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Job Details: Artist in Residence or Instructor/Assistant Professor of Art

Job Title:

Artist in Residence or Instructor/Assistant Professor of Art

Submitted on:

June 3, 2021


Commensurate with experience

Start Date:

August 9, 2021

Job Summary:

Teaching art studio and art history related classes. 9-month contract as Artist in Residence, tenure track with a master’s degree or above.


• Master’s degree in Art related field required to fill the position on tenure track OR Bachelor’s degree and professional experience in the field of art to fill the position as Artist in Residence (one year contract with review process after Resident year in order to extend residency Or enrollment in graduate program in order to continue on tenure track.
• Eighteen graduate hours in drawing and painting preferred.


• Teach fall and spring face-to-face and online courses as needed.
• Advise students.
• Serve on University committees, and support Images Art club, organization, etc..
• Must be a contributing and functioning member of the Art department, College of Arts and Education, and OPSU, while promoting the University in the surrounding communities.
• Teach 27-30 hour per year (fall and spring semester) and Assist in program assessment at the departmental level.
• Help develop and execute recruiting plan for the Art Department.
• Must have a strong work ethic and lead by example.
• Must be a professional, credible and respected representative of the institution internally and in the community.
• Must be able to lift more than 50-lb. objects; frequent bending, stooping, and walking.
• Can be exposed to a variety of weather conditions for periods of time.
• Ability to communicate in a courteous manner.
• Demonstrated willingness and ability to act ethically and socially responsible.
• Other duties as assigned by Dean, College of Arts and Education, and Art Dept. Chair or his/her designee.

The omission of specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Applicant Must Submit:

  • Letter of Application
  • Resume
  • Three References, current addresses and phone numbers
  • All College Transcripts (unofficial)
  • Completed Consent & Disclosure form for pre-employment background check (available here)
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