching in other studio programs/areas within the School of Art or teaching collaboratively with faculty in disciplines elsewhere within the university
  • Evidence of success or potential for success in teaching innovative college-level courses that are both relevant and engaging to a diverse student body
  • Experience of successfully working with populations demographically and socioeconomically similar to the CSULB student body
  • Evidence of successful work with graduate students in Drawing and Painting and other disciplines

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in the discipline program and in other areas within the School of Art curriculum [Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof.]
  • Mentor and advise students at a broad range of levels from non-majors to MFA candidates
  • Serve on MFA graduate committees
  • Serve as program/area lead for the discipline on a rotating basis
  • Participate in curriculum and program development and keep content current
  • Engage in student outreach through involvement in student activities, portfolio reviews
  • Assist in recruitment, review, and supervision of part-time faculty, technical staff and student assistants
  • Develop and maintain ongoing research, scholarly and creative activities that leads to exhibitions, presentations, publications
  • Act as program liaison with professionals in the field
  • Participate in service to the School of Art, college, university, community, and scholarly/creative/professional field

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University's strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

How to Appy - Required Documentation: Please follow instructions carefully to ensure review of materials.
  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:
  • Letter of application addressing required and preferred qualifications
  • CV
  • Names and contact information for three references (to be contacted for confidential letters of recommendation should you reach the finalist stage)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • 20 or more images of applicant's creative work. Please include caption information next to each image that details title, date, size, medium, etc. Links to audio, video, or online works uploaded to Vimeo or other sites may also be provided.

  • Finalists will also be required to submit the following:
    1. Finalists should be prepared to submit an official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)
    2. Images of student work. Please include caption information next to each image that details assignment and/or course information. Links to student audio or video work uploaded to Vimeo or other websites may also be provided.
    3. Evidence of teaching effectiveness, if applicable (i.e. course evaluations )
    4. Evidence of additional research, scholarly and creative activity, and service activities

    How to Apply: Click Apply Now icon to complete the CSULB online application

    Requests for information should be addressed to:

    Drawing and Painting Search Committee Chair
    California State University, Long Beach
    School of Art
    Attn: Karen Warner
    1250 Bellflower Boulevard
    Long Beach, CA 90840-3501

    562-985-7907 or


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    Application Closes: Open until filled

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