The Art Department at Lafayette College seeks an established artist who works in the medium of painting for a one year visiting faculty position. We are interested in candidates with far-reaching practices and approaches that may include mural painting, non-western traditions, installation art, new technologies and community- based practices. Creative practices and/or pedagogy that centers on works and bodies of knowledge from historically underrepresented communities will be prioritized.

The teaching load for this position is three courses per semester, two at the introductory level and one class at the intermediate level. Applicants should be prepared to teach every level of painting and drawing including figurative painting. They should also be able to teach a Capstone class that includes students from all studio areas working on individual projects that culminate in an exhibition at the end of the Fall semester.

There are approximately 20 art majors per year in the art department. Many of them are double majors. Student projects are broad and often include research from a variety of sources.

The Art Department values critical discussions of race, gender, sexuality, emotional labor, and the social and cultural impact of making art in the twenty-first century.

Lafayette College, a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts institution with programs in the arts, sciences, social sciences, and engineering, is in Easton, Pennsylvania, 70 miles from New York City and 60 miles from Philadelphia. Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community, one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Application Instructions

The candidate should hold an MFA in Painting or an equivalent related degree by the commencement of the job, have teaching experience at undergraduate level, and an active exhibition record.

More information about the department is available at  https://art.lafayette.edu/

Please submit a letter of application that includes your general teaching philosophy, a c.v., three letters of recommendation, sample painting course syllabus and up to 20 images of your work with a list describing year, size and media to http://apply.interfolio.com/103450

In your application, please address how your teaching, mentoring, and/or community service support Lafayette College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement (http://about.lafayette.edu/diversity-statement/).

Review of applications will begin March 28 and will continue until the position is filled. We plan to interview finalists via Zoom in early April.

Please direct any questions to the search committee (Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, Head of the Department of Art skvirskk@lafayette.edu ).

Position begins July 1, 2022