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Instructor, Drawing and Painting
Arizona State University

Date Posted Mar. 19, 2019
Title Instructor, Drawing and Painting
University Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ, United States
Department School of Art
Application Deadline May 1, 2019
Position Start Date August 2019
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Art - Painting/Drawing

The School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time appointment in Drawing and Painting at the Instructor level beginning Fall 2019 for a one-year, renewable appointment.

About ASU:
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

About the Herberger institute for Design and the Arts:
The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the nation, is a vibrant example of the of the New American University philosophy. With 4,700 students, more than 400 faculty and faculty associates, 135 degrees and a tradition of top-ranked programs, the Herberger Institute is built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program in the nation. The institute includes the School of Art, The School of Arts, Media + Engineering, The Design School, The School of Film, Dance and Theatre, The School of Music, and the ASU Art Museum. Through recognizing that design and the arts are critical resources for transforming society and solving complex problems, the Herberger Institute is committed to positioning artists, scholars, designers, and educators at the center of public life. For more information, visit

About the School of Art:
Located in one of the most expansive metropolitan centers in the United States, and situated in the Sonoran Desert, the school supports a broad range of art practice and inquiry. Programs within the School of Art lead to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art with concentrations in art history, art studies, museum studies; an online BA in art history; Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art with concentrations in art education and a broad number of mediums; Master of Arts (MA) in Art with concentrations in art history or art education; and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Art. In addition, the school participates in the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs in Design, Environment and the Arts housed within the Herberger Institute. With several nationally ranked programs and one of the largest comprehensive art programs in a public research university in the United States, the ASU School of Art plays a prominent role within the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and is located on both the Tempe and downtown Phoenix.

This Instructor will deliver lectures and hands-on instruction to majors and non-majors in Drawing and Painting. The successful candidate will have extensive experience teaching art to students with diverse backgrounds and interests. Courses at the lower and upper division undergraduate level may include all levels of drawing and painting. Teaching may include online, hybrid, and in-person.

The Herberger Institute seeks candidates capable of growing dynamic and innovative degree programs, who can help attract new students and teach courses that support enrollment goals, enhance the diversity connecting artists, designers, and scholars across campus and in the community.

Required Qualifications:

  • MFA or equivalent terminal degree
  • Minimum of 3 years teaching at the university level
  • Record of excellence in teaching all undergraduate levels
  • Evidence of commitment to diversity and inclusion in creative activity, research, teaching and service

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated success in teaching online or hybrid courses
  • Demonstrated success in teaching students life drawing and painting, mixed media applications, and conceptual development

Instructions to Apply:

  • Please submit
  • A letter of interest addressing creative research, teaching, and work experience
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Evidence of creative work (20 images) .jpg format, 1200 max. pixel width – Please upload all images in one combined PDF
  • Evidence of student work (20 images) .jpg format, 1200 max. pixel width – -Please upload all images in one combined PDF
  • Provide a separate image list for both creative and student work including name, title, date, size and medium for each work

All applications must be submitted electronically via

Application Deadline: Application deadline is May 1, 2019; if not filled, reviews will occur every two weeks thereafter until search is closed. Screening of candidates will begin immediately; for full consideration, application materials should arrive by the deadline.

  • Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. See ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement at

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Contact Information

  • Painting and Drawing Search Committee
    School of Art
    Arizona State University
    900 S. Forest Mall
    Tempe, AZ 85287


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