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(Archived) Visiting Assistant Professor of Art (Studio Art) at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville Texas

Last Updated: 4/20/23

Job Description

Requisition 202200167F

Position Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Art (Studio Art)

FLSA status Exempt

Hiring Salary Commensurate with education and experience.

College College of Arts & Media

Department Dept of Art

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Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

The Department of Art at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a full-time, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art starting January 2023 with the opportunity to continue through the 2023-24 academic year.

We are seeking applicants with an MFA who have an interdisciplinary studio practice and the ability to teach drawing and other studio courses. Ideal candidates will be artists working in new media, installation, performance and video, hybrid forms, or who have innovative approaches that expand the boundaries of traditional mediums. Must be able to teach drawing. Artists working in social practice and willing to incorporate community engagement into the curriculum are preferred.

Duties include teaching 3 courses per semester and service on departmental committees.

Educational Requirements for the Position

Candidates must possess an MFA in art or terminal degree in a related field.

Experience Required for the Position

Teaching experience at the undergraduate level is required. The successful candidate will have an ongoing, sustainable, and engaged art practice, and be prepared to be an active faculty member who is engaged with the department, college, university, local and professional communities.

Other Requirements for the Position

The Department of Art and SHSU are committed to supporting a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants are encouraged to describe how they will contribute to and support a diverse and equitable program through their teaching, research, or creative activity, and service.

SHSU is an R2, HSI, minority-majority University. Over 50% of the student body are first-generation college students. The Department of Art is experiencing sustained enrollment growth. About 650 undergraduates major in Graphic Design, Studio Art, Photography, and Animation, and we offer an MFA in Art and Social Practice.

The new Dana G. Hoyt Fine Arts Building includes state-of-the-art lecture halls and classrooms, studios, computer labs, and galleries. In addition to the University Art Gallery on campus, the Department exhibits student work at a Satellite Gallery in downtown Huntsville and has MFA studios in the Natural Science and Art Research Center a few blocks away. Sam Houston State University is located 70 miles north of Houston in Huntsville, TX, surrounded by the Sam Houston National Forest.

Special Instructions Summary

Applicants should submit the following documents as PDF:
• cover letter
• a detailed CV
• artist’s statement or description of creative activity
• statement of teaching philosophy
• statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion
• names and contact information of three references
• samples of personal work
• samples of student work- – for time-based media work examples, please provide URLs for each specific project within the PDF document.

Official college transcripts and letters of recommendation will be required for finalists for this position.

Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will be open until filled.

Full-Time Non-Tenure Track

EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Company Details

Huntsville, Texas, United States
A Great Name in Texas Education! Named for Texas’s greatest hero, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) continually honors its historical roots through academic excellence. For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight college...