Painting, Drawing and Sculpture: Non-Tenure Track Appointment

This Deadline Expired: Saturday, July 16, 2016

Deadline: July 15, 2016


Painting and Drawing Position –Non-Tenure Track Appointment 2016-2017.

Assistant Professor of Instruction in Painting

The Painting, Drawing and Sculpture Department of Tyler School of Art, Temple University, invites applications for a Non Tenure-Track Appointment position in Painting and Drawing. We seek an artist with a broad knowledge of historical and contemporary art practices, as well as a thorough understanding of technical, critical, and theoretical issues of the media. We expect a candidate to have a developed painting practice, professional accomplishments, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching.

The Department’s faculty is diverse in interest and in teaching methods and active professionally. It is our intention to find an individual who will expand this academic diversity and career excellence while having the capability to work closely with others. The faculty is dedicated to research, teaching excellence, and its mission to serve a diverse population. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at all levels of our BFA undergraduate program, MFA graduate program, Foundation Drawing, and BA Visual Studies. Applicants should have a broad range of technical, intellectual and cross-disciplinary skills, with wide ranging conceptual and creative interests. Classes will be mostly studio-based with some seminars focusing on theory and professional practice. The teaching load is 4/4 courses per year with flexibility in terms of administrative duties with the possibility of a course release related to duties connected to directing the Summer Painting and Sculpture Intensive.

In addition to teaching, the position includes serving as the Director of the Painting Department’s Summer Painting and Sculpture Intensive. Duties include organizing and managing all aspects of the program including, planning a full calendar of visiting artists, seminar leaders, field trips and an exhibition to take place throughout program in June and July each summer. The Director plans this programming throughout the academic year and then teaches in the program 5 days per week throughout the course of the program. The Director is also responsible for all administrative duties of the program including maintaining the programs budget, coordinating housing, processing all admissions and placing all advertising among other duties as they arise. Previous administrative experience is required.

RANK: Assistant Professor of Instruction

SALARY:Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Candidates must have a MFA or equivalent foreign qualifications, a strong exhibition record, demonstrated potential for teaching excellence, and an ability to communicate and work effectively with students, faculty, and administrators. The successful candidate will also have significant administrative experience related to all areas of curriculum, program and budget management.

Applicants should submit the following:

-A letter of application outlining previous teaching and administrative experience
-Signed and dated curriculum vitae
-Statement of teaching philosophy
-Three names, email addresses and phone numbers of references

Documentation of recent work- 20 images

Applications are due July 15, 2016 and will be reviewed as received. Please indicate as well if you are available for on-campus or Skype interviews.

Please send your packet to:

Mark Shetabi
Department of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture
Temple University
2001 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122



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