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Lecturer in Studio Art Foundations (Renewable Contract) (#403)

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The Mount Holyoke College Studio Art Program invites applications for a Lecturer position in Studio Foundations. This artist will actively participate in the expansion and development of our foundations program and will teach five introductory courses per year including courses designed in consultation with studio art faculty. We are especially interested in broadly trained artists with a diverse teaching background.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of strong teaching at the undergraduate level and experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.  Applicants must have an MFA in visual art, a minimum of 2 years of college-level teaching experience beyond a graduate teaching assistantship, and a significant exhibition record. Areas of expertise might include 2D & 3D foundations, analog and digital design, installation, and time-based media.

The initial appointment is for three years, with a renewable contract following a successful third-year review. After the second three-year appointment, the candidate will become a senior lecturer (with renewable five-year contracts), and is eligible for sabbatical leaves and other benefits equivalent to that of a tenure-track faculty member.

Mount Holyoke supports faculty scholarship through start-up funds, travel support, internal grants, and sabbaticals. Mount Holyoke also offers a comprehensive faculty mentoring program, a teaching and learning initiative, and invests in faculty across the career span.

Applications must be submitted in TWO PARTS.

Part I: Please submit the following material to https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/.

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy [1 page]. Please include relevant experience with a diverse student body.
  4. Artist Statement [1 page]. Please upload in the section marked “Other Document”
  5. References. Please list three references with contact information [Title, Institution, Email and Phone]. In January 2017, when the candidate is chosen to be interviewed at CAA or via Skype, we will contact the references and request recommendation letters. Please upload in section marked “Other Document 2”.
  6. Your artwork website, if available. Please enter link under “Website 1”

Part II:  Please see information at https://sites.google.com/a/mtholyoke.edu/artsearch/.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty.  Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color.  Mount Holyoke College is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. 

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members.  Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society.  In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.