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Visiting Assistant Professor in Foundations, The Art Department at Sam Houston State University

Published June 6, 2013

1 year renewable contract: The Art Department at Sam Houston State University invites applicants for a one-year position teaching Foundations beginning Fall 2013. This position is for a faculty member who will be part of a two-person team to teach in an innovative program.

The WASH (Workshop in Art Studio and History) program teaches students to explore various aspects of contemporary art in both theory and practice. It is the foundation for studies in the visual arts program at the university. WASH is a two-part program including both studio (2D, 3D, time based, and digital art) and a contemporary art lecture component. Courses are taught in a 6000sq/ft. facility designed exclusively for WASH.

We are seeking applications from artists/teachers who have

  • a strong commitment to teaching foundations
  • the ability to teach formal skills and concept development
  • the ability to work collaboratively as part of a teaching team
  • a creative practice that includes one or more of the following: digital art; performance; time-based media; video; collaborative work.

Candidates must possess an MFA; teaching experience, and a strong desire to teach foundations.

Applicants should submit the following combined in a single PDF document:

  • Letter of intent
  • Detailed CV
  • Statement of teaching foundations philosophy
  • Artists statement / statement of scholarly research
  • 20 samples of personal work
  • 20 samples of student work
  • Names and contact information of three reference
  • For time-based media, please provide URL’s for each specific project within the PDF document.

Deadline for receipt of materials is June 16, 2013.

Candidates selected for finalist interviews will need to provide written letters of recommendation and official transcripts fro completed degrees.

Submission of materials should be sent electronically to or can be uploaded at

Sam Houston State University has approximately 18,000 students and is located in Huntsville, Texas, near the Sam Houston National Forest, one hour north of Houston. The department of art has approximately 450 majors and offers BFA degrees in Studio Art, Photography, Graphic Design and Computer Animation.

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.