Position Available - Lecturer - Studio Arts

The Department of Studio Arts in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh announces a Lecturer position (full-time, appointment stream, one year renewable) with primary specialization in Painting, secondary specialization in Arts Writing, and the ability to teach Drawing, Visual Thinking, or Printmaking. Eight-month contract over two semesters, teaching three courses per semester plus working with Directed Study students each term. 

Expectations include excellent communication, collaborative and organizational skills, and participation within the community of the department with faculty and students. Share responsibilities managing the painting studio and in activities surrounding the annual student exhibition; participation in department and university service as necessary.

The Department of Studio Arts places a strong emphasis on integrative art making that relates to all realms of our complex contemporary world. We are committed to providing our students with a variety of perspectives, mentors, and role models. The department currently offers hands-on undergraduate courses in: Visual Thinking, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Installation, Printmaking, and Digital Photography, Imaging, and Video.


  • MFA in Studio Arts with emphasis in Painting
  • Three years of university-level teaching experience in painting and arts writing is preferred along with an active exhibition and professional record
  • Broad knowledge and experience with acrylic and oil paints as well as a variety of painting media including glaze, impasto, and mixed media techniques
  • Expansive knowledge of art history, color theory, contemporary issues in painting, and critical dialogue in the visual arts

All materials will be submitted through the University of Pittsburgh’s Faculty Search System at https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTc2.  Application deadline is February 10, 2017.

Materials to include (upload individual application documents as PDFs with embedded images and/or links): 

  • Letter of interest addressing skills and experience
  • CV
  • Artist Statement
  • Teaching philosophy
  • 15-20 samples each of candidate’s creative work and their students’ work accompanied by a descriptive list
  • Contact information for three references in order to generate a request for recommendation

Salary to be determined, commensurate with qualifications.

Appointment date is September 1, 2017. 

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.