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Assistant Professor of Art – Painting/Foundations, Department of Art & Design

Central Connecticut State University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 19, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Design & Graphic Arts, Other Arts, Communications, Digital Media
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Full Time
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Assistant Professor of Art – Painting/Foundations

Department of Art & Design

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor in the Department of Art & Design. Central Connecticut State University’s Department of Art and Design is seeking qualified candidates to teach a variety of undergraduate foundation and advanced courses focused on 2D/3D Design, Digital Foundations, Drawing and Painting with potential courses in Curation and Exhibition Design. May serve as Director or Co-Director of the CCSU Art Gallery. The department offers a Bachelor of Art (BA) major in art as well as offering an MA and MS in Art Education.

Required Qualifications:
  • An earned MFA in Visual/Studio based Art or terminal degree in related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, advise and mentor students from a diverse educational and cultural background.
  • Appropriate record of artistic activity and professional practice.
  • At least two years of teaching experience at the college level.
  • A commitment to fostering a diverse learning and working environment.
Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate:
  • A firm understanding of contemporary Art and Art history.
  • Complex understanding of the practice of painting, both traditional and theoretical.
  • A strong foundation in drawing.
  • Literacy with a variety of digital platforms and media including but not limited to a comprehensive understanding of Adobe CC.
  • An understanding of curation and exhibition design.
The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls over 10,000 students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-six (96%) percent of the students are from Connecticut. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit

The Community: Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of approximately 72,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas. Nicknamed “the Hardware City” for its rich industrial heritage, it is home to Stanley Black & Decker. Important cultural institutions include the New Britain Museum of American Art and Walnut Hill Park, designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Currently, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates 70% of the population as White, 13% as Black or African American, 3% as Asian, and 0.2% as American Indian or Alaska Native. Currently 4.6% of New Britain’s population identify themselves in more than one racial category and 43% of New Britain’s population identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino. Fifty percent (50%) speak a language other than English in the home and 19% were born internationally. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rico and Poland or consider themselves to be from the African-American, Italian, or Irish ethnic backgrounds. In addition to all that greater Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Massachusetts, two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.

Application and Appointment: Applications must be received by March 1, 2022. Extended closing date: March 15, 2022. C andidates who previously applied will still need to provide images if they have not previously done so.

To begin the application process, click on the Apply button and electronically submit the following documents:
  • Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Names of three professional references including their address, email address, and telephone numbers.
  • EITHER 20 examples of candidates workAND20 examples of candidate’s student work,ORalternatively, 15 images of candidates work plus up to 5 links to time-based work not exceeding 5 minutesAND15 images of candidate’s student work plus up to 5 links to time-based work not exceeding 5 minutes. (All examples of work must be uploaded as one pdf.)

Note: Candidates uploading additional materials must combine all documents into one PDF file. For further assistance, please email .

In accordance with the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Collective Bargaining Union Contract, compensation for this position is at the rank of Assistant Professor for 2020-2021. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. For more information, please visit American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Collective Bargaining Union Contract at

The State of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University is proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a wide range of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental benefits.

Fringe benefits include personal and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, and prescription plans, group life insurance, a choice of retirement plans, retirement health care, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western) as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits such as Deferred Retirement Compensation plans, Dependent Care Assistance and Medical Flexible spending accounts, long term and short term disability plans.

For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Emailed and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

For more information, contact Assistant Professor, Eben Kling, Search Committee Chair, at 860-832-2639 or .

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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