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Studio Art Open Rank Tenure Track

Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 9, 2024

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Studio Art Open Rank Tenure Track

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Georgia State University is a national model for innovation and opening opportunities for all, ranked 2nd most innovative by U.S. News & World Report, ranked 1st among public universities in undergraduate teaching, the number 1 nonprofit university to award bachelor’s degrees to African American students, 6th in the country for its first-year student experience, and highly ranked for enabling the social and economic mobility of its students. Among the most diverse universities in the nation, Georgia State opens global perspectives as the number 1 U.S. public university sending African American students to study abroad.
A regional gateway to higher education, the five suburban Perimeter College campuses provide more than 30 associate degree pathways. The downtown Atlanta campus offers more than 250 degree programs in 100 fields of study at the undergraduate, graduate and first-professional degree levels.
With five university-wide research centers and numerous centers and institutes at the college and school levels, Georgia State’s interdisciplinary, dynamic and productive research enterprises address major health and societal challenges.
Georgia State is vital to the regional economy, with a more than $2.9 billion economic impact, and is also a vital part of Atlanta’s vibrant arts and entertainment community, with highly regarded programs in music, art, creative writing and film, the Rialto Center for the Arts, and the Creative Media Industries Institute that contributes to innovation and the workforce for interactive media and media entrepreneurship.

Fine Arts Department


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Full Time Faculty

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About the Department

Perimeter College’s Fine Arts Department offers academic pathways in Music, Theatre, Art and Film & Media. The range of our offerings, the experience and passion of our faculty and staff and the caliber of our facilities allow us to provide individualized attention to our students and their creative journeys. We eagerly share our artistry with the public through our art galleries, plays, musical productions, concerts and film offerings. We encourage all students to grow and be part of the creativity at which we excel.

Position Description

The Department of Fine Arts of Perimeter College invites applications for an Open Rank Tenure-Track position in Art Foundations/Studio Art. This position offers a dynamic opportunity for an emerging scholar and dedicated educator to join our vibrant community of artists and scholars. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence, scholarly engagement, and service to the department and institution. Perimeter College requires and supports innovation and professional growth, expecting the successful candidate to engage in professional development activities which demonstrate career goals that are consistent with the college’s mission.

Provide 27-32 semester hours of instruction per academic year. Play a vital role in shaping the artistic development of our students. The primary responsibilities will include designing and delivering engaging and innovative curriculum in various studio art disciplines such as drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, and digital media. Guide students through technical skill-building, conceptual exploration, and critical thinking, fostering a supportive and inclusive learning environment. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to actively participate in departmental meetings, collaborate with colleagues on curriculum development, advise and mentor students, and contribute to the broader academic community through scholarship and service activities. The successful candidate’s expertise and passion for art will inspire and empower Perimeter College students to reach their full creative potential. As Perimeter College is a multi-campus college, the successful candidate may teach on multiple campuses and in multiple modalities each semester.

Required Experience

Required Education

A minimum of a Masters of Fine Arts ( MFA ) terminal degree in Art in a studio art specialty (completed by the anticipated date of appointment) from an accredited institution is required.

Preferred Qualifications/Experience

• A strong background in Studio Foundations courses including Drawing, 2-D, 3-D, sculpture, painting, and a demonstrated history of community-engaged practice, along with a commitment to conceptualize and explore beyond conventional studio practices.
• A minimum of three years college level teaching experience beyond graduate work preferred.
• Knowledge and interest in online instruction.
• A strong commitment to student success and development

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Ability to teach foundations of studio art at the collegiate level.
• Ability to teach effectively using a variety of methods, relate to students, and facilitate student learning, and support traditional and contemporary art methods.
• Effective communication skills needed.
• Excellent organizational and teaching skills a necessity.
• Demonstrated knowledge of instructional technology is required.

Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations, etc

None specified.

Pre-Employment Requirements

A Criminal History Check is required.

Work Hours

Position may require non-standard hours (including day, evening, online, hybrid, weekend and/or other campus locations).


Job Duties

Description of Job Duty

Teaching 80%, Service 10%, and Scholarly/Creative Activities 10% .

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Review of Applications Begins

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions Summary

Qualified applicants must provide the following application materials to be considered:
  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Faculty and student work Portfolio:
    • Submission must also include a portfolio of images in PDF format (not to exceed 10 MB in size) or web link that includes twenty (20) examples of personal work specific to this position and ten-fifteen (10-15) examples of applicant’s student work.
    • All image examples must include a corresponding image list that includes date, medium, size, and student examples to also include specific course/level information.
  • Unofficial Transcript of all degrees completed. Official transcripts must be provided if an offer is accepted.
  • A Foreign Degree Transcript is required for foreign graduate degrees.
  • Three (3) professional references.
    • Final Candidate: Professional references will provide letters of recommendation via a secured and confidential link provided in a notification email.
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Equal Opportunity Employment Statement

Georgia State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or protected veteran status in its programs, services, activities, employment, and/or admissions. Additionally, the University promotes equal employment opportunity for women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans through its affirmative action program.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Letter of Intent/Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Unofficial Transcripts of All Graduate-Level Degrees Completed or In Progress
  4. Portfolio
Optional Documents
  1. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluation
  2. Media File
  3. Informational List for Portfolio Contents

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