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Visiting Assistant Professor - Painting and 2D Foundations - College of Creative Arts

West Virginia University
West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 23, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Design & Graphic Arts, Other Arts, Communications, Digital Media, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration
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College of Creative Arts/School of Art & Design

Position Announcement

Visiting Assistant Professor, Painting and 2D Foundations

West Virginia University, School of Art and Design is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Painting and 2D Foundations. The position is a full time, 9-month appointment.


• Teach all levels of Painting: Introduction, Advanced, Senior Projects, and Graduate; Teach and

mentor in 2D Foundations. Teaching assignment is 3 courses per semester: 2 in Painting, 1 in 2D Foundations.

• Co-manage the Painting Program, studios, equipment, and budget.

• Mentor Graduate Teaching Assistants in 2D Foundations

• Continue professional and creative development sufficient to meet the expectations of a

Carnegie Research 1, land-grant University.

• Participate in committee assignments, professional service, and attract and maintain students .

Qualifications :

Required Qualifications:

• MFA in studio art with an emphasis in painting

• Demonstrate achievement in teaching

• Independent teaching experience

• A strong record of exhibitions

• A proven working knowledge of oil and acrylic mediums

• Written and oral communication skills consistent with and complementary to the expectations

of a public research university

Preferred Qualifications:

• One (1) year teaching experience at the college or university level in a comprehensive

studio arts program

• Experience in attracting and maintaining quality graduate and undergraduate students

Date of Appointment: August 12, 2022

Application Deadline: Review of application will begin June 8, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

APPLICATIONS: West Virginia University is committed to diversity; nominations and applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged. Interested candidates should apply online at . A complete application must include:

• A letter of application

• Curriculum vitae

• Artist Statement

• Teaching Philosophy and sample syllabus

• 20 Digital images (in JPEG, PDF, or PowerPoint format only) of personal work

• 20 Digital images (in JPEG, PDF, or PowerPoint format only) of student work

• Names and contact information of 3-5 references that may be contacted by the School of Art and Design Director

For additional information, please contact Kristina Olson, Director, School of Art and Design at (304) 293-4077 or

The School of Art and Design has an enrollment of 290 undergraduate and 25 graduate students, with 19 full-time and 5 part-time faculty. West Virginia University is the only state institution accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The various degree programs offered in Art and Design at WVU include: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art and Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education with teacher certification, Bachelor of Art in Art History, Bachelor of Art in Art Therapy, Bachelor of Art in Game Design and Interactive Media, Bachelor of Art in Technical Art History, Master of Fine Art, Master of Art in Art Education, and graduate certificate in Therapeutic Art.

Our vision is to be a recognized leader in the education, creative development, and professional evolution of artists, designers, scholars, and teachers in the visual arts. Our mission is to contribute to the greater good of art, education, and culture. It is grounded on the attraction and retention of a talented, creative, distinguished, and diverse body of faculty, staff, and students.

The College of Creative Arts ( ) is one of 15 colleges within the university, includes the Schools of Art & Design, Music, and Theatre & Dance, and offers the state’s premiere training in the visual and performing arts. Each of these units has a national profile of excellence and all programs are nationally accredited (NAST, NASM, and NASAD).

The College of Creative Arts is housed in WVU’s Canady Creative Arts Center and has more than 90 full-time faculty and 25 professional staff whose mission is to educate succeeding generations of artists, teachers, and scholars through an experiential student-centered approach to learning. The College advocates the Arts as a medium through which the diversity of human experience is understood and valued. Exemplifying excellence and innovation in performance, exhibition scholarship, and creative research, the College offers artistic and cultural opportunities for the citizens of West Virginia and the global community.

West Virginia University ( ) is classified as a Doctoral/Research University – Extensive and is the state’s only comprehensive doctoral-granting, land grant institution. WVU has a current enrollment of approximately 29,000 students on the Morgantown campus enrolled in more than 184 graduate and undergraduate programs. The university community is committed to student-centered priorities, academic excellence, research, creative activity, and service to the state.

WVU is located about 70 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Morgantown, West Virginia which has received many national rankings, including “No. 1 Small City in America” by for its quality of life. Other city rankings have included: One of the “Best Sports Cities” by Sporting News; 5th “Best Small Metro” by Forbes; 12th overall “Hottest Small City” by Inc.; one of “50 Smartest Places to Live” by Kiplinger’s; one of the “Best Cities for Jobs” by MSN Careers; one of the 50 best places to launch a small business by; and the second-ranking “Best College Town for Jobs” by Forbes.

West Virginia University has created a dual career program to help faculty partners or spouses find employment in and around the university.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of and NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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