January 6, 2023

Director and faculty positions

Yale School of Art

View of Action Required, 2021. Photo: Meghan Olson.

The Yale School of Art is pleased to invite applications for a Director and tenure-track faculty member in Painting and Printmaking, and for our first full-time Director of Sustainable Equity and Inclusion. Review of applications begin mid-January.

Director of Sustainable Equity and Inclusion
The Yale School of Art seeks its first full-time Director of Sustainable Equity and Inclusion to lead long-term systemic change work. Reporting to the Dean of the School of Art, the Director will oversee the continued development and implementation of the School’s mission to uphold values of diversity, equity, belonging, respect, and anti-racism. The Director will integrate new and existing initiatives and procedures into a cohesive platform that supports the school’s diverse community. The Director will guide the School of Art in expanding Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) through programming, scholarship, hiring, and broad engagement with students, faculty, and staff. Working with the Dean’s Office and senior leadership, the Director will develop strategies to recruit and retain students, faculty, and staff from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. The incumbent will have vision and a record of creating programs to improve the quality of student life and academic engagement, reconceptualize the curriculum to include Non-Western forms of artmaking and knowledge production and build a sustainable culture of equity and anti-racism amongst students, faculty, and staff. The Director will work with students, staff, and faculty across a spectrum of backgrounds, including historically marginalized groups and international students to identify areas of attention and concern. With leadership, they will form evaluation metrics to assess and report on the school’s progress. The Director will develop sustainable lectures, programs, workshops that foster belonging, build community, and expand relationships with Yale’s Cultural Centers and Affinity Groups. For full information, and the link to apply, visit here.

Director and tenure-track faculty member in Painting and Printmaking
The Yale School of Art invites applications for an Assistant Professor tenure-track faculty appointment in Painting and Printmaking to begin July 1, 2023. Candidates must hold an MFA or equivalent degree. The candidate will assume the Directorship of undergraduate studies for a designated period, while remaining active professionally and teaching in a rigorous academic environment.

We seek a working artist with a primary focus on painting, or its expanded category. The candidate should have an active and engaged exhibition record, as well as a strong technical background and conceptual grounding in the medium and history of painting. A minimum of 3 years college-level teaching and service experience, and an ongoing, excellent, and dynamic art practice is required. A knowledge of the discourses around contemporary art and an ability to address works across disciplines is necessary. A fully engaged presence on campus is required as well as a willingness to actively participate in service and collaboratively shape the future of both the undergraduate art major at Yale College in addition to the Painting/Printmaking department at the School of Art.

As the director of undergraduate studies, the ideal candidate should have a vision and passion for undergraduate education in studio art in the liberal arts/research university context; be a problem-solver who can present ideas about how to keep the Art major moving forward after assessing the status of the undergraduate area; be an empathetic and experienced advisor to students from diverse backgrounds working in various mediums. A record of educational service that diversifies the access, content, and methods of teaching is a crucial criterion for consideration. The candidate will act as the primary liaison between the School of Art and Yale College and should be enthusiastic about strengthening collaborations between graduate and undergraduate students.

The successful candidate will teach both graduate and undergraduate level courses, advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, oversee theses, participate in critique sessions, serve on School and University committees, and actively contribute to and participate in the School’s vibrant co-curricular programming. For full information, and the link to apply, visit here.

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