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The School of Art is a dynamic, forward-thinking school with a commitment to interdisciplinary art and design practice through a social justice lens. We are looking for colleagues to join our internationally recognized faculty that includes multiple Guggenheim, Fulbright, and NEA recipients. Candidates should be committed to teaching and mentorship of a student body that includes many first-generation college students, students of color, and international students.

Where Innovation and Diversity meet Creativity

Faculty and students forge cross-disciplinary experimentation, challenging conventional thinking and blurring lines between traditional artistic disciplines, indeed, between the arts and the other humanities and sciences.

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Two Assistant/ Associate Professor positions in Studio Arts, Mason School of Art

Two Assistant/Associate Professor positions in Studio Arts, George Mason University School of Art

George Mason University invites a diverse range of applicants for two positions at the Assistant or Associate rank to support the Studio Arts programs in the School of Art (soon to be formally renamed School of Art and Design).

George Mason University is a Carnegie Tier 1 Research [R1] university located in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and is the largest public university in Virginia, with the most diverse student body in the state.

George Mason University is committed to values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access that inform academic excellence. We are committed to dismantling racism in our structures, policies, and practices. We hope to identify individuals who will support our goal of being a national exemplar of anti-racism. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our interactional and representational diversity but whose research, teaching, and community engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty.

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Position:

The selected candidate will have a wide range of skills, expertise in studio arts, and are expected to teach courses across the School of Art. We are particularly interested in finding a candidate who will bring a broad skill set with experience in one or more of the following backgrounds or abilities: painting/drawing, printmaking, new media, social practice, or sculpture. The Studio Art program within the School of Art is an interdisciplinary program and we are interested in faculty who can contribute to furthering interdisciplinary curriculum development, including expansion of both undergraduate and graduate programs in Studio Arts.

In addition to teaching, the selected candidates will be expected to engage in professional creative research and perform service in alignment with the type of appointment.
These positions begin August 2022.


    • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Studio Arts program and work with faculty to develop new courses that will expand the School’s offerings and serve students in related disciplines;
    • Sustain an active program of nationally/internationally recognized creative and/or scholarly research in their areas of expertise, and participate in local and national professional organizations;
    • Complement existing faculty expertise;
    • Contribute to interdisciplinary research and teaching within the School of Art;
    • Supervise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students; and
    • Contribute to the School’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community.

Required Qualifications:

  • MFA (or equivalent) degree in studio arts or a related field; or substantial professional record with national/international recognition;
  • Successful experience teaching studio arts at the college level;
  • Active record of recognized professional activity and creative research; and
  • Experience working with a diverse population


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusive pedagogies and curriculum in alignment with Mason’s Anti-Racism & Inclusive Excellence Mission;
  • Demonstrate and articulate a vision for the future of arts education; and
  • Capacity for leadership, and a record of strong research and scholarship.


Complete and submit the online application, and upload the following:
• Cover Letter
• CV
• Teaching philosophy addressing DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access)
• Links to Scholarly and/or Creative Work (as Other doc.)
• Sample Syllabi (as Other doc.)
• List of 3 to 5 Professional References, with contact information
For full consideration apply by March 7, 2022