Concordia College (Moorhead, Minnesota) invites applications for a Diversity Teaching Fellow specializing in the area of Studio Art, for a two-year term with the possibility of renewal. Aligned with the College’s strategic goal of Excellence through Diversity, this Fellowship is aimed at supporting the development of an artist-teacher interested in joining higher education and working in a liberal arts setting; diversifying faculty who teach at Concordia College and in liberal arts colleges generally; and otherwise supporting the College’s initiatives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The successful candidate will have an earned terminal degree (MFA) in Studio Art or a related field and at least 2 years of college-level teaching experience in the studio. Preference will be given to candidates with education and experience in painting, drawing, and two-dimensional foundations.
Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate studio courses in painting, drawing, and two-dimensional foundations. Additional teaching may be assigned in other areas of the candidate’s interest and expertise, aligned with departmental needs. Active artistic practice and participation in a highly collaborative artistic culture are expected.
The Teaching Fellow will be hired at the assistant professor level, teach a reduced load (5 courses per year, determined in collaboration with the department chair), and receive all privileges of a full-time faculty member. Applicants should have a plan for professional development to be conducted during the Fellowship; involving students is encouraged.
In support of the College’s ambitious goals for diversity and inclusion, the department is interested in applicants who will contribute to the development of an increasingly diverse campus community, and have experience working effectively with diversified populations and responding to the changing demands on emerging artists, art historians, and art educators. The department is further interested in applicants who can assist in diversifying the art curriculum. The successful candidate, through their artwork, teaching, and professional life, will aspire to be part of a community that affirms an abundance of identities, experiences, and perspectives in order to imagine, examine and implement possibilities for individual and communal thriving both inside and outside of the Department of Visual Arts. Applicants from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
This position will be housed in the Department of Visual Arts, comprised of seven faculty members (both full-time and adjunct) who work within seven studio spaces and two galleries. In addition to pre-professional and liberal arts majors and minors in Studio Art and Art History, the department contributes to interdisciplinary programs in Heritage and Museum Studies, Multimedia Journalism, and Web Design and Development. A recently formed and endowed Visiting Artists program brings a wide variety of artists to campus every semester to work with students and faculty and to exhibit their work in the Cyrus Running Gallery. Art majors often double major in programs from the School of Arts and Sciences, the Offutt School of Business, and the Heimark School of Health Professions. They also are engaged with museums and other organizations in the greater Fargo-Moorhead area.
Concordia College is a private, co-educational, baccalaureate liberal arts college of approximately 1,850 students and 150 faculty. The college is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and prepares students to become responsible leaders in a global society. It is located in the Moorhead (MN)/Fargo (ND) area, a growing metropolitan area of approximately 250,000, consistently ranked among the nation’s most livable cities. Fargo-Moorhead’s thriving cultural scene is home to a variety of professional arts organizations including its own opera, ballet, and theatre companies, symphony orchestra, film festival, and art museums and galleries. Please visit the Concordia College website at http://www.concordiacollege.edu
for more information about the college and the Arts programs.
A cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of at least 3 references, and easily accessible links to artistic work and teaching/presentation videos are requested. Additional supplemental materials may be solicited later in the search process. Review of applications will begin on January 30, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. The position’s starting date is August 2023.
For more information and to apply, please visit https://hr.cord.edu
. Concordia College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.