Assistant Professor of Painting/Drawing - Department of Art 24-38

  • California State University, Northridge
  • Northridge, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Nov 08, 2023
Full time Art & Art History

Job Description


Assistant Professor of Painting/Drawing - Department of Art 24-38

Tenure-Track Faculty Position Announcement

Department: Art & Design

Faculty Hire Number: #24-38

Rank: Assistant Professor

Effective Date of Appointment: August 1, 2024 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary Scale: $82,500 to $92,000 (Dependent upon qualifications)

CSUN's Commitment to You:

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation, and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

As a Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI), inclusiveness and diversity are integral to CSUN's commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement. As of Fall 2022, CSUN enrolls ~38,000 students, where 57.3% are Latinx, 19.8% are White, 9.2% are Asian-American, 4.9% are Black/African American, 0.1% are Native American, and 0.2% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.

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The Department of Art & Design at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is seeking a tenure-track faculty member in Painting/Drawing at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate level painting and drawing courses, and have a creative practice in contemporary painting and drawing, as a professional working and exhibiting artist. The candidate must have a solid foundation in the technical and conceptual aspects of painting and drawing, and a practice that functions within contemporary art discourse. We seek a candidate with a proven track record of creating artworks and/or programming with content that fosters equity, inclusion, and representation relevant to our diverse student population.

In addition to teaching, the position requires weekly office hours, attending faculty meetings, participation in assessment of student learning, and service to the department, college, and university. The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which he/she/they is/are housed for recommending tenure and promotion. Given CSUN's commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement in a diverse environment, the successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable academic outcomes for all students through teaching, student mentorship, scholarship, and service.

The faculty member will teach undergraduate through graduate painting and drawing courses, and participate in MFA, MA, and BA programs. Service on Departmental, College, and University committees is required. The faculty member will advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate art majors; develop undergraduate and graduate curriculum; manage facilities and coordinate the painting/drawing area. The faculty member must be a professional working artist active in their field.

Required Qualifications:

  • MFA or terminal degree in painting, drawing or related field from an accredited institution
  • Evidence of successful record of exhibitions and/or creative activities from within the past five years related to the field of painting and/or drawing
  • Creative activity, research and/or service experience that includes working with individuals, groups and/or communities from diverse backgrounds
  • College or University-level teaching experience in painting, drawing or related field, in-person and/or online

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using culturally responsive pedagogy and approaches to mentoring that leads to equitable outcomes for a diverse student body
  • Ability to teach a range of undergraduate to graduate level painting and drawing courses, including both traditional and contemporary media, technology, and methodologies
  • Experience in, or clear potential for, managing the painting and drawing areas, curriculum/course development, committee service, and work with graduate student

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin Monday, November 27th, 2023. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply:

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN online application. To apply and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:

Within the CHRS application, upload a single pdf named as LastName-FirstInitial.pdf. The PDF should contain a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (maximum 3 pages), artist statement (maximum 1 page), teaching philosophy (maximum 1 page), portfolio of your work (15-20 image samples) and corresponding image list (title, media, dimensions, year completed), portfolio of student work (15-20 image samples) and corresponding image list (student name, course, title, media, dimensions, year completed), and a sample course syllabus. Finalists will be asked to provide the names and contact information for 5 professional references.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.

General Information:

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The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Nondiscrimination Policy. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Rochelle Fischer at 818-677-2242.

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