Visual Art

Northwestern College invites applications for a tenure-track, open rank faculty position in visual art starting in August 2022. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching visual art courses within the department as well as our general education course for non-majors. Other responsibilities include advising and mentoring students, recruiting prospective students, personal scholarship, and committee and departmental tasks. The teaching load for this position is 24 credit hours per academic year.

Northwestern College features a 13,500 square foot visual art center including studio areas, classrooms, a gallery and the equipment to teach all facets of the art major. 

Required Qualifications:  Candidates must hold a master’s degree in visual arts or a closely related field and demonstrate effective teaching at the undergraduate level. Candidates will exhibit a love of Christ, an embrace of the Gospel, and support the college’s mission as expressed in our Statement of Christian Identity, Vision for Learning and Vision for Diversity. Northwestern College is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. We seek faculty invested in teaching, a program of scholarly activity, and the mission of excellence in the liberal arts as a vital expression of commitment to Christ’s redemptive work in the world.

Preferred Qualifications:  Preferred candidates will bring enthusiasm, experience and energy to a department that offers three majors (art, art therapy and graphic design) and serves students from a number of other programs, including public relations. Strongest consideration will be given to candidates who are open to teaching a variety of media/techniques and who embrace the versatility necessary to maintain a well-rounded curriculum.  Experience in gallery management or directorship is also a plus.

Northwestern College seeks to more fully reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff, administration and students. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are enthusiastically encouraged to apply.

Apply online below and send a letter of interest in which you (1) describe your teaching experience and (2) scholarly/creative trajectory; and (3) discuss how the following statements would inform and shape your teaching and scholarship: our Statement of Christian Identity, Vision for Learning and Vision for Diversity.  Additional application materials must also include a curriculum vitae/resume, artist’s statement, a personal portfolio (website) and at least 10 examples of student artwork produced while teaching. Please send all application materials to

Review of applications will begin Oct. 11, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

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