Assistant Professor Visual Art
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 Fall 2021, at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is a full-time non-tenure track position that includes teaching responsibilities and also duties as Art Studio Technician and Gallery Director. 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.
The Art Department offers BFA and BA undergraduate degree programs that include Majors in Studio Art, Graphic Design, and Art Education.
UMHB is conveniently located in Belton, an historic town of 22,000 in the heart of central Texas. Nearby cities are Temple (5 miles), Waco (45 miles), Austin (65 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 advising; professional attainment; and service to department, college, university, and the community.
Specific Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate courses in Foundations and Sculpture; serve as Art Studio Technician; serve as the Gallery Director for the university’s Baugh Center for the Visual Arts. The teaching load will typically be two Art courses each long semester (fall and spring). Responsibilities as Art Studio Technician and Gallery Director will span both the academic year and additional weeks during the summer (accordingly, the faculty contract will be a 10-month term rather than the typical 9-month term).
Master of Fine Art in studio art is required; must have broad-based skills in diverse studio practices, including at a minimum ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, and painting. Must possess demonstrated competency in art studio safety practices and protocols. Excellent teaching and communication skills, a dedication to professional attainment, and commitment to quality improvement are essential. Must be an active and 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: Visit www.umhb.edu/careers for more details and to apply. Please submit a cover letter, CV, transcript copies and evidence of quality teaching performance with your online application. Your letter of interest should also respond to UMHB’s mission and values, found at http://about.umhb.edu/our-mission. 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.
To apply for this job please visit www.umhb.edu.