Visiting Assistant Professor of Drawing and Painting

  • New College of Florida
  • Sarasota, FL
  • Jun 04, 2021
Full time Art & Art History

Job Description

New College of Florida invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, academic year 2021-2022 replacing faculty on leave. MFA required. Wide knowledge of drawing and painting methods, active professional engagement, and college-level teaching experience required. New College is a small, public liberal arts honors college located in a vibrant arts community on Sarasota Bay.

Teaching expectations include introductory Drawing, Painting, and the opportunity to offer a course in area of specialization. Candidates who demonstrate historical knowledge of the discipline with the ability to effectively intersect with other artistic traditions are preferred. We seek candidates with demonstrable excellence in teaching and who can situate painting and drawing within art historical, cultural, interdisciplinary, and liberal-arts frameworks. Secondary areas of knowledge in printmaking or expanded genres welcomed. New College is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty. Candidates from underrepresented groups, women, and those whose knowledge or skills support an inclusive culture and learning environment are especially encouraged to apply.

Teaching and Service Expectations: The teaching load includes 2 courses per semester, individualized or small group-tutorials as appropriate, January Interterm instruction, sponsorship of senior theses and service on baccalaureate committees, and assisting with the annual student juried and thesis exhibitions. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to innovative undergraduate liberal arts teaching and are enthusiastic about teaching at a small liberal arts college.

About New College: Situated on the Gulf Coast of Florida and Sarasota Bay, New College is a nationally recognized, selective public honors college with a 7:1 student/faculty ratio. Students are intellectually independent and highly motivated. Undergraduate research/creative work has a central role in the curriculum, and a senior thesis/project is required of all students. Students receive narrative evaluations in lieu of grades. New College is committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research and encourages collaborative student-faculty scholarship.

Application: Interested candidates should send the following to 1) letter of interest including teaching experience and philosophy, overview of creative work, and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, 2) CV with names of 3 professional references, 3) unofficial graduate transcripts, 4) a portfolio of 20 images of personal work and 10 images of student work (uploaded as a PDF or web link), and 4) two sample syllabi. Please also complete the application form online at Review beings immediately; apply by 7 June for fullest consideration. According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding applications are open to the public upon request. Applicants who need reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the selection process must notify the chair of the search committee 48 hours in advance of a meeting. New College is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. We encourage inquiries from candidates who contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Website:

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