The School of Visual Arts (SOVA) in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Studio Art program effective August 2019.
The School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech seeks an artist fluent in contemporary and emerging practices of painting. SOVA is comprised of 26 full-time faculty with approximately 250 undergraduate students and 25 master’s students. The ideal hire will complement current faculty in terms of their research and teaching qualifications, and contribute to a broad range of students within the Studio Art (B.F.A.), Visual Communication Design (B.F.A.), Creative Technologies (B.F.A. and M.F.A.), Art History (B.A.), and Material Culture (M.A.) programs. Appointment to the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor carries with it professional responsibilities in teaching/learning, research/discovery, and outreach/engagement/service. Responsibilities typically include a 2/2 teaching load of courses that support the professional curricula, as well as advising undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, the candidate will be expected to maintain a strong national/international exhibition record, mentor students in capstone learning experiences at undergraduate and graduate levels, and contribute to the growth of our school and programs by dynamic participation in a collaborative, cross-disciplinary work environment.
Applicants should possess thorough historical, theoretical, and technical knowledge of painting as a genre and the ability to offer critical perspective on contemporary approaches to art across all disciplines. Virginia Tech is invested in exploring and leveraging emerging technologies in creative research. An ideal candidate will be engaged with the impact of digital tools and culture, and screen-based experiences, on the production and critical context of painting. An interest in interdisciplinary and/or collaborative approaches to art-making is welcome.
● Terminal degree (M.F.A.) in painting or related field(s)
● Evidence of an ongoing and active professional exhibition record at the national and international level
● A broad understanding of the history and theory of contemporary painting
● An expansive approach to painting, which engages emerging technologies and/or digital culture
● 2 years teaching experience at the university or college level beyond graduate school teaching appointments
● Desire to work collaboratively and across disciplines
● Proven academic leadership experience (for Associate rank)
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