The Art and Art History Program in the School of Arts & Communication invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, fixed-term Instructor position. This appointment may be reviewed for renewal on an annual basis at the discretion of the Director. Oregon State University has established a successful promotion program for instructors as well. The ideal applicant for this position would be a generalist in Western art with a specialty in one of areas covered by the position.
The primary mission of the Art and Art History program at OSU is undergraduate education. Students may seek BA/BS degrees in art history, photography and digital studies, and studio art (painting, printmaking, sculpture), as well as a BFA degree in studio art or photography and digital studies. Undergraduate minors in Art History, Visual Arts, and Photography are also offered. Art history also participates in the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) Program.
The School of Arts and Communication serves the Oregon State community, the public, and our professions by providing a rich environment of creative inquiry and expression that stimulates intellectual curiosity and fosters critical thinking. Our faculty and students collaborate within and across disciplines as civilizing agents and cultural resources representing diverse viewpoints and expertise. Our classes, programs, and activities produce art, scholarship and degrees at the core of the human as well as educational experience.
The School of Arts and Communication includes degree programs in Art, Graphic Design, Music, New Media Communications, Speech Communication, and Theatre. SAC is one of six schools in OSU’s College of Liberal Arts.
Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose – making a positive difference on quality of life and the natural world in Oregon and beyond. Through teaching, applied research, innovation and service, OSU turns ideals into reality with a unique approach characterized by collaboration and strategic focus.
Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state’s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation’s top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification. OSU is Oregon’s largest public research university, with a current enrollment of about 31,000 students. With $441 million in external research funding in 2017, a second consecutive year of record-breaking growth, Oregon State accounts for more research funding than all of the state’s comprehensive public universities combined.
OSU comprises 11 academic colleges organized into four divisions with strengths in earth systems sciences, health sciences, business, engineering, entrepreneurship and the arts and sciences. OSU has facilities and/or programs in every county in the state, including 12 regional experiment stations, 35 county extension offices, the OSU – Cascades Campus in Bend, the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center in Newport, along with a range of programs and facilities in Portland, including the new OSU Portland Center on Pioneer Square downtown. OSU extension has offices and programs in every county in Oregon.
OSU is located in Corvallis, a community of 56,000 people situated in the Willamette Valley between Portland and Eugene. Ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, the rugged Cascade and Coast Ranges, and the urban amenities of the Portland metropolitan area are all within a 100-mile drive of Corvallis. Approximately 26,600 undergraduate and 5,300 graduate students are enrolled at Oregon State University. Students come from all fifty states and 110 countries worldwide.