January 30, 2014

Faculty Search: Visual Arts, Painting

Columbia University School of the Arts
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Assistant Professor of Visual Arts (tenure track research faculty)
Assistant Professor of Visual Arts, Professional Practice of Visual Arts

Interested applicants are advised to complete an application as soon as possible. The review of applications is in process.

The Visual Arts Program seeks to fill a position either as Assistant Professor (tenure-track research faculty), or as Assistant Professor of Professional Practice (practice faculty), specializing in painting, to teach graduate and undergraduate level courses, effective July 1, 2014.

The program seeks faculty with a vibrant painting practice as well as teaching experience. The candidate must have demonstrated ability to engage with all students in the MFA program regardless of medium, and be conversant in critical issues and theoretic discussions in the art world.

Teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels is expected, in addition to active participation in departmental committees. The candidate must be capable of service and leadership in the program and demonstrate the potential for vision and direction that might be expected from a future rotating term as director of undergraduate or graduate studies, or program chair for Visual Arts.

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent required. Masters degree or equivalent experience preferred.

Salary commensurate with experience.

The School is especially interested in qualified candidates whose record of achievement will contribute to the diversity goals of the institution.

The Visual Arts Program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts attracts emerging artists of unusual promise from around the world. They comprise a vibrant community studying at a renowned research institution in the global center that is New York City. Led by a passionate faculty of internationally recognized artists, Columbia University’s Visual Arts Program is committed to creative inquiry within a cross-disciplinary learning environment.

For more information and to apply for this position, please visit our online site at

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.



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