Position: Assistant Professor of Studio Art, Fiber Arts
Effective Date: August 17, 2022 (Fall Semester)
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin November 15, 2021. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled).
College of The Arts
School of Art
The School of Art at California State University Long Beach is seeking candidates for a tenure track position in Fiber, 3D Media. The successful candidate will serve as area head to implement the future vision of the program in Fiber Arts. This position will work closely with Wood and Metal program faculty to support BFA and MFA students within the 3D Media degree as well as a broad range of students outside of the degree. The Fiber Arts facility currently includes labs to support weaving, dying, printing, paper and bookmaking. These labs are in close proximity to all School of Art facilities to promote interdisciplinarity within a fine arts curriculum that serves a highly diverse student population. Long Beach is a diverse beach community and a dynamic port city in the greater Los Angeles metro area which is home to world class galleries, museums and other cultural institutions.
- M.F.A. or record of extraordinary creative/professional achievement in fiber arts or relevant discipline/field. Degree at time of application or official notification of the completion of the degree by August 1, 2022. Strong creative/professional record as demonstrated by portfolio of work and C.V.
- Evidence of leadership skills necessary to oversee a discipline-specific program/area in fiber arts within the School of Art
- Potential for serving the learning needs of discipline-specific BFA and MFA Fiber students, as well as non-discipline-specific BA studio Art students
- Ability to collaborate with faculty and students across multiple discipline-specific program areas
- Demonstrated commitment to fostering the creative and learning goals of students
- Demonstrated potential for effective teaching at the college level
- Evidence of global awareness of diverse traditions, histories, discourses and contemporary practice in fiber arts and the broader field of contemporary art, and ability to incorporate this awareness into instruction
- Familiarity with emergent technologies, alternative and experimental methods, and sustainable approaches within fiber arts
- Evidence of ongoing research, scholarly, and creative activity
- Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population
- Prior instructional or instructional-assisting experience at the college level
- Evidence of success or potential for success in teaching in one or more of the following: pattern design and printing, textile dyeing, fiber and mixed media sculptural forms, weaving, dyeing, woven structures, artist books, garment design
- Evidence of success or potential for success in teaching in other studio programs/areas within the School of Art or teaching collaboratively with faculty in disciplines elsewhere within the university
- Evidence of of success or potential for success in teaching innovative college-level courses that are both relevant and engaging to a diverse student body
- Demonstrated ability to articulate and implement a dynamic vision for the future of a program/area in fiber arts
- Evidence of successfully working with populations demographically and socioeconomically similar to the CSULB student body
- Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in the Fiber Arts program and in other areas within the School of Art [Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof.]
- Mentor and advise students at a broad range of levels from non-majors to MFA candidates
- Serve on MFA graduate committees
- Serve as program/area head for fiber arts on a rotating basis
- Participate in curriculum and program development and keep content current
- Engage in outreach, student mentoring, involvement in student activities and portfolio reviews
- Assist in recruit, review, and supervise part-time faculty, technical staff and student assistants
- Develop and maintain ongoing research, scholarly and creative activities
- Act as program liaison with professionals in the field
- Participate in service to the School of Art, college, university, community, and scholarly/creative/professional field
CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.
The School of Art is dedicated to its mission of creating a comprehensive art school experience within the context of a large publicly funded state university. At the undergraduate level, we provide a diverse population of over 1,500 aspiring artists and art scholars with access to affordable, quality education combining a broad-based liberal arts collegiate experience with a firm historical, theoretical, and foundational art curriculum. At the graduate level, our degree programs are designed with a dual emphasis on tailoring programs of study to individual students while fostering shared experience among a community of graduate students. Our faculty is committed to the belief that an education in the visual arts and related scholarship can be grounded in tradition while geared toward innovation; can foster both discipline-centered and interdisciplinary activity and discourse; and can achieve a fusion of informed dialogue, practice, and production.
Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:
How to Apply - Required Documentation:
- An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit: http://www.csulb.edu/EquityDiversityStatement
- Letter of application addressing required and preferred qualifications
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Twenty or more images of applicant’s creative work. Please include caption information next to each image that details title, date, size, medium, etc. Links to audio, video, or online works uploaded to Vimeo or other sites may also be provided.
- Names and contact information for three references (to be contacted for professional recommendation should you reach the finalist stage)
- Finalists should be prepared to submit an official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)
Applicants may also choose to submit:
- Images of student work. Please include caption information next to each image that details assignment and/or course information. Links to student audio or video work uploaded to Vimeo or other websites may also be provided (Optional)
- Copies of performance evaluations from prior teaching, and other documentation regarding instruction and instructionally related activity (If Applicable)
- Evidence of research, scholarly and creative activity, and service activities (Optional)
Please follow instructions carefully to ensure review of materials.
How to Apply: Click Apply Now icon to complete the CSULB online application
Requests for information should be addressed to:
Fiber Arts Search Committee Chair
California State University, Long Beach
School of Art
Attn: Karen Warner
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-3501
562-985-7907 or COTA-SOA-Apply@csulb.edu
A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.
CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.