Saturday, December 19, 2009

Teaching Job at Hartford

Jobs in the art field may be tight right now, but there's a good teaching opportunity being offered at the University of Hartford in Connecticut. I profiled the school after a visit, and they're the host of the Enchantment exhibition.

The teaching position requires an MFA degree, a solid grounding in drawing and painting the figure, and a good ability to communicate that knowledge.

Job description for Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing

6 comments:

Dan Gurney said...

Correction: MFA or equivalent experience. I can think of a very qualified applicant who writes a blog about art.....

jeff f said...

I hate to say this, but applying for a job like this can quite grueling. In a lot of cases they already have a person they want. They have to advertise because it's a Federal requirement.

This might not be the case here, but in a lot of cases it is.

Also they will get 200 applicants or more in this economic climate.
One telling aspect is the ability to teach "non-traditional" methods.
If your a realist painter you will need to know how to answer that question.

jeff f said...

I had a typo. I meant to say "applying for a job like this can be quite grueling"...

Also remember that the job is listed for the Art department and not the Illustration department, I can assure you that these two areas are like oil and water. Most of the painting professors in the Art Department will be abstract painters and they will also have a philosophy based on modernism.
So if your an Atelier trained or a realest painter this could be an "issue".

jeff f said...

I just realized why they posted this.
Stephen Brown passed away recently.

In case people don't' know his work it was great. He is represented by the Forum Gallery.

http://www.forumgallery.com/adetail.php?id=83

James Gurney said...

Yes, thanks for mentioning this, Jeff. Stephen Brown will be greatly missed and impossible to replace.

jeff f said...

It is a great loss. I should have said Stephen Brown's work is great not was.