Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Assistant Professor of Art - Drawing and Painting (non tenure-track)

University of Minnesota - Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN

The Department of Art at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time contract faculty position in Drawing and Painting for academic year 2013/14 (08/26/2013 - 05/25/2014). This position is subject to confirmation of funding availability.

Appointment will be as a contract assistant professor beginning 26 August 2013 and concluding 25 May 2014. Renewal of this appointment may be possible for an additional term or terms depending on availability of funding.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: (1) M.F.A. in Art or equivalency (see Department of Art Policy Statement below); (2) Practicing artist in Drawing and Painting; (3) Evidence of an active exhibition record and demonstrated excellence in and recognition of dynamic ongoing creative research on a regional, national and/or international level.

Department of Art Policy Statement
In lieu of an M.F.A. in Art, the following could be considered in determining professional recognition and experience:
1) Advanced studies at a foreign school that does not award an M.F.A. in Art;
2) Extended advanced study with recognized artists in the field;
3) Professional achievement which would provide a depth of knowledge of the field comparable to an M.F.A. in Art;
4) Evaluation by leaders in the field attesting that the candidate's exhibition record and other professional achievement constitutes the equivalent of an M.F.A. in Art.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: One to three years university or college-level teaching experience beyond graduate teaching assistantships.

Candidates will be evaluated according to the overall quality of their academic preparation and professional experience in drawing and painting; evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher; and strength of recommendations.

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES: (1) Commitment and dedication to both undergraduate and graduate teaching in a nationally respected visual arts program within the College of Liberal Arts; (2) Teach five courses per academic year in drawing and painting within a fine arts department; (3) Advise undergraduate/graduate students; (4) Participate on graduate reviews/thesis committees.

SERVICE: Serve on departmental committees

RESEARCH: Engage in scholarly research or other creative activity that leads to exhibition and professional visibility.

Program/Unit Description
The Department of Art strives to develop the artistic awareness of its students through the excellence of its facilities and the highest professional standards of its faculty. The faculty of the department are all engaged in the creation of new work, writing, and pursuing research on local, national, and international levels, providing the insight necessary for the critical discussion and evolution of student ideas. For further information about the department's facilities, activities and faculty, please visit our website.

Established in 1868, the College of Liberal Arts supports the University of Minnesota's land-grant mission as home to disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The College of Liberal Arts values diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives as key to innovation and excellent education.

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Application Instructions
Applications must be submitted electronically to the University of Minnesota's Employment System at

Applications must be submitted electronically. To be considered for the position, please click on "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING" and follow the instructions. You will have an opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach required materials.

The following materials must be attached to the online application: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) names and complete contact information for at least three references; (4) one-page statement on your creative work [document 1]; (5) one-page statement on your philosophy of teaching [document 2]; (6) sample syllabus of a course you have taught or would like to teach [document 3].

In addition to the materials submitted electronically, applicants must submit a CD of their work directly to the search committee at the address below. Documentation of your work may include: one CD containing 20 jpeg or tif images with maximum 2000 pixels in either direction. Label each image in this format: 00_LastnameFirstname.tif (e.g. 01_SmithSally, 02_SmithSally, etc.) indicating preferred viewing order. Collect all images in a folder titled with your name (LastnameFirstname). Include also an annotated list describing each work (title, year, dimensions, media).

Search #107: Asst Prof of Art - Drawing/Painting
Department of Art, University of Minnesota
E201 Regis Center for Art
405 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

DEADLINE: To be assured of full consideration in the selection process, application materials must be submitted by July 15, 2013. The position will, however, remain open until filled. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. Applications received after July 15, 2013 may or may not be reviewed.

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