Tuesday, April 01, 2008


The Department of Art in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University seeks a full-time temporary faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor for the academic year beginning Fall 2008 to replace a faculty member on sabbatical leave. An MFA in Studio Art, a record of exhibition, and substantial teaching experience are required. Proven ability to work in an effective manner with undergraduate students particularly within a General Education curriculum. Teaching responsibilities will include multiple sections of undergraduate General Education courses in studio art on the introductory level in painting, sculpture, or drawing and undergraduate advanced courses in painting, sculpture, or drawing. The General Education curriculum is designed to help students achieve a broad view of how different disciplinary viewpoints and fields of knowledge can contribute to their understanding of themselves and the world around them. Responsibilities also include limited graduate critiques, as well as student advising including mentoring women and minority students.

To apply, submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae along with a cd with 20 jpegs of own work and 20 jpegs of students’ work, SASE for return of materials, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly from individuals who are able to comment on the applicant’s qualifications to:

Studio Search Committee, Department of Art, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016-8004.

Review of applications begins April 14, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled.

American University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. American University is seeking highly dedicated teachers and scholars who are deeply committed to interdisciplinary learning, the application of new technologies in teaching and scholarship, and to the preparation of students for life in a diverse and rapidly changing global society.

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