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Faculty Position: Painting & Drawing, School of Visual Arts, Boston University

Published October 7, 2015

Faculty Position Listing: School of Visual Arts, Boston University

Professor (non-tenure track), Painting and Drawing, beginning Fall 2016.

Boston University seeks a senior painter with expertise in teaching drawing, painting, critical/conceptual dialogue and contemporary issues to lead its nationally ranked graduate painting program. The successful applicant will contribute a personal and creative approach to painting and drawing, and will join a department committed to professional and teaching excellence. Expectations include a wide-ranging knowledge of the world traditions of painting, and a proven ability to teach all aspects of contemporary painting and drawing to graduate and upper level undergraduate students. The School places an emphasis on dedicated studio practice, seeing and experiencing the world, and the physical, inventive making of things.

Must have a substantial and substantive exhibition record, both national and international, and attained a wide range of recognition as a practicing painter. Boston University School of Visual Arts is dedicated to the arts of drawing and painting as one of its core practices. For the last half of a century, this position has been filled by some of the major painters of their time: James Weeks, Philip Guston, John Moore, and John Walker amongst others. Boston University School of Visual Arts is looking for a person of like stature to build upon this tradition of painting based on a solid structure of traditional visual values. The successful candidate will need to invent a theoretical model to move the painting program forward into the twenty first century with consideration of the major shifts and new conceptual frameworks that are appearing in the arena of the art world at this time. The position will include a large studio overlooking the Charles River and the support of an accomplished and hardworking faculty and administrative staff.

To Apply

Please upload a letter of application, CV with contact information for three references included, and your teaching philosophy, as well as 15-20 images of your work and no more than 15 images of student work. Please do not upload more than requested. No email applications, please.

Application deadline: December 10, 2015. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.