The Department of Art & Art History at St. Lawrence University seeks a practicing artist to teach beginning and upper level undergraduate courses in foundations and 3-d/extended media (or other areas of competency). Teaching load: 3/3. The position will be at the visiting assistant professor level, potentially renewable for up to two years, and begin August 2014. MFA with teaching experience in foundations and other area of competency and evidence of continuing artistic accomplishment are required.
We are primarily looking for an artist who will bring a critical and creative approach to developing and teaching foundation level studio courses. In addition, this person will also be expected to teach courses that will enhance the 3-d/extended media offerings in the department; these might include sculpture, ceramics, installation, and digital processes.
The Arts facilities at St. Lawrence University have enjoyed significant renovations in recent years. The art & art history department has facilities to teach sculptural processes such as ceramics and wood/metal fabrication, in addition to painting, printmaking, photography/video, drawing, and paper-making. Digital processes are taught in the Newell Center for Arts Technology, a state-of-the-art interdisciplinary arts lab located in the center of the arts complex.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of application which includes a statement that addresses professional and artistic goals as well as teaching philosophy, a current CV, 20 digital images of current work and 20 digital images of student work (web-sites and CD’s are acceptable, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you wish the return of materials) and the names and addresses of three professional references to: Foundations Search Chair, Department of Art & Art History, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2014.
St. Lawrence University is committed to affirmative action and diversity. The promotion of such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service.
For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit SLU’s homepage at http://www.stlawu.edu. St. Lawrence University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.