Visiting Assistant Professor in Art, Painting/Drawing

ROLE TITLE: Visiting Assistant Professor in Art, Painting/Drawing

Summary of Position

Allegheny College, a selective national liberal arts college, and the Art Department invites applicants for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing for the 2024-2025 academic year, three courses per semester. Ideal candidates will have experience and success teaching painting, with a secondary teaching area in drawing. Candidates are expected to have their MFA at the time of appointment. 



Please send the following materials to, letter of application that describes your experience and area scholarship/creative activity, CV, a one page statement of teaching philosophy, a one-to-two-page personal statement discussing your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, 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 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​. Applicants who advance to the next stage may be asked for graduate school transcripts. Review of applications begins on May 15th and continues until the position is filled.


Allegheny College, founded in 1815, is one of the nation’s oldest and most innovative four-year colleges where multidisciplinary learning breaks the conventional mold. It is one of the few colleges in the United States with a unique requirement to choose both a major and minor for graduation, to provide students with a cross-disciplinary path in the sciences and humanities for educational depth and intellectual growth. Located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Allegheny College is one of 44 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” In its 2022 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny College as one of the country’s top 100 national liberal arts colleges — and one of the top 25 best for undergraduate teaching.

Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares students 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).

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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posted 4/8/2024