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Assistant Professor- Visual Art, Painting-Drawing
Company: Texas Woman's University
Location: Denton, TX
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 04/20/2021
Expire Date: 06/20/2021
Job Categories: Education
Job Description
Assistant Professor- Visual Art, Painting-Drawing
This position will entail teaching 9 credit hours per academic semester (Fall
and Spring), which is equivalent to 3 courses per academic semester. We seek a collaborative
colleague who will reinvigorate, expand, and build upon the current curriculum within our BFA in
Art program (which includes a Painting and Drawing sub-track within the Studio Art track); and
enrich our interdisciplinary MFA in concert with faculty in other media areas. An ideal candidate
will demonstrate proficiency in traditional painting methodologies as well as innovative practices,
including handmade as well as digital processes. They must be well-versed in history, theory,
and contemporary issues in order to create a solid foundation for inquiry, experimentation, and
informed expression. They must promote an expanded approach to drawing and painting,
allowing strategies beyond traditional mark-making. Teaching responsibilities will also
sometimes include courses rotated among the faculty, such as Graduate Critique Seminar,
Professional Practices, MFA and BFA Exhibition, etc.
Additional job requirements are listed on the full version linked here: IRC35323
Qualifications & Requirements
A terminal degree (MFA) with an emphasis in Painting or a related field
completed by the time of hire is required. This position requires the ability to teach and develop
curriculum for a range of courses in painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor, etc.), drawing, and related
media, including courses at the undergraduate level (BFA) foundational through advanced, and
also at the graduate (MFA) level, to be delivered face-to-face, in hybrid format, or fully online. A
minimum of 3 years of teaching experience (as instructor of record) at the college level is
preferred. Candidates should have experience working with diverse student populations in ways
that address their learning needs and which consider the politics of representation.
Additional/Preferred Qualifications:

Skills in printmaking, paper making, and bookmaking
Expertise in software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and Procreate
Digital Fabrication
Community/Social Practice and Relational practice
Contact Information
Contact Name: Texas Woman's University
Company Name: Texas Woman's University
Phone Number: 9408983555
Fax Number: 9408983566
Contact Email: facultyjobs@twu.edu
Website: https://twu.edu/humanresources/care...
Company Description:
The School of the Arts at Texas Woman's University aims to develop an appreciation and understanding of the arts as expressions of personal and cultural experience and to prepare individuals, particularly women, for professional work in the arts. As of this Fall, the School of the Arts will include the departments of Dance, Music, Theatre, Fashion, and Visual Arts. It is the special mission of the School of the Arts: To provide liberal arts-based graduate and undergraduate programs of study which balance tradition and innovation and value diverse approaches to making, performing and researching the arts. To provide a collaborative teaching/learning environment that encourages a diverse student population to develop meaningful interaction across the arts disciplines. To advance knowledge and creative research in the arts through encouraging excellence in art making, performance, research and writing by students and faculty in local, regional, national and international venues. To offer arts courses and experiences designed to provide all university students with the skills and knowledge necessary to understand and appreciate the arts. To enhance the cultural life of the community through exhibitions, performances, and educational programs designed to promote engagement with the arts. About the University: With an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students, Texas Woman's University is the nation's largest university primarily for women. TWU offers degree programs in the liberal arts, nursing, health sciences, the sciences, business and education. Its campuses, in Denton, Dallas and Houston, are joined by an e-learning campus offering innovative online degree programs in business, education and general studies. Texas Woman's University builds on its long tradition as a public institution primarily for women by educating a diverse community of students to lead personally and professionally fulfilling lives. TWU prepares women and men for leadership and service through high quality undergraduate, graduate and professional programs on campus and at a distance. A TWU education ignites potential, purpose and a pioneering spirit. EOE Statement: Texas Woman's University strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate. TWU is a "Tobacco Free Campus". Texas Woman's University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran's status, genetic information or against qualified disabled persons. Individuals may qualify for a Veteran Employment Preference or a Former Foster Youth Employment Preference at Texas Woman University over other applicants for the same position who do not have a greater qualification. If you believe you may qualify, click here for more information and instructions on how to claim an employment preference for this position: https://servicecenter.twu.edu/TDClient/KB/?CategoryID=6592
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