We seek an artist who is an active practitioner with a deep knowledge of historical and contemporary approaches to painting and studio practice. Candidates should consider painting as an expanded field incorporating multiple modalities, and must be able to engage critically with work in a variety of disciplines. They will be able to teach hands-on techniques, introduce students to key theoretical concepts, and help prepare students for a creative, professional life beyond graduation.
PAFA’s diverse student body includes graduate and undergraduate students working across disciplines in an environment that is both rigorous and supportive. Outstanding facilities, including printmaking and sculpture shops, digital labs, and a paper making studio, allow for hybrid and interdisciplinary approaches. PAFA’s museum exhibitions and collections provide an immense resource for faculty to teach from.
Faculty members are expected to excel at teaching, keep active professional lives, and engage in the life of the institution through activities such as advising, thesis reading, overseeing independent study projects, and serving on committees.