Tenure-Track Faculty, Assistant or Associate Professor of Illustration

  • Job Description:
    Massachusetts College of Art and Design is seeking an accomplished artist/educator to join our growing illustration program to fill a full-time tenure-track position beginning in the Fall of 2016 at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. Our curriculum emphasizes the practice of drawing and painting from observation, in order to acquire depth of understanding beyond surface, and advance the development of personal voice. Since illustrators work with a wide range of media, we are looking for a flexible artist with professional expertise in any of the following areas: drawing and painting, printmaking, experimental and 3D work, narrative work of all kinds, as well as a working knowledge of current practices in digital media. Responsibilities: In addition to teaching 12 credits (currently three 4 credit) courses per semester, the faculty member will be expected to participate in student advising, curriculum development, committee work, various departmental activities and student reviews. An ideal candidate will be qualified to teach a variety of courses within the major, serve as an enthusiastic mentor, assist students in preparation for post-graduate experience and potentially teach on the graduate level. We also seek someone who will broaden the department's professional presence beyond the college community and issues of diversity. Established in 1873, Massachusetts College of Art was the first and remains the only freestanding public college of art and design in the United States. The college is nationally known for offering broad access to a quality professional arts education, accompanied by a strong general education in the liberal arts. A major cultural force in Boston, MassArt offers public programs of award winning, acclaimed exhibitions, lectures, and events. Starting date is September 2016. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits. Massachusetts College of Art and Design is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Members of under-represented groups and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin on Thursday, December 31, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Position: Other
  • Area of Focus: Illustration
  • City: Boston
  • Region: Northeast
  • Duration: Full-time
  • About Our Company: About the College Born of a pioneering spirit, Massachusetts College of Art and Design is the nation’s first independent public college of art and design—and the first art school to grant a degree. MassArt's founders dared to imagine a better future for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and to believe the path to it lay in creativity. Their goal in establishing the Massachusetts Normal Art School was to educate students in the creative process, which would in turn lead to the development of the mind, body, and spirit. The institution they created was dedicated to producing drawing teachers required in schools throughout the commonwealth, while at the same time training professional artists, designers, and architects. It proudly opened its doors in 1873 to anyone with talent and the will to succeed-at a time when access for everyone was all too uncommon. True to its history, MassArt continues to envision all that is possible and strives to reach it. Our history sets the direction for our future. Learn more about MassArt's history, by visiting our interactive timeline.
  • Company: Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  • Contact Address: 621 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115
  • How to Apply: Please apply on MassArt's website: http://careers.massart.edu/postings/375
  • Job Requirements: REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • MFA or equivalent professional experience • Evidence of extensive professional artistic achievement • College level teaching experience PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: • 2+ years of full-time college level teaching
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