Assistant Professor of Art


Position: Assistant Professor of Art
Type: Probationary, Tenure-track Available: August, 2017

Department of Art and Art History,
School of Arts and Humanities
California State University, Bakersfield

Contact: Jesse Sugarmann, Chair, Search Committee
E-Mail:; Phone: (661) 654-6007
Deadline: Complete applications must be received by March 6, 2017
Qualifications: Candidates should provide evidence of:
• MFA in painting, drawing, or other relevant area
• Minimum of two-years university teaching experience beyond graduate assistantship

Additional Preferred Qualifications:
• Strong exhibition history and evidence of ongoing professional research
• Strong technical skillset within the areas of painting and drawing
• Exemplified teaching excellence
• Teaching trajectory that prioritizes student needs and goals

Responsibilities: Applications are being accepted for a tenure-track faculty position to teach all levels of
undergraduate Painting and Drawing with an emphasis on the medias' contemporary and theoretical contexts.
The selected applicant will teach introductory and advanced level undergraduate courses in Painting,
Drawing, and 2-D foundations as well as a possible general education course in Art Appreciation. The
candidate will be expected to teach three studio courses per semester in addition to service to the department
and university.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. CSUB offers a generous benefit
package (e.g., excellent health, dental, vision, and retirement benefits).

Background Check: A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed
satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete
the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU
employees who apply for the position.

Mandated Reporter: The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the
California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in
CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Application: Complete submissions will consist of two .PDF documents. The first document should contain a
letter of interest addressing research goals and relevant teaching and work experience, a CV, names and
contact information for three references, teaching philosophy, and a sample syllabus for an upper-division
undergraduate painting course. The second document should contain twenty labeled images of the candidate's artwork. Combined, these two documents may not exceed 20MB. Applications should be sent via email to Jesse Sugarmann at with the subject heading "Position #: 17/18 AH 01"

School Information:
In the School of Arts and Humanities, our talented and accomplished faculty members are committed to excellence in research and teaching and serving students by providing a quality education for the 21st century. With over sixty faculty members in eight departments, A&H serves 1,052 majors in nine baccalaureate and two
graduate degree programs, including Communications and English majors at CSUB's Antelope Valley campus.
Visit the web page at for more information.

Department Information:
The mission of the Department of Art and Art History at CSUB is to encourage research, innovation, and
experimentation within our undergraduate students and to foster an environment ripe for learning and
risk-taking. The Department of Art and Art History and the department's Todd Madigan Art Gallery complement the University's larger mission by offering CSUB students and the Bakersfield community an opportunity to engage in advanced, creative discourse both locally and regionally. The department, offers three separate visiting artist programs that bring nationally and internationally-recognized artists to campus to work with students. The faculty is comprised of five tenure track or tenured professors, four fulltime lecturers, and three full-time staff who serve 100-150 Art majors. The department moved into a new facility in the fall of 2014 that supports coursework in a variety of 2D, 3D and 4D media.

General Information:
California State University, Bakersfield, founded in 1970, is one of twenty-three campuses of the CSU System and currently has an enrollment of over 9,000 students. The University services a socially and ethnically diverse population of 800,000 in an area of 10,000 square miles. The city of Bakersfield (population over 350,000) is located in the southern San Joaquin Valley and has a much lower cost of living than coastal California. Los Angeles, the Pacific Ocean, Mojave Desert, and Sierra Nevada Mountains are all within a two-hour drive from campus

California State University, Bakersfield is committed to Equal Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability or covered veterans' status.

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