November 23, 2021

Assistant professor of Visual Arts, Painting

Columbia University School of the Arts

Courtesy Columbia University School of the Arts. Photo: Joel Jares.

The Visual Arts Program in the School of the Arts at Columbia University seeks to fill the position of Assistant Professor (tenure-track faculty) effective July 1, 2022.

The Program seeks candidates whose work is deeply engaged in the discipline of painting and related media, and whose work is based in a creative and conceptual practice that evidences a deep understanding of and a strong engagement in the historical and current theoretical underpinnings of painting as an artistic medium. Participation in conversation around the future of the discipline, especially as it can be explored within a highly interdisciplinary program, is essential. Columbia University School of the Arts is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We encourage applicants from historically underrepresented groups.

The successful candidate will have a vibrant studio practice, active professional career, and the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate students across disciplines and mediums. They will also be capable of service and leadership in the program, demonstrating the potential for vision and direction that would be appropriate to a director of undergraduate or graduate studies or a program chair for Visual Arts. (The successful candidates would serve rotating terms in one or more of these capacities in the future.)

The Visual Arts Program attracts artists working in all forms including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, moving image, and new genres. The Program, in association with the Department of Music and the Computer Music Center, also offers an MFA in Sound Art.

Columbia University School of the Arts offers Masters of Fine Arts degrees in four disciplines: Film, Theatre, Visual Arts, and Writing, as well as a Masters of Arts and related undergraduate programs. Visit Columbia University's open positions page to apply.

Minimum degree required: Master of Fine Arts or equivalent. Minimum qualifications: candidates for Assistant Professor of Visual Arts (tenure-track position) must have demonstrated and show promise of the capacity for creative work and the accompanying pedagogy qualifying them for future nomination to tenure.

Application instructions
All applications must be made through Columbia University’s Academic Search and Recruiting (ASR) system. Please upload the following required materials: a cover letter, CV, and a word or PDF document with a live URL link to a website with a minimum of 15 work sample images (No slideshows or PowerPoints accepted).

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by January 15, 2022 will receive full consideration by the search committee.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran.

Land acknowledgement
Columbia University School of the Arts recognizes Manhattan as part of the ancestral and traditional homeland of the Lenni-Lenape and Wappinger people. By acknowledging legacies of displacement, migration, and settlement, we are taking a small first step toward the long and overdue process of healing and repair. The School of the Arts continues to confront and address issues of exclusion, erasure, and systemic discrimination through ongoing education and a commitment to equitable representation.

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