The Studio Art Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will be for a term of one year, beginning fall 2019 and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor of Art.
Founded in 1833, Oberlin is a private four-year, selective liberal arts college near Cleveland, Ohio and is also home to an outstanding Conservatory of Music. Together, the two divisions enroll approximately 2900 students. Oberlin College was the first college in America to make interracial education and co-education central to its mission. The College continues to view a diverse, equitable and inclusive educational environment as essential to the excellence of its academic program.
The art department has created programs of major study that are deeply integrated with the overall liberal arts education that is the hallmark of Oberlin. A chief goal of the department is to help students acquire visual literacy, that is, the ability to understand and critically respond to our current visual culture and how it has been influenced by the traditions of visual representation from the past. Students also acquire sophisticated written, technical, and visual abilities that allow them to convey their ideas, their understanding, and their appreciation of art through formal as well as new media.
The incumbent will teach five (5) studio art courses in the general area of drawing and 2D design. Courses include beginning-level Visual Concepts and Processes: (introductory) Drawing, (introductory) Color Theory, and (intermediate/advanced) Problems in Drawing. Additional responsibilities include managing an open figure drawing session once a week, overseeing student workers, as well as maintaining a classroom budget and supplies.
Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching; Ability to teach technically and conceptually; Interest in cross-disciplinary practice and commitment to a liberal arts atmosphere; Ability to engage in collaborative dialogues with faculty; Evidence of a significant professional studio art practice and exhibition record; Proven ability to work with diverse populations; Ability to keep detailed budgeting records to maintain an inventory of classroom supplies. Along with the aforementioned qualifications, required for the position is a Master of Fine Arts degree in hand at time of appointment.
To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at https://jobs.oberlin.edu. Review of applications will begin on May 20, 2019, and position will remain open until filled. See job site for full job details.