TITLE OF POSITION: Artist-in-Residence / Visiting Assistant Professor

POSITION SUMMARY: This is a non-renewable, nine-month visiting position in the Art Department at West Virginia Wesleyan College.

COMPENSATION: $30,000, health benefits, private studio space, private office space, solo exhibition

POSITION DUTIES: We are in search of an interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence to teach foundational studio and art history courses, while producing a body of work for exhibition during spring semester. Successful candidates will supply evidence of their capacity or reputation for creating new and engaging work. Candidates who can provide concrete ways of relaying their knowledge of professional practices/skills to students through workshops and/or other avenues will be favored.

This 3/3 load appointment includes maintaining an open studio for student visits and creative interaction. Courses will include Art History Before 1900, Drawing I (observational / drawing from life), Design Fundamentals (color theory), Intermediate/Advanced Painting, and a special topics seminar of your creation, open to both majors and non-majors (this course is to be vetted by department faculty). Sample syllabi and course materials for standing courses are available as necessary.


Required: M.F.A. in the visual arts at the time the appointment begins, and demonstrated ability to work across the specified disciplines. Recent MFA graduates are encouraged to apply.

Preferred: Considerable professional/exhibition experience.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Art Department at West Virginia Wesleyan College provides a liberal arts program for students seeking a degree in an art or design related field. Through an interdisciplinary curriculum, art and design students are given a framework on which to build their academic and artistic careers. Graduates are equipped with technical skills and conceptual prowess that facilitates the ability to adapt in dynamic art and design disciplines. Small classes allow for individualized attention from WVWC's experienced faculty. More information at http://art.wvwc.edu

ABOUT THE COLLEGE: Founded in 1890, West Virginia Wesleyan is a private residential college that is affiliated with The United Methodist Church. The College has 1,400 students and offers 43 majors and 36 minors along with graduate programs in athletic training, business administration, education, creative writing, and nursing. The College's General Studies program is grounded in the liberal arts, while all students are encouraged to pursue international travel, internships, and research opportunities.

STARTING DATE: August 2014

APPLICANT REVIEW: Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications submitted by March 10, 2014 will receive full consideration.

Applicants must submit the following via a linked or shared folder through http://dropbox.com. Directions on sharing or linking to a folder via dropbox can be found here: https://dropbox.com/help/167/en. The email address with whom the folders/files will need to be shared is mueller_e@wvwc.edu.

  • Cover letter
  • Current CV
  • Artist statement
  • Portfolio of 20 images of personal work and 10 images of student work with accompanying image lists (72dpi, .jpgs, 1000px tall/wide) — provide URLs to online video files; please do not upload videos to the Dropbox folder. If possible, student work should reflect the content of the courses you would be teaching at Wesleyan.
  • Proposed syllabi for Art History Before 1900 and the Special Topics Seminar.
  • Optional: you may also include syllabi for any of the other listed courses.
  • Unofficial transcripts (Official transcripts are required prior to appointment.)
  • Contact information for at least three references

ADDITIONALLY, a cover letter and CV must ALSO be sent to Dean Boyd Creasman at creasman@wvwc.edu. If there are any questions about the application or position, please contact Assistant Professor Ellen Mueller, mueller_e@wvwc.edu.