Job Posting: Visiting Assistant Professor of Painting

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The Department of Art at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, seeks candidates for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Painting beginning Fall 2019. This is a two-year appointment with the possibility of renewal.

Position Summary

The candidate should have extensive knowledge of the practice and theory of contemporary painting, and also be comfortable working and thinking across disciplines, with interests that extend beyond their specialization and encompass broad approaches to art practice.

Responsibilities will include teaching (2-2 course load) primarily introductory, intermediate and advanced level studio courses in Painting. Teaching will be focused primarily in the BFA undergraduate program with participation in the MFA program. Teaching may also include arts-related general education and department Foundations program courses.

The candidate’s specific interests in art making and contemporary art will contribute to the breadth and depth of our curriculum. Other responsibilities include participation on departmental and college committees, advising, admissions, student recruitment, final critiques, and other support for the Painting program and the Dept. of Art in general.

We welcome candidates whose professional and pedagogical experience will contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusivity.

The Department of Art has graduate programs at the MA, MFA and PhD levels as well as BFA and BA programs in Art, Art History and Visual Studies.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

A terminal degree (MFA or equivalent) in a studio discipline or related field. A PhD will be considered if the candidate has an active creative practice. Candidates should demonstrate a strong creative and professional practice, evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level, or of potential as an effective teacher. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Special Instructions

  • Review of applications will begin February 15th, 2019; position will remain open until filled.
  • Applicants must submit the following:
    • CV
    • Cover Letter
    • Contact Information for three (3) references
    • 15 images of professional work with descriptions, URL or PDF accepted 
    • Artist’s Statement
    • Teaching Philosophy
  • Optional:
    •15 Images of student work at various levels with brief descriptions of assignments, URL or PDF accepted
  • All application materials should be submitted via UB Jobs. Application materials submitted directly to the posting contact will not be acknowledged and cannot be considered.