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.

Azusa Pacific University:
Adjunct Online Art History Faculty, Part-Time–Department of Art & Design

Job Description: The Department of Art and Design invites applications for adjunct faculty to teach online courses for the M.A. in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism. Contact: Lyrica Taylor.

Responsibilities: The primary responsibility of adjunct faculty is to deliver instruction in the manner determined by the department. In addition, faculty responsibilities may include: Preparation of syllabus and teaching of curriculum according to the goals and objectives of the department. Determine student mastery of material and assign final course grades from evaluation of tests, quizzes, homework, and other assignments and activities related to course material. For more details on the courses offered for this degree, please see


  • Must have a Ph.D. in art history.
  • Preferred experience includes teaching at the college or university level.
  • The ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • A demonstrated, vibrant Christian faith compatible with the mission of Azusa Pacific University.

Workload: Assigned teaching duties will not exceed 9 units per semester; office hours and additional duties may be assigned. Total workload will not exceed 29 hours per week, nor 24 units per 12-month period.

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.

Trinity Western University:
Full-Time Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Design

The School of the Arts, Media + Culture (SAMC) at Trinity Western University invites applications for a tenure track appointment in the Art + Design Department at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, beginning August 16, 2016.

The ideal candidate will have an MFA or MAA degree in design (or equivalent related field), bring an active record of professional practice, and demonstrate engagement with critical thinking and contemporary trends in visual communication and design thinking, including but not limited to social and human-centered design, web and interactive design, as well as graphic design. The candidate will champion the existing design stream in SAMC’s departments of Art + Design, and Media + Communication, and be able to lead and grow a curriculum which is responsive to creative culture and industry. SAMC is committed to positive mentoring within a small and vital community of learning characterized by both disciplinary focus and interdisciplinary collaboration.

The successful candidate will be a committed Christian with a strong record of teaching, scholarship and service, a commitment to the ideals of a liberal arts education, and an educational philosophy of mentorship, seeking to explore with students the intersections between faith and design practices. Although the position currently involves teaching design courses, other expertise in any of the following will be considered an asset: art history, art theory, administrative leadership.

Interested candidates are required to complete the on-line application at In addition to your curriculum vitae, your online application should include documentation outlining your area(s) of interest, major contributions to teaching, research and practice as well as verification of your terminal degree. Applications will be accepted until April 22, 2016 or until a suitable candidate is found, subject to budget approval. Any enquiries regarding this position may be sent to

Trinity Western University is a liberal arts university and seeks candidates who are committed to and support its evangelical Christian basis, mission and orientation. More information about Trinity Western’s School of the Arts, Media + Culture and its programs can be found at All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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 ( 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

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

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor:
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.

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.
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:


Whitworth University:
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

  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

Please send the following portfolio materials to: 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”

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 .
Please direct questions about the position to the search committee chair, Professor Gordon Wilson at
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:
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. 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:
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 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.

Biola University:
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 (, 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:

  • 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)




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