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Visual and Studio Arts in Painting - Half-Time Tenure Line

Sarah Lawrence College
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 30, 2024

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

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Visual and Studio Arts in Painting - Half-Time Tenure Line

Rank: Undefined
Tenure Information: Tenure Track

Job Description
The Visual and Studio Arts program at Sarah Lawrence College requests applications for a half-time, tenure-line appointment in painting.Students are undergraduate liberal arts candidates and may have varying experience in art studio. A half-time faculty member would design and teach one five-hour studio class to a maximum of fifteen students each semester and one shorter, two-hour concepts class with a maximum of twenty students once each year.As part of this course work, faculty supervises each student in a semester-long independent project or “conference work”, a hallmark of the Sarah Lawrence educational system. Outside of teaching, this faculty member would also take on some responsibilities of student advising and service.Candidates should have a strong exhibition record, experience teaching at the college or university level or its equivalent, and should be able to teach both beginning and intermediate classes in painting through a wide range of perspectives. A belief in the importance of equity, justice and engagement underlies the program's core understanding of the present moment in art and society. Please be sure to address your strategies for creating an inclusive classroom in your teaching philosophy.Applications should include the following: cover letter, CV or resume, a statement describing your teaching philosophy, a link to or .pdf portfolio of ten to twenty examples of recent work, a link to or .pdf portfolio of ten to twenty examples of student work, a course description for a beginning painting course, a course description for an intermediate or advanced painting course, and one idea for an interdisciplinary course that opens painting to another studio discipline (such as drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, installation, video art, or computation). Include the names and contact information for three references, but do not send actual letters of reference at this time.In a commitment to creating an inclusive and diverse learning environment, applicants from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Application review will begin on January 15, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.Compensation listed for this position will be contingent on teaching experience.

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Posting Number: F00155P
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Open Until Filled: Yes
Salary: $40,000 to $55,000

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Sarah Lawrence College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has as one of its goals the recruitment and retention of a racially and culturally diverse administration, staff and faculty. To that end, every job opening is seen as an opportunity to increase diversity and every effort will be made to expand the applicant pool in accordance with these goals.

The college is located in southern Westchester County, 25 minutes by train from midtown Manhattan, NYC. For further information on Sarah Lawrence College, our curriculum, teaching methods, and philosophy of education, please see our web site at



Sarah Lawrence College

Sarah Lawrence is a prestigious, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Founded in 1926 and consistently ranked among the leading liberal arts colleges in the country, Sarah Lawrence is known for its pioneering approach to education, rich history of impassioned intellectual and civic engagement, and vibrant, successful alumni. In close proximity to the unparalleled offerings of New York City, our historic campus is home to an inclusive, intellectually curious, and diverse community.

Talented, creative students choose Sarah Lawrence for the opportunity to take charge of their education. In close collaboration with our dedicated, distinguished faculty, students create a rigorous, personalized course of study and connect their passions across a wide array of disciplines. They graduate knowing how to apply the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking necessary for life after college.

At Sarah Lawrence, students spend more time one-on-one with award-winning faculty than do students at any other college in the country

Sarah Lawrence College occupies 44 wooded acres in Yonkers, NY, near the Village of Bronxville—just north of New York City. A 30-minute train ride from the Bronxville station takes students into Midtown Manhattan. Learn more about the area

The iconic college campus, located just north of New York City, is not the only reason to work at Sarah Lawrence College.

As a Sarah Lawrence employee, you will join a warm, challenging, and diverse community that offers both quality of life advantages and tangible, valuable employee benefits.

When you work at Sarah Lawrence, you:

  • Receive outstanding benefits, such as medical, dental, and vision plans that exceed the standard plans offered by many companies and institutions, and an exceptional retirement plan through TIAA-CREF.
  • Have unparalleled educational opportunities, such as tuition benefits on campus for employees, their spouses, and their children; discounted tuition to the College’s renowned nursery school; and tuition benefit programs for dependent children who attend other colleges.
  • Have continuous opportunities for advancement, as it is College policy to fill vacancies by promotion or transfer whenever possible.
  • Enjoy boundless cultural experiences, including readings, lectures, music, theater, film screenings, dance performances, art exhibitions, and a state-of-the-art library, free to employees.
  • Have free access to the 48,000-square-foot Campbell Sports Center, with a six-lane pool, modern weight/fitness training center, squash courts, gymnasium, indoor track, outdoor tennis courts, and fitness classes, open to employees seven days per week.
  • Have several on-campus options for meals, plus off-campus discounts at local restaurants and stores.
  • Work in a convenient location close to all major highways, easily accessed from the Metro-North Harlem line, and 35 minutes from mid-town Manhattan.
  • Enjoy free parking on campus, a 10% discount at the college bookstore, and a 35-hour office workweek, with flexible summer hours for office staff on Fridays.


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