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Assistant Professor in Art, Interdisciplinary Visual Art

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School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: Art, Art History & Design

Title: Assistant Professor in Art, Interdisciplinary Visual Art

Position Details

Position Description

The School of Art Art History Design at the University of Washington welcomes applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Interdisciplinary Visual Art to start in September 2024. This position is 100% full-time and has a nine-month service period. As per the University of Washington’s Diversity Blueprint, the institution prioritizes attracting and retaining a diverse faculty that reflects our student population. UW has more than 60,000 students, including 31% first-generation college students, over 30% Pell Grant-eligible students, and over 31,000 faculty and staff from over 70 countries across its three campuses. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.

The IVA program emphasizes research-based art production with a focus on exploring innovative connections between disciplines. This position will engage in expansive art practice and research that brings together multiple forms of knowledge, both within and beyond the field of Art. The successful candidate will be active in their field, build a significant record of professional achievement, and contribute to creating and supporting new perspectives on art practice and pedagogy. Faculty members in Art demonstrate a commitment to public higher education and support the teaching and mentoring of a student population that is diverse in backgrounds, experiences, social identities, capabilities, and perspectives.

The candidate will be expected to teach at all levels of the undergraduate IVA program and aid in the development of a cross-disciplinary curriculum that reflects the research interests of faculty and shifting dialogues in contemporary art. Participation with the graduate art program is expected.

Salary Range: Washington State Law requires that this ad list a binding salary range. The base salary range for this position will be $8,667 - $10,000 per month on a 9-month basis ($78,000 - $90,000 annually), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.


Applicants must have a minimum of a Master's degree or foreign equivalent. Candidates will evidence a strong professional record of creative research and teaching expertise.


Please submit a letter of interest, CV, a PDF portfolio containing a maximum of 20 images and/or link to website, artist statement, statement of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, and 3 letters of reference.

All materials must be submitted via Interfolio. Priority will be given to applications received by November 1, 2023. Questions about this position may be addressed to the Interdisciplinary Visual Art Search Chair,

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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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