Position Summary: The University of Idaho's Art + Design program seeks applications for a full-time Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Painting & Drawing. The College of Art & Architecture welcomes a progressive and dedicated professional with a broad understanding of these disciplines to play an active role in the collaborative culture of our faculty. A successful candidate will engage with an interdisciplinary research program and faculty aligned with the University's long-term strategic goals. The candidate will provide general curriculum in Painting & Drawing, both contributing to our connective program educational needs, and further engaging in the mentoring of graduate students in our MFA program. Context: Art + Design at the University of Idaho offers programming that focuses on Fine Art and Design supported by 9 full-time faculty and 2-3 part-time lecturers. It enrolls approximately 120 undergraduate majors and 12 graduate students. As a program within the College of Art & Architecture (CAA), Art + Design offers courses that serve degree programs including BFA in Studio Art & Design, BA in Art, BS in Secondary Education/Art Degree, and MFA in Art as well as minors seeking other degrees in CAA. The University of Idaho, the land-grant university of the state of Idaho, is a residential campus of 12,000 students. The University is situated in the center of the town of Moscow, Idaho. Nestled in the rolling hills of the Palouse, Moscow has an active arts commission that promotes the thriving cultural scene with festivals, gallery openings, art education programs, concerts, theater, dance and more. The University of Idaho has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, human rights, multiculturalism and community. The University expresses that commitment by actively recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body, and by building and sustaining a welcoming, supportive campus environment. The University of Idaho provides outstanding leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity and building community. Position Responsibilities
(70%) Teaching and Advising
Job Duties/Responsibilities: The Painting & Drawing position plays an integral role in supporting the BFA Studio Art & Design, BA Art, BS in Secondary Education/Art Degree, and MFA Art degrees. Duties of this 2-3 teaching load include coursework addressing a range of painting and drawing practices and support of Art + Design student portfolio development across disciplines. The faculty member will aid in the evolution of innovative Art + Design curriculum at both undergraduate and graduate levels, support students through academic advising and offering of discipline specific career advice, and function as a member of graduate committees. They will attend regular faculty meetings and contributes to the collegiality of the department. (23%) Scholarship and Creative Activities Job Duties/Responsibilities: Tenure-track faculty are expected to maintain an active research agenda for future tenure consideration. This focused research program must follow at least one of the following models of creative scholarly validation:
Discovery (publication of historical, theoretical, artistic research, etc.)
Teaching/learning (scholarly writing, paper presentations relating to pedagogy)
Outreach/Application/Engagement (validated by peer reviewed publication)
Artistic Creativity (curation & exhibition record, publications of visual work) (7%) Extramural Service and/or University Service & Leadership
Job Duties/Responsibilities: Faculty members contribute to the shared governance of university, college and/or department committees. They also provide support for CAA & UI outreach to participate in the land grant mission of the University of Idaho.
Master of Fine Arts 2 full years of teaching experience at the university level beyond graduate teaching experience (please make this clear in application materials) Evidence of a strong scholarly/exhibition record that will lead to promotion and tenure at a research institution Demonstrates knowledge of contemporary issues in Painting & Drawing Demonstrates knowledge of both contemporary and traditional methodologies to cover course content at all levels of Painting & Drawing Courses Expresses strong, critical awareness of challenges faced by entry level arts professionals Ability to work collaboratively with and in support of other Art + Design disciplines Commitment to working in a culturally diverse environment
Commitment to engaging, innovative pedagogy in Painting & Drawing 3 years or more teaching experience at college level beyond graduate teaching experience Ability to teach other Art + Design coursework
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
Posting Number: F000735P
Posting Date: 10/18/2018
Closing Date: 1/4/2019
Open Until Filled: No
Special Instructions: Review of candidates will begin December 14, 2018.Please submit the following in the Applicant Documents portal: 1. Letter of Interest addressing qualifications 2. Curriculum vitae 3. Statement of creative research 4. Statement of teaching philosophy 5. 20 image, web resolution PDF portfolio of current work OR weblink to an online portfolio composed for the purpose of this application (Please submit as Other Document 1)6. 20 image web resolution PDF portfolio of students work OR weblink to an online portfolio composed for the purpose of this application (Please submit as Other Document 2)7. Sample syllabi/course materials (Please submit as Other Document 3)8. Evidence of effective teaching such as teaching evaluations/sample student work (Please submit as Other Document 4)9. List of 5 references (at least 3 representing higher-education, please include names, titles, phone numbers and e-mail addresses and brief statement on your professional relationship) 10. Scan of terminal degree transcript
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
Since 1889, the University of Idaho has provided motivated students with a transformative higher education experience that prepares them to solve real-world problems and achieve success in their lives and careers. Beginning with our beautiful residential campus in Moscow, the university’s reach extends throughout Idaho, serving over 12,000 students with educational centers in Coeur d’Alene, Boise and Idaho Falls, a research and extension center in Twin Falls, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. One of the nation’s land-grant research universities, U of I is a noted national leader in student-centered learning and interdisciplinary research that promotes public service. Our work serves businesses and communities, advancing the pursuit of diversity, citizenship and global outreach.