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Assistant Professor of Teaching, Core Studio (Studio Foundations)

Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan
salary is competitive and commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Feb 16, 2023

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

POSITION: The College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts of Wayne State University is 
seeking qualified candidates for a full-time non-tenure track appointment as Assistant Professor of 
Teaching in Core Studio in the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History. The job 
begins no later than August 17, 2023; salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.RESPONSIBILITIES: We are seeking a designer or artist to teach courses in Core Studio (Studio 
Foundations), wo Teaching Philosophy
o Diversity Statement
o 20 examples of work as a pdf or links to time-based work
o W

ith an emphasis in time-based media and secondary emphasis that may include, but is 
not limited to, one of the following teaching areas: print media, drawing, or UX/UI design. This is 
a full-time non-tenure track position. The successful candidate may teach undergraduate studios and 
seminars in other areas of the department that connect to the candidate's creative expertise. The 
candidate will join the faculty leadership team that coordinates Core Studio curriculum and course 
material. The candidate will conduct department and university service, contribute to curriculum 
development and other aspects of the intellectual life of the department, and provide appropriate 
professional service.

QUALIFICATIONS: We are seeking an exceptional designer/artist/teacher with a strong background in 
time-based media, defined broadly including but not limited to motion graphics, video, film, and 
animation. At minimum, we require an MFA in art, design or closely related field. Willingness to 
mentor students from diverse populations is required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  College level teaching experience is preferred. Experience teaching various aspects of time-based media and digital arts is preferred as is experience working across disciplinary boundaries.

APPLICATIONS: All applicants must use Wayne Talent at for req 863 and submit the required documents.

Applications must include the following:
• Completed online application
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Application materials compiled as a single bookmarked PDF. Please upload these as one document in Other.
o Teaching Philosophy
o Diversity Statement
o 20 examples of work as a pdf or links to time-based work
o Work list
o 15 examples of student work as a pdf or links to time-based work
o Student work list
o Names and contact information for three references
If you experience any issues uploading large files, please email them to:
The search committee will begin reviewing applications on March 1, 2023. Applications remain open until the position is filled.

Inquiries about the position may be directed to:
Brian Kritzman, Committee Chair
Department of Art and Art History
Wayne State University
150 Art Building
Detroit, MI 48201


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