Diversity Teaching Fellowship Program Visiting Assistant Professor in Art

Allegheny College Art Department invites applicants for a two-year visiting faculty appointment as part of the Allegheny Diversity Teaching Fellowship Program beginning fall 2021.  Ideal candidates will have experience and success teaching painting, with a secondary teaching area of digital art or drawing.  The Diversity Teaching Fellowship Program is a component of Allegheny College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Specifically, the program serves as a professional development opportunity with structured mentoring for early career scholars of color seeking faculty positions at liberal arts colleges and universities.  It is expected that candidates have their MFA at the time of appointment (with no more than six years beyond the MFA).  Fellows will be appointed as “Visiting Assistant Professor” and receive a competitive salary with benefits and support for relocation, research and scholarship, and conference travel. Fellows will have faculty-status at the College and will receive office space and library support. During the two-year fellowship, fellows coordinate with teaching and research mentors who support their professional development.  The fellowship is not renewable beyond the second year but is intended as an opportunity to gain teaching experience, enhance scholarship, connect with a vibrant academic learning community, and to serve as a springboard for building career pathways.

Allegheny College is a highly selective private liberal arts college in NW Pennsylvania with an increasingly diverse student body and a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars. Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares young adults for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community).

Please send the following materials to [Ian Thomas painting@allegheny.edu]:  letter of application that describes your experience and area of scholarship/creative activity, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a one-to-two-page personal statement, discussing how your past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance Allegheny’s commitment to inclusive excellence, a portfolio of original work submitted as one PDF, a portfolio of student work, if available, submitted as a separate PDF, and names and contact information for three references. The portfolios of personal research should contain 20 images of the candidate’s own work and 20 images of student work (if available). Please include in the PDF descriptions (title, media, year, size) and any contextual information that may be useful to understanding your work​. Graduate school transcripts might also be requested.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. We encourage applications from candidates who share this understanding and will contribute to the diversity of our college community. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

Posted:  February 24, 2021