Academic and Faculty

Studio Art Faculty Position -- CLOSED

School of Arts and Sciences

The Missouri Southern State University Art Department invites applications for a .position in Studio (Painting); rank and tenure status will be determined by experience and credentials. Primary teaching responsibilities include introductory and advanced painting courses. Secondary teaching responsibilities include foundation courses in color theory and/or drawing and design. Other Departmental-University responsibilities include academic advising, and being involved with program planning, assessment, and curriculum development. Duties also include coordinating the drawing/painting facilities and the hiring and supervising of models. MFA with concentration in painting, drawing, or related area required. Applicant should possess an enthusiasm and commitment to undergraduate teaching, a desire to develop, build, and maintain a strong painting/drawing program, and an active art career as evidenced by  current work and exhibition record. Preference will be given to applicants with previous university teaching experience, who could contribute to the department or university international programming (especially with Scandinavian or African art), and are broadly trained to teach a range of traditional and contemporary media, techniques, materials, issues, and concepts in painting and drawing including figurative. Experience with community projects/ murals a plus. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but priority will be given to applications received before February 15, 2014. Appointment is scheduled to begin August 2014.

Applicants should submit a detailed letter of application, curriculum vitae (with the names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of three references), a statement of teaching philosophy, artist statement, and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Official transcripts are required within 45 days after the contract is issued. Please email documents to and put the position for which you are applying in the subject line. Applicants must also submit a CD-Rom or DVD with a list of works, 20 images of current personal work in .jpg or .pdf formats, and 10-20 samples of student works to:

Art Department Search Committee

Missouri Southern State University

3950 E. Newman Road

Joplin, Missouri 64801-1595

Employment will require a background check. Missouri Southern State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the United States. E-Verify participating employer.


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