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Associate/Full Professor in Painting and Drawing, Tenure-Track
The Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture Department of Tyler School of Art, Temple University, invites applications for an Associate/Full Professor Tenure or Tenure-Track Appointment in Painting and Drawing. The Painting and Drawing program is an internationally recognized leader in visual arts education and consistently ranks among the top ten in the country, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s graduate school rankings. The program offers studio and theory courses at all levels of the painting and drawing curriculum. We seek an accomplished and recognized 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 mediums. We expect a candidate to have a successful studio practice, significant professional accomplishments, a demonstrated commitment to teaching, the ability to assume a leadership role in the department and a dedication to being an active and collaborative member of the PDS department and Tyler School of Art.
The PDS department’s faculty reflects a wide range of interests and teaching methods, is very active professionally, and is dedicated to research, teaching excellence, and its mission to serve a diverse population. It is our intention to find an individual who shares these accomplishments and commitments as well as the capability to work closely with others. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at all levels in our undergraduate, including the BFA and BA/VS and MFA graduate programs. We look for candidates with a range of conceptual and creative interests capable of engaging in cross-disciplinary discourse; service and commitment to the department, school, and university is expected. This will include student recruitment and advisement; and service on department and campus committees.
Tyler School of Art is home to one of the preeminent painting and sculpture programs in the country and part of Temple University’s Center for the Arts. Graduates of the BFA and MFA programs regularly go on to illustrious careers on the international stage. In Spring 2009, Tyler School of Art moved from its suburban campus in Elkins Park, PA, to a stunning new 160,000-square-foot building, situated in the heart of Temple University’s historic campus. The $75 million building, designed by Carlos Jimenez, boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and magnificent studio space.
Philadelphia is a thriving city with a vibrant art and music scene. Innovative and historic cultural centers, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Curtis Institute of Music, the Kimmel Center, the Franklin Institute, and the Mutter Museum, are convenient to the new Tyler building. The Barnes Foundation, which opened its doors in the summer of 2012 after relocating to Philadelphia’s museum district, boasts an immense collection of post-impressionist and early Modernist painting and sculpture. The city also features wide range of galleries and performance spaces, from the blue-chip to the alternative, making it one of the most intriguing, sophisticated, and adventurous art scenes in the country.
RANK: Associate/Full Professor
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Candidates must have an MFA or equivalent foreign qualifications, a significant national and/or international exhibition record, a substantial amount of teaching experience, and a demonstrated commitment to working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment.
To apply, please submit a cover letter detailing qualifications, including administrative experience, a signed and dated curriculum vitae and evidence of work in your field; a statement of teaching philosophy; sample syllabi; three names, email addresses, and phone numbers of references; and 20 examples of professional work.
DEADLINE: February 28, 2013, applications will be reviewed as received and will continue until position is filled.
Note: All materials must be uploaded to Slideroom: temple.slideroom.com CDs and slides will not be accepted. Materials such as a CV, statement, and syllabi sent by means other than Slideroom will not be reviewed. There is a $10 service charge to upload all application materials to slideroom in lieu of paying mailing fees.
Finalists must be prepared to submit course evaluations for courses taught and official transcripts. Tyler School of Art is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to increasing and sustaining its diverse academic community.