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Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer in Drawing and Painting

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York
Competitive Pay and Excellent Benefits
Posted Date
Nov 28, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Other Arts
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Announcement – Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer in Drawing and Painting

The Department of the Arts in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY invites applications for a Lecturer in Drawing and Painting to begin in Fall 2023. The full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position supports the Electronic Arts major, the Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences (GSAS) majors, and the Studio Arts minor.

We seek an artist working in traditional 2-D media with a strong record of creative practice and professional accomplishments with demonstrated teaching excellence at the collegiate level. The ideal candidate will be able to support students in developing technical proficiency, creative vision, and critical perspective in the areas of drawing, painting, color theory, and figurative 2-D art. Teaching responsibilities include courses in drawing, painting, color theory, and intermediate and advanced topics and production courses. Potential additional areas of interest include graphic design and 2-D animation. The successful candidate must hold an M.F.A., Ph.D. or foreign degree equivalent at the time of appointment and have successful teaching experience at the collegiate level. A minimum of three years of professional experience is preferred.

The Department of the Arts is home to one of the first Electronic Arts programs in the country. The B.S. and Ph.D. in Electronic Arts include animation, studio art, sound art, music and music technology, digital filmmaking, multimedia installation, augmented and virtual reality, experimental games, performance art, bio-art, internet art, and other experimental media at the intersection of art, science, and technology.

To apply, please use this link ( to create a brief online profile and contact information for three (3) referees.  When prompted, please select the Arts Department, and be ready to upload the following materials: (1) a letter of interest; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a teaching portfolio that includes a teaching statement, a sample syllabus, and evidence of successful teaching at the collegiate level; (4) a diversity statement. To ensure priority consideration, applications should be received by January 15, 2023.

We welcome candidates who bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender, and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


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