Job Postings

Job Postings

CIVA member organizations and institutions are invited to post job openings on the CIVA website, free of charge. To do so, contact Kate Austin. Position opportunities are posted in the order that they are received.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Art Faculty – Assistant Professor or Higher

Mount Vernon Nazarene University exists to shape lives through educating the whole person and cultivating Christ-likeness. Mount Vernon Nazarene University is seeking a full-time (nine month) Art Faculty member in the Art and Design Department, beginning August 2016. The position is for an Assistant Professor or higher. The successful candidate should be committed and innovative with a broad interdisciplinary background in foundational to advanced art courses. Compensation is commensurate with for lifelong learning and service.

Qualifications for the successful candidate:

  • MFA in studio art, specialization open;
  • An Evangelical Christian confession of faith and experience is required;
  • A strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting and a commitment to scholarship;
  • A thorough knowledge of historic and contemporary critical issues in art;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and proven ability to work effectively with others.

Responsibilities and expectations for this position include:

  • Teaching undergraduate introductory through advanced courses;
  • Additional instructional or administrative assignments based on departmental needs and individual qualifications;
  • Supporting departmental efforts for continued improvement of programs; and
  • Serving the University through committee participation.
  • Demonstrable track record in successful teaching;
  • Ability to teach in an innovative interdisciplinary general education program;
  • Member of the Church of the Nazarene.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) is an intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults who seek opportunities to learn and grow in an academic community of faith. With over 2,200 students the University provides the context for a transformational experience through excellent academics, service opportunities, caring relationships, and a nurturing spiritual and social environment. Faculty, staff, and students are challenged to achieve their highest potential, to become increasingly Christ-like and to make a difference in their world through lifelong service. In addition to MVNU’s beautiful 400-acre main campus, the Art and Design Department is located in downtown Mount Vernon in a repurposed building from 1904, boasting 36,000 square feet of studio space and a gallery.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, early application is strongly advised. Interested candidates should send the following: application letter, curriculum vita, 20 digital images of professional work, 20 digital images of candidate’s students’ work (pdf or jpeg files), artist statement, unofficial college transcripts, evidence of teaching competence, names and contact information for three references, a one- to two-page statement of educational philosophy, and a one- to two- page statement of faith.

Applicants are required to submit application materials via email to Academic.Affairs@mvnu.edu as Microsoft Word, .pdf file attachments.

Prior to a final offer of employment the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification and criminal background check. Mount Vernon Nazarene University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or military service in administering its employment policies and practices. As a religious educational institution under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, the University is permitted by law to consider religious beliefs/practices in making employment decisions and does so to achieve its mission. The University requires as a condition of employment that all employees subscribe to standards of the Church of the Nazarene and conduct their lives in accordance therewith.

Azusa Pacific
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, School of Performing and Visual Arts (SVPA)

Position Tracking Number:  F011
School/College: College of Music and the Arts
Location: Azusa Campus
Level: Associate Professor or Full Professor
Workload: Full-time faculty position

Description: The College of Music and the Arts invites applicants and nominations for this new opportunity: Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, School of Visual and Performing Arts. This position was created to advance the undergraduate programs within the SVPA (currently: art, design, cinema, and theatre) of the College of Music and the Arts in order to expand the impact of the arts on the APU campus, the U.S. and the world. The new associate dean holds a major leadership position within the university, works collaboratively with SVPA faculty leadership and the associate dean of graduate studies, and reports directly to the Dean.

Responsibilities: Provide collaborative artistic and administrative vision and leadership in strategic development of new undergraduate arts programs in the School of Visual and Performing Arts. Give oversight, with other leaders, to existing elements of the undergraduate programs such as arts and regional accreditation, assessment, course scheduling, evaluation, promotional strategies, and recruitment. Other responsibilities may include teaching in the candidate’s discipline and committee service.

Qualifications: The ideal applicant will demonstrate these attributes
A demonstrated, vibrant Christian faith compatible with the mission of Azusa Pacific University’s Statement of Faith.
Terminal Degree with preference for expertise in a particular area within the SVPA (art, design, cinema, and theatre)
Transparent, collaborative leadership ability
Verified servant leadership with utmost personal integrity
Excellent relational and communicative skills
An active record of artistic and professional activities
Demonstrate strong potential to contribute to the intellectual, innovative, and inspirational vitality of the College
Demonstrate interpersonal skills to work collegially with students, staff, faculty, and educators within and beyond the university
Demonstrate abilities to build strength through diversity, connect with artistic leaders, and bring a variety of backgrounds and experiences to the APU community.

