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Visiting Assistant Professor of Art (Social Practice)

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 3/08/23

Job Description

Department: Dept of Art
Full-Time Non-Tenure Track
Open until filled: Yes
Requisition number: 202300031F

Usual duties:
The Department of Art at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a full-time, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art to begin August 2023.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to a socially engaged art practice and have the ability to teach graduate studio courses in Art and Social Practice. Evidence of abilities to teach undergraduate courses in one or more of our other BFA Programs (animation, graphic design, photography, studio art) is also required.

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

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

Experience Requirements:
Teaching experience at the undergraduate and or graduate 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 is experiencing sustained enrollment growth. About 650 undergraduates major in Graphic Design, Studio Art, Photography, and Animation, and we offer anMFAin 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 hasMFAstudios 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 asPDF:
cover letter
a detailed CV
artists statement or description of creative activity
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 thePDFdocument.

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.

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.

Physical Address:
Human Resources Department
1831 University Ave, John W. Thomason Bldg. Suite 202
P.O. Box 2356
Huntsville, TX 77341-2356
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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...