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Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Painting and Drawing

Employer
Swarthmore College
Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 9, 2022

Job Details

Description

Swarthmore College seeks applicants for a 3 year, full-time, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art appointment in Painting and Drawing to begin in Fall 2023. The standard teaching load is four courses per year. The Art Program inside the Department of Art and Art History emphasizes an integrative approach that fosters students’ development of theoretical perspectives, technical command, and social and environmental responsibility through visual forms. In addition to teaching a range of drawing and painting courses, the faculty member will participate in department activities including faculty meetings and critiques of student works executed in other media. We seek an artist with a developing or established exhibition and/or commission record. This artist should possess a working knowledge of a wide range of traditional materials and techniques. We seek candidates with a developed pedagogy and teaching experience beyond the teaching assistant level. Candidates with an MFA as their terminal degree are encouraged to apply. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Swarthmore is a highly selective liberal arts college located just 11 miles outside of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. The College offers a comprehensive and highly competitive compensation package. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and actively seeks and welcomes applicants with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. We are particularly interested in candidates who can work effectively with students from diverse backgrounds. For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, see: https://www.swarthmore.edu/faculty-diversity-excellence/information-faculty-candidates

Qualifications

This artist should possess a working knowledge of a wide range of traditional materials and techniques. We seek candidates with a developed pedagogy and teaching experience beyond the teaching assistant level. Candidates with an MFA as their terminal degree are encouraged to apply. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

The strongest candidates will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to creative teaching and an active research program that speaks to and motivates undergraduates from diverse backgrounds.

Application Instructions

We are committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment in the department. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter a discussion of what strategies they would bring to bear that would further this goal. Candidates who submit their complete applications before Friday, January 6th, 2023 will receive full consideration.

Applicants should submit:
  • A cover letter
  • A current CV (that includes an exhibition record)
  • 20 images of personal artwork (uploaded as a single pdf)
  • 20 images of student artwork (uploaded as a single pdf)
  • Contact information for three references (letters of recommendation will be requested at a later date).
Please address any questions you may have to the Search Chair, Logan Grider ( lgrider1@swarthmore.edu ). Apply via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/117260 .

Effective July 21, 2021, Swarthmore is requiring all new employees to show proof of being fully vaccinated by their start date, unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption. For more information about Swarthmore's vaccine requirements, please visit the Swarthmore COVID-19 Response website .

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Company

Swarthmore College

Since its founding in 1864 by the Religious Society of Friends (aka Quakers), Swarthmore College has given students the knowledge, insight, skills, and experience to become leaders for the common good.

With a curriculum unmatched among liberal arts colleges of its size, Swarthmore offers more than 600 courses and undergraduate research opportunities—from the humanities and performing arts to the social and natural sciences and engineering.

Swarthmore’s idyllic, 425-acre arboretum campus features rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails. It is located just 11 miles from Philadelphia.

The diversity of perspectives represented by Swarthmore students, faculty, and staff—including different viewpoints, identities, and histories—contributes to the community’s strong sense of open dialogue and engagement with ideas and issues.

Thank you for your interest in Swarthmore College. Swarthmore welcomes people who are not just looking for a job, but seeking a meaningful opportunity to make a positive difference in the world. Our highly selective liberal arts college is situated on a scenic suburban Philadelphia campus. Our mission focuses on providing students with the knowledge, insight, and experience they need to become leaders and agents of change on behalf of the common good.

As an employer, Swarthmore is committed to providing full opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, medical condition, veteran status, or disability. We welcome, and seek applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds, including those with intercultural experience and demonstrated commitments to an inclusive workplace and world.

We recognize that attracting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff is critical to maintaining our academic standard of excellence. And so, in addition to competitive salaries, we offer a high quality, comprehensive employee benefits program.

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