Bowdoin College Department of Art invites applications from artist/scholars for a one-year appointment as visiting assistant professor beginning fall 2014, with the possibility of a renewal for a second year, to teach all levels of undergraduate drawing and painting. Teaching load is two courses each semester. The successful candidate will demonstrate a proven ability to teach a strong foundation in perceptual, formal, and critical skills, as well as an ability to engage students in the social significance of contemporary artistic practice. Additional experience in other media and types of practice is welcome. The successful candidate can expect active support for his/her creative work.
Candidates must have an MFA, a record of effective teaching in higher education, a commitment to undergraduate education in the liberal arts, and a demonstrated record of scholarly and creative achievement.
Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Applicants should visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to submit a single PDF file no larger than 4.5 MB that includes the following: a letter of application, curriculum vitae (limit of three pages), sample syllabi for Painting I and Drawing I courses, ten images of their creative work (with captions), and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Descriptions of all of Bowdoin's visual arts courses can be found here:https://www.bowdoin.edu/catalogue/courses/art/visual-arts-courses.shtml.
Review of Applications will begin January 15th and continue until the position is filled.
A highly selective liberal arts college on the Maine coast with a diverse student body made up of 31% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students, Bowdoin College is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs. For further information about the college please visit our website:http://www.bowdoin.edu
Located at the site of the former Longfellow Elementary School, the Edwards Center contains modern art studios for students and faculty engaged in painting drawing, photography, sculpture, printmaking, woodworking, and digital media and design. There are classrooms, critique space, and student exhibition spaces, as well as a state-of-the-art digital media lab. Students involved in independent studies and advanced studies in visual arts are designated their own studio spaces. All students in visual arts classes have 24-hour key card access to the facilities.
The painting facilities include a 1400 square foot studio with North light illumination. It accommodates 18 painting workstations, in addition to extensive working space for easel size pieces, as well as larger works.
Bowdoin is located on a beautiful 110-acre campus in Brunswick, Maine a town of 20,000 that serves as the gateway to the mid-coast region. Brunswick features a welcoming environment for raising families, as well as an array of cultural resources, including galleries, theaters, independent bookstores and restaurants. Several other colleges are nearby (Bates, Colby, and the University of Southern Maine), adding to the region's cultural offerings. The area is also known for its great natural beauty, with beaches, shoreline, forests, and mountains a short drive (or in some cases even a short bike ride) away.
One-half hour south is Portland, Maine, the state's largest metropolis (75,000) and its cultural mecca. Portland is a lively city with theatre companies, art galleries, bookstores, a symphony, and an art museum. It has also achieved widespread recognition as a home of talented chefs, and features an astonishing array of restaurants serving an equally broad range of cuisine.
Boston is a relatively easy day trip away, and can be reached by car or bus from Brunswick in roughly two and a half hours. Amtrak has extended their "Downeaster" train service to Brunswick, offering several round-trip trains between Boston and Brunswick. The station from which these trains will depart is an easy walk from the center of Bowdoin's campus.
For trips somewhat farther afield, we generally make use of the Portland Jetport, which has direct flights to many northeastern and mid Atlantic states. New York City is particularly well-served, with numerous flight options to all three of the city's airports.
Bowdoin College is committed to equality through affirmative action and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs.