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