Seeking Associate/Full Professor and Chair of Division of Art, and Assistant Professor in Studio Art (Painting/Drawing)

Seeking Associate/Full Professor and Chair of Division of Art, and Assistant Professor in Studio Art (Painting/Drawing)

SMU Meadows School of the Arts

Courtesy Southern Methodist University.

October 13, 2017
Seeking Associate/Full Professor and Chair of Division of Art, and Assistant Professor in Studio Art (Painting/Drawing)
SMU Meadows School of the Arts
Owen Fine Arts Center
6101 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75205
United States

T +1 214 768 2698
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Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University invites nominations and applications for Associate/Full Professor and Chair of its dynamic Division of Art and for Assistant Professor in Studio Art (Painting/Drawing). For details, qualifications and application, follow the hyperlinks for each position above.

Associate/Full Professor and Chair
The successful candidate for chair will lead with a consultative and collegial style, establishing new opportunities, facilities, and faculty appointments, and strengthening the connections of the Division of Art to the diverse communities of the Dallas-Fort Worth region and beyond.

An artist with creative and teaching experience sufficient for appointment at the rank of associate or full professor, including a deep commitment to artistic production as demonstrated by exhibition, teaching and/or scholarship, significant administrative experience and leadership ability, and a commitment to diversity, creative energy, and innovation. Additional: demonstrated success in leading a diverse community of artists, engagement with interdisciplinary creative work, familiarity with traditions and innovations in curriculum, and an understanding of emerging technologies as well as established ones.

Submit applications via by December 15. The committee will accept applications until the position is filled and will notify applicants of its decision at the completion of the search. Position begins August 2018.  Hiring is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Assistant/Associate Professor in Painting and Drawing
We seek a candidate with a recognized professional practice and teaching experience that encompasses painting and drawing. The responsibilities of the position will be to teach at undergraduate and graduate levels, conduct professional critiques at all levels, and participate in university committee work. Active service at the school, university and community levels is also expected.

MFA degree or equivalent in Studio Art; one year at university level teaching experience beyond graduate assistantship; professional understanding of art related industries and criticism; an active professional creative practice, including a record of projects/ exhibitions/presentations; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Preferred: two years teaching at university level; knowledge of contemporary painting; commitment to foundation-level course content and concepts, specifically in regard to foundations in visual art; an artistic practice informed by a broad range of practical, cultural and intellectual pursuits.

Applications must be submitted via Slideroom and are due by January 15. The committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

The University and Community
The Division of Art at the Meadows School is a community of professional artists/teachers within a comprehensive school of the arts, offering the BA, BFA and MFA in art. The Division operates two on-campus art galleries, and conducts interdisciplinary projects on a regular basis with entities such as the Center for Creative Computation, alumni, Division of Film and Media Arts, and SMU Guildhall, the #1 graduate school in the nation for the video gaming industry.

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, T 214 768 3601, accessequity [​at​]

Read more about SMU Meadows Division of Art.

Contact: Jay Sullivan, Professor and Interim Chair, Division of Art, T (214) 768 4930. 

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