Emory University — Open Rank Tenure-Track Positions in Visual Arts

Emory University seeks to hire two tenure-track faculty members at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, as part of a multi-year initiative to build our program offerings in the visual arts. The two positions will teach in Emory’s Integrated Visual Arts Co-Major (IVAC), which is housed in the Department of Film and Media in Emory College of Arts and Sciences. We are searching for two visionary artist-scholars to help lead efforts to conceptualize and implement a 2D program for undergraduate students. We are particularly interested in individuals whose research-based creative practices engage with vital concerns across the College, including but not limited to the other arts, the social and natural sciences, environmental studies, the nature of representation, social justice, and AI. Successful candidates will have an established record of excellence in college or university teaching and a record or trajectory of creative work that is nationally and/or internationally recognized via peer-reviewed (juried) exhibitions, awards, and/or publications. Demonstrated leadership experience or potential is highly desired. The candidates will each teach two courses per semester in areas that complement our current strengths in photography and sculpture, such as drawing, painting, or printmaking. They will also be invited to develop new courses that reflect their research and practice. Emory College of Arts and Sciences is a liberal arts college within a top-ranked research university located in the southeastern hub of Atlanta, GA. In addition to the Integrated Visual Arts Co-Major program, Emory’s Department of Film and Media offers a minor and a major in Film and Media, and a media production minor.


  • MFA or other terminal degree in visual arts or a related discipline
  • Established or emerging record of excellence in creative work, with juried exhibitions, awards, and/or publications appropriate for appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor
  • Strong record of college or university teaching with demonstrated ability to teach across all levels of the undergraduate curriculum

Emory College of Art and Sciences Faculty Responsibilities are outlined here: http://college.emory.edu/faculty/documents/faculty/faculty-responsibilities.pdf

Application Instructions:
To apply, submit a letter of application; CV; names and email addresses of three references; a brief statement that describes your experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentoring of students of diverse backgrounds; and a personal portfolio of no more than 20 images, uploaded as a single PDF document. Review of applications begins January 31, 2023; all applications received through February 28 will be given full consideration. Position start date: Fall 2023. Position URL: apply.interfolio.com/118749

Emory University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding discrimination and affirmative action. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in university programs and in use of facilities without such discrimination. The University also complies with all applicable federal and Georgia statutes and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination. All member of the student body, faculty, and staff are expected to assist in making this policy valid in fact. Any inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Suite 305, Atlanta, Georgia 30322. Telephone 404-727-9867 (V) 404-712-2049 (TDD).