Experience:
Demonstrated success evaluating, creating, and implementing curriculum
Strong record of current collegiate teaching and scholarship/performance in one of the SVPA areas

Mental Demands:
Ability to integrate Christian values in all aspects.
Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information.
Self starter, ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.

Hire Date: Applicants will be reviewed starting November 15, 2015 and may begin as early as late Spring or Summer of 2016.

Application Procedure: To apply, visit http://www.apu.edu/cp/employment/. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.

Additional Information:
At Azusa Pacific University we value and uphold God-honoring diversity. Diversity was not our idea, but God’s. Therefore, we aim for an environment that respects and honors each individual’s uniqueness while celebrating our collective commonalities. It is in this spirit that we continue important discourse on diversity, engage a variety of perspectives, and embrace active listening in a spirit of humility. We continue our efforts to recruit, hire, and support a diverse community in an effort to create a milieu that reflects the mosaic of God’s kingdom.
Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Wheaton College
Assistant Professor of Art – Painting/ Printmaking (tenure-track position)

QUALIFICATIONS: M.F.A. required. Applicant must be committed to a contemporary Drawing, Painting or Printmaking practice seriously informed by traditional methods/concepts and in dialogue with Western/Non-Western traditions.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in Painting, Printmaking, Drawing and General Education classes in an integrated liberal arts program. Experience teaching Art History or Art Survey classes is preferred. Standard teaching load is 3/3. Ongoing professional/creative activity and a commitment to service to the college is expected.

Wheaton College is an evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant (http://www.wheaton.edu/about-wheaton/community-covenant). The College complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Read more about Wheaton College and its programs at www.wheaton.edu.

RANK AND SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning October 23rd, 2015. To ensure full consideration applications must be completed and received by December 4th, 2015.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Individuals with interest in this position should send an initial letter of application, CV, contact information for three references, and 20 digital images of personal work. 20 digital images of student work including work of painting students strongly encouraged. In addition, please include a written response (300-600 words) to the Wheaton College Statement of Faith that describes your initial commitment to Christ, subsequent spiritual growth, and a description of your present life in the Church. Application materials cannot be returned.

Send application materials to: David Hooker, Chair, Art Department. 501 College Avenue. Wheaton, Illinois 60187 or electronically to art.department@wheaton.edu.

Huntington University full-time Assistant Professor of Visual Art – Graphic Design
The Department of Visual Arts at Huntington University welcomes applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Visual Art – Graphic Design to begin Fall 2016. This appointment is full-time, with salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. An MFA is required, professional or college-level teaching experience preferred. Expertise and skills in one or more of the following areas: graphic design, web design, traditional and digital illustration and photography, and painting are highly desirable. Huntington University is a Christian university and seeks applicants committed to its evangelical Christian mission. See https://www.huntington.edu/art/

Applicants should demonstrate strong interpersonal and organizational skills and the desire to educate young artists with passion and effectiveness. An ideal candidate must possess a working knowledge of the current practice and theory in graphic design; be proficient in MAC/OSX; industry-standard print and web design software, such as Adobe Creative Suite, Dreamweaver and Flash; as well as HTML and CSS. Primary responsibilities include teaching courses in graphic design, web design, traditional and digital illustration and photography, painting, and mentoring graphic design students in practicum and internship experiences. Other duties include advising students, curriculum development and assessment and serving on departmental and university committees. Continued artistic production and exhibition is expected. The successful candidate will also maintain studio spaces, inventory of department equipment and supplies, and assist in the supervision of the graphic design computer and print lab.

