Brandeis University, Fine Arts

Position ID:Brandeis-FineArts-ASSTPROF [#26029]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Fine Arts
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Fine Arts
Starting Date:2024/07/01
Appl Deadline:2023/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/10/02, listed until 2024/04/02)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Fine Arts, Brandeis University, invites applications for a tenure-track Open Media position. This is a full-time appointment starting at the level of Assistant Professor. We seek a captivating studio artist with strong commitments to creative practice; teaching and mentorship; and inclusive pedagogies. This 'Open Media' position welcomes artists with a variety of practices; preference will be given to applicants with interdisciplinary and blended practices, and with the ability to teach in two or more disciplines of their choosing.

Candidates must have a thorough knowledge of contemporary art and art history; be comfortable working with students at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels; and be able to teach formal and conceptual skills within a liberal arts university setting. The position requires an MFA or similar terminal degree in their field of study, and an active exhibition record. A minimum of 3 years of college teaching experience beyond the level of teaching assistantships is required. We welcome applications from individuals who may have followed non-traditional pathways to higher education, as well as those from under represented identities.

The Fine Arts Department is searching for a colleague who will participate fully in both the department and university community. Tenure-track assistant professors are eligible to receive annual research funds to support continued artistic and professional development.

Brandeis University is a medium-sized private research university located in the metropolitan Boston area. The faculty of the Department of Fine Arts is composed both of artists and art historians. A notable visiting artists program and the Rose Art Museum are on-campus resources, which augment the studio curriculum. Additional information regarding the Fine Arts department and learning goals can be obtained from the departmental website:

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Please submit a cover letter (indicate preferred teaching disciplines); a PDF of 20 images and/or video documentation of recent work with title information; a PDF of 20 images of student work with corresponding information; a C.V. that includes exhibition and teaching experience; a statement of teaching philosophy; names and contact information for three references (letters not required at this time); and a statement about your commitments to equity and diversity. Brandeis University is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and service. Applicants should address at least one of these areas of faculty effort, indicating how their experiences, interests, commitments, or future goals could promote and build departmental and institutional pluralism, justice, or unity.

Applications will be reviewed beginning Dec 1, 2023, pending budget approval. Questions about the position can be directed to: Sheida Soleimani,, Chair of the Search Committee.

At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. The Department of Studio Art is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates that represent a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging, and sustaining a pluralistic, just, and inclusive campus community. We expect that candidates will discuss how their work and pedagogy will further these ideals.

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Further Info:
Brandeis University
Department of Fine Arts
MS 092
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453