The Studio Art Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences in Painting and Drawing. Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of 3 years [6 semesters], beginning in the fall of 2024, and will carry the rank of Assistant Professor. To learn more and apply, click here.
The incumbent will teach the standard teaching load (4.5 courses per year) in the general area of painting and drawing. This person will be the primary continuing professor to provide instruction in painting and drawing at Oberlin and should have expertise in all the relevant materials and approaches. This includes experience with a wide array of drawing materials as well as oil and water-based painting mediums, knowledge about digital imaging processes, and the embrace of expansive definitions of painting and drawing within both specialized and multidisciplinary contexts. The incumbent will also participate in the department’s team-taught capstone sequence; they will necessarily think across dimensions and forms; they must be well-versed in interdisciplinary approaches and be able to teach advanced mixed-media courses. The Oberlin Studio Art department values intellectual rigor and conceptual depth; as such, this professor will forge new interdisciplinary relationships with departments across campus. The incumbent will also be expected to engage in sustained scholarly research and/or other creative work appropriate to the position and participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including academic advising, departmental engagement, and service on committees.
Among the qualifications required for appointment is the MFA degree (in hand). Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable. Oberlin College is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The incumbent will bring an understanding of or experience working with underrepresented and diverse academic populations. Oberlin is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service. Oberlin recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran’s status, and/or other protected status as required by applicable law.
Summit Artspace is interested in the many ways in which BIPOC+ artists impact our communities through their art. One artist will be selected to receive a $1,000 stipend to support the creation of a solo exhibition in Summit Artspace’s Horizon Gallery. Click here to apply.