Fringe benefits include TIAA/CREF, medical, life and disability insurance, and traditional undergraduate tuition remission for dependents. Huntington University is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The Huntington University faculty application form may be found at https://www.huntington.edu/uploads/documents/Faculty_Application.pdf

A cover letter, curriculum vitae, application form, artist statement, and CD, DVD, and/or website with a portfolio of 20 images of personal work and 20 images of student work should be sent to dean@huntington.edu (email preferred), or mailed to Dr. Michael Wanous, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Huntington University, 2303 College Avenue, Huntington, IN 46750. Review of applicants will begin on October 16th, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor seeks full-time Art History Professor 
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor’s Art Department seeks a full-time tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level to teach undergraduate art history courses in support of the BA and BFA programs beginning in August of 2015. UMHB seeks faculty who are active Christians and dedicated teacher-scholars to prepare students for leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a global society.The Art Department offers two undergraduate degrees, which include the B.F.A with an emphasis in studio, graphic design, or art education, and the traditional liberal arts B.A. in Art. UMHB is conveniently located in Belton, an historic town of 18,000 in the heart of central Texas. Excellent schools, abundant cultural and recreational opportunities, and a high quality of life are hallmarks of the local community.Specific Teaching Responsibilities: Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate art history courses within the art department including core courses (Art Survey 1, Art Survey 2, Contemporary Art, American Art and Art Appreciation). The typical teaching load is twelve to fourteen credit hours per semester. Applicants will also be expected to participate in scholarly activities, provide academic advising to students, and participate in department, college, and university service. Applicants should be willing to lead, direct, and contribute to the art department’s writing emphasis QEP requirement.
Qualifications:
An earned Ph.D. in Art History must be awarded prior to start date, previous college teaching experience is preferred, with the ability to teach Art Survey 1, Art Survey 2, Contemporary Art, American Art, Non-Western Art, and Art Appreciation; must have excellent verbal, presentation, and written communication skills. Must be an active, committed Christian.
Preferences:
The program seeks a generalist within the context of a global discourse. Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests broadly engage with issues in art and faith.Salaries & Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits including Day One medical and dental insurance for employees, retirement plan with match and UMHB tuition benefits for employees and their dependents.TO APPLY: For full job posting and to apply, please visit: http://hr.umhb.edu/jobs/details/2354
Whitworth University seeks Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
Application review begins immediately. The position remains open and applications will be reviews until filled. Campus interviews are anticipated for spring of 2015, but may be held earlier in some cases.
Responsibilities and Duties:
The Assistant Professor of Graphic Design will teach 21 credit hours (approximately seven courses) per year, mainly within the Art Department, typically three in the fall semester, one during January Term, and three in spring semester. Potential courses include Graphic Design, Typography, Web Design, Photoshop/Adobe Suite, Digital Photography, and other courses in an area of specialty. Along with teaching, the professor will be responsible for oversight of the Graphic Design curriculum and area, support interdisciplinary programs with a graphic design component, serve as mentor and advisor to students, engage in research and/or creative work, and participate in departmental activities and faculty governance. For a truly exceptional candidate, approval to hire at the level of Associate Professor may be sought.

Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities:

  • M.F.A. in graphic design or closely related field.
  • Demonstrated excellence in creative work, with evidence of scholarly activity and/or current practice in the field of graphic design.
  • Current knowledge of history and theory relating to design and visual communication. Interest in global/intercultural design issues is a plus.
  • Demonstrated interest and effectiveness in college-level teaching, possessing strong relational skills with students and colleagues.
  • Personal commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith and learning.
  • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to issues of diversity, including but not limited to differences of race, gender, physical capability, class, and faith. Commitment to mindfully teaching, mentoring, and communicating across differences.
  • Must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States by the time the appointment is scheduled to begin.
  • A commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth as a Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church.
  • Background check and education verification required.

Application Process:
The following documents are required to complete the online application form at www.whitworth.edu/jobs:

  1. A letter of interest relating your education and experience to the required qualifications
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. The names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references
  4. Graduate and undergraduate transcripts (may be unofficial at this time; official transcripts will be required when an offer to interview is extended)
  5. Three sets of student course evaluations for courses you recently taught, or a note explaining why they are not available
  6. A short personal essay (approximately 300 words) characterizing your Christian faith. For expanded guidelines, please see www.whitworth.edu/facultyfaithessay

Please send the following portfolio materials to: jobs@whitworth.edu. Attention Elise Forman

  • Include twenty (20) samples of personal work (in PDF format) and annotated index of works stating the media, design objectives, and date
  • Include twenty (20) samples of student work (in PDF format) and annotated index of works stating the media, design objectives, and date, if available
  • Please name the files using the following format:
  • – “lastname_personalwork.pdf”
  • – “lastname_studentwork.pdf”

