Assistant Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 020300 - Art
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
Position Open Date:

Department Profile:

The Department of Art is NASAD accredited and located within the College of Architecture, Art, and Design. It is approximately 300 Art Majors, 20 full-time faculty and offers the BFA degree with concentrations in Fine Art, Graphic Design, and Photography. Information about the department is available at

Area of Specialization:


Anticipated Appointment Date:

 August 16, 2018

Tenure Track Status:

Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaching undergraduate courses in foundational drawing and design as well as other upper division courses in the area of expertise, advising and mentoring BFA majors, pursuing and publishing high quality research in area of specialization, and participating in department, college, and university activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

MFA required. We are seeking a candidate working primarily in 2D fields such as painting, printmaking, drawing, and new media/digital processes. The successful candidate should have a strong and active exhibition record or show great potential for active exhibition. The successful candidate must have expertise in the discourses around contemporary art as well as contemporary issues around painting, and knowledge of the medium’s history.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Preferred Qualifications:

In addition to the minimum qualifications, a proven exhibition record and demonstration of excellence in teaching are desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to teach mainly studio courses (both for beginning and advanced levels) in drawing, design, and their area of specialization, as well as critique and senior capstone mentorship.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Advanced knowledge in their area of specialty and the record or potential for high quality research; excellent communication skills and the ability to work closely with colleagues, and the skills necessary for successful teaching, advising, and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds.

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, artist website, and complete contact information for at least three professional references. Review of applications will begin on January, 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Any communication about this position should be sent to: Angi Elsea Bourgeois, Head, Department of Art, P.O. Box 5182, Mississippi State University,

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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