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Assistant Professor in Art - Painting & Drawing, Tenure Track

Elmhurst University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 7, 2022
Job Summary

Elmhurst University invites applications for a tenure track position in Painting and Drawing at the Assistant Professor level beginning with the 2023-24 academic year.

The Department of Art seeks candidates with an extensive knowledge of painting and drawing media, theory and critical issues in contemporary painting and drawing practice to teach undergraduate level courses. Main teaching responsibilities include introductory, intermediate, advanced and capstone courses in painting and drawing studios.

Successful candidate should be equally comfortable teaching and working with art majors and non-art majors between the related areas of painting and drawing.

Essential Functions

The teaching load is six courses per year. Candidates should be prepared to participate in academic service, including advising, admissions and recruitment events, and serving on university committees. Candidates should have a commitment to creating inclusive learning environments for a diverse student body.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

The candidate must have an MFA in Painting & Drawing or complete their MFA by September 1st, 2023. The candidate will demonstrate a robust studio practice, a national exhibition record and a strong potential for research and exhibition of creative work.

Preferred Qualifications

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

Employee is subject to indoor work, protected from weather conditions. Work is sedentary in nature and involves exerting up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently/constantly in order to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates should include a cover letter (with a URL to their portfolio), a current curriculum vitae, and teaching and research statements as well twenty examples of student work (using the Other Document file upload). Statements should speak clearly to years of experience, philosophy of diversity, equity and inclusion in teaching, and studio practice / exhibition accomplishments and goals. Candidates should also submit the names and contact information for 3 references.

Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Please be aware that as a continued emphasis on keeping our community safe and healthy, we will require all faculty, staff, and students to submit verification of full vaccination for COVID -19.

Just 30 minutes from downtown Chicago, Elmhurst University is a leading institution of higher education that seamlessly blends liberal learning and professional preparation to help students reach their full potential. Elmhurst University offers more than 70 undergraduate majors, 15 graduate programs, degree-completion programs for busy adults, and the acclaimed Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with developmental disabilities. Elmhurst University is one of the Top 10 Colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report; and U.S. News, Money and Forbes magazines consistently rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher education.

Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a critical component of the University’s mission, vision and core values. Our commitment stems from the belief that an institution of higher learning is enriched by the presence of diversity. Elmhurst University is an EO Employer. Elmhurst University prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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