Carthage College
  • 22-Oct-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Kenosha, WI, USA
  • Full Time Employee

The Department of Art at Carthage College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Animation, Imaging (Photography), and Studio Art Foundations to begin in Fall 2022. An M.F.A. and an active exhibition record are required for this position. Reflecting the mission of the Department of Art, applicants will share a dedication to the service of a diverse and equitable community, literacy in a contemporary visual culture, critical accomplishment in art production and exhibition, and a commitment to the development of innovative curricular models supporting studio art foundations, the Department of Art, and the Photography, Film and New Media program.

The hired applicant will teach a combination of animation, photography, and studio art foundations courses and will play a crucial role in the continued development of the Photography, Film and New Media Program, as well as provide enrichment for the new Gaming Major.

The Assistant Professor position is a full-time renewable contract appointment and a typical yearly course load is three courses in each fall and spring semester plus one January-term course. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, student advising, critique and mentoring, attending faculty and committee meetings, service to the college and community and one's own creative work and scholarship.

Preference will be given to applicants with experience in teaching in a studio art foundations program, experience in additional new media such as video, performance and digital, and experience in darkroom photography. Preference will also be given to applicants with knowledge in studio safety, including EPA, OSHA, and DNR standards. In addition, candidates with interests in developing and implementing curricula that address multicultural issues, that conduct scholarship in areas related to diversity and that have been successful working with a diverse body of students are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

Candidates should submit an application as a single PDF document including a detailed letter summarizing how your qualifications address the expectations of the position, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, an artist statement, contact information of three professional references, a link to artist portfolio and a link to images of student art work. These links may be to an artist website or portfolios.

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Additional questions about this position can be directed to Kimberly Greene at The application PDF may also be submitted to this email.

Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

Institutional Information

Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.

Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community. We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

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