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Faculty - Assistant Professor - Painting/Drawing, 2D Design
Utah Valley University

Date Posted Feb. 12, 2021
Title Faculty - Assistant Professor - Painting/Drawing, 2D Design
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Department Art & Design
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Faculty - Assistant Professor - Painting/Drawing, 2D Design

Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)


The Art & Design Department at Utah Valley University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in Painting/Drawing to begin August 2021. We are seeking an inclusive, visionary, and collaborative artist/educator who will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in the Painting/Drawing area with particular emphasis in 2D design. The position, under the area coordinator, serves in a responsible role in managing all sections of 2D Design courses and makes recommendations in teaching assignments and curriculum development. Must be able to teach traditional observational skills through non-objective and other contemporary approaches. Skills in teaching all undergraduate levels of drawing/mixed media, oil and acrylic painting are required. Skills in printmaking media, figure drawing/painting, and/or watercolor are desirable. Must have active exhibition record. The position also participates in mentoring students, development of curricula within the area. The candidate is expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence, as well as to teaching diverse learners and modeling inclusive practices. Applicants from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

UVU, located in Orem, Utah, is a comprehensive state institution of higher education with over 37,000 students. Orem is on the western front of the Wasatch Mountains and offers access to numerous outdoor activities including snow sports, hiking, mountain biking, and hunting. The Wasatch Front metropolitan area offers rich cultural opportunities in the arts including the Sundance Film Festival and world-class music and dance companies. The UVU campus is served by a wonderful public transit system, including a rail line that runs along the entire Wasatch Front urban corridor. The UVU School of the Arts has strong ties with other universities and with professionals in the arts in Utah. UVU and the School of the Arts strongly support undergraduate creative activities and service learning. UVU offers great health insurance and retirement benefits to faculty members.

Full tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents, substantial employer contribution to retirement, affordable medical and dental insurance, life insurance, & 12 paid holidays.

Required Qualifications:

A Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree from an accredited institution appropriate to the position discipline is required. Knowledge and skill in current instructional theories, strategies, techniques, and discipline content. Evidence of potential for scholarly/creative work consistent with a teaching university. See preferred qualifications for discipline or program-specific minimum qualifications.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

- Knowledge of art history, art criticism and theory that includes a variety of perspectives
- Knowledge of principles and elements of 2D Design
- Knowledge in art studio practices relevant to Painting/Drawing area courses
- Knowledge in student management, motivation and evaluation techniques
- Skills as a practicing artist in Painting/Drawing area related media
- Skills in Painting/Drawing theory and pedagogy
- Excellent communication skills
- Skills in interpersonal relationships, problem-solving and decision-making
- Ability to relate well with students and colleagues.
- Ability to evaluate student work effectively both orally and in writing.
- Ability to apply appropriate technology in classroom teaching.
- Ability to teach, mentor, and motivate students in inclusive and engaging ways.
- Ability to teach courses in a variety of formats: hybrid/online/live stream/weekends/evenings

Preferred Qualifications:

One to Three years of university level teaching experience including 2D Design preferred. Evidence of active performance as an artist such as peer-reviewed exhibitions, residencies, commissions, etc. Experience teaching/working in linguistically, culturally, and economically diverse settings desirable.

Physical Requirements:

Lifting up to 25 pounds

Benefits Summary:

Full tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents, substantial employer contribution to retirement, affordable medical and dental insurance, life insurance, & 12 paid holidays.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: $50,000 - $55,000

Advertisement Number: FAC12420

Open Date: 10/09/2020

Review Start Date: 11/30/2020

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply on or before the Review Start Date." This job advertisement may close at any time after the review date.

Portfolios should include examples of both applicant and student work.

Please list a minimum of three references. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process for a letter of recommendation.

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Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicants qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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