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Assistant Professor of Art (Studio Art) - 2 Positions to be Filled

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 5/18/22

Job Description

Requisition 202200005F

Position Title Assistant Professor of Art (Studio Art) - 2 Positions to be Filled

FLSA status Exempt

Hiring Salary Commensurate with education and experience.

College College of Arts & Media

Department Dept of Art

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

The Department of Art at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art starting Fall 2022. We are seeking applicants with an MFA in Drawing or a related 2D Studio Art. Applicants should be able to teach all levels of drawing. Other areas of expertise in painting, installation, or transmedia are desirable. Our drawing curriculum includes foundation courses that focus on observational skills and fundamentals of drawing, courses in figure drawing, and courses that expand the notion of drawing through conceptual development. Students in the studio art program are encouraged to create site specific projects, social practices, and participatory community engaged projects.

Duties include teaching a 2/3 course load, service on departmental committees, and include an expectation of sustained, peer-reviewed creative activity or research.

Learn more about the SHSU Department of Art at

Educational Requirements for the Position

Candidates must possess an MFA or terminal degree in a related field and demonstrate outstanding potential in research and/or creative activity.

Experience Required for the Position

Teaching experience at the undergraduate level is required.

Other Specification

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.

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.

Applicants should submit the following in PDF:
    • cover letter
    • a detailed cv
    • artist’s statement or description of creative activity/research
    • statement of teaching philosophy
    • 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 and submit under “media presentation” in the supplemental documents section of the application.

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. Applicants that have access to their letters of recommendation can upload them in the supplemental documents section, if they would like. This post has been set up to accept letters both confidentially from references and directly from the applicant. Candidates selected for finalist interviews will need to provide written letters of recommendation, and official transcripts for completed degrees. Full-Time Tenure Track

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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.

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Huntsville, Texas, United States