Visiting Assistant Professor

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

Position Function:

Vacancy for a time-limited, nine-month full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position to teach studio foundation courses in drawing and design.

Salary Grade:  UC

For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Department Profile:

Department of Art

Area of Specialization:


Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2024

Tenure Track Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaching undergraduate courses in foundational drawing and design as well as other courses in the area of expertise, if available.

Minimum Qualifications:

MFA required. We are seeking a candidate working primarily in 2D fields. The successful candidate must have expertise in the discourse around contemporary art as well as contemporary issues around drawing and design, and knowledge of the medium's history.

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 in drawing and design. The ability to teach digital courses or Art Appreciation is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Advanced knowledge in their area of specialty; 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.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

No unusual physical requirements. Requires no heavy lifting, and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility. Minimal physical effort.

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter, current resume or curriculum vitae, and complete contact information for at least three professional references.

The review of applications will begin on May 1, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.

Any communication about this position should be sent to Critz Campbell, Head, Department of Art, P.O. Box 5182, Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762,

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable 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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