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Assistant Professor in the Expanded Field of Painting, Tenure Track
Carnegie Mellon University

Date Posted Nov. 6, 2019
Title Assistant Professor in the Expanded Field of Painting, Tenure Track
University Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Department School of Art
Application Deadline Dec. 1, 2019
Position Start Date Fall 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Art - Painting/Drawing

The School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University announces a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor within the expanded field of Painting. The school is seeking an artist who: explores contemporary issues related to painting; is actively exhibiting nationally/internationally; and demonstrates teaching abilities with potential for pedagogical excellence within specialized core courses and across interdisciplinary undergraduate and MFA programs. Special attention will be given to candidates who bring both critical and technical knowledge into their work and teaching. Candidates with hybrid practices or additional expertise in other media are encouraged to apply. Advanced degree or equivalent is required. Experience teaching at the college or university level is strongly preferred.

We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized or underrepresented in art and higher education and who will contribute to the breadth of our program.

The new hire will teach two classes per semester, conduct graduate critiques, and maintain a vibrant studio practice. Courses taught might include introductory and advanced painting and drawing, as well as topic-driven courses within our Concept Studio curriculum. Additionally, they will be actively engaged as part of a dynamic faculty, taking part in the governance of the School through committee work, and helping to steer pedagogical development. A private studio will be provided, with access to the School’s myriad physical, digital, and technology-based facilities.

The School of Art is one of five schools in the College of Fine Arts, which also includes the Schools of Architecture, Design, Drama and Music. The School is distinguished by collaborative relationships with innovative learning environments such as the Center for Arts in Society, the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, and IDeATE; individual studios for all junior and senior BFAs; 24-hour access to state-of-the-art facilities; and a unique curriculum that includes concept and media studios, contextual practice, critical theory, and technology alongside programs in electronic and time based media; painting, drawing, print media, and photography; and sculpture, installation and site-specific work. The School of Art is ranked as number six in the US and is currently number one in Time Based and New Media by US News and World Report as determined by an evaluation of graduate school programs.

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which has been cited as being the "Best Arts Destination" among mid-sized cities and one of the USAŹ¼s most affordable and livable places. In addition to the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Andy Warhol Museum, the Mattress Factory, Carrie Furnaces, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, and the Silver Eye Center for Photography, the city has a burgeoning art scene that encompasses many experimental and public exhibition opportunities.

Position and salary are commensurate with experience. Carnegie Mellon offers competitive employee benefits packages.

Application Materials:
- Letter of application with teaching philosophy
- Proposals or Syllabi for introductory and advanced level courses
- Curriculum Vitae
- Names/email addresses/telephone numbers of 3 references (no recommendation letters).
- Documentation of artwork: submit up to 20 images and/or 10 minutes of video

  • Carnegie Mellon University and the School of Art value equality of opportunity and mutual respect, and believe that a diverse campus community is essential to enriching intellectual exchanges and enhancing cultural understanding. As such, CMU does not discriminate against any Faculty or Staff, or any applicant for employment, on the basis of disability, protected veteran status, race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.

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