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Assistant Professor in Studio Art – Painting/Drawing

Apply now Posting Number: 493349
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Faculty

Position Title:

Assistant Professor in Studio Art – Painting/Drawing


School of Communications & The Arts

Job Summary:

The School of Communication and the Arts at Marist College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Painting/Drawing. The successful candidate will help oversee the Studio Art curriculum. This particular faculty member will also have an important relationship with our Studio art faculty and students at LDM, our branch campus in Florence, Italy.

We encourage applicants who can demonstrate through their teaching, creative work, and service, their abilities to contribute to Marist’s identity as an institution that welcomes and embraces diversity.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A terminal degree (MFA) in Studio Art or related field.
  • At least three years teaching experience in painting/drawing courses at the undergraduate level.
  • An exceptional portfolio.

Essential Functions:

  • Teach a 3-4 course load for the BS in Studio Art major, BA in Fine Art, and the Studio Art minor. The faculty member will help oversee the foundation art courses that are also offered as Fine Art credit for the college core.
  • Produce creative work in the candidate’s area of expertise.
  • Promote innovation with technology in the MakerSpace and encourage experimentation in creating artwork using any number of traditional and newer processes.
  • Engage in academic advising, assessment, and service to the institution and to the candidate’s academic discipline/profession.
  • Supervise student groups.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in interdepartmental collaboration.
  • Knowledge of art history and contemporary issues in art, including digital art.
  • Ability to teach Contemporary Art.
  • Ability to teach a course/courses in the candidate’s area of expertise adjacent to painting and drawing such as, experimental book arts/binding and illustration.
  • Commitment to creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution.

Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume, Teaching Philosophy, Statement on Creative Research, Diversity and Inclusion Statement, Documentation of 20 maximum creative/professional work samples, Documentation of 25 maximum student work samples.

Applications received by January 31, 2023 will be given first consideration. The deadline for applications is February 28th, 2023.

About the Department/School:

The programs of the Department of Art and Digital Media give students the opportunity to develop as artists, designers, digital media creators, and scholars in facilities that support both traditional media, such as painting and sculpture, and the latest developments in new media. The programs are housed in the newly renovated and expanded Steel Plant, with four state-of-the-art digital labs, new traditional media studios, a maker lab equipped with new fabrication machines including 3D printers, large format 2-D printers, and laser cutter, as well as an interior garden with café and gallery that exhibits regional and international artists as well as the work of our students.

Art and Digital Media is part of the School of Communication and the Arts, which prepares students for careers in communication, media, fashion & art practices, building valuable skills that complement a foundation in a liberal arts education. With nationally ranked programs and Centers of Excellence in Sports Communication and Social Media, we foster an inclusive and engaged community of industry experts and research faculty dedicated to student success. We aim to inspire students to become empathetic and ethically responsible professionals with an understanding of the values of community engagement, sustainability, and social responsibility. Marist’s location in the Hudson Valley offers a traditional college experience that is only a train ride away from the rich cultural and professional opportunities New York City has to offer, while our global campus in Florence, Italy gives students the opportunity to expand their world.

We have innovative, undergraduate academic programs in Art and Digital Media, Communication, Fashion, Film and Television, Games and Emerging Media, and Music as well as graduate programs and dual degree programs in Integrated Marketing Communication (online), and Museum Studies (Florence).

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #2 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit

Type of Position:

Full-time, renewable


Faculty (Full-Time)

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Work Schedule:

Time as required for teaching.


Marist College Main Campus

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Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.





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