Assistant Professor, Foundation 4D

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor, Foundation 4D
Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Information Clinical/Applied (Term)
Job Description

The Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-track faculty position in Foundation 4D. Appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor (renewable clinical applied contract) beginning September 2018.

Required Qualifications

An MFA degree is required. A minimum of two years college teaching experience at the first-year foundation level is preferred. We seek an artist with experience in teaching foundation 4-D/Time-Based media and expertise in some or all of the following areas: video, photography, computer programming, performance, animation, and interdisciplinary art.

Preferred Qualifications
Diversity Statement

The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which values diversity in all of its forms. In addition, the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect and inspire the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply.

University Information

The University of Hartford offers personal attention associated with a small college, enhanced by the expertise, breadth and intellectual excitement of a university. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring knowledge, skills and values necessary to thrive in and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world. Our five-year strategic plan was approved in May 2014 and is being implemented by teams of faculty and staff. More information on the plan and the full text of our academic mission can be seen at

College Information

The Hartford Art School, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, is committed to educating the whole artist through rigorous studio-based disciplines in a liberal arts university setting. The Hartford Art School is located on the residential campus of the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Connecticut, conveniently located between Boston and New York City. With an enrollment of of about 310 undergraduates, students receive a lot of personal attention from professional artists, designers, and historians. The Hartford Art school offers BFA programs in ceramics, illustration, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture and visual communication design, a BA in art history and low-residency MFA programs in illustration, photography and interdisciplinary art.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F017P
Open Date 11/01/2017
Close Date 02/15/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Application Procedure:
For applications to be complete and considered for review, candidates must submit:
An Application Letter (including specific reference to all courses taught at the first-year foundation level)
A Curriculum Vitae
An Unofficial Transcript
A statement of teaching philosophy and commitment to diversity (up to two pages, single-spaced, 12 pt. font)
A Teaching Portfolio containing syllabi from first-year foundation level courses taught
Contact information for 3 references (letters of reference will be requested only from finalists for the position)
A Portfolio containing both:
Examples of Applicant’s Professional Work* with checklist
Examples of Student Work completed under the applicant’s direction* with checklist
*For Video/Time Based Work: Provide a URL link to an online edited sample reel of a maximum of 10 minutes of video or time-based work (webpage, Vimeo, YouTube, etc.) and additional links to URL’s where these samples may be viewed in their entirety. Interactive or web-based works should also be referenced to a URL. In addition, a maximum of 10 images will be reviewed and should be submitted in pdf form with accompanying annotation.

Deadline is February 15, 2018. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Have you taught University courses at the first-year foundation level?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a masters degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcript
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Portfolio
  6. Teaching Portfolio
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Letter of Recommendation