Assistant Professor – Art (2D/Printmaking) College of Visual and Performing Arts


Website University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor’s College of Visual and Performing Arts seeks qualified faculty for its Art Department, beginning late July of 2024, with initial appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is a full-time, tenure-track teaching position. UMHB seeks faculty who are active Christians and dedicated teacher-scholars to prepare students for leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a global society.

UMHB is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and offers B.F.A. and B.A. undergraduate degrees that include majors in Art Education, Graphic Design, and Studio Art. The department currently consists of eight full-time faculty, an art secretary, and six part-time instructors who serve our 100+ undergraduate majors and minors.

UMHB is conveniently located in Belton, an historic town of 22,000 in the heart of central Texas. Nearby cities are Temple (7 miles), Waco (42 miles), Austin (60 miles), San Antonio (130 miles) and Dallas/Ft. Worth (130 miles). Excellent schools, abundant cultural and recreational opportunities, and a high quality of life are hallmarks of the local community.

Faculty Responsibilities:

Activities required of all faculty include exemplary teaching, curriculum development, student recruitment and advising, professional attainment, and service to department, college, university, and the community.

Specific Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will teach a course load of 12 credit hours per long semester with primary responsibilities encompassing studio art curriculum within printmaking and 2D media (photography, drawing, design, color theory etc.).

Secondary responsibilities will be dependent on candidates’ specialty and departmental needs and could include art history and survey courses or art education courses. The successful candidate should be well-versed in both traditional and contemporary trends in art, professional practices, and eager to work in a highly collaborative teaching environment targeting undergraduate art students. Enthusiasm for recruiting, undergraduate competitions, field trips, portfolio reviews, and assisting new graduates with job-seeking is essential. Other responsibilities of the position include university and departmental service, advising, and maintaining a scholarly or creative portfolio.

• M.F.A. in Printmaking or a closely related area of 2D studio art required.
• Knowledge of and/or experience in art history and contemporary trends in art.
• University-level teaching experience beyond graduate teaching.
• A strong record of professional or academic accomplishment within the candidate’s specialty.
• Excellent teaching and communication skills, a dedication to professional attainment, and commitment to quality improvement are essential.
• Must be an active, committed Christian.

Salaries & Benefits:

Competitive salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan with match and UMHB tuition benefits for employees and their dependents.

TO APPLY: Click the button below for more details and to apply. Please submit a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, transcript copies, and evidence of quality teaching performance with your online application. Submit in PDF format 20 images of professional work and 20 images of student work (student work labeled with course only). Your letter of interest should also respond to UMHB’s mission and values, found at In addition, include in one page or less, a description of your own Christian beliefs and commitments.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

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