Artist in Residence



Job description

Stephenville, TX

The Department of Fine Arts at Tarleton State University seeks applications for an artist-in-residence for the 2019-2020 academic year with expertise in design. The position is a 9-month half time non-tenure track position (20 hours per week). The selected artist is expected to be accessible to the Department of Fine Arts community, and to develop a relationship with Digital Media Studies, Art, and Design students through workshops, lectures, or talks to be scheduled in consultation with the faculty.

Tarleton State University, located in Stephenville, Texas (about an hour from the Dallas-Fort Worth metro complex) is a school committed to diversity: we welcome proposals from a diverse pool of applicants. With a comprehensive Digital Media Studies, Visual Arts programs operating within the larger Department of Fine Arts, TSU’s goal relevant to the AIR position is the completion of a project that will benefit student education in the Department of Fine Arts, and the Tarleton community at large.

Required Minimum Qualifications
Undergraduate or graduate degree in design or related field

Additional Preferred Qualifications
2 years experience in professional and/or commercial design or related field

Applications accepted only online at .

Tarleton State University, a member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience marked by academic innovation and exemplary service, and dedicated to transforming students into tomorrow’s professional leaders. With campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online, Tarleton engages with its communities to provide real-world learning experiences and to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of integrity, leadership, tradition, civility, excellence and service.

How to apply

First consideration will be given to candidates who apply by March 25. A review of applications will begin as they are received.

Applications will include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial copies of all transcripts
  • Contact information for three references
  • Portfolio: link to portfolio or design examples; or 10-20 images of relevant work in pdf format
  • Project proposal pdf outlining the goal and description of the intended work (1-2 pages in length)

Finalists will send in additional materials upon request of the committee. Direct questions to the Search Committee Chairperson: Megan Ehrhart (

With our state-of-the-art Candle Lighting Ceremony facilities, 110 years of tradition, friendly faculty and staff, and active student body, there is no doubt that Tarleton’s legacy is alive and strong across our campus.