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Assistant Professor of Art - Painting (#914)

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Faculty in Art and Art History
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The Department of Art and Art History invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Art in Painting. This tenure-track position requires a specialization in painting with a broad interdisciplinary practice. The search committee is interested in reviewing applicants whose interdisciplinary work intersects with one or more of the following areas: socially engaged or research-based practices; environmental issues; digital media; and other expanded fields. This artist will teach four courses per year including drawing, painting I, special topics in painting, and advanced-level studio courses in which students practice in a variety of mediums. Applications from Associate and Full Professors will also be given full consideration.

Required qualifications are an MFA, a minimum of 12 courses of college-level teaching beyond teaching assistantship, and a significant exhibition record at a national level. Candidates who are within 3 years of their MFA graduation will not be considered.

The ideal candidate will contribute to the growth and development of interdisciplinary curriculum across the campus, and will have the opportunity to participate in our growing Arts and Technology collaboration, the Fimbel Maker and Innovation Lab, and new initiatives across the Five College Consortium. Mount Holyoke College strives to create an inclusive environment that promotes engagement in technological and creative projects among our diverse student population. The successful candidate will have a commitment to their own practice as well as teaching at the undergraduate level and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, ability, nationality, and religion.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

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 90 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.


Application materials are submitted in two parts. Please complete both Part I and Part II.

Application Materials PART I

Please submit the following materials to https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/

  1. Cover Letter addressing interest in Mount Holyoke College
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy [1 page]. Please upload in the section marked “Teaching Philosophy.”
  4. Mentoring Diverse Student Body Statement [1 page]. Please include a statement addressing relevant background experience and proposed strategies for mentoring members of a diverse student body. Please upload in the section marked “Mentoring Statement.”
  5. Artist Statement [1 page]. Please upload in the section marked “Other Document.”
  6. References. Please list three references with contact information [Title, Institution, Email and Phone]. In January 2020, when the candidate is chosen to be interviewed via Skype, we will contact their references and request recommendation letters. Please upload in the section marked “Other Document 2” (NOT the reference section).
  7. Your artwork website URL

Application Materials PART II

Please email the following materials to:


Email Subject Line: Your Full Name

Email Body Text: Artwork website URL

Attachment #1: For logistical purposes, we ask you that you email us the same materials you submitted to the college's employment opportunity site [i.e. Part I application materials] as one PDF document. Please insert page breaks in between the following:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy [1 page]
  4. Mentoring Diverse Student Body Statement
  5. Artist Statement [1 page].
  6. References

Save 1-6 as one PDF. Name the document with your full name as e.g. Jane_Smith.pdf.

Attachment #2:  First Interview Availabilities

Skype/Zoom Interviews

Skype Interview Dates (Please indicate your available times in EST)

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 


Afternoon: (Please indicate your available times in EST)

Thursday, January 16, 2020


Afternoon: (Please indicate your available times in EST)

Friday, January 17, 2020

Morning: (Please indicate your available times in EST)

Afternoon: (Please indicate your available times in EST)

Please copy the availability chart above and fill out with the times you are able to interview with us (e.g. 9:00 ~ 10:30 a.m.). Save this PDF as e.g Jane_Smith_Interview.pdf


Attachment #3: Artist Portfolio

Please submit 20 images of your own artwork in one PDF document. 

First, please make a PowerPoint presentation of your 20 images. 

Each image is to be accompanied by title, year, medium (e.g. installation), materials 

(e.g. acrylic on canvas, thread, wood), and a short accompanying text about the artwork. 

First, File > "Compress Pictures"> Presentation (150 ppi) and then save the PowerPoint presentation as a PDF. 

This allows us to see your images in context. Save this PDF as e.g. Jane_Smith_Artwork.pdf

Attachment #4: Student Portfolio

Please submit 15 images of your student artworks in the same format as above. 

Please provide course title, year (e.g. 2017), student's year (e.g. junior) with each image.

Save this PDF as e.g. Jane_Smith_Student.pdf


We thank you for your interest in the position and submission.

For full consideration, please submit your application materials by Friday, November 15, 2019

If it is necessary to contact us in regard to our searches, please email with the same subject line as your application submission.

Mount Holyoke College Studio Art Search Committee