Professor of the Practice in Studio Arts

The Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina invites applications for an open rank, non tenure-track position in painting. The successful candidate will be appointed to the named position of Esbenshade Professor of the Practice in Studio Arts. The professor of the practice track at Duke is regular rank, parallel to the tenure track, and emphasizes teaching and pedagogy. It is term renewable, and affords the possibility for promotion to associate and full professor of the practice. We are seeking an accomplished painter with an MFA, a national and international exhibition record, significant teaching experience, and knowledge of technical, historical, theoretical, and critical issues in contemporary global art. Our department’s unique combination of visual art, visual and media studies, and art history reflects the faculty’s wide range of interests, exploration of media, and teaching methods. We are seeking an individual with a similar breadth of conceptual and creative interests and expertise, who will equally contribute to service in the department and the university. The teaching load is 2/2, including but not limited to introductory and advanced painting and drawing classes for undergraduates; mentoring undergraduate Distinction projects; and working with MFA and PhD students. Starting date is July/August 2014. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please submit a cover letter that includes your qualifications for the position and teaching philosophy; a current curriculum vitae; and the names of three references, including home and email addresses, and phone numbers. Please also submit 20 examples of visual work through SlideRoom ( Send all written materials to the Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies, Duke University, Box 90764, Durham NC 27708. You may also email those non-portfolio materials as PDF documents to . Applications must be received by November 15, 2013. The committee will interview candidates at College Art Association in February 2014.

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