San Francisco State University, Department of Art invites applicants for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Painting and Drawing to start in August 2017.
The Art undergraduate and graduate programs in the School of Art reflect a diverse and fluid set of creative practices and critical methodologies driven by nationally and internationally professionally active faculty. Students at all levels are encouraged to engage in broad, interdisciplinary approaches, as well as depth within media practices. At the undergraduate level, Art faculty are committed to a collective mission of teaching and research to support student growth in art practice and art history, in a liberal arts context; and at the graduate level, a professional program in art practice. We use an evidence-based model to change and improve our programs, using the processes and procedures of shared governance.
Candidates should have MFA or equivalent degree Painting, Painting and Drawing, or Painting and New Genres
Candidates should have a strong background in painting and drawing practices and demonstrate a commitment to conceptualize and explore beyond conventional practice, informed by contemporary visual art concerns. The successful candidate will be fluent in using and teaching traditional painting materials and techniques, and have a developed understanding of and engagement with painting and drawing practices that employ other mediums and non-traditional formats including installation, object making, photography and digital media.
Candidates must demonstrate a high level of achievement and potential for professional growth in their specialty area(s) through exhibitions, critical reviews, awards, grants, and residencies. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching and the ability to teach introductory drawing and painting courses, advanced topic-based electives and seminars, and MFA critique seminars. Preferred candidates will have teaching and/or research experience with a diverse student body with wide ranging experiences and knowledge. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to working cooperatively with colleagues in and outside Art programs, to provide engaged pedagogy in a faculty learning community, and evidence of interpersonal skills and collegiality.
Responsibilities: The position requires graduate and undergraduate teaching in Painting and Drawing, as well as hybrid practices; and an ability to teach and advise interdisciplinary practice, mentoring and undergraduate students and graduate students. All faculty are required to participate in ongoing committee and service assignments at the department, college and university level. Detailed position description is available at http://art.sfsu.edu/.
Rank and salary: Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The CSU provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.
Submit letter of intent/interest, a current CV, 20 images of recent personal work, 20 images of student work, statement of teaching philosophy, a description of research interests and names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date.
Submit all materials online to https://sfsu.submittable.com/submit by November 15, 2016. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.
San Francisco State University is a member of the California State University system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. SFSU faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work.
San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. We welcome applicants of all ethnic, racial and gender identities, sexual orientations as well as people with disabilities. We particularly encourage those who may be from historically underrepresented groups.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.