Assistant Professor of Teaching, Core Studio (Studio Foundations)



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Job description

POSITION: The College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts of Wayne State University is
seeking qualified candidates for a full-time non-tenure track appointment as Assistant Professor of
Teaching in Core Studio in the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History. The job
begins no later than August 17, 2023; salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.RESPONSIBILITIES: We are seeking a designer or artist to teach courses in Core Studio (Studio
Foundations), wo Teaching Philosophy
o Diversity Statement
o 20 examples of work as a pdf or links to time-based work
o W

ith an emphasis in time-based media and secondary emphasis that may include, but is
not limited to, one of the following teaching areas: print media, drawing, or UX/UI design. This is
a full-time non-tenure track position. The successful candidate may teach undergraduate studios and
seminars in other areas of the department that connect to the candidate’s creative expertise. The
candidate will join the faculty leadership team that coordinates Core Studio curriculum and course
material. The candidate will conduct department and university service, contribute to curriculum
development and other aspects of the intellectual life of the department, and provide appropriate
professional service.

QUALIFICATIONS: We are seeking an exceptional designer/artist/teacher with a strong background in
time-based media, defined broadly including but not limited to motion graphics, video, film, and
animation. At minimum, we require an MFA in art, design or closely related field. Willingness to
mentor students from diverse populations is required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  College level teaching experience is preferred. Experience teaching various aspects of time-based media and digital arts is preferred as is experience working across disciplinary boundaries.

How to apply

All applicants must use Wayne Talent at for req 863 and submit the required documents.

Applications must include the following:
• Completed online application
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Application materials compiled as a single bookmarked PDF. Please upload these as one document in Other.
o Teaching Philosophy
o Diversity Statement
o 20 examples of work as a pdf or links to time-based work
o Work list
o 15 examples of student work as a pdf or links to time-based work
o Student work list
o Names and contact information for three references
If you experience any issues uploading large files, please email them to: [email protected]
The search committee will begin reviewing applications on March 1, 2023. Applications remain open until the position is filled.

Inquiries about the position may be directed to:
Brian Kritzman, Committee Chair
Department of Art and Art History
Wayne State University
150 Art Building
Detroit, MI 48201
[email protected]

Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 370 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 28,000 students. Wayne State’s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over 200 acres; its six extension centers offer higher education to students throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in.