Macalester College, Art and Art History

Position ID:MacalesterCollege-Art-DRAWING [#14551]
Position Title: Studio Art Specialist in Drawing
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Art / Painting/Drawing, Studio Art
Appl Deadline:2019/11/01help popup finished (2019/09/10, finished 2020/03/29)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Art and Art History Department at Macalester College seeks a studio art specialist in Drawing. This tenure-track, Assistant Professor position will begin in the fall of 2020 and will teach five courses per year including Drawing I and II, Figure Drawing and additional courses such as Illustration, Expanded Forms of Drawing and/or Sequential Art. This position also includes teaching a first-year course and Senior Art Studio Seminar in rotation with other faculty. Ability to integrate writing into the curriculum a plus. The studio art program is integrated with an active art history program in a liberal arts undergraduate college.

Candidate should be well versed in both traditional and expanded drawing processes, including those which incorporate digital technologies. MFA, active exhibition record and college teaching experience required. The Department welcomes candidates with contemporary approaches to the study of studio art and knowledge of diverse practices of visual culture. Strong candidates will have a record of experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching diverse students. Candidates should be ready to work effectively with faculty in Art and Art History and to engage in areas across the Macalester community through service, curricular affinities, and collaborative projects.

Complete applications will include: a cover letter that includes a statement of interest in Macalester and the liberal arts; a curriculum vitae; graduate transcripts; a statement of teaching philosophy; an artist statement; three letters of recommendation and a PDF or link to electronic portfolio of 15-20 images of candidate’s original artwork.

Evaluation of complete applications will begin November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be addressed to search committee chair Chris Willcox (

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, with a population of approximately three million people and home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester's diverse student body comprises over 2000 undergraduates from all 50 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

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Further Info:
Art and Art History Department
Macalester College
1600 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105

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