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Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,600 students with 200+ academic programs. U of A students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent all 50 states and 120 countries.
The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life. Arkansas is a natural wonder of forests, mountains and lakes framed by picturesque rivers and streams. Some of the best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are a short drive from campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.
About the College:
The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with 3 schools, 16 departments, and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students and is named for J. William Fulbright, former university president, and longtime U.S. senator. The mission of the College comes from the writings of Senator Fulbright: “…the highest function of higher education is the teaching of things in perspective, toward the purposes of enriching the life of the individual, cultivating the free and inquiring mind, and advancing the effort to bring reason, justice, and humanity into the relations of men and nations.”
The University of Arkansas is committed to providing an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential. The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences promotes these ideals and welcomes applicants who foster an inclusive environment through an open exchange of voices and ideas from populations of diverse backgrounds.
About the School of Art:
The University of Arkansas has recently been awarded a $120 million gift from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation to establish a School of Art in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. The gift created the first and only school of art in the state of Arkansas, and is helping to propel art education, design, research and creative activity in the state forward while also providing unparalleled access and opportunity to students. In addition, we have also recently received a $40 million gift from the Windgate Foundation to develop and build a new Studio Art and Graphic Design facility. The mission of the School of Art is to develop one of the highest quality educational, research and service programs in the visual arts available nationally. The school is a fully-accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and includes 43 faculty, six staff members, and more than 400 students. There are currently six degree options: BFA in Art Education, BFA in Graphic Design, BFA in Studio Art, BA in Art History, BA in Studio Art, and MFA in Studio Art. Advanced degrees in Art Education, Art History, and Graphic Design are currently in development.
About the Drawing Area:
The Drawing area at the University of Arkansas School of Art is centered on rigorous investigation that deploys the complex skillset of drawing in innovative and challenging directions. The curriculum develops technical proficiency as well as familiarity with historical and contemporary approaches to the discipline. Course offerings range from those which explore traditional perceptual drawing skills to those that creatively expand what drawing can be.Students develop a sophisticated sensibility through an individualized artistic practice and exposure to a robust visiting artist program. The drawing area offers an energetic artistic community committed to equipping students to become active shapers of the future of drawing.
About the Community:
Fayetteville frequently receives accolades as one of America’s best places to live, by such publications as Forbes, Kiplingers, and Business Week. The area is home to an active local arts community, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and 21C Museum, and continues to grow as a destination for art and a hub for artists. For more information, visit:
- Art in Northwest Arkansas
- About Fayetteville
- About University of Arkansas
The School of Art invites applications for a three-year full-time visiting assistant professor in Drawing with a standard research, teaching and service load. The chosen candidate will be an important part of a growing area dedicated to drawing as an end in itself.
The School seeks an energetic, collaborative, and curious studio artist and educator who is actively engaged in the field. The successful candidate will be able to merge rigorous pedagogy with innovative approaches in teaching to accommodate various learning styles. Teaching assignments will be based on the individual’s areas of expertise and the needs of the drawing area and may include occasional sections of foundation drawing.
A strong foundation in drawing along with a dedication to expanding the technical and conceptual direction of the discipline is expected. Applicants should be able to address both contemporary and traditional art practices and possess expertise with concepts and theory related to contemporary drawing. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability and interest in fostering interdisciplinary cross-campus relationships and engage with a vibrant local and regional art community. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to contribute to an inclusive learning and working environment, as well as cultivate a positive and productive studio culture in and out of the classroom.
- Teach two courses per semester, determined in consultation with the drawing program head and School of Art director
- Participate in MFA Studio graduate reviews and thesis committees
- Maintain an active and significant program of research
- Contribute to curriculum development of the drawing area, if interested
- Graduate and undergraduate student mentoring, including active participation in B.F.A. and M.F.A reviews and serving on M.F.A. thesis committees
- Joint management of the Drawing studios, including but not limited to overseeing of a safe working environment, executing budgets, managing supplies and equipment, and supervising Graduate Assistants in Drawing
- Service is expected, such as student mentoring, supervision of student related activities, and committee work at the Departmental, College, and/or University level
- Ability to work collegially and productively with others is an essential aspect of the position
- Master of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in the field of Drawing, Painting, or an allied field conferred by the start of employment
- Active and significant exhibition record with an artistic practice focused on drawing
- College teaching experience as an instructor of record
- Evidence of excellence in teaching drawing
- Broad knowledge of historical and contemporary practices and theory in drawing
- Demonstrated commitment to community outreach and student mentoring
- Evidence of ability to foster a productive studio culture in and out of the classroom
- Experience teaching beyond graduate school
The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.
- Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
Employee is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned (i.e., custodial, general laborer, lab personnel, etc.) or to make general observations of facilities or structures (i.e., security guard, Employee is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: operates machines where the seeing job is at or within arm’s reach; performs mechanical or skilled trades tasks of a non-repetitive nature, such as carpenters or technicians. , Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.
The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
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All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.
Completed applications received by February 15, 2019, will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.
Applicants will submit materials on two sites:
Through SlideRoom at https://uarkart.slideroom.com as well as submitting an applicant profile on the University of Arkansas Career site at http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/30857.
On SlideRoom, please log in or create an account and submit:
- Letter of application
- Curriculum vitae with website URL
- Statement on research/creative work
- Statement of teaching philosophy
- A separate statement that addresses how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service might contribute to a university community committed to diversity and inclusion as core values
- Course outlines of up to three relevant courses taught or proposed, including a description of at least one project (please submit as a single PDF)
- 20 images of professional/research work, identified with title, date, medium, and dimensions
- 20 images of student work, identified with course title, date, student level, and project description (for specific guidelines on file types and sizes permissible on SlideRoom see: https://support.slideroom.com/customer/en/portal/articles/1883320-file-sizes-and-types)
On the University of Arkansas Careers site, please:
- Complete the applicant profile
- Submit a list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number) willing to provide letters of recommendation if requested during the application process. Letters of recommendation will be requested only for candidates selected for interviews.
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.