Tenure-Track Faculty Search: Assistant Professor in Painting

Assistant Professor in Painting, tenure-track position starting August 1, 2015.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville seeks a dedicated artist and teacher for whom Painting is central to her or his creative practice. The successful applicant will be engaged with contemporary issues and conversant in current theory and practice. The School of Art is committed to a broad range of approaches to painting and seeks an individual who will enrich our program while contributing to a national and international exchange of ideas.

Required qualifications: MFA or other terminal degree; two years of post-graduate, college-level teaching experience; a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and an established record of exhibition and/or related research with clear potential for achievement on a national and/or international level.

Desired qualifications: Evidence of an ability to contribute in meaningful ways to an open and inclusive community and to support the diversity and intercultural goals of the School and the University.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach painting at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Other responsibilities include active participation in departmental organization, student advising, service on graduate thesis committees and on committees that support the educational mission and initiatives of the School and University. The studio faculty is expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to professional growth through exhibitions, research, and creative activity.

The School of Art studio faculty is composed of committed artists and teachers who provide a rigorous and supportive atmosphere based upon the exigencies of artmaking.  The Painting and Drawing area is home to an active and integral Artist-in-Residence program that brings a nationally recognized artist to work and teach in the School of Art each semester.

Review of applications will begin December 10, 2014. Applications are accepted until the position is filled. Applicants whose submission is completed by January 15th are eligible for an interview during the CAA conference. Selected interviewees will be notified by January 23th. Conference attendance is not required. The School of Art contact person is Painting Search Committee Chair, Professor David Wilson, dwilson3@utk.edu, 865.974.3407

Application Instructions: To apply use: https://utkart.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/23467

Create a login and follow the instructions to complete your application. Include in your application materials: letter of application; CV; 20 images of creative work including descriptions; links to websites; artist statement; teaching philosophy; 20 images of student work including descriptions; the names and contact information of three references; and an indication of availability for an interview during the upcoming CAA conference.

The University of Tennessee is classified as a Carnegie doctoral research extensive university with over 21,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students. The School of Art is part of the College of Arts and Sciences. The school offers NASAD accredited programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Art and Art History; the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art with concentrations in 2D, 3D, and 4D; and the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. The school’s graduate program offers a three-year Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Arts with concentrations in Ceramics, Painting/Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Transmedia Design. The 25 full-time, tenure-track faculty is responsible for 350 undergraduate and 35 graduate majors. To learn more about the School of Art please go to: http://art.utk.edu

The University of Tennessee, School of Art prides itself in celebrating all forms of diversity. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN  37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498.  Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.



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