Job Opening – Assistant Professor of Art (05/2012)
Lyon College invites applications for a visiting assistant professor of art beginning in August 2012. The position is a one-year appointment and, depending on performance, carries a strong possibility of conversion to tenure-track. MFAs in new media, digital art, or digital/ graphic design OR Ph.D. in art history required. Responsibilities include teaching digital art, digital photography, and all levels of art history. Additional responsibilities will include mentoring students as preparation for their thesis work in senior projects. Prior teaching experience preferred. An understanding of and desire to be at a small, selective liberal arts college is essential. Applicants must have strong professional experience evident in an active exhibition record and/ or current practices in digital art or design, or scholarly publication in art history. The digital studio includes thirteen Macintosh (27″ iMac 11,3) computers equipped with the adobe creative suite, three scanners, three small and one large scale ink jet printers, ten digital SLR cameras, and studio lighting equipment.
Lyon College is a USN&WR “top tier” national liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It is located in the foothills of the Ozarks in Batesville, Arkansas, a safe and convenient town of 10,000 that serves as commercial, medical, social, and governmental hub for an eight- county area. The College enrolls approximately 600 students from twenty-five states and eleven foreign countries on its picturesque 136-acre campus. Entering freshmen have an average HSGPA of 3.6 and an average ACT of 26.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a pdf or CD with 20 images of personal artwork and 20 images of student artwork (one 4″x6″ 72 dpi image per page with information) and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three current references to Assistant Professor of Art Dustyn Bork electronically at email@example.com or by mail to Lyon College, PO Box 2317, Batesville, AR 72503. Please note e-mails must be smaller than 25MB. Links to websites may also be sent for additional consideration. Review of Applications will begin July 1 and will continue until position is filled. Lyon College is an equal opportunity employer. For more information about Lyon College visit our website at www.lyon.edu.