MFA in Painting or related field required. Professional teaching experience expected. Successful candidates must be maintaining a professional studio and be actively showing their work. Candidates must be well versed in current studio practice and theory. Extensive experience in Painting and Drawing required. Additional Printmaking experience preferred. Candidates must be strongly committed to the University mission of developing servant leaders marked with a passion to minister Christ’s love and truth to a world in need.
Candidate will teach courses in Oil Painting, Drawing, Watermedia, Printmaking: Screen, Relief, Lithography, and Intaglio, and upper level Exhibition and Thesis courses. The candidate will curate the Department gallery space each fall semester. Additional responsibilities also include involvement in student advising, faculty meetings, and active participation in departmental activities, shows and events.
The Art Department at Taylor University, is a dynamic program, continually striving to produce professional caliber artists, designers, photographers, illustrators, pre-art therapy students, and teachers equipped to impact the 21st century marketplace. The department resides in the 38,000 square foot Modelle Metcalf Visual Arts Center and currently offers four distinct majors: Studio, Graphic Art (Design, Illustration or Photography), Art Education & Pre-Art Therapy. The department enrolls approximately 100 students. Students have access to excellent art facilities and equipment.
The sixty credit hour Studio curriculum, is comprised of an Art Core (18 credits), Studio Art Core (15 credits), Nine credits of specified courses in painting, printmaking and photography, and eighteen credits of electives in media including drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, and photography. Department faculty are practicing artists, sculptors, designers, illustrators, photographers or are engaged in significant research. The department offers BA and BS degrees.
Taylor University is an evangelical nondenominational Christian liberal arts university in which all programs are shaped by a Christian worldview and the integration of faith, learning and living within a community of intentional Christian nurture and relationships.
Taylor is distinctive in its commitment to the spiritual and intellectual development of its students as well as its faculty members who recognize that all truth has its source in God. Academic pursuits at Taylor are rigorous, demanding imagination, dedication and integrity from both students and faculty. Taylor University carries out its mission and purposes primarily by offering undergraduate programs in its residential campus setting. The University also offers focused graduate programs that expand and complement curricular and institutional strengths.
Taylor University is located in the small town environment of Upland, Indiana, seventy miles north of Indianapolis and fifty miles south of Fort Wayne. The proximity to metropolitan areas provides numerous benefits, including access to specialized healthcare and cultural and entertainment opportunities including music, theater, art, professional athletics and commerce.
Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vita, and a completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application is available at http://www2.taylor.edu/provost/facultyapplication.doc. Material should be addressed to Dr. Michael Hammond, Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts & Biblical Studies. All materials will remain confidential. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.