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Adjunct Faculty - Visual Arts

Chatham University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 8, 2024

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Adjunct Faculty - Visual Arts

Chatham University is accepting applications for the position of Adjunct Faculty of Visual Arts.

The visual arts major with a studio art concentration introduces students to fundamental skills, processes, theory, and culture, from art history and foundation classes to contemporary visual theory and advanced studio practices, such as ceramics, sculpture, painting, drawing, and printmaking. Students will hone their skills with an emphasis on individual growth and expression.

Chatham University strives to promote a campus environment that understands and embraces multiculturalism while increasing individuals' intercultural competence. We actively work to build and sustain a diverse and culturally vibrant campus, which promotes employee and student success and retention.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Teaching introductory, intermediate, or advanced courses in the discipline.
  • Holding regular office hours and maintaining professional communication with students.
  • Consulting and collaborating with other faculty to align with departmental teaching needs.
  • Participating in departmental events and university trainings for adjunct faculty.
Required Qualifications:
  • Completion of an MFA or Ph.D. in Visual Arts or closely related field (e.g., Art History, or specific disciplines such as Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, etc.) OR extensive work experience in the field required.
  • Candidates with a combination of academic and practical experience are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • ABD-Ph.D. candidates are encouraged to apply.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience teaching and mentoring at a college level preferred.
  • Experience working with/teaching diverse groups/diverse students is desirable.
How to Apply:

Applications accepted only via  (direct link is ) and follow the instructions to complete the application process. To ensure full consideration, please include:
  • Cover Letter outlining your qualifications for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Contact information for three professional references
All application materials should be uploaded at the same time at the time of application. The system will not allow applicants to make edits to their applications after submission.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Persons of color, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

Review of applications is ongoing. Vacancies will be filled as needed.

About Chatham:

Founded in 1869, Chatham University is a fully coed institution with an enrollment of over 2,200 students and over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability; health & lab sciences; business & communication; and the arts & humanities. Chatham University is launching its Bachelor of Arts in Immersive Media in the fall of 2019. One of the first programs of its kind, the B.A. in Immersive Media (IMM) is an interdisciplinary program that equips students with knowledge of design thinking, computer programming, interactive game design technology, creative methods, and cutting-edge hardware to create immersive experiences for a variety of applications and industries.

Consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News & World Report in the Regional Universities North category, Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the College for Continuing & Professional Studies.


Founded in 1869, Chatham University has an enrollment of over 2,200 students across over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability & health, business & communications, and the arts & sciences. 

As the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson '29, Chatham is perennially ranked as one of the "greenest" colleges in the United States. 

Located in Pittsburgh, PA—one of the country's most livable cities and great college towns—Chatham is composed of three distinct locations: the historic arboretumShadyside CampusChatham Eastside in the fast-growing East End; and Eden Hall Campus, one of the world's most sustainable campuses. 

Chatham's mission is "to prepare students to build lives of purpose, value, and fulfilling preparing graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably." Building on this mission, Chatham is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive learning, living, and working environment for all members of the campus community. 

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