ABOUT WHITWORTH UNIVERSITY:
Founded in 1890, Whitworth has been consistently ranked among the top regional colleges and universities in the West. In its strong liberal arts undergraduate and graduate programs, Whitworth unites a robust commitment to Christian mission and service, academic rigor, and care for students. A community of Christian scholars carries out the university’s mission “to provide its diverse student body an education of the mind and heart” to enable students “to honor God, follow Christ, and serve humanity.” The Art Department is situated within the College of Arts and Sciences, which bears primary responsibility for providing an education that is grounded in the tradition of liberal arts and sciences and committed to the integration of faith and learning.

Whitworth’s Art Department is committed to excellent teaching, providing students with a rigorous intellectual environment. Students gain knowledge and skills that support their creative process in the visual arts. Art core courses provide the foundation in artistic form and content. Upper division offerings expand each student’s artistic vision and conceptual foundation for content in their work. Courses encourage lifelong learning and a passion for making and understanding art.
Graphic Design is currently a track within the Art Major. In addition to graphic design courses, Graphic Design students complete art core courses including drawing, 2-D and 3-D design, two art seminars, three art history courses, and participate in junior and senior exhibitions.
Please direct questions about the application process to Human Resources at jobs@whitworth.edu .
Please direct questions about the position to the search committee chair, Professor Gordon Wilson at gwilson@whitworth.edu.
Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our commitment to building a diverse community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.

Eastern Mennonite University Seeks Full-Time Foundations/Studio Art Faculty 
Eastern Mennonite University announces a full-time assistant or associate professor in tenure-track faculty position in Foundations/Studio Art beginning mid-August 2015. M.F.A. or Ph.D. in visual arts discipline and active exhibition or publication record of creative work. Teaching responsibilities (typically four courses per semester) include all levels of undergraduate courses. Courses will include Foundations of Design and Art History. Candidate should also be prepared to teach Graphic Design/Convergent Design and/or Ceramics/Sculpture classes. Applicants must have a strong commitment to high quality undergraduate teaching and be enthusiastic about mentoring and advising undergraduates. Engagement in ongoing scholarly/creative practices and departmental and university service is expected. Nine-month contract, salary determined by education and experience. EMU uses a tenure-with-review contract system. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and three letters of reference to Dr. Deirdre Smeltzer, Vice President & Undergraduate Academic Dean, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA 22802. http://www.emu.edu. ugdean@emu.edu Applicants will be acknowledged by letter or email. Review begins immediately. Applicants will be asked to respond to questions specific to EMU’s mission after the initial inquiry. EMU reserves the right to fill the position at any time or keep the position open. AAEO employer.

Gordon College seeks Full Time Assistant or Associate Professor of Art
Gordon College Art Department seeks a full-time, tenure track assistant or associate professor with a background in studio art (drawing, illustration, sculpture, printmaking, or design) whose current work includes contemporary art history/theory and practice. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. Position to begin no later than Fall Semester 2015.
Candidates should be capable of teaching foundational studio skills in one or more of the areas listed above, with additional capacity to expand our current curriculum to include a combination of new media, installation, and/or other contemporary theory and studio practices.
The Art Department at Gordon College is composed of three full-time and five adjunct faculty serving 80 majors in five areas of concentration: painting, sculpture, graphic media/printmaking, design, and art education. Graduates of our program serve as gallery artists, graphic designers, curators and conservators, illustrators, educators, fashion and interior designers, and landscape architects among other art-related professions.
Candidates for the current post should hold an undergraduate degree and an MFA in studio art or an undergraduate studio degree with PhD in art theory/history––(ABD will be considered depending upon circumstances.) Other elements that are important in qualified candidates include:
• Passion for teaching and mentoring a younger generation of artists and art professionals
• Commitment to their own studio and scholarly practice and evidence of a strong and promising exhibition or publication record
• Experience in teaching beyond graduate fellowships
• Interest in and evidence of an interdisciplinary spirit––and passion for participation in the liberal arts tradition
• Strong commitment to the Christian mission of the College
Gordon College is recruiting accomplished faculty who demonstrate the ability to combine outstanding scholarship and artistic accomplishments with a passion for teaching and mentoring, and who are dedicated to preparing thoughtful Christian men and women for lives of service and leadership worldwide.
As one of the country’s top liberal arts college with a vibrant Christian community, Gordon is uniquely positioned to lead the conversation at the intersection of faith and cultural engagement. We need artists and scholars with a depth of understanding, a breadth of knowledge, and the desire to be part of the larger conversations in culture.
Interested applicants need to submit a Curriculum Vitæ that includes the names of three references, a sample of academic writing and/or web site address or online link to their portfolio of art (can include published texts, articles, reviews, and/or books that can be accessed electronically), along with a letter of application that addresses their fit with the Christian mission of Gordon College and the position listed above.
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY: Please visit http://www.gordon.edu/teachatgordon Review of applicants will begin November 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
Gordon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and believes that diversity is necessary to achieve our goals and educational mission. Women and members of racial and ethnic minority groups are encouraged to apply.

