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Visitor in Painting & Drawing 

The University of Iowa School of Art and Art History seeks applications for a Visitor to teach courses in Painting & Drawing.  This position is for the Spring 2020 semester, with the potential for renewal in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. The Spring 2020 appointment will be between 50% time and 75% time, depending on course enrollment needs.  A 50% appointment teaches two courses and a 75% appointment teaches three courses.  Compensation will be based on a per course rate of $6500. 

Required Qualifications:

The applicant will have received an MFA in painting/drawing or have an equivalent combination of education and experience, evidence of a strong and sustained program of exhibition, university level teaching experience (or: past experience in painting & drawing curricular innovation at the university level), demonstration of a promising program of creative development using painting & drawing as a mode of creative expressions and experimentation through the production of a personal body of work.

Desirable Qualifications:

Understanding of a variety of conceptual approaches in the teaching of painting/drawing, proficiency in critical theory.


Candidates should submit applications online at: https://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty/view/73812 Review of applications will begin on November 1st, 2019. 

Applications must include:

  • C.V. including phone number, email, mailing and website addresses
  • Letter of interest
  • One-page artist’s statement
  • Link to artist’s website providing digital documentation of recent work (at least 20 images with slides/description of work)
  • 3 professional references – names and contact information only

 The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies.

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