Utah State University

Assistant Professor of Drawing and Painting

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 11 months ago(1/10/2020 10:40 AM)
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Caine College of the Arts
Art & Design
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


The Department of Art + Design at Utah State University is conducting a search for a nine-month tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Drawing and Painting position.


The Drawing and Painting emphasis area at USU promotes experimentation with a variety of materials and methods. Our rigorous program rewards students for hard work and encourages them to grow artistically. The Drawing and Painting professors are extremely talented artists as well as effective teachers, and they are dedicated to giving students individual attention and mentoring. Our program offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Drawing and Painting. We are part of the Department of Art + Design which is accredited by NASAD and offers a BA in Art History, a BS and a BFA in Art Education, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, and a BID in Interior Design.


Udpated: Review of applications will begin October 01, 2020 and the position will remain open until filled with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2021.


  • Coordinate and oversee the Foundations Program in Drawing and Painting and Two-Dimensional Design. Collaborate with faculty members in the Three-Dimensional Design program.
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Drawing and Painting, which includes the opportunity to teach figure courses.
  • Show commitment to teaching and working with students from diverse populations.
  • Assist in maintaining accreditation.
  • Participate in department, college, and university service.
  • Provide national, state, and local service to the profession.
  • Mentor students.
  • Engage in creative endeavors and active exhibition record.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree (MFA or equivalent) required
  • Two years teaching experience at the University level
  • Excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to develop collegial relationships with faculty, students, and staff
  • Evidence of the ability to build a strong student cohort
  • Commitment to developing a strong sense of community among students

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of a successful teaching record
  • Strong active national and/or international exhibition record
  • Evidence of successful undergraduate research mentorship

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:


1) Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”.

2) Name and contact information of three references to be entered at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile.

3) Transcripts of academic work to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile.

4) Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application.

5) Statement of teaching philosophy to be typed/pasted at the end of your application.

6) Applicants will provide 20 images of individual, professional work with the link: https://bit.ly/2tC8O7V. Image files should be labeled with the following the naming convention: “[Ind]_[applicant last name]_[3 letters of first name]_[photo number]”

7) Applicants will provide 20 images of student work with the link: https://bit.ly/36CWtif. Image files should be labeled with the following the naming convention: “[Student]_[applicant last name]_[3 letters of first name]_[photo number]”


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

The Caine College of the Arts seeks to make the arts more visible, more innovative, and more fully integrated into the intellectual life of Utah State University and the communities it serves. The Caine College of the Arts is a collaborative community, representing the collective strengths and voices of the arts and offers a means for connecting people and programs. The Caine College of the Arts offers: a visiting artist program that brings to campus nationally renowned artists and designers, award-winning faculty members, a world-class performance hall, internship assignments with prominent artists and designers, and international study opportunities. The Caine College of the Arts includes the Departments of Art + Design, Music, and Theatre Arts, and is closely affiliated with the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art on the USU campus.


Housed in the Caine College of the Arts at USU and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the Department of Art+Design has a century-long history and a suite of well-established and highly regarded programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. (Please see art.usu.edu for a complete listing of all academic programs in the department and their curricula.) During the 2018-19 academic year, the department begins programing in the newly remodeled Tippetts and Eccles Galleries, part of a 2-year, $26M renovation of the Chase Fine Arts Center that was completed in October. The department also works closely with the Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art to engage students from across the university in arts programming. In addition to programs on the Logan Campus, the department has faculty on the USU Eastern campuses in Price and Blanding, Utah, and delivers courses by electronic and hybrid instructional systems to USU’s six other regional campuses and numerous county centers around the state.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement. USU is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any of its programs and activities based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law (https://equity.usu.edu/non-discrimination).

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding USU’s non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266; Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, hilary.renshaw@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information on the notice of non-discrimination, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov.

Learn more at: https://equity.usu.edu/.

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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