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Sonoma State University offers an exceptional educational experience that fosters intellectual, cognitive, social, and personal growth. As the only member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges in California, we are uniquely positioned to foster ethical exploration, civic engagement, social responsibility, and global awareness combined with a solid foundation in an academic discipline. We have a strong commitment to graduating students who have the ability to think critically and communicate effectively in an ever-changing world. The unique campus culture fosters our Seawolf Commitment to integrity, respect, excellence, and responsibility and is integrated into all campus life. We nurture inclusive excellence through a celebration of the rich diversity of our local communities and our interconnected global economy. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. SSU is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.
Sonoma State University’s beautiful 274-acre campus is located in Sonoma County wine country, an hour north of San Francisco. The campus offers the ideal setting for teaching and learning and access to a community of rich cultural, environmental, and recreational opportunities. Founded in 1960, Sonoma State University is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University System. As members of the largest public higher educational system in the nation, we provide accessible, high quality education to more than 9000 students. Sonoma State University is proud to be a Hispanic Serving Institution committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the region and state.
In addition to teaching and scholarship, faculty are expected to engage in service to the department, school, and community. Sonoma State is committed to the Teacher/Scholar model and places an emphasis on faculty support of undergraduate research. Faculty are also encouraged to participate in our distinctive, high-impact Freshman and Sophomore year programs and to foster our commitment to the CSU Graduation Initiative 2025 through excellent teaching, advising, and mentoring. Potential applicants are encouraged to review the University’s Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion Policy. All faculty are required to have the ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment.
For thirty years, Sonoma State University Department of Art and Art History has been the hub of visual art on campus and in Sonoma County. As a center of creativity and experimentation, the department provides rigorous undergraduate education in the study and practice of the visual arts. Our programs offer in-depth instruction in technique, concept and history of art. Students pursue studies in BA and BFA degrees in art studio or a BA degree in art history. The art studio degree emphases are available in ceramics, painting, printmaking, photography/digital media, sculpture, and works on paper. Committed to individuality and unique accomplishments, the faculty work closely with students to encourage personal direction and ideas. Designed specifically for the pursuit of studio art practices and the study of art history and arts management, the department facilities are located in one of the best equipped physical plants within the California State University system. The Art Building has a total of 46,604 square feet of space with an instructional net of 30,485 square feet. The University is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
The Department of Art and Art History is seeking an artist/scholar in the area of painting for a tenure track Assistant Professor. A qualified candidate will be responsible for teaching up to 10 units from the following 2D areas: drawing, fundamentals, art theory, B.F.A. Seminars and GE lecture courses. Additional experience in other media and new platforms are welcome including social practice. The successful candidate will show proof of working with a diverse population of students, faculty and the community. We look forward to attracting exceptional artist from diverse backgrounds and traditions. Successful candidates are expected to participate in faculty evaluation of advanced and BFA students. Applicants are expected to have an active professional practice including a record of exhibitions on a national level, an engagement with contemporary issues of painting and drawing, and a thorough knowledge of the history of painting. In addition to teaching and scholarship, faculty are expected to engage in academic advising, to assist the department with program assessment, administrative and/or committee work. Knowledge of and experience with the NASDA accreditation process is highly valued.
Candidates must have an M.F.A. in Studio Practice, preferably painting and/or drawing.
Two or more years teaching experience at the college level (beyond the graduate teaching assistantship) in courses similar to those described.
Applicants must have a proven record of exhibitions and research in the areas of painting and drawing.
All candidates must hold a current working knowledge of issues related to painting and drawing, along with contemporary and historical artists nationally and internationally working in the field.
Candidates must demonstrate commitment, ability and experience mentoring and working with a diverse student population.
Knowledge of and experience with the NASDA accreditation process is highly valued.
Additional experience in university and departmental governance.
An understanding of curriculum and course development.
Candidates exhibiting interest in curricular development and cross-disciplinary pedagogy.
RANK AND SALARY
Salary, service credit, and rank (when appropriate) depends upon academic preparation and professional experience.
The approximate salary range for this position is $65,000 to $71,000.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for this position, go to www.sonoma.edu/jobs and select Job Opportunities. If you are not currently employed at Sonoma State University, select the External Applicants box. You will be redirected to a list of all available jobs at Sonoma State University. Find and select the faculty position you are applying for to view the description and select Apply Now. If you have not applied for a job at Sonoma State University previously you will be asked to Register Now in order to proceed. After submitting the application letter and curriculum vitae, please proceed to My Career Tools to attach the additional required documents. Your statement of research interests may be a statement of scholarship and/or creative activity if appropriate to your discipline. PDFs are the preferred format for all submissions. Once you have submitted all materials, a confirmation email will be automatically sent to you. If you encounter difficulties during the application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications submitted to the faulty search email address will not be considered, so please use the www.sonom.edu/jobs link above.
Please submit on-line:
Statement of Research Interests or Artist Statement
Two Sample Syllabi
Contact Information for 3 References
Additional Required Documents
Please mail the following items on a MAC compatible USB flash drive:
20 images (jpeg, MAC com) of own work.
10 images of student work
Image lists with title, date, media, size,
Hard copies of CV, statement and image list
SASE for return of materials
The flash drive should be addresses to:
Nathan Haenlein, Search Committee Chair
Department of Art and Art History
1801 E. Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Official transcripts may be required at the time of hire.
Sonoma State University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work, in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.
Applications received by March 2, 2018 will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled
Questions concerning this position may be directed to:
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The university is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
This position is 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.
Internal Number: 104537
About Sonoma State University
Located in California's premier wine country one hour north of San Francisco, Sonoma State is a small campus with big ideas. With a tradition of promoting intellectual and personal growth, leadership opportunities and technological proficiency, SSU offers its students a friendly, safe and informal atmosphere on a beautiful campus setting. Currently, campus housing accommodates students in both apartment and residential suite style facilities. While SSU generally accepts all qualified students who apply from high schools in its service area, 80 percent of the freshmen and 55 percent of the junior transfer students come from outside the North Bay region. With almost half of its student body living on campus, it is one of the most residential campuses within the system.