Assistant Professor, Art

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Spokane, WASHINGTON
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Position Information


Proposed Rank/Hiring Title Assistant Professor, Art
Department Art
Proposed Hiring Contract Type Tenure Track
Non-Tenure Track End Date
Appointment Percent 100%
Months per Year 9 months
Job Summary
The Art Department at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Painting and Drawing, beginning fall 2023. Candidates should be committed to pursuing excellence in teaching that promotes an inclusive learning environment. The successful candidate will teach all levels of the painting and drawing curricula and participate in the rotation of the senior capstone courses for B.F.A. and B.A. students. Opportunities to develop special topics courses or to teach the digital art foundations course and the mixed-media course (“Art Fusion”) also exist. The candidate will maintain and manage two painting studio classroom spaces, work collaboratively with colleagues in a small department, and mentor students earning the B.F.A. or B.A. degree in art.
Essential Functions
  • Teach 4 courses per semester, including all levels of painting and drawing and, on a rotating basis, the senior capstone courses for the B.F.A. and B.A. students.
  • Maintain the two painting studio classroom spaces.
  • Provide curriculum and career advising and mentoring to students earning the B.F.A. or B.A. degree in art.
  • Maintain an active record of creative endeavors, including a regular exhibition schedule of competitive, juried shows.
  • Support the department, university, and discipline through service and other forms of academic citizenship.
Minimum Qualifications
  • MFA in the visual/fine arts. Concentration in painting or related focus
  • At least three years of college teaching experience
  • An active exhibition record
  • Evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level, including evidence of creating inclusive learning environments for students from diverse and/or marginalized backgrounds.
Desired Qualifications


Posting Detail Information


Open Date 09/02/2022
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Application Review Begins on 11/04/2022
Hiring Salary DOE
Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply, please visit our website at www.gonzaga.edu/jobs. Applicants must complete an online application and submit
(1) a cover letter summarizing your qualifications and experience, including evidence or intentions of working collaboratively with department colleagues; (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a digital portfolio of your work (15 examples of your painted work, plus 5-7 drawings), (4) a digital portfolio of your students’ work (5-10 examples), (5) a statement of teaching philosophy including evidence of creating inclusive learning environments, and (6) three letters of recommendation. A PDF or PPT of each digital portfolio must be 9MB or less. For information about the institution, go to www.gonzaga.edu. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Rob Donnelly, Art Department Chair at donnelly@gonzaga.edu. Open until filled; for best consideration, please submit materials by November 4, 2022. For assistance with your online application, call 509.313.5996.
EEO Statement
Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status. Applicants with disabilities needing reasonable accommodations to complete the application or hiring process should contact Human Resources (509) 313-5996.
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