Assistant/Associate Professor - Studio Art, Life Drawing/Drawing #499788
Lamar University - Beaumont, TX

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Studio Art, Life Drawing/Drawing
Full-time, Tenure track
Pending available funding


Teach foundation drawing, life drawing/anatomy, and advanced drawing. Student advisement. Provide leadership in curriculum, equipment and facilities development in primary area of teaching. Serve on departmental, college and university committees. And other responsibilities as assigned by the department chair.


A member of The Texas State University System, Lamar University offers more than 150 programs of study that lead to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at this culturally diverse, metropolitan university. Lamar faculty are strongly committed to teaching excellence combined with research. The eight-story Mary and John Gray library includes resources that exceed 1,000,000 volumes and has electronic access to millions more. With an enrollment exceeding 14,000 and growing, Lamar continues to offer a personalized environment and a student/faculty ratio that focuses on individual success. Lamar University has been recognized as one of 2009’s Great Colleges to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the nation’s leading source of news for and about colleges and universities.

Located in Beaumont, Texas, Lamar University is 80 miles from Houston, 40 miles from the Gulf Coast beaches, 30 miles from Louisiana, and 70 miles from the Texas lakes region. The area’s subtropical climate produces mild winters that allow for year-round outdoor activity. Lamar University is unique in that it enjoys close ties with the greater community. Students experience direct involvement in the city’s civic, business and cultural opportunities. The nearby cultural centers of Houston and Galveston offer more opportunities for aesthetic enrichment.

The Department of Art offers undergraduate instruction leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Visual Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design or Studio Art. Students may elect courses that further professional development in the following concentrations: Graphic Design (including Web Design, Animation, Motion Graphics, and Illustration), Photography (including digital and video), Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture, Ceramics, and Fibers. A Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design is offered for students seeking study in graphic design along with a minor program of study. The Bachelor of Science degree is offered in Studio Art for students seeking all-levels teacher certification. A minor in Art History is available to students in other programs or departments by earning 18 hours of approved credit. The Department of Art offers a Master of Arts in Visual Art with an emphasis in either Studio Art or Art History. The department is home to approximately 180 art majors, ten full time faculty, and four adjunct faculty.

The mission of the Lamar University Department of Art is to provide an environment designed to nurture artistic, academic and personal growth in Lamar University students. Through its curricula and community outreach, the department prepares the art student for a professional career in the discipline with courses in practice, theory, art history, and art education. Educational, cultural, and academic opportunities are made available so that each student may reach his or her full potential by participating in those human experiences and qualities inherent in the fine arts. As the visual arts engage rapid change, the department maintains a balance between its own traditions and the unknown challenges of the future, between skill building and theoretical insight, and between the products of the human hand and new opportunities offered by advancing technology.

Minimum Qualifications

MFA required

Strong knowledge of life drawing and anatomy

Ability to teach all types of drawing to include life drawing and anatomy, foundation drawing, and experimental approaches

Record of professional and creative accomplishment

Teaching experience at the undergraduate level

Ability to articulate issues in contemporary drawing is expected

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