YALE ISM FELLOWS
The Yale Institute of Sacred Music is accepting applications for its interdisciplinary residential fellowship for the 2015-2016 academicyear.  Scholars and practitioners whose work is in sacred music (musicology, ethnomusicology), liturgical/ritual studies (anthropology, world religions), or religion and the arts (art history, visual arts, religion and literature) are encouraged to apply.  Fellowships are awarded to both senior scholars/practitioners and postdoctoral associates.  Although fellowships are typically for one academic year, semester-long fellowships are seriously considered. For more information, see ism.yale.edu/ism-fellows, or contact the Fellows Coordinator at glen.segger@yale.edu.  Application deadline is October 15, 2014.

Augustana Seeks Assistant Professor of Art, Photography, Art Education
The Art Department at Augustana College invites applications for a full-time (3-1-3) tenure-track teaching position in photography and art education for Fall 2015. The successful candidate will typically teach Digital Photo I, Digital Photo II–IV, and Art and Children (theories and techniques of teaching art in the elementary grades) each semester. Other course offerings may include studio courses in your specialty, secondary teaching methods, interdisciplinary Capstone, travel, or Civitas Honor courses in the context of a liberal arts college curriculum.
Qualifications
Candidates must have an MFA and demonstrate excellence in teaching, studio practice, and exhibition record. K–12 teaching certification and experience is desirable. We encourage candidates whose competencies in the formal elements of design are evident in their own practice and that of their current or past students’ work. We also encourage applicants whose digital knowledge is substantial, and whose commitement to education produces inquisitive students and luminous teaching.
Application Instructions
Upload your application to Interfoilio at apply.interfolio.com/25497. Include a cover letter, resume, teaching philosophy (including your thoughts on teaching discipline-based skills, advising, and creativity), artist statement, and contact information for three references. Please submit 20 images of your work and 20 images of student work if applicable. It is helpful to know the context for the student work. Submit any videos by providing website links.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Augustana College is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants must comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and may be required to submit official transcripts upon employment.

Deadline for submission is October 15, 2015 or until filled.

    

Biola University Seeks Department Chair and Professor or Art (3-D) or Art History (Assistant, Associate, or Full-Professor level)   
Position Summary
The Department of Art is currently seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure track, ½-time administrative and ½-time teaching position.  The teaching component may be either in the area of sculpture (3-D Studies, ceramics, and/or installation), or Art History.  Teaching responsibilities will include 3 courses annually for 3-D studio applicants, or 4 courses for Art History applicants.   The Department of Art shares the university’s mission and seeks a person who is dedicated to teaching, research, and service, and who is committed to the integration of faith and learning.

ArtClass2Candidate Requirements:
The successful candidate for this position should hold an M.F.A. (if applying to teach in the 3-D area), or a Ph.D. (if applying to teach art history). Additionally, the candidate should have a record of significant research, a successful record of university level teaching, and administrative aptitude and experience.  Experience with NASAD accreditation is desirable.  The university and the art department are seeking candidates who are leading thinkers and practitioners in the conversations concerning Christianity, art and culture, and who will contribute to the department’s vision for deep engagement with the Los Angeles contemporary art community.

