Open arts related career opportunities are listed below. CIVA member organizations and institutions are invited to post job openings on the CIVA website, free of charge. Non-members are also welcome to announce open job positions, however, there is a $50 fee for this service.

William Jessup University – Lead Faculty for Creative Arts
The Division of Performing & Visual Arts is seeking a visual arts practitioner and experienced educator to serve as Lead Faculty for the department of Creative Arts. This faculty member will be responsible for overseeing the development of curriculum and co-curricular programming, hiring of adjunct faculty, departmental budget management, recruitment, and teaching within the visual arts core. This faculty member will also assist VAPA division chair in the development and architecture of a digital media program as it is introduced into the Jessup APD process.

Application Deadline
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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Contact Name
Eva Hall

Indiana Wesleyan University – Faculty in Design

Indiana Wesleyan University Division of Art + Design is seeking a colleague who has a desire to teach within a flourishing design program emphasizing a diversity of conceptual and technical design practices. These include majors in Graphic Design, Media Design and Design for Social Impact.

Candidates will have current experience and expertise in one or more of the following areas: typography, interactive design, design thinking, information design, systems design, data visualization, design theory and social design.

MFA preferred.

Indiana Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Deadline
Monday, May 1, 2017
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Contact Name
Kristi Holt

Grace International School, Chiang Mai, Thailand – Secondary Art Teacher

The amazing students, who are mostly children of missionaries, at Grace International School are eagerly looking for a full-time high school art teacher. The art program currently includes classes in Art Foundations, Advanced Art, AP Studio Art, and Painting (Pottery is also available). An art education degree is preferred but we can work with art majors who have a love for teaching. For more info:

Chiang Mai, Thailand is a very easy place to live with its great sunny weather, good facilities, and the school comes with an administration staff that is fully supportive of the arts.

Application Deadline
Friday, June 30, 2017
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Contact Name
Kate Jitviboon

Bethel University – Art Faculty, Emphasis in Ceramics (Tenure Track)

Teach the equivalent of a full-time (seven-course) load per academic year. Courses include Ceramics I-IV, possible Art Education methods/supervision; and possible development of contemporary/conceptual course, perhaps in January term. Participate in annual student reviews and critique sessions. General faculty responsibilities will include student advising, and department and committee assignments.

Candidates will be expected to continue an excellent ceramics tradition, but also express interest in exploring contemporary innovations and conceptual forms.

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  • M.F.A. in ceramics with exhibition record.
  • Teaching experience preferred. Strong desire to teach and interact collaboratively with students and faculty. A competence in Art Education K-12 preferred.

Application Deadline
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Contact Name: Alyssa Hessler

George Fox University – Assistant Professor of Art and Design (Half-time)
George Fox University announces a half-time, non-tenure-track faculty position in Art & Design with a specialization in interior design, to begin in January or August 2017. The committee seeks a practicing interior designer with significant professional experience, a broad knowledge of contemporary interior design for residential and commercial use, and an interest in human-centered, socially and environmentally responsible design.

George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Professors teach all truth as God’s truth, integrating all fields of learning around the person and work of Jesus Christ, bringing the divine revelations through sense, reason, and intuition to the confirming test of Scripture. As a Christ-centered community, George Fox University is an institution that values diversity as an essential dimension of God’s design for human communities. In seeking to become a more inclusive community, we especially encourage applications from women and candidates from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented on our faculty.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching courses at all levels within the interior design concentration of the Art & Design curriculum, including supervision of student internships within the interior design field.
  • Curriculum development and revision for the interior design program as needed.
  • Ability to recruit and work with adjunct interior design faculty as needed.
  • Ability to develop and sustain an ongoing program of relevant scholarship appropriate to the position (which may include professional interior design practice).
  • Participation in the work of the department and the university, including advising and serving on university committees as needed.

A degree from an accredited institution in a relevant field (Interior Design, Interior Architecture, Architecture, etc.) is required. A master’s degree is preferred, but candidates with a relevant bachelor’s degree and significant industry experience may be considered. Working knowledge and experience using industry standard design software (AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite) is essential. Knowledge of Sketch Up is preferred. A commitment to teaching excellence is essential; experience teaching at the college level is preferred. A commitment to working with a diverse population of students (including students of color, first-generation college students, international students, etc.) is essential; demonstrated experience in this area is preferred. Candidates should have (or be eligible for) NCIDQ certification and be members in good standing of one or more relevant professional organizations (e.g. ASID, IIDA, IDEC). All applicants must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and express their Christian testimony in a local church. In addition, professors agree to live in agreement with the Community Lifestyle Statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the Statement of Faith.

Salary and Rank
Appointment at the Assistant Professor level is anticipated. A half-time teaching load consists of 15-credit hours per year (2-3 courses per semester) within a 9-month contract. Salary and benefits are competitive with comparable institutions.

Application Procedures
Candidates should send a complete faculty application (including an integration of faith and learning essay), a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and examples of professional work to Dr. Laura Hartley, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, George Fox University, 414 N. Meridian Street, #6283, Newberg, OR 97132 or via email to Recommendations and other supporting materials may be requested at a later stage of the review process. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

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