Assistant Professor of Art & Design in Studio Art

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number F180011P
Open Date
Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Title Assistant Professor of Art & Design in Studio Art
Is Tenured/ Tenure Track Yes
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
Job Description Summary

All faculty positions are governed by the tenets of a collective bargaining agreement. Faculty are hired, evaluated, retained, promoted, and tenured on the basis of conditions covered in the union contract. Primary duties include teaching and related activities assigned during a 9- or 12-month year. It is expected that each faculty member engages in all three activities of teaching, research/creative activities and service.

Teaching: faculty members are expected to teach 4 to 8 credit courses per year; develop syllabi, teaching materials (ability to organize, analyze and present knowledge or materials) related to courses taught; and collaborate with other faculty in the development of new courses and/or programs. Some disciplines require discipline specific certifications and/or licensure in the field for practice or functioning within the State of Illinois; degree specific course work and/or graduate degrees in the discipline. In addition, faculty advise students, participate in professional development activities, as well as engage in assessment activities related to accreditation and program evaluation.

Research: Faculty members are expected to engage in research and/or creative activity germane to an academic discipline, which results in submissions and material as works in refereed, professional and/or general readership publications; submit and receive externally awarded grants; submit proposals for presentations at academic and professional conferences; or engage in creative pursuits if in a creative, performing or theatrical arts discipline.

Service: Faculty members are expected to serve on committees, programs, and/or special task forces at the department, college, university, professional and community levels; assume leadership roles over time and as they increase in rank. These activities are not for compensation and have a relationship to the employee’s assigned responsibilities and to the university.

Required Education

MFA in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking or related 2D discipline from an accredited university.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Experience working with a diverse population of students. Experience leading collaborative and community based art work. Strong exhibition record in the field. Depth and breadth in the studio art disciplines. Ability to work across disciplines.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching at the college level and teaching upper level courses.

Special Requirements

A portfolio must be emailed to Chongim Choi and Lillian Kay Dawson Website link to a portfolio of work is acceptable. The portfolio must include at least 10 examples of work of the applicant and 10 examples of student work from courses taught. Examples of syllabi and course material are also requested.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Reference
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Artist statement
Optional Documents