November 25, 2014

Seeking candidates for full-time faculty

Purchase College, State University of New York
Multiple students, 1 Minute Sculpture, 2012. Collaboration by students from 3D Processes course. Photo: Christopher Robbins.

The School of Art+Design in the School of the Arts at Purchase College, SUNY seeks candidates for multiple full-time positions beginning fall 2015:

– Assistant Professor of Sculpture/Expanded Media (tenure track)
– Assistant Professor of Print Media (tenure track)
– Assistant or Associate Professor of Photography (tenure track)
– Visiting Assistant Professor of Foundation Program

Teaching responsibilities can include introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses, electives specific to a faculty’s research interests, and classes suitable for students with varied backgrounds at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Our ideal candidates will demonstrate a deep understanding of the practice, history and theory of contemporary artistic production, be comfortable working and thinking across disciplines, have interests that extend beyond his or her specialty, and encompass broad approaches to art practice and human knowledge. A terminal degree in an appropriate discipline, or equivalent commensurate experience, is required. In addition, at least three years of teaching experience at the college/university level is also required.

The School of Art+Design, part of the School of the Arts at Purchase College, State University of New York system, offers premier programs that prepare students for careers in the visual arts and design, as well as lives informed by aesthetic experience. The school honors tradition, encourages experimentation & collaboration, develops critical thinking, and embraces new concepts, materials, and technologies. A faculty of working artists is committed to creating a supportive climate in which students are passionate about learning to see, to think, to make, and to reflect.

Founded on the principle that artists and scholars are indispensable to each other and to an enlightened society, Purchase College combines professional conservatory programs in the visual and performing arts and distinguished programs in the liberal arts and sciences. Located 25 miles north of Manhattan in New York, the campus celebrates individuality, diversity, and creativity as we encourage students to “Think Wide Open.” At Purchase College, the arts play a special role—liberal education infuses the arts and the arts infuse the campus.

To apply for these positions and for more information on each position, please visit our Purchase College job vacancy website and complete an online application.

All applications must include:
– Cover letter (maximum one-page) expressing interest in the position and summarizing qualifications – CV, including exhibitions, reviews, published articles, panels/papers, courses taught, etc.
– A portfolio consisting of 20 examples of professional work and 20 examples of student work.

Deadline for submission is February 1, 2015. Purchase College, SUNY is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Purchase College seeking candidates for full-time faculty

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