DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Late August 2017
QUALIFICATIONS: M.F.A. in studio art.
THE POSITION: This is a full-time, tenure-track position for a painter at the Assistant Professor level. The applicant must also be prepared to teach all levels of painting, computer painting(Corel Painter), computer art(Adobe CC), and a range of art history courses, including a two-semester survey of Western Art. A willingness to participate in recruiting, sensitivity to the liberal arts tradition, and interest in cross-disciplinary teaching are essential. The usual teaching load is 24 hours per year.
THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Visual Arts is housed in the new Jackson Dinsdale Art Center and the Gray Center. Hastings College offers B.A. degrees in Studio Art, Art History and Art Education. Between eight and twelve students graduate with art degrees in a typical year. The art faculty consists of six full-time professors and three adjuncts.
FACILITIES: Include well-equipped studios for drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, glassblowing, printmaking, photography, and digital arts. The painting studio is situated with fine exposure to north light. An art gallery, which displays ten exhibitions per year, is housed within the department along with a student critique space/ gallery.
THE COLLEGE: Founded in 1882, Hastings College is an independent, coeducational, Presbyterian-related college with an enrollment of nearly 1200 students. The student/faculty ratio is 14:1. The median ACT composite of entering students is about 24.
THE COMMUNITY: Hastings (pop. 25,000) is an attractive residential community in South-Central Nebraska, 100 miles west of Lincoln, Nebraska. The city enjoys good public and private schools, offers excellent professional and community services and serves as a cultural center for a large surrounding area.
APPLICATIONS: Serious candidates who meet the minimum qualifications are encouraged to send a letter of application, a resume, a short statement of philosophy regarding the teaching of studio art in a liberal arts setting, twenty images of candidate’s own artwork (web site, URL/images) and unofficial transcripts of all college and university work to:
Dr. Gary Johnson
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Hastings College, 710 N. Turner Ave.
Hastings, NE 68901
Phone: (402) 461-7346
Fax: (402) 461-7778
Experienced teachers are also encouraged to submit copies of course syllabi and results of teaching evaluations.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: To be assured full consideration, all materials should be received by January 30, 2017.