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Visiting Lecturer in Art Studio

Mount Holyoke College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 26, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art
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Full Time
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The Art Studio Department at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a 3-year Visiting Lecturer position with a specialization in interdisciplinary studio art foundations, drawing, and design, within a broad creative practice. This artist will actively participate in the collaborative development of our foundations program and introductory courses. This artist/practitioner will teach five courses per year from the introductory to the advanced levels, with a focus on foundations curriculum. Responsibilities will include managing the foundations facilities, attending to the foundations budget, overseeing the department TAs, participating in limited departmental service, mentoring advanced independent study and creative thesis students, and contributing to the community of a residential college.  Please directly address the required qualifications and past experiences in your cover letter. 

Courses will likely include: 

    Interdisciplinary Studio Foundations

    Drawing I

    Topics in Drawing

    Advanced Studio Seminar

Required qualifications include:  

    MFA degree in Studio Art

    Significant creative and professional record 

    Teaching experience - a minimum of 1 year of college-level teaching or equivalent (beyond teaching assistantships) 

We are searching for an inclusive teacher with a robust, creative research practice and a demonstrated commitment to improving access for women and the underrepresented global majority. Visiting lecturers at Mount Holyoke College have access to faculty grant research and travel funding as well as the option to apply for faculty housing. We look forward to welcoming a innovative practitioner and collaborative colleague who is interested in exploring teaching possibilities with the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum,  the Fimbel Maker and Innovation Lab, and new initiatives across the Five College Consortium.

How to Apply

Please submit the following materials:

    1. Cover Letter addressing interest and qualifications for this position at Mount Holyoke College

    2. Curriculum Vitae

    3. Teaching Philosophy [1 page] 

    4. Mentoring Diverse Student Body Statement [1 page]. Please include a statement addressing relevant background experience and proposed strategies for mentoring members of a diverse student body.  

    5. Research interests [1 page]

    6. Artist Statement [1 page]   

    7. References. Please list three references with contact information. When the candidate is chosen to be interviewed via Zoom, we will contact their references and request recommendation letters. 

    8. A Portfolio of your own creative work and examples of student work as a single pdf document: This should be a specific portfolio designed to showcase your creative and research work in direct relation to this position (not a link to your public website). Please choose 15 - 20 images of recent work and include a text-based description to help us understand the context of each work. The works can be in any medium and you are also encouraged to include documentation of your research (including published papers) at your discretion. Please include an additional section that highlights 7-10 student projects developed under your guidance. 

Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. 

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

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