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Assistant/Associate Professor, Painting (non-tenure track)
ArtCenter College of Design

Date Posted Feb. 5, 2020
Title Assistant/Associate Professor, Painting (non-tenure track)
University ArtCenter College of Design
Pasadena, CA, United States
Department Fine Art
Application Deadline Apr. 24, 2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate Professor
  • Art - Painting/Drawing

The undergraduate Fine Art Department at ArtCenter is seeking a candidate for a full-time position in Painting, at the Assistant or Associate level, commensurate with experience. The teaching load of this position is structured as two-thirds in the Fine Art Department and one-third in Illustration, which is the equivalent of three five-hour per week classes in each fourteen-week semester. The school requires all full-time faculty to provide three hours per week as "service hours," which include such responsibilities as serving on review panels, committees and participating in other administrative work. ArtCenter College of Design runs year-round, on a system of three fourteen-week semesters, with two three-week breaks and one four-week winter break.


  • Master of Fine Arts from an accredited college or institution
  • Exhibition record of at least five years
  • Minimum of five years of experience teaching painting classes
  • Ability to develop effective curriculum appropriate to the fields of study and practice
  • Ability to develop and maintain valuable working relationships with educational partners, educational institutions and other organizations relevant to the department
  • A strong, active painting-based practice both in professional work and exhibitions as well as in teaching
  • Strong presentation and communication skills – verbal, written, and visual
  • Ability to handle confidential information with tact and discretion and recognize the confidential nature of ArtCenter business, as well as requirements under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Must be able to work with and understand our culturally diverse student and faculty body with their needs and goals
  • Demonstrated experience in and commitment to diversity, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within Art Center’s diverse communities

Preferred Qualifications

  • National and international exhibition record of five years or more
  • Two years or more experience with academic committee work.

Core Duties and Responsibilities

Housed within the Fine Art Department, the full-time painting position is a shared assignment with ArtCenter’s Illustration Department, which is a larger department with a smaller subset of students who are looking toward careers that include both illustration and art through painting. It is expected that the successful candidate will conduct classes with both populations of students who are often combined in classes. The shared position requires the ability to teach across student levels and disciplines, from beginning to advanced students. In painting classes, the successful candidate should be adept in addressing issues of abstraction and representation to Fine Art and Illustration students, with equal enthusiasm.
Each of Faculty’s teaching assignments shall include duties related to classroom instruction; preparation of instructional materials and class syllabi, including submission of syllabi to departments; maintaining and reporting student attendance; grading students’ assignments and exams; officially posting students’ grades; consulting with students; replying to students’ inquiries; and facilitating course evaluations. Faculty will be advised of their specific assignments for each term by the Department Chairs. Faculty’s responsibilities also involve administrative, service, and instructional duties, which may be outside of Faculty’s Department, and which may include occasional substitute teaching, service on college-wide committees such as Faculty Council, faculty and student mentoring and advising, core curricular planning, scholarship and portfolio student reviews, outcome assessments with corresponding data collection, and attending departmental and College all-hands meetings. Faculty understands that ArtCenter has the right of assignment, and accordingly, ArtCenter determines Faculty’s teaching, administrative, and service assignments both within and outside Faculty’s Department, and ArtCenter reserves the right to transfer or reassign Faculty, at ArtCenter’s sole discretion.

  • ArtCenter is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against its employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, ancestry, national origin, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic pregnancy, marital status, military, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal law. Equal employment opportunity is extended to all persons in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including without limitation, recruitment, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, leave of absence, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall and termination. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of ArtCenter and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of ArtCenter.

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Contact Information

  • Human Resouces
    ArtCenter College of Design
    1700 Lida Street
    Pasadena, CA 91103
  • 91103


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