Visiting Assistant Professor in Art (digital media)

  • Bowdoin College
  • Brunswick, ME
  • Dec 18, 2020
Full time   Art & Art History

Job Description

The Bowdoin College Department of Art invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor to start July 1, 2021. This is a full-time position with an initial appointment for one year and the possibility of renewal for an additional two years after successful review and reappointment. The successful candidate will teach all levels of undergraduate digital media and will approach digital media through teaching methods that align with material process, value an iterative approach to studio practice, and provide a foundation in perceptual, formal and critical skills. The department’s curriculum includes courses in Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture. We seek to expand our offerings to include video, animation, digital fabrication or other emerging media practices that focus on questions related to visual perception, interpretation and communication. Descriptions of all of Bowdoin’s visual arts courses can be found here: The teaching load for this position is two courses each semester. Candidates must have a MFA with three years teaching experience in higher education or equivalent and a demonstrated record of professional artistic achievement. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the life of a small, collaborative department, e.g. advising students. Bowdoin is a learning community that warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and from those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We especially encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. In your cover letter, please address 1) how your teaching and/or mentoring would support our commitment to diversity and inclusion and 2) how you view the role of Visual Arts in a liberal arts education. Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Applicants should visit to submit a single PDF file no larger than 4.5 MB that includes the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae (limit of three pages), a sample syllabus for an introductory Digital Media course, ten images of their creative work (with captions), and/or link to websites with time based works (under ten minutes total in length). Candidates should also provide the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide a recommendation on request. All written documents should be uploaded as PDF files, all visual files should be in .jpeg or .mp4 or .mov format. Review of Applications will begin January 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration of your application, please submit all materials by January 15. Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, intimate size, strong sense of community, and commitment to diversity (35.3% students of color, 7.4% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College and our department, please visit our website:

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