Regular Faculty Position

Visual Arts, 2-D Art  

This is a full time faculty position starting in the 2013/14 academic year.

The Evergreen State College seeks a broadly trained, versatile faculty-colleague to teach two-dimensional arts in a wide range of interdisciplinary courses at the undergraduate level.  Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, expertise in drawing and one other two-dimensional medium (painting, printmaking, collage, graphic design, digital art, etc.) art theory and criticism, and a broad understanding of histories of two-dimensional art.  Additionally, the abilities to write and speak about one’s work and the work of others are fundamental.  Successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to supporting the development of students’ skills in a range of literacies, including critical reading skills and writing as thinking.  Faculty must be capable of presenting intellectual and artistic strategies that meet the needs of students whose learning goals and artistic experience is diverse. Because Evergreen organizes its curriculum through interdisciplinary studies (rather than through departments and courses), the ideal candidate will demonstrate engagement with one or more disciplines outside of the arts through creative work, teaching, or research. 

At Evergreen, faculty on teaching teams work closely with students and enjoy a high degree of freedom to determine the subject matter, pace, emphasis, classroom strategies and modes of evaluation. We also encourage applicants who have had experience teaching and/or working with students from underrepresented populations. At Evergreen, faculty on teaching teams work closely with students and enjoy a high degree of freedom to determine the subject matter, pace, emphasis, classroom strategies and modes of evaluation. Qualified applicants will teach in their area of expertise, and collaborate across disciplines to connect theory with practice. In addition to teaching, faculty are expected to advise and mentor students and participate in Evergreen’s system of shared governance. Through their participation in shared governance, faculty play a significant role in most aspects of how the college is run.

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Minimum Qualifications:

  • M.F.A. degree;
  • Demonstrated experience teaching drawing and/or other 2D arts at the college level;
  • Experience teaching visual analysis, visual literacy, art history, art appreciation and/or artistic theory;
  • The ability to support students’ development of writing skills; and
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching in an interdisciplinary context.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong interest in contributing to an intensive curriculum that emphasizes the theory and practice of visual inquiry;
  • Experience teaching with one or more disciplines outside of the arts through creative work, teaching or research;
  • Experience in working with diverse and underrepresented populations;
  • Experience in pursuing innovative and engaging teaching strategies; and
  • Active exhibition record.

The successful candidate is eligible for a continuing appointment based on the guidelines set forth in the Collective Bargaining Agreement, article 11.  Review of complete applications begins January 7, 2013.   (REVISED REVIEW DATE)  We will continue to accept applications until finalists are chosen. 

To apply, please submit the following information on our online application, link is above:
  • Contact Information
  • Work Experience
  • Affirmative Action
 Submit the following items as an attachment(s) with an email or mail:
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Letter of application.
  • 1-2 page statement of your teaching philosophy and practice. Please focus specifically on your understanding and experience of interdisciplinary study and what you believe should distinguish a liberal arts education today.
  • 1-2 page statement of your multicultural experience and/or practice.
  • 10-15 Examples of artistic work, and if available, scholarly work. Please submit artistic work on DVD or CD and/or provide a link to an online portfolio.    
  • Evaluations by students (if available)
  • Three current letters of reference from professional colleagues that speak to your teaching experience; in addition, letters from students are often useful.  Letters of reference may be emailed or mailed directly to our faculty hiring office.

Evergreen is an innovative, public, liberal arts college emphasizing integrated interdisciplinary study and collaborative team-teaching throughout the undergraduate curriculum and in three graduate programs.  Teaching is the central work of the faculty at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Successful teaching at Evergreen requires broad-ranging intellectual curiosity and the ability to formulate interdisciplinary questions with faculty colleagues and students.  

Faculty members team-teach in full-time interdisciplinary programs.  With their teaching colleagues they collaboratively design thematically-centered programs that bring together multiple disciplines.  Faculty teams also strive to address core academic experiences we believe should be included in all programs; teaching writing and quantitative reasoning; deepening students' academic, artistic and interpretative abilities and skills; promoting culturally diverse traditions of knowledge; and creating inclusive learning environments for students and faculty members.

Recognizing cultural diversity as a defining characteristic of the 21st century, the college has intensified its efforts to become a multicultural institution.  Substantive experience in working across cultural differences is therefore highly desirable for all positions.  Committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action, TESC is working to build a diverse, broadly trained faculty.  We particularly encourage applications from candidates whose race, national origin, sex, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or physical disability will contribute to our diversity. 

Faculty membership is unranked with salary determined on a non-competitive, open scale based on earned degrees and years of relevant experience.

Evergreen's fundamental academic commitments are summarized in our Five Foci:  

  • Interdisciplinary study
  • Personal engagement in learning
  • Linking theoretical perspectives with practice
  • Collaborative/cooperative work
  • Teaching across significant differences

The College reserves the right to extend searches or not offer positions advertised. All position offers are contingent on funding.  Persons with disabilities can receive accommodations in the hiring process by contacting the Faculty Hiring Coordinator.  The Evergreen State College is an equal opportunity employer.