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JOB: Assistant Professor of Foundation 4-D Search, Hartford Art School

On behalf of the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford, I am happy to announce our search for an Assistant Professor of Foundation 4-D. Please find posting details and a link for applications following and share it with anyone qualified or interested. As a member of the Search Committee, I am happy to field any questions or thoughts you may have. Thank you for your commitment to enriching our culture and future through art!

Michael Vahrenwald

