Bennington College is a small residential liberal arts college in southern Vermont, long distinguished for its progressive approach to higher education. The College was founded in 1932 on the principle of active engagement in learning, which is manifest in individualized plans of study developed by students together with faculty. We serve a diverse student population, and our faculty and staff also reflect diverse backgrounds and identities. Our aim is to educate students towards self-fulfillment and constructive social purposes, and we believe that equity, diversity, and inclusivity-in community and in curriculum-are vital to achieving those aims.
We seek to fill a two year, full-time visiting faculty position in painting and drawing, to begin Fall 2021. Candidates must be practicing artists who are committed to teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate level, and possess the capacity to bring their professional work into meaningful dialogue with their teaching, Candidates should have strong exhibition records, be proficient in the technical, theoretical, and historical foundations of contemporary visual art practice, and be capable of sophisticated engagement with visual art in its broadest definition.
Candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to developing curriculum that invites the participation of students with a broad range of interests and from diverse backgrounds. Especially important to this curriculum is the inclusion and true recognition of diverse practices and points of view in contemporary art. Responsibilities include studio courses in painting and drawing, as well as the opportunity for thematic, cross-disciplinary studios or seminars; a total of four or five courses per year is expected.
Candidates should apply online below by submitting: a) letter of application that describes teaching experience, professional work and includes a reflection on the candidate’s potential to contribute to an increasingly inclusive and diverse environment through teaching, research, and/or service; b) curriculum vitae; c) teaching statement which includes a description of three (3) proposed courses for Bennington College; d) link to the candidate’s personal website and/or a single PDF portfolio (not to exceed 5-7 MB) of no more than 20 labeled images of recent work , which highlights the candidate’s involvement with painting; and e) the names and contact information for three references.
Review of applications will begin on December 10 and continue until the position is filled. This position requires the successful completion and acceptable results of a background check.