Temporary Faculty Position (Visiting Assistant Professor)
One Year Full-Time, (academic year 2017-2018)
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Sonoma State University is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Located in the Sonoma County wine country, 48 miles north of San Francisco, the University has an enrollment of approximately 9,000 students. As of Spring 2014, the University had 595 faculty with 41% tenure-track. The University is comprised of six schools: Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics, Education, Extended and International Education, Social Sciences, and Science and Technology. Degrees are offered in 46 majors at the bachelor's level and 15 at the master's level. Sonoma State University occupies 274 acres in the beautiful wine country of Sonoma County, in Northern California. Located at the foot of the Sonoma hills, the campus is just an hour's drive north of San Francisco and 40 minutes away from the Pacific Ocean.
For thirty years, Sonoma State University Department of Art and Art History has been the hub of visual art on campus and in Sonoma County. As a center of creativity and experimentation, the department provides rigorous undergraduate education in the study and practice of the visual arts. Our programs offer in-depth instruction in technique, concept and history of art.
Students pursue studies leading to BA and BFA degrees in art studio or a BA degree in art history. The art studio degree emphases are available in ceramics, painting, printmaking, photography/digital media, sculpture and works on paper. Committed to the recognition of individuality and unique accomplishment, the faculty work closely with students to encourage personal direction and ideas.
Designed specifically for the pursuit of studio art practices and the study of art history and arts management, the department facilities are located in one of the best equipped physical plants within the California State University system. The Art Building has a total of 46,604 square feet of space with an instructional net of 30,485 square feet.
The University is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
Seeking an artist/scholar in the area of painting and 2D for a one year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Painting, with the ability to teach other courses in 2D areas, such as drawing and fundamentals. A qualified candidate will be responsible for teaching up to 10 units selected from the following: All levels of painting, all levels of drawing, and foundations. Additional experience in other media and new platforms are welcome. Candidates are expected to participate in faculty evaluation of advanced and BFA students. Applicants are expected to have an active professional practice including a record of exhibitions on a national level, an engagement with contemporary issues of painting and drawing, and a thorough knowledge of the history of painting. In addition to teaching and scholarship, faculty are expected to engage in academic advising, to assist the department with program assessment, administrative and/or committee work.
To be recommended for appointment, the candidate must have an M.F.A. in Studio Practice, preferably painting and/or drawing, and two years teaching experience at the college level (beyond the graduate teaching assistantship) in courses similar to those described. Applicants must have a proven record of exhibitions and research in the areas of painting and drawing. Experience in working with a diverse student population is required. Additional experience in university and departmental governance a plus.
All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates exhibiting interest in curricular development and cross-disciplinary pedagogy.
RANK AND SALARY
Salary is approximately $58,000.
HOW TO APPLY
Do not send materials to email@example.com. To apply for this position, go to www.sonoma.edu/jobs and select Job Opportunities. If you are not currently employed at Sonoma State University, select the External Applicants box. You will be redirected to a list of all available jobs at Sonoma State University. Find and select the faculty position you are applying for to view the description and select Apply Now. If you have not applied for a job at Sonoma State University previously you will be asked to Register Now in order to proceed. After attaching the cover letter and curriculum vitae as one document, please proceed to complete and submit the application. Once you have submitted your application, a confirmation email will be automatically sent to you. To attach the additional required documents go to My Career Tools in your Careers Home page. Your statement of research interests may be a statement of scholarship and/or creative activity if appropriate to your discipline. If you encounter difficulties during the application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Required Documents (My Career Tools)
Contact Information for 3 References
Statement of Research Interests or Artist Statement
Please send the following on a MAC compatible USB flash drive:
20 images (jpeg, MAC com) of own work
10 images of student work
Image lists with title, date, media, size
Hard copies of CV, statement, and Image list
SASE for return of materials
Please mail packet to:
Nathan Haelein, Search Committee Chair
Department of Art and Art History
1801 E. Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Letters of Recommendation will be requested from finalists only.
Official transcripts may be required at the time of hire.
Sonoma State University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work, in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Sonoma State does not facilitate the process of applying for an H1B Visa for temporary positions.
The deadline to apply to this position is by February 6, 2017.
Questions concerning this position may be directed to:
104301 - PLEASE REFER TO THIS NUMBER ON ALL CORRESPONDENCE AND INQUIRIES REGARDING THIS POSITION.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The university is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
MANDATED REPORTING REQUIREMENT
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