August 19, 2020

Seeking tenure track faculty in Art, Art History, Design

University of Washington School of Art + Art History + Design

Liberal Arts Quadrangle at University of Washington with Art Building at top, left of center. Courtesy UW Visual Asset Collection.

The School of Art + Art History + Design is excited to announce an opportunity for three faculty appointments, representing each division within the School. We are the center for creative innovation and study at the University of Washington, one of the world's leading public research institutions. The School’s commitment to diversity extends to the recruitment of faculty, staff, and students who exhibit a dedication to creating academic excellence and who demonstrate the ability to work with a broad spectrum of populations. We invite applications from those who value original research, cutting edge technology, unique modes of artistic inquiry, and fresh approaches to pedagogy. Our focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and the development of new practices enhances both studio and classroom learning as well as fostering dynamic engagement and critical discourse. Learn more at

All appointments will be made at the rank of assistant professor and will start in September 2021. They are based on a nine-month service period.

Links to job descriptions and the application site are in our faculty search page. All applications must be sent through the Interfolio system.

Art: Painting + Drawing
Preferred application deadline is November 15, 2020.

Art History: Japanese Art
Preferred application deadline is October 16, 2020.

Design: Industrial Design
Preferred application deadline is November 13, 2020.

Equal employment opportunity
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to diversity
The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint. Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching, and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities.

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