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Assistant Teaching Professor of Visual Arts

Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 20, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Teaching Professor of Visual Arts

Penn State Altoona is seeking a full time, 36 weeks, non-tenure line, single year assistant teaching professor of visual arts to begin July 2022. The successful candidate will join a growing visual arts program, teach courses to support the Visual Art Studies (BA) major, the forthcoming Graphic Design Minor (fall 2022) and general education offerings for non-majors. This position has a good possibility of renewal.

The college anticipates hiring an active and engaged faculty member who combines disciplinary expertise with demonstrated excellence in teaching. The position requires the ability to teach all levels of undergraduate Graphic Design courses from introductory to advanced. The successful candidate will maintain office hours to meet with students, serve as an academic adviser, contribute to committee and service work, and provide support to recruitment and retention efforts. The successful candidate will hold an MFA in graphic design or related field or the equivalent industry experience as a graphic design professional. Three years of prior teaching experience at the university level, as instructor of record, is preferred.

Applicants should be prepared to submit the following: (1) cover letter that includes philosophy of teaching graphic design, (2) current curriculum vitae, (3) link to URL for personal website with online portfolio of personal and student work (10-20 examples of each). In addition, applicant should be prepared to provide name and contact information for three professional references and official transcripts if identified as a finalist in the search.

This position requires the successful completion of standard background checks in accordance with University policy.

One of the 20+ campuses in the Pennsylvania State University system, Penn State Altoona is an undergraduate residential college of nearly 3000 students, located in Central Pennsylvania, within a 2-4-hour drive of several major metro areas, including Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and Baltimore. Penn State Altoona's classes are small, with a low student/faculty ratio. Within this small college atmosphere, its faculty also have all the recourses of a major research intuition at their disposal. The successful candidate will join a community of faculty actively engaged in research, dedicated to undergraduate education, and committed to the promotion of diversity and inclusiveness.

Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion and belonging that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, and leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity. We value inclusion and belonging as core strengths and essential elements of our public service mission.

Review of applications will begin immediately, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. Applications received by January 28, 2022 will receive full consideration.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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