Assistant Professor Of Drawing + Painting | Full-time Non-tenure Track Faculty
Rocky Mountain College Of Art + Design
The Departments Of Fine Art + Foundations
Open Until Filled
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design invites applications for the position of full-time Assistant Professor in Drawing + Painting. This is a non-tenure track position. Responsibilities include a full teaching load as defined by the Academic Affairs Handbook conducted over 8-week terms, curriculum building, active participation in college service and faculty mentorship. The curriculum in Painting + Drawing serves RMCAD’s BFA degrees in Animation, Art Education, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Game Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, and Photography. Other responsibilities include supporting the student-centered paradigm, curriculum development, faculty mentorship, and working collaboratively across the college in support of the institution’s mission and values.
RMCAD requires 15-24 credits in Foundations for every BFA degree program and requires 9 credit hours in painting for Fine Art majors. Courses taught in this role include Observational Drawing, Seminar: Methods of Inquiry, Topics in Color, Life Drawing 1, Life Drawing 2, Painting 1, Painting 2, Painting 3, Special Topics Courses, Form + Content, Professional Practices, Portfolio Reviews, and Senior Studio courses.
RMCAD is committed to promoting academic excellence throughrigorous and engaged pedagogical practices. Through professional development and asacademics and educators, our faculty provides the necessary skills for artists to develop as engaged citizens, and actualized human beings prepared to flourish in a complexglobal world.Students in Foundations + Fine Arts study in a variety of academic disciplines that emphasizethe knowledge base to pursue an informed, meaningful, and effective studio practice.
- A willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds is essential
- A Master of Fine Arts
- At least two years of University-level teaching experience
- Evidence of a dynamic professional practice and engagement in the field though exhibitions, publications, or similar endeavors
- Must relocate to the Denver Metro area
- University-level online teaching experience
- Demonstrated expertise in curriculum building and teaching in the area of drawing + painting
- Evidence of exemplary student engagement and advanced pedagogical strategies
- Leadership experience or evidence of high-level university service
- Significant and demonstrated experience in observational drawing and contemporary painting
- Applicants whose studio practice and teaching are engaged in the inclusion of diverse perspectives are encouraged to apply
Submit a single PDF to the CV area of the application including the following:
- A cover letter describing your interest in RMCAD, qualifications, and a preferred salary range. Please keep letters between one and two pages.
- A 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy, including demonstrated experience and a commitment to teaching a diverse student body. Please address how the applicant’s cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contributes diversity and fosters inclusion.
- A 1-2 page artist statement including research interests,connections to Art History, connections to contemporary culture, research accomplishments, and goals for the future.
- A list of three references including the name, title, relationship to applicant, email address, and phone number
- A sample of an original assignment created by the applicant
- a professional portfolio of 10-20 works with project descriptions
- a student work portfolio of 10-20 works with project descriptions
- Unofficial Transcripts; the successful candidate will submit official transcripts
- Please keep PDFs under 5 MB
About the Department:
The unified Departments of Fine Arts and Foundations serve RMCAD’s BFA degrees in Animation, Art Education, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Game Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, and Photography. The Foundations area educates students in the development of creative studio practice by fostering individualized and collaborative learning emphasizing cultural engagement, process, and visual literacy. The Fine Arts area develops conceptual and technical abilities in students to pursue creative professional careers, individual studio practices, or advanced education in the arts.
Our curriculum takes a multi-disciplinary approach to art-making. Students experience a broad range of disciplines to better align with the ways contemporary artists are working today. We encourage our students to contribute to the ongoing dialogue of creative culture and to pursue life-long scholarship and creativity.
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD) is an innovative, rigorous, and community-oriented global learningenvironment that inspirespassionfor critical thinking and prepares learners to be forces ofchange in the creative industries, our communities, andthe world. RMCAD was established in 1963 by Philip J. Steele, who had a vision to provide students with a quality higher education in art and design. RMCAD continues to experience growth since its comparatively modest beginnings and now thrives on a lush, historic campus including more than 23 acres of land and 16 buildings. We are also pioneers in the online learning environment for art and design. RMCAD currently has over 1,400 students enrolled.
RMCAD is dedicated to living its mission and values, specifically that “Our students come first.” The college continuously works with faculty and staff towards developing an evolving student-ready paradigm. RMCAD is dedicated to diversity and inclusion and maintains a policy of inclusiveness that recognizes values, and reflects the diversity of the community it serves. The college fosters a dynamic learning and working environment that encourages multiple perspectives and the free exchange of ideas. We welcome people from a multitude of backgrounds who are committed to creativity, academic excellence, societal and cultural evolution and betterment, civility, mutual respect, social justice, and the free and open exchange of ideas.
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is an accredited institutional member of National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). RMCAD’s degree offerings in Art + Design are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design is a non-tenure institution.
RMCAD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.