The Department of Art and Art History, founded in 1911, offers BA, BFA, MA, and MFA degrees and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). What we offer to prospective students: award-winning faculty and outstanding technical and administrative staff; a "best-in-the-west" combination of facilities for making, exhibiting, and researching art across many media; commitment to creative and critical thinking; opportunities to practice innovation across media; and a friendly and supportive community.
Brief Description of Duties
The Department of Art and Art History at San José State University is searching for part-time Pictorial faculty to run rigorous skill-based courses, encourage critical thinking and iterative concept development for various levels of our course offerings. We seek candidates with an active and contemporary art practice and a desire to have a voice in curriculum development. The appointee will teach a broad range of courses in the Pictorial Art area including but not necessarily limited to:
- Two-Dimensional Design, Color, Beginning and Representational Drawing, Expressive and Advanced Drawing, Beginning through Advanced Painting and possibly Life Drawing and Figure Painting as well as some aspect of printmaking.
- It is desirable for the candidate to have some familiarity with digital process as well.
- In addition to regular teaching assignments, the appointee may share curriculum development and graduate and undergraduate student review responsibilities.
- The candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, abilities, cultural background, ethnicity, religion, economic background, primary language, sexual orientation, gender identity, and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.
- Faculty shall organize all their classes within the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS).
- All classes must be offered and meet as scheduled throughout the entire semester or term, in the mode assigned and listed in the schedule of classes (i.e., asynchronous, synchronous, bichronous, in-person, or hybrid).
- Terminal Degree (MFA)
- Two years teaching 2-D fundamentals, drawing, painting, or printmaking at the university level.
- A pictorial arts background with the ability to teach a wide variety of two-dimensional courses including, dry and wet drawing mediums and oil and water based painting mediums including watercolor.
- The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to teach all levels of 2-D classes through a solid foundation in visual, analytical, and communication skills.
- The candidate should have an understanding of, and abilities in perceptually based drawing and painting as well as the concerns of process-oriented abstraction, painting and drawing in the expanded field, and familiarity with digital pictorial processes.
- Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural student population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.
- Teaching experience at the university level with two years of teaching in Painting and Drawing and/or Printmaking at the university level.
Salary Range Commensurate with experience within ranks established by the CSU Salary Schedule.
Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
- Letter of application indicating courses of interest along with an explanation of relevant experience
- Curriculum vitae
- Statement of teaching interests/philosophy
- Contact information for three references
- Images representing 20 examples of candidate’s original work (or URL of portfolio site)
- Images representing 20 examples of student work
SJSU accepts applications on an ongoing basis for our pool of temporary lecturers.
The work for this faculty position is located in the State of California. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Proof of immunization against COVID-19 or proof of a medical or religious exemption and compliance with testing protocols is required for employment. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
Appointment is contingent upon budget and enrollment considerations and subject to order of assignment provisions in the collective bargaining agreement between California State University and California Faculty Association. These provisions state the “Order of Work,” or the order in which available courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenure line faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.
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Located in the heart of Silicon Valley — one of the most innovative and diverse regions in the world — San José State University is the founding campus of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system and the first public university in the West. The 2020 #1 Most Transformative University in the nation according to Money Magazine, San José State is an essential partner in the economic, cultural, and social development of Silicon Valley, the Bay Area, and California. SJSU is a top-200 school nationally in research funding and second highest in research productivity in the CSU system. Cutting-edge research, combined with world-class scholarship, student-centered learning opportunities, and experiential and interdisciplinary programs, allows SJSU to provide transformative opportunities that advance the public good locally and globally.
San José State enrolls more than 36,000 students — many are historically underserved, and around 45% are first-generation and 38% are Pell-recipients. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution. The university’s commitment to social justice extends from its vibrant, inclusive campus to an international network of over 275,000 alumni. As such, San José State is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and community can benefit from different and divergent cultural and identity perspectives.
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