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Assistant Professor of Art - Painting

Whitman College
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Oct 20, 2022

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

Assistant Professor of Art - Painting
Whitman College

Whitman College is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position in Studio Art, whose 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 program.

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 Painting studio.

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 BambooHR will prompt you to submit all of the required materials:
  • a letter of application
  • curriculum vitae
  • teaching statement (that addresses diversity, equity, and inclusion)
  • 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.

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