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Assistant Professor of Art, Painting and Drawing
University of Southern Maine

Date Posted Sep. 14, 2018
Title Assistant Professor of Art, Painting and Drawing
University University of Southern Maine
Department Art
Application Deadline Nov. 1, 2018
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2019
  • Gorham, ME
    United States
  • Assistant Professor
  • Art - Painting/Drawing

The University of Southern Maine’s Art Department invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track faculty appointment in the area of Painting and Drawing to begin August 2019.

The successful candidate will teach a 3:3 load of undergraduate level courses in both the BA and BFA programs, advise undergraduate students, and serve on Department and University committees. A fully engaged presence on campus is required as well as a willingness to actively participate in collectively shaping the future of the Painting and Drawing concentration and Art Department.

The University community is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates.

The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: Paid Time Off (Holidays, Vacation, & Sick), Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Tuition Waiver Program for Employee & Dependents, a 403(b) Retirement Plan, and more.

Want to know more about employment, benefits and local resources? Our Employment webpage has additional information to help you become more familiar with developing a new career at USM as well as exploring everything the Greater Southern Maine area has to offer.

USM’s three environmentally friendly campuses are unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university – and all are energized through strong community partnerships. Offering easy access to Boston, plus the ocean, mountains and forests of coastal, inland and northern Maine, USM is at the heart of Maine’s most exciting metropolitan region.

Qualifications Candidates must hold an MFA or equivalent degree. Knowledge of painting and its role in contemporary visual art and culture, professional understanding of art related theory and criticism and an active professional creative practice that may include a record of projects, exhibitions, and presentations. The ability to address work across disciplines is also desired, as our students often push disciplinary boundaries. A minimum of 3 years college-level teaching and experience advising undergraduate students is preferred.

Salary is $55,000

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You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, a list of the names and contact information for three references, a sample syllabus for both a painting and drawing course, and artwork samples which is a document with the webpage links to view samples of student work and 20 images of your recent work.

All required materials must be submitted by November 1, 2018.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

  • The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

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