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Assistant Professional Track Faculty in Studio Art (2D)
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Date Posted Feb. 22, 2024
Title Assistant Professional Track Faculty in Studio Art (2D)
University Texas A&M University-Commerce More About This Institution...
Commerce, TX, United States
Department Department of Art More About This Department...
Application Deadline Priority Deadline: March 15, 2024, but will remain open until filled.
Position Start Date August 2024
  • Assistant Professor
    Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
  • Art - Painting/Drawing
    Art - General

The Department of Art is seeking an Assistant Professional Track Faculty in Studio Art Foundations, with primary responsibilities in Painting, Drawing, and Two-Dimensional Design, to begin in August 2024. As a Non-Tenure Track role, the position carries a 4/4 teaching load. We seek applicants who demonstrate a commitment to painting and drawing, possess an expansive knowledge of the field, and can engage our students with contemporary, historical, and conceptual issues. Candidates will teach various technical and conceptual approaches in foundations and advanced painting and drawing courses, with optional topics courses as needed for department coverage. They will have the opportunity to work with graduate students.


  • Teach courses in Painting and Drawing and Two-Dimensional Design
  • Teach courses in other areas of the Art Department, as needed
  • Prepare syllabi to meet student learning objectives
  • Contribute to curricular planning and implementation 
  • Work collaboratively with faculty and staff to implement departmental programs
  • Maintain knowledge and stay abreast of current trends in painting and drawing
  • Maintain knowledge of best practices in teaching, and technological applications in the classroom, including online teaching
  • Deliver instruction, primarily at the Commerce campus, but potentially including online and other university campuses. Instructional duties may include teaching during the day, in the evening, or on Saturday


  • Education: Terminal degree (MFA) in a Studio Art discipline at the time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated evidence of expertise in the field through current portfolio and exhibition record. 
  • Teaching Experience: Teaching experience at the college-level.
  • Communication Skills: Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a team of professionals. Good written and oral communication skills.


  • Evidence of an ongoing creative practice and production
  • Evidence of strong technical experience and theoretical background
  • Teaching Experience: Commitment to high-quality teaching and mentoring. Dedication to high standards and student success.


Preference is given to applications submitted by March 15, 2024, but will remain open until filled.

Applicants should submit the following materials:

  • Letter of interest 
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Contact information for three references (name, address, email, and phone numbers)
  • Portfolio - Upload a single PDF with links to a professional portfolio or website address
  • Unofficial transcript for terminal degree (MFA). For finalists, official transcripts will be required for all degrees earned.


  • All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

    Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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Contact Information

  • Human Resources
    Texas A&M University-Commerce
    2200 Campbell Street
    Commerce, TX 75428
  • (903) 886-5080


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