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Assistant Professor of Art, Tenure Track Position Available at Butler University, Jordan College of Fine Arts

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ART Program

The Art Program of Butler University, Jordan College of Fine Arts invites applications and nominations for the following faculty position:

POSITION: Assistant Professor of Art, Tenure Track

DUTIES: Responsibilities commence at the beginning of the 2013-14 academic year. The successful candidate will teach in the art program and offer art courses in the core curriculum. The ideal candidate will have a multidisciplinary background in design and fine art and will teach hybrid courses such as Function, Time and Motion, Interactive and Space. The ideal candidate will have a background and strong foundation in conceptual and/or process based art. It is expected that she/he will continue a program of professional engagement, will also advise and mentor undergraduates and provide the appropriate professional service.

QUALIFICATIONS: The art program seeks an exceptional educator and artist with evidence of quality teaching at the university level, with a terminal degree; MFA or PhD, required. Interest in and ability to utilize sustainable or alternative materials and new technologies is strongly desired. Exhibition or publication history at the professional level and the understanding of contemporary issues in art and design is essential. The art program is searching for a colleague who is enthusiastic, dedicated, student-centered and a team player. E-learning experience and/or administrative skills are a plus. Individuals with the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the university’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism and individual differences are encouraged to apply. In their applications, candidates should address how they can contribution to diversity.

SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.


APPLICATION: Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, portfolio of work and students’ work and list of three references electronically to:
Professor Elizabeth Mix
Chair, Art Search Committee

DEADLINE: For best consideration apply by January 15, 2013

Butler University, one of the nation’s leading master’s comprehensive universities, was founded in 1855 on the principle of equal access to higher education for both genders and all races. Butler encompasses six colleges with an enrollment of 4000 undergraduates and 500 graduate students and emphasizes a liberal arts education with more than 60 majors. The Jordan College of Fine Arts, one of the five professional colleges has 500 undergraduates and 50 graduate students in programs of art, arts administration, dance, music and theatre. For further information visit the website at

Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff. In addition, hiring and other employment-related decisions are made on the basis of an individual’s qualifications, past experience, overall performance and other employment-related criteria. It is the policy of the University to provide equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin or any other legally-protected category.

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