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  • Assistant Professor of Painting and Sculpture
    School of Visual Arts
    Boston University

    Assistant Professor of Painting and Sculpture

    Anticipated start date: July 1, 2023.

    Position description:

    Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Visual Arts invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Visual Art (non-tenure track), with a specialty in painting and sculpture. Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate a well-established and conceptually mature practice across 2-D and 3-D media. The appointed faculty member will teach in the MFA and BFA Painting and Sculpture departments, with the courses and level depending on the candidate and BU SVA needs. The position is non-tenure track with renewable contracts as with all BU SVA faculty positions. Boston University offers excellent benefits and research support.

    Boston University is one of three AAU institutions, alongside Yale and Columbia, to have a comprehensive professional visual arts school. A national leader in the fine and performing arts, the College of Fine Arts houses the #6 ranked graduate program in painting in the nation (US News). Distinguished alumni of CFA Visual Arts include Pace Gallery founder Arne Glimcher, Oscar-winning production designer Rick Heinrichs, and painters Brice Marden, Anna Valdez, and SoHyun Bae.


    The candidate should possess expertise and knowledge of the materials, techniques, intellectual discourse, and history of their field informed by recent work and scholarship in visual art. The successful candidate will be well-prepared to teach advanced students (graduate and undergraduate) in studio and seminar courses. The candidate should have a proven ability to teach the critical and conceptual frameworks of visual art in an inclusive way. An MFA in a related area is required.

    The candidate is also expected to have:

    • A strong exhibition record and evidence of impact in the field.

    • Two – three years of college-level teaching and evidence of excellent mentorship.

    • A strong commitment to inclusive teaching.

    In addition to teaching and research, Assistant Professors participate on committees, advise graduate students, and assist with recruitment efforts.

    BU SVA prepares students to think seriously, to see critically, to make intensely, and to act with creative agency in the contemporary world.


    Please upload in Slideroom: an annotated academic CV including a professional website; names and contact information for 3 references; samples of creative work (up to 20 images); samples of student work (up to 20 images); and a teaching philosophy that also expresses how diverse and inclusive pedagogy are addressed. Upload to:

    No email applications please.

    Applications will be accepted until positions are filled, but for full consideration this fall, application materials should be submitted by October 15, 2022.

    The cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of Boston University, the College of Fine Arts and the School of Visual Arts. We are especially eager to welcome a colleague who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring that Boston University is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and a place where all constituents can thrive.

    Boston University is an AAU institution with a rich tradition dedicated to inclusion and social justice. We are dedicated to increasing the participation of all talented students, especially in the arts, and are committed to the pursuit of excellence in the arts by underrepresented groups at BU and beyond.





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