Faculty Position in Drawing and Painting

College of the Atlantic (COA) seeks a full-time faculty member in Drawing and Painting.
The successful candidate will develop and teach foundational, intermediate, and advanced classes in drawing and painting, and will integrate drawing and painting into COA’s broad-based, interdisciplinary curriculum. In addition to teaching students pursuing an art focus within their degree in Human Ecology, the candidate should have the ability to teach students from science and humanities disciplines, as well as students at various levels within a given course. Applicants should demonstrate college-level teaching experience and professional expertise in drawing and painting. The scholarship and creative work of the faculty take many forms. In addition to a studio art practice, we also welcome applicants with public engagement and community-based research. We encourage candidates who are in conversation with transdisciplinary thought and practice and engage with innovative and intersectional approaches. Preference will be given to candidates who complement and expand on the strengths of the Art and Design area and who add cultural and intellectual diversity to the area.
College of the Atlantic is committed to inclusive excellence.  We strive toward an open and diverse community that fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized or underrepresented in art and higher education.
COA is an interdisciplinary college of approximately 350 students and 35 faculty – where theory and research are tied to practice. Faculty are not organized via departments, and all students design their own major in Human Ecology (BA, MPhil). The average class size is 13.  Our educational approach integrates knowledge from all academic disciplines and seeks to understand and improve the relationships between humans and their built, natural, and social-cultural environments. We encourage applicants with interests across the sciences, arts, and humanities who are comfortable working collaboratively – and at times team teaching – with colleagues from different disciplinary traditions within the transdisciplinary curriculum of the College.  In addition to teaching 5 courses over 3 ten-week terms, other responsibilities of faculty membership are advising and mentoring students, directing senior projects, supervising independent studies, and contributing to college governance and service.
REQUIREMENTS: MFA in drawing/painting or equivalent professional experience is required. The preferred candidate has college teaching experience and is a practicing artist with a developing body of work, and demonstrates success as a teacher and colleague. The ideal candidate will have a knowledge of painting and drawing and their roles in contemporary visual art and culture, along with an understanding of art theory and criticism.

Interested candidates are invited to send a CV, list of proposed courses, work samples and a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position and teaching philosophy.

●    Cover Letter: Please address qualifications for the position and teaching philosophy. In addressing teaching philosophy, we ask that candidates also discuss ways in which they could contribute to an inclusive and equitable learning environment for all students.
●    Curriculum Vitae: Please include contact information for three professional references.
●    Proposed Courses: Applications should include a list of 4-6 proposed courses (with one or two paragraph description for each) on a variety of traditional and non-traditional topics within the area/s of painting and drawing in which the candidate has expertise. These should include foundational courses in drawing and painting, as well as intermediate, advanced, and topical offerings.
●    Work Samples: 10-15 slides of select works are required. In addition, applicants may submit up to five minutes of time-based work or documentation of an installation.

Please apply through Slideroom.

Review of applicants will begin on September 1, 2019, and final candidates will be invited for extended interviews and job talks in the fall of 2019. The anticipated start date for the hire is between January 2020 and September 2020. Questions may be directed to Dru Colbert: drawpaintsearch@coa.edu

College of the Atlantic is committed to academic excellence, cultural diversity, and multicultural education. COA is an AA/EEO employer. Applications are especially encouraged from persons who could enhance the ethnic, gender, and cultural diversity of the College.