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15 Sep 2017

Assistant Professor in Art - Painting and Drawing - University of California, Riverside

Assistant Professor in Art - Painting and Drawing
University of California, Riverside



Art Department, University of California,
CA 92521

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The Department of Art at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Art with a start date of July 1, 2018. We seek applications from individuals actively engaged in a contemporary art practice, working primarily in Painting and Drawing with a significant record of exhibition.

Candidates should hold an MFA or an equivalent degree in a comparable field and possess the breadth and expertise to teach approaches to painting, drawing and art making from beginning through graduate level courses. In addition, candidates are expected to have a broad understanding of the history and theory of art with an emphasis on painting that encompasses contemporary practices and concerns. Successful candidate will participate in shaping the curriculum and sharing the governance of the Department of Art.

The UCR Art Department is located in the Fine Arts Complex and offers extensive facilities for art production including spacious painting and drawing studios, state of the art photographic and digital imaging equipment, full sculpture lab with CNC and 3d printing capacities, and video production equipment as well as editing stations. Our MFA program is non-media specific and driven by explorative and open approaches to both traditional and interdisciplinary media. Graduate students are offered generously-sized, light filled studios and competitive funding opportunities. The University is located 60 miles east of Los Angeles and benefits from access to internationally acclaimed art community.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is made through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

Applications must include cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, a PDF of 20 images of the applicant's artwork, and a diversity statement. The contact information for three references who can provide a recommendation letter upon request is required. References will be contacted at a later time for applicants under consideration. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Dossier of documents should be in PDF electronic format and should be submitted electronically via url: Review of applications will begin on January 8, 2018, and will continue until position is filled.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California, Riverside is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.