Assistant/Associate Professor of Illustration

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Illustration
Rank Assistant or Associate
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Job Description

The Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford Invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor faculty position in the Illustration Department to begin teaching in the fall of 2018. The department offers a BFA in Illustration and Minors in Illustration and Animation within the Hartford Art School’s comprehensive undergraduate program accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The Illustration Department emphasizes drawing, proficiency with traditional and digital media, and visual problem-solving skills in a rigorous program focused on developing professional competencies for the illustration market. Opportunities also exist to teach in the university’s innovative interdisciplinary studies program.


This position requires teaching three courses each semester, typically teaching at the sophomore through senior levels of the undergraduate illustration program, but subject to the needs of the department and school. Expectations include advising, art school and university committee service, recruitment, program development, and production of a record of creative or research activities that meet tenure requirements. Salary is competitive and commensurate with credentials and experience. To learn more, visit

Required Qualifications

As a recognized and active practitioner in the field, the successful applicant will be a passionate educator with knowledge of both historic traditions and current trends in illustration. The candidate will bring rigor and innovation to the program and possess a strong commitment to community and collegiality with a willingness to employ technology. An MFA or equivalent experience as a professional illustrator and a minimum of two years teaching experience are required.

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.

College Information

The Hartford Art School is situated on the residential campus of the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Connecticut, conveniently located between Boston and New York City. At the Hartford Art School, we educate the whole artist through rigorous studio-based disciplines in a liberal arts university setting. With an undergraduate enrollment of about 310 students, our students receive personal attention from the 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 F022P
Open Date 11/27/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

1. Application letter – include a description of how your experience, teaching and scholarship, will advance the creativity and professional competence of undergraduate illustration students
2. CV
3. Contact information for 3 references (letters of reference will be requested only from finalists for the position)
4. Teaching philosophy (up to one page, single-spaced, 12 pt. font)
5. Applicant’s work: 15 images* with image checklist
6. Student work: 15 images* completed under the applicant’s direction, with image checklist

  • A link to a website containing these images may be provided.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
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    • 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