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Art in 2D Media, Assistant Professor- Tenure-track

The College of Idaho
Job Location:
Caldwell, Idaho

The College of Idaho invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Art in 2D Media to start in Fall 2023. We seek candidates whose teaching, research, and service will contribute to our commitment to an equitable and inclusive learning and work environment.

This position supports the College’s innovative PEAK Curriculum and Art and Design programs. The successful candidate must be able to teach courses in 2D media and design, basic drawing through advanced drawing, and painting. Special consideration may be given to candidates that have additional skills in areas such as illustration, 3D and/or digital media. In the spirit of the liberal arts, tenure- track faculty at the College of Idaho are also expected at some point to contribute to the First Year Program and teach a section of the First-Year Seminar. Strong writing and oral communication skills are thus vital. The teaching load is 3-1-3. A willingness to collaborate with colleagues to build the department’s growing program is essential.

The Art Department offers an Art and Design major and minor. Many art and design majors use digital media in creative ways and in conjunction with traditional media. We offer a broad approach to the study and practice of art and design and our art major builds on introductory 2-D, 3-D, and digital courses plus our innovative Ways of Seeing course. Upon completion of these, students have considerable freedom to follow their interests and passions. They are exposed to a wide range of historical and contemporary art, including that which falls outside the canon, and they are introduced to a range of media and techniques encompassing the traditional and the digital. Experimentation is encouraged and concept development is emphasized. In their senior exhibition capstone course, students develop professional skills that will fit them for pursuing their art practice after graduation.

The successful candidate will have an active art-making agenda while demonstrating a passion for teaching in the liberal arts tradition. They will join a student-centered department where teaching and mentoring are valued as the highest priority. Professional development support for research, conference travel, and sabbatical leave is available.


A terminal degree in an appropriate field of study is required. Must be in hand at time of contract. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States as of the expected hire date and throughout the date of the contract without sponsorship from the College.

Application instructions

Review of candidates will begin October 14, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Applications should include:

  • A letter of interest,
  • Curriculum Vitae,
  • Teaching philosophy in the context of a liberal arts education,
  • A separate statement describing how your commitment to diversity and inclusion are demonstrated in your teaching, scholarship, or service,
  • Transcripts (unofficial transcripts are accepted),
  • At least three letters of recommendation with full contact information,
  • Access to a portfolio or examples of artistic and professional work,
  • And if available, sample syllabi and recent course evaluations.

Please submit application materials to with subject: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Art in 2D Media. Additional information may be requested after initial review of applications.

With over 130 years of history, the College of Idaho is an inclusive community of exceptional learning that challenges the ambitious and forges pathways to success and purpose. The College strives to improve access to higher education for underrepresented individuals and groups. Its efforts have been recognized with high rankings for social mobility by the Wall Street Journal and U.S. News & World Report. Almost 20% of the students are international students with over 90 countries represented and a third of the students identifying as first-generation students.

The College offers competitive benefits including tuition waiver for dependents, health insurance, retirement plan with employer match after one year of employment, free access to on-campus fitness centers, and free admission to campus events. Spouses, domestic partners, and dependents are eligible for benefits coverage.

The College of Idaho is located in Caldwell, a rural community with a vibrant downtown that is on the western edge of the Boise metropolitan area, one of the fastest growing areas in the country and providing opportunities for both small-town and city living. One can explore the area’s continuing agricultural legacy with the AgVenture and Sunnyslope Wine Trails located among scenic orchards in the Snake River Plain. A wide range of outdoors activities can be found with the combination of mountain, river, forest, and desert landscapes in the vicinity, including hiking, biking, skiing, whitewater rafting, camping, or exploring the hot springs. Boise also offers a rich selection of arts and culture activities with the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Opera Idaho, Ballet Idaho, Boise Contemporary Theater, the Boise Philharmonic, Treefort Music Fest, and the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial as part of the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights.

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