University and Department Overview:|
Biola University is an evangelical Christian university that serves a student body of over 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university is committed to diversity and seeks faculty who can contribute to multicultural understandings. The Department of Art has seven full-time faculty members; 175 studio art majors; and offers three degrees: a B.F.A. with concentrations in Sculpture, Photography, Painting, Design, and Interdisciplinary studies, a B.S. in Studio Art (no concentration), and a B.S. in Design.  These degrees are accredited by NASAD (next full review in 2022-2023).  The Center for Christianity, Culture, and the Arts (ccca.biola.edu), and the recently remodeled Earl and Virginia Green Art Gallery testify to the vibrancy of the arts on Biola’s campus.

Application Procedure and Materials:
Please submit the following materials on the online site:  https://biola.edu/employment

  • Letter of application
  • Current CV
  • Statement describing your Christian faith and its integration with your studio practice or historical research.
  • Statement concerning teaching philosophy
  • 20 images of studio work (3D applicants only)
  • 20 images of student work (3D applicants only)
  • Samples of published research (Art History Applicants only)
  • Sample Syllabi from 2 courses (Art History Applicants only)

Augustana College Seeks Assistant Professor of Art – Digital Photography/Media and Art Education
Position: Type: Full Time Department: Center for Visual Arts

The Augustana College Art Department is seeking a full-time, tenure-track position beginning fall 2014. Primary responsibilities include teaching digital photography, art education courses, and other courses within the specialization of the successful applicant. Normal teaching load is a nine-month contract: three courses per semester and one course in the January interim (3-1-3). Applicants are invited to apply with a broad range of photographic practices and experiences. Expertise in digital photography, digital media or new media practices is preferred. The ideal candidate will hold a MFA degree or equivalent, demonstrate excellence in studio work and a distinguished exhibition record or equivalent, and have certification and teaching experience in Pre-K–12. ABD or Doctorate in Art Education is desirable.

The mission of the Art Department is focused on our undergraduate students. We teach a solid foundation of design and drawing, and ask our students to interact with the faculty, each other, and our community with tolerance, acceptance, imagination and rigor. We highly respect one another’s differences and encourage our students to expand in their search for meaning. The successful candidate will develop a digital-based photography curriculum and teach our Art Education courses. We are interested in an expansive notion of image-making in community, that engages contemporary theory and approaches to photography, digital and new media, and yet will also value an understanding of stewardship, of developing traditional sensibilities of plasticity and media, and take seriously the responsibility of passing down a tradition larger than ourselves. It is critical that you are excited about art education, have experience in the classroom and can bring a vibrant studio practice, varied life experiences, and a significant exhibition record to your teaching. Augustana is a liberal arts setting, and we encourage conversations and teaching across the disciplines. Courses will be offered as electives to students outside the art major. Faculty have the opportunity of co-teaching innovative topics courses in the Senior Capstone and Civitas Honors programs and developing travel courses. Additional responsibilities will include student advising and other duties as assigned.

Our department offers a BA major in Art; BA major in Art Education (NCATE accredited), a pre-professional BA in Art, studio emphasis, and a BA minor in Art. Our program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: North Central Association. Our permanent collection of over 3500 objects is one of the most important collections of modern European and American works on paper in the Midwest, including 167 polaroids and gelatin silver prints by Andy Warhol, and works of Chagall, Sam Francis, Winslow Homer, Kathe Kollwitz, Picasso, Whistler, Matisse and Rouault. Recent visiting artists and critics to our program include: James Elkins, Alice Leora Briggs, Michael Goro, Eleanor Spiess-Ferris, Daniel Siedell, and cartoonists Ann Telnaes and Chris Browne.

Application Procedure: Screening of applicants will begin March 14, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, names, addresses and telephone numbers of three persons qualified to provide a reference, a statement of teaching philosophy, and an artist statement. Please also submit 20 images of your artwork and 20 of student work if applicable. Include a detailed image list with titles, medium, dates, and dimensions in your application. Submit your application package electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu Image portfolios should be uploaded through your Dropbox account and share a link with humanresources@augie.edu The first 20 images should be your own work, the next 10–20 of student work if applicable.

Address for sending applications:
Dean of the College
Augustana College
Email: humanresources@augie.edu
Email submissions are preferred.

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Dean of the College
Augustana College
Box 763
Sioux Falls, SD 57197
Telephone: 605.274.4110
Fax: 605.274.5547
Augustana College is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and may be required to submit official transcripts upon employment.

 

 

 

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