Open rank professor of painting position

Open rank professor of painting position

Wake Forest University

Scales Fine Art Center. Courtesy Wake Forest University. 

October 31, 2023
Open rank professor of painting position

Application deadline: December 1, 2023
Wake Forest University
1775 Wake Forest Rd
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
United States

The Department of Art at Wake Forest University invites applications for an open rank, tenure track professor of painting position to begin July 1, 2024. Candidates hired at the associate or full professor level are eligible for tenure pending approval by the Board of Trustees. We seek a dynamic teacher-scholar with an MFA or PhD in art, a track record of excellence in both teaching and creative work, and the professional background to teach all levels of painting in a Studio Art BA program. The teaching load is 2 courses per semester. We welcome an artist who thinks about painting expansively and who is interested in forging interdisciplinary connections at Wake Forest and in the larger Winston-Salem community. The successful applicant will also have a demonstrated interest in service, including mentoring and advising students from diverse backgrounds, and a desire to shape the future of the program through leadership roles and curriculum development.

The Art Department includes undergraduate programs in both art history and studio art, with 13 full-time faculty. The department is in the midst of exciting renewal, especially as we are fulfilling our commitment to equity-focused teaching practices and diversity in the design of our curriculum. We are eager to welcome a colleague whose experiences, training, and practices will contribute to our efforts to engage students in understanding and appreciating the richly diverse world of artists and artistic production. View our website at

To apply for the position, submit your application materials as a single PDF at and select “Faculty Openings.” The application requires a cover letter that includes your artist statement and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, a sample of your work, and examples of student work. Applications will be accepted through December 1, 2023.

Wake Forest University is a private collegiate university in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with 5,400 undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Wake Forest Teacher-Scholar ideal values excellent teaching and student engagement while advancing the frontiers of knowledge and creativity. To learn more about the University, visit Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse faculty, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer.

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