JOB: Instructor/Faculty (GMU)

Job Category : Instructional or Research Faculty
Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

Web Announcement :

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Art Foundations

The George Mason University, School of Art in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) seeks highly qualified candidates to fill a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position as Coordinator for Studio Foundations. 

The School of Art offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in art with concentrations in Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking, Critical Art Practices, Graphic Design, Photography, and New Media. Our M.F.A. program prepares students for employment in higher education or to pursue other scholarly and professional artistic endeavors, and our M.A.T. program prepares students with a B.F.A. degree for PK-12 art licensure by the commonwealth of Virginia. George Mason University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 

Responsibilities: Administrative responsibilities focus on Foundations program development and oversight including curriculum development, scheduling of eight to ten adjunct faculty members, maintenance of studio facilities, and shared administration of the School of Arts ArtsBus program. Teaching expectations include ability to effectively cover traditional and extended media for 2-D and 3-D Foundations courses and sculpture. Demonstrated ability to cross disciplines through extended media and performance is highly sought. 

Qualifications: The ideal candidate’s professional practice is based in sculpture, and has as an active record of research and exhibitions.

Required: M.F.A. with a focus in 3-D media; demonstrated expertise in a wide-range of traditional fabrication skills, and expertise in contemporary media; ability to maintain woodworking and metalworking equipment; knowledge of contemporary issues and critical discourse; and ability to work across disciplines. Three years of full-time teaching experience beyond graduate school with a focus on foundations and sculpture is desired. 

The position begins August 2014. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Special Instructions : Be certain to follow both steps: * (1) For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F9573z at by April 15, 2014; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, a professional statement, a teaching statement (including foundations and sculpture), a sample syllabus, and a list of three professional references with contact information. * (2) Navigate to the School of Art online portal at: and upload 10 examples of your own personal creative work (which may include images and video), and another 10 examples of your students work, with accompanying work descriptions.
MasonAd : Great Careers Begin at Mason! 

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report Up and Coming spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education. 

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in 198 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Masons diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create. 

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.
Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity.
Job Close Date : 04/15/2014


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