Position Title: Assistant Professor of Visual Arts or Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Visual Arts
Department: 4410- SOA Visual Arts
Department Number: 4410
Summary Description: The Visual Arts program seeks to fill a position of Assistant Professor (tenure-track research faculty) or Assistant Professor of Professional Practice (practice faculty), specializing in painting, to teach graduate and undergraduate level courses, effective July 1, 2015.
The program seeks applicants with a vibrant painting practice and teaching experience. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to engage with all students in the MFA program regardless of medium, and be conversant in critical issues and theoretic discussions in the art world.
Teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels is expected, in addition to active participation in departmental committees. The successful candidate must be capable of service and future leadership in the program and must demonstrate the potential for vision and direction that would be appropriate to a director of undergraduate or graduate studies or a program chair for Visual Arts. (The successful candidate would serve rotating terms in one or more of these capacities in the future.)
School/Institute/Unit: Arts, School of the
Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent
All applicants MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered for the position. Candidates for Assistant Professor of Visual Arts (tenure track research position) must have demonstrated and show promise of the capacity for creative work and accompanying pedagogy qualifying them for future nomination to tenure. Graduate and undergraduate teaching experience required.
Candidates for an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Visual Arts position must have demonstrated and show promise of continuing to make significant contributions to their areas of professional practice and accompanying pedagogy. Graduate and undergraduate teaching experience required.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.
Additional Information: The Visual Arts program attracts artists working in all forms including painting, print media, photography, sculpture, moving image, and new genres. The Program has 10 full time faculty, 40 adjunct faculty, 54 graduate students and over 500 undergraduate enrollments in approximately 40 courses each year.
Columbia University School of the Arts offers Masters of Fine Arts Degrees in four disciplines: film, theatre, visual arts and writing, as well as a Masters of Arts and related undergraduate programs.
The School is especially interested in qualified candidates whose record of achievement will contribute to the diversity goals of the institution.
Posting Date: 10-31-2014
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants: All applications must be made through Columbia University’s online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS). On the RAPS site, please upload the following required materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of references. RAPS will accommodate uploads of maximum two (2) megabytes in size per document.
Additionally, work sample images are required. They may be provided by website (e-mail site to email@example.com) or on a CD. If in the form or a CD-ROM no more than 12 jpeg Digital images (including name, date, media and dimensions of artwork represented) should be sent to:
Visual Arts Search Committee – Painting
310 Dodge Hall, MC 1806
New York, NY 10027
NO SLIDESHOWS OR POWERPOINT ACCEPTED.
Before uploading documents, applicants first will be asked to input a name and valid email address for each reference provider. The application to this position must include a minimum of three reference letters. The applicant may enable RAPS to generate an automatic email to the reference provider, politely requesting a letter of reference and offering a secure link to the RAPS website where a letter can be uploaded quickly and easily. Wherever possible, letters should be uploaded into the online system. If this is not possible, the applicant should refer the reference provider or dossier service to the address given above.
After completing the “Provide References” screens, the applicant will come to the “Attach Documents” screen and be asked to upload into RAPS the required application materials listed above.
The review of applications will begin January 5th, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration applications should be submitted by January 5th.
For questions about the RAPS application process, please contact Nona Russell, HR Manager in the School of the Arts: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposed Start Date: 07-01-2015
EEO Statement Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer –Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.
Date Review Begins 01-05-2015
Required Applicant Documents for Upload: Curriculum Vitae
List of References
Optional Applicant Documents for Upload
Quicklink for Posting: academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60030