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Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Painting

  • Deadline:
    Jan. 15, 2012, 5 p.m.
  • Location:
    University of Maine Farmington, 224 Main Street, Farmington, Maine, 04938, US

The Department of Sound, Performance, and Visual Inquiry at
the University of Maine at Farmington is a small, dynamic, interdisciplinary program housed in a public liberal-arts college. We seek a painter to teach contemporary approaches to painting at all levels to both art majors and general education students beginning in the fall of 2011. We are interested in artists with a deep understanding of painting in the context of its contemporary theoretical dialogue, and a desire to expand the dialogue into other areas of the arts and across campus. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to build a new painting curriculum that incorporates conceptual depth in at least one area of new/interactive painting practice. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in interactive media, digital processing, and/or programming. Candidates should have a record of artistic accomplishment, an MFA (in hand or expected by May, 2012) and college-level teaching experience. Joint applications welcome. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, digital portfolio, student work (if available) and statement of teaching philosophy. Send all materials to Dawn Nye and Sarah Maline, Co-Chairs, Painting Search Committee, Department of Sound, Performance, and Visual
Inquiry, UMF, 224 Main Street, Farmington, ME 04938.  The postmark deadline for applications will be January 15, 2012. This is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning September 1, 2012. The University:  established 1864; enrollment capped at 2000; strong undergraduate programs in arts and sciences, teacher education, and human services; vibrant teaching and learning community;
nationally recognized for levels of student engagement; located in a region noted for its natural beauty, snow, blackflies and April mud season; to learn more, please visit www.umf.maine.edu AA/EEO employer