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01 Nov 2011

Brooklyn College Seeks Assistant Professor of Painting

Art Department
Brooklyn College


November 15, 2011
or until filled

Michael Hewitt

Brooklyn College
2900 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, New York 11210

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Assistant Professor - Painting (Art)

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Painting (Art)
Job ID: 4625
Location: Brooklyn College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
FLSA : Exempt


Performs teaching, research, and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise as noted below. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments, performing administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned.


The Art department seeks a faculty member to teach undergraduate courses in painting and possibly drawing and two dimensional design as well as graduate courses in painting, seminars and individual mentoring.

The department offers a BA, BFA, MFA in Art, and a BA and MA in Art History. It also serves an MA program in Art Teaching as well as contributing to the Program in Performance and Interactive Media Art. The studios, workrooms, shops, and state-of-the-art digital laboratories are available to students. The department features the Meier Bernstein Art Library, which offers print and digital materials and an attractive skylit gallery for student exhibitions. This is a tenure-track position. All appointments are subject to financial availability.


Ph.D. degree in area(s) of expertise, or equivalent as noted below. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship or creative achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Applicants should have a terminal degree with an emphasis in painting and teaching experience beyond graduate school (preferred). Of equal importance is an active exhibition record that demonstrates a high level of professional commitment.

Applicants should be well versed in the fundamentals of painting as well as the wide range of materials and processes used in contemporary painting. They should be prepared to engage students in discussions concerning the cultural context of painting and issues that confront today's painters and the art world in general. They should also be prepared to demonstrate their own interest in interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to teaching.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


Please submit your application online as follows:
• Go to and click on 'Employment'
• Click 'Search job listings'
• Click on 'More Options To Search For CUNY Jobs '
• Search by Job Opening ID 4625
• Click on the 'Apply Now' button.

Be sure to upload a cover letter (referencing Job ID 4625) and curriculum vitae as a single document in rtf, doc or pdf format, and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation (reference Job ID 4625) to be sent directly to:

Mr. Michael T. Hewitt.
Assistant Vice President of Human Resources
Brooklyn College
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11210-2889
-OR- (in pdf format)

In addition, applicants should send 20 images of their recent work and 20 images of student work. Images should be submitted on a CD-ROM [regular] or USB flash drive. Image size should be saved at 72 dpi at approx. 1024 pixels w x 768 pixels h. and formated as jpegs. Files should not be larger than 3 MB and should be numbered and placed into one folder that includes lists identifying the images' subjects, authors (for students), mediums, and dates.

Open until filled with the review of applications to begin on November 15, 2011.


We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.