Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing
Company: Warren Wilson College
Posted on: November 18, 2023
Warren Wilson College welcomes applicants for a faculty position
in Painting and Drawing. This is an Assistant Professor position in
an extended contract system with a 3-3 load beginning in August of
2024. We are looking for educators and practitioners whose work is
socially, conceptually, and/or theoretically motivated, who would
contribute to the diversity of the department and enhance its
offerings with cross-cultural perspectives. Ideal candidates will
contribute to further developing the vision of both the major and
the Art Department. We expect that this position will attract
applicants who have deep commitments to equity and justice, and who
manifest their passions and craft within the area of painting and
The position will instruct undergraduate Art majors with a focus on
Studio BA degrees. We seek a candidate who is experienced and
knowledgeable in a variety of approaches to teaching painting,
drawing, and 2D design and who is committed to student-engaged
research in an undergraduate liberal arts environment. Our ideal
candidate will be knowledgeable in a variety of approaches to
teaching Painting and Drawing and committed to teaching community
and student-engaged research in an undergraduate, interdisciplinary
department. The successful candidate will be expected to teach 12
credit hours per semester, engage in service to the institution
through committee work in the wider college community and
collaborate across disciplines to teach creative problem solving
with the aims of creating a more just, sustainable, and equitable
community through the medium of painting and drawing. Candidates
should be capable of teaching courses within the art department
with a particular focus on materials and techniques related to
painting and drawing. This includes a working knowledge of a
variety of materials including oil and water-based mediums,
graphite, charcoal, and other drawing mediums; they should also be
well-versed in interdisciplinary collaborative approaches and be
able to teach advanced mixed-media courses. The position requires
teaching beginning through advanced Painting and Drawing courses,
foundational courses in drawing and 2D Design, a freshman seminar
course, and to selectively teach independent studies. Additional
key responsibilities include managing painting facilities and will
be responsible for student advising.
About the College:
Warren Wilson College is located on a beautiful 1,135-acre campus
in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina. We
enroll approximately 750 undergraduates and 100 graduates. Rooted
in liberal arts education, the College provides educational
programs that foster students' curiosity, empathy, and integrity to
prepare graduates to engage in groundbreaking scholarship and
creative work; to pursue meaningful careers with professionalism;
and to lead purposeful lives dedicated to fostering a just,
equitable, and sustainable world. The College utilizes an
innovative educational approach that intentionally integrates
academics and experiential learning (through campus work and
community engagement) for a rich, challenging student experience.
Our students matriculate through deliberately scaffolded courses
and signature capstone experiences that combine intellectual
foundations with experiential skill development and problem
To fulfill this mission, the College, through its Strategic
Imperative for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is unwavering
in our commitment to the dignity of all people- particularly those
populations who have been both historically oppressed and continue
to experience systemic oppression. As we value the breadth of
diversity necessary for a rich campus culture, we also recognize
the particular challenge and opportunity for growth and leadership
around race, noting that such a focus necessarily intersects with
deepening efforts around other aspects of identity (such as
ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, sexuality, class, and
worldview). We are committed to a culture of educational access and
to ensuring that students and employees from a diverse range of
identities and experiences will thrive in this community. We seek
and support an academically and culturally diverse faculty and
staff with a genuine interest in our innovative approach to
education and focus on inclusive excellence, as well as a
willingness to fully participate in the life of the College. We
welcome applications from members of historically underrepresented
racial/ethnic groups (e.g., people of African, Latin--, Indigenous,
and/or Asian descent) and individuals who have experience working
with diverse student populations.
- MFA in Painting/Drawing or other relevant terminal degree.
- One year of teaching experience.
- Active creative practice through a record of exhibitions,
presentations, or other professional research activities.
- Proficiency with materials and processes related to the field
of painting and drawing.
- Demonstrated experience with advancing diversity, equity and
inclusion in learning spaces. For instance, experience
incorporating inclusive teaching modalities and working with
diverse student populations (e.g., racial/ethnic, income,
immigration status, sexual orientation/gender identification,
- Two or more years of teaching experience at the undergraduate
- Studio management experience.
- Teaching experience in foundational art courses.
Interested candidates should submit the following to
- a curriculum vitae;
- a cover letter which includes a discussion of your demonstrated
engagement in diversity, equity, and inclusion in learning spaces.
Applicants should also describe how their teaching, research,
and/or creative scholarly activity connects to Warren Wilson's
distinctive learning approach and community;
- URL link to 20 images of professional work. Include title,
media, dimensions, and year;
- URL link to 20 images of student work. Include title, media,
dimensions, and year.
First consideration will be given to candidates who apply by
Monday, January 8th, 2024. Electronic submission is required.
Warren Wilson College is proud to be an equal opportunity
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