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Assistant Teaching Professor of Visual Arts

companyEmory University
locationWashington, DC 20037, USA
PublishedPublished: 1/31/2023

Emory University seeks to hire a teaching-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor, as part of a multi-year initiative to build our program offerings in the visual arts. The position will teach in Emory’s Integrated Visual Arts Co-Major (IVAC), which is housed in the Department of Film and Media in Emory College of Arts and Sciences. We are searching for an outstanding teaching artist to help efforts to conceptualize and implement 2D and foundations programs for undergraduate students. We are particularly interested in individuals whose creative practices engage with vital concerns across the College, including but not limited to the other arts, the social and natural sciences, environmental studies, the nature of representation, social justice, and AI. Successful candidates will have an established record of excellence in college or university teaching. Demonstrated leadership experience or potential is highly desired. The candidate will teach five courses per year in areas that complement our current strengths in photography and sculpture, such as foundations, drawing, painting, or printmaking. They will also be invited to develop new courses that reflect their practice. Initial appointment is for a period of three years; it is renewable and may lead to promotion within the teaching track. More information about teaching-track appointments can be found here:

Emory College of Arts and Sciences is a liberal arts college within a top-ranked research university located in the southeastern hub of Atlanta, GA. In addition to the Integrated Visual Arts Co-Major program, Emory’s Department of Film and Media offers a minor and a major in Film and Media, and a media production minor.


  • MFA or other terminal degree in visual arts or a related discipline Record of excellence college or university teaching with demonstrated ability to teach across all levels of the undergraduate curriculum

Emory College of Art and Sciences Faculty Responsibilities are outlined here:

Application Instructions:

To apply, submit a letter of application; CV; names and email addresses of three references; a brief statement that describes your experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentoring of students of diverse backgrounds; and a personal portfolio of no more than 20 images, uploaded as a single PDF document. Review of applications begins January 30, 2023; all applications received through February 28 will be given full consideration. Position start date: Fall 2023. Position URL:

Emory University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding discrimination and affirmative action. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in university programs and in use of facilities without such discrimination. The University also complies with all applicable federal and Georgia statutes and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination. All member of the student body, faculty, and staff are expected to assist in making this policy valid in fact. Any inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Suite 305, Atlanta, Georgia 30322. Telephone 404-727-9867 (V) 404-712-2049 (TDD).

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