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Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Art

Saint Mary's College of California
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 20, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Arts, Art History
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Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Art & Art History (ART 194) Art and Meditation

Location: Moraga
Open Date: May 20, 2022
Deadline: Jun 03, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description: Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.


Saint Mary's College seeks to hire a per-course adjunct faculty member to teach Art 194, Art and Meditation in the undergraduate program in Fall 2022.

This course will be taught on the Moraga campus, in person, on Mondays from 3:00pm - 6:10pm during the 2022 Fall term.

Lower Division

Art and Meditation examines how meditation can affect art both in terms of practice and content. Meditation is arguably the most ancient, powerful, and yet simple spiritual practice in the world. It is known in various forms in nearly all times and cultures, and plays a part in every religious tradition. The class will be structured with presentations, museum visits, studio time, and discussion of readings and reviews of artwork. Art from various spiritual traditions such as Taoist, Shaker, Haitian and Huichol will be shown. Contemporary forms of meditative art will also be explored. Course requirements will include completing 3 art projects, participation in discussions, and a class presentation. All media are welcome.

Core Curriculum Designation(s)
AA - Artistic Understanding (Analysis); CP - Artistic Understanding (Creative Practice)

Candidates should hold MFA in Art with relevant college-level experience teaching this specific course. Please contact department chair Costanza Dopfel at with any questions.

Candidates must reside in California.

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