Visiting Assistant Professor of Art - Drawing in an Expanded Field



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February 15, 2024


The Amherst College Department of Art and the History of Art seeks an artist for a full-time three-year visiting appointment at the rank of visiting assistant professor, beginning on July 1, 2024, to teach courses in drawing, conceived as an experimental practice that includes traditional media as well as digital illustration and/or animation. We seek candidates who can teach drawing at all levels and are engaged in contemporary art discourse and interested in forging connections between drawing, critical practices and research methods. The position includes advising majors, supervising senior theses, and participating in other service work for the department.

 Given Amherst’s distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, successful candidates will demonstrate the ways in which they bring value to and will work toward supporting a broadly diverse community. Nearly half of our students identify as domestic students of color, and another 11 percent are international, with non-U.S. citizenship; 16 percent are the first members of their families to attend college. Amherst is committed to providing financial aid that meets 100 percent of every student’s demonstrated need, and nearly 60 percent of our students receive financial aid. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual identity, and religion. 

The successful candidate must have an MFA or equivalent in hand by the start of the appointment. An application letter (including brief descriptions of four possible courses), C.V., one sample syllabus, a creative portfolio of fifteen images and/or a link to an online portfolio, and names of three references must be submitted electronically to  Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.

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 Amherst College is a private liberal arts college of 1,800 students and more than two hundred faculty located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts. It participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, and with the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College consortium. Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons of all genders, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.