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Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Art

Employer
Kenyon College
Location
Gambier, Ohio
Salary
Competitive
Date posted
Feb 19, 2024

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

Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally-ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a one-year position in Studio Art at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning July 2024. 

This position requires the ability, knowledge, and experience to teach beginning and advanced drawing processes/techniques, including Drawing I and Figure Drawing. The ideal candidate will be an artist and educator for whom drawing or painting serves as a major component of their artistic focus. Applicants should be practicing artists who are exhibiting their work nationally and/or internationally, and are committed to developing and maintaining an ongoing professional artistic career. They must hold an MFA degree in Fine Art and demonstrate strong teaching skills, with teaching experience in drawing at the college level required. Knowledge of art history and current issues in contemporary theory is expected.

Responsibilities include teaching five courses on all levels. Additional responsibilities include supervision and maintenance of the drawing studios and purchasing supplies. Faculty Development support is available to assist with pedagogical and artistic projects. In addition to teaching, visiting full-time faculty participate in ongoing curricular development and departmental meetings and events.

Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors. Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and are commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

To apply, candidates should submit all application materials electronically through the online application site found at http://careers.kenyon.edu. A complete application will be composed of 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) artist statement; 4) a statement of teaching philosophy indicating experience teaching diverse student populations and developing an inclusive learning environment 5) sample syllabus and 2 project assignments; 6) 20 images/videos each of your work and student work in digital format (downloadable PDF); and 7) names and contact information for three professional references. Kenyon College will directly solicit letters from the individuals listed by the applicants.

Review of applications will begin March 15, 2024. Applicants with complete files by this date will be given full consideration. Please contact Craig Hill, Chair of the Studio Art Department if you have any questions about this position at hillc@kenyon.edu.

Kenyon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and applications from members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. Kenyon College has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion.  Please visit our Diversity at Kenyon website.

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