Assistant Professor of Art - Painting
Whitman College is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position
in Studio Art
intellectual/creative life lies within the area of painting,
broadly defined, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin
August 2023. An MFA is required. A strong candidate will have
college-level teaching experience beyond the T.A., an active
exhibition/presentation record, and knowledge of contemporary
theory and practice.
As a department that is deeply invested in cultivating diverse
creative practices at a small Liberal Arts College, we are looking
for an artist who positions their teaching and vision for the
painting area within a larger cultural and intellectual framework.
Whether your interests and research extend into social justice and
activism, performance, digital culture, social practice, critical
theory or any other discipline, we welcome you. We especially
encourage candidates who wish to engage in cross-pollination of
ideas and intellectual experimentation.
The successful candidate will teach five courses annually. These
courses include Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Painting, as
well as additional courses that serve the needs of the department
and reflect that person's special interests or skill set. Such
courses could include Foundations
courses of the
candidate's design, Senior Art Seminar, Senior Art Thesis, or the
college's interdisciplinary First Year Seminars
The Studio Art Program at Whitman College is housed in the Fouts
Center for the Visual Arts, a 38,000 square foot facility with
studios in Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, New Media, Printmaking,
Ceramics, Photography, and Book Arts. Within this space, the
candidate will have a personal studio and office adjacent to the
Whitman College is committed to cultivating an inclusive learning
community. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their
commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and articulate how
their classroom and scholarly practices work to advance antiracism
in the learning environment. This statement can be included in the
cover letter or the teaching statement. In their cover letter,
candidates should address their interest in working at a liberal
arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at
all levels of instruction.
To apply, go to https://whitman.bamboohr.com/careers/238
BambooHR will prompt you to submit all of the required
- a letter of application
- curriculum vitae
- teaching statement (that addresses diversity, equity, and
- artist statement
- 20 images of creative work and/or a link to your website
- 20 images of student work and one assignment prompt (via e.g.
Google drive link)
- evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in
undergraduate instruction (such as sample assignments or syllabi,
teaching observation records, or student evaluations)
- contact information for three references.
Review of applications will begin on December 5, 2022
Whitman College is cultivating a community built on inclusion and
belonging. We recognize the value of those who can offer
historically underrepresented perspectives and encourage
applications from those whose background, knowledge, and insights
from lived experience can add to the college's working and learning
environment. Whitman College is an EEO employer.
For additional information about Whitman College and the Walla
Walla area, see www.whitman.edu and www.wallawalla.org.
For full application instructions and position description,