Massachusetts College of Art and Design is seeking candidates for full-time, tenure-track faculty positions at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in the FA2D Painting Department beginning Fall of 2020.
The ideal candidates will be capable of teaching both innovative and traditional approaches to painting, and engaging a diverse student body. We are searching for colleagues with demonstrated teaching and mentoring abilities who will help our students develop an understanding of critical discourse, cultural history, and creative and social issues. The successful applicants will also be committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success.
The MassArt Painting Department focuses on the medium as the principal means of artistic exploration and expression in teaching its undergraduate and graduate students. The foundation of the Painting program is the intensity of the studio learning experience. Currently comprised at its core of several painting major studio sections--each with a faculty head--the program reflects a belief that significant studio time is critical to the growth and development of its individual student artists. Major studio sections meet ten hours each week for each of the six semesters of a student's sophomore, junior, and senior levels. The Painting faculty represent diverse conceptual approaches to image-making, a wide range of cultural and educational backgrounds, and hands-on technical expertise in numerous art-making processes. That said, all MassArt Painting Majors proceed through a foundational sophomore year of painting based in the tools and language of that art form.
A major goal of the Painting program is to prepare our graduates to become independent practicing artists. We want our students to think critically about their own work, to apply the education they receive in our department, and ultimately to advance their individual skills and ideas after college in order to succeed in the professional world. Our curriculum is designed with these goals in mind. The FA2D faculty consider painting and printmaking to be allied and interrelated disciplines and encourage students to investigate creative possibilities that cross boundaries and media.
Massachusetts Art College of Art & Design
MassArt is the oldest, and one of only two public, state-supported, independent colleges of art and design in the country. We are humbled by the responsibility of serving the public and the broad demographic of students from across the Commonwealth, the region, the nation, and beyond. MassArt seeks to be a leader in increasing diversity within its curriculum and support programs, as well as in its faculty, staff, and student populations. We aim to promote social justice and an inclusive environment, and seek candidates who can actively participate in our shared goals. We encourage applicants to identify their strengths in these areas.
Summary of Duties:
Teaching an undergraduate Painting Major Studio, and elective courses within the FA2D Department's and/or the college-wide curriculum;
Teaching and advising undergraduate students at all levels of the FA2D Painting Department;
Participating in college-wide, departmental, and professional activities including, but not limited to: end-of-term review boards, annual award jurying, committee assignments, departmental planning, and the organization of annual student exhibitions and publications.
In order to contribute to the ongoing vitality of the department and college's future, applicants are required to have:
Masters of Fine Arts degree;
Three years of college-level teaching beyond teaching assistantships (six years preferred);
An active and significant exhibition record;
Ability to teach a culturally varied range of students across levels;
Ability to work collaboratively in a diverse community.
The department is especially interested in candidates with the demonstrated ability to:
Demonstration of leadership initiative;
Experience working with a culturally diverse student body.
Compensation commensurate with full-time teaching experience, in accordance with the Massachusetts State College Association collective bargaining agreement. Full state employee benefits included.
Letter of Interest that includes your qualifications to advance the goals of the FA2D Painting Department and MassArt's mission. Please directly present your ability to teach a culturally varied range of students across levels and your ability to work collaboratively in a diverse community.
20 Digital Images and List of personal work formatted "01, Last Name_First Name_Title_ Medium_Date;
20 Digital Images and List of students' work formatted "01, Last Name_First Name_Title_ Medium_Date;
Three recommendation letters upon request;
Additional materials such as a sample syllabus of a painting course you have developed and taught may be requested at a later date from shortlisted candidates.
*Applicants may also submit up to 3 URL links to their websites and/or video work.
Job Review and Close Date:
Application Deadline: January 15, 2020
Job Close Date: Open until filled
About Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Founded in Boston in 1873, Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt)is the only independent public university of art and design in the US. The university enrolls approximately 1800 undergraduate students in 22 disciplines and 195 graduate students in top-ranked MFA programs, M.Arch, and Art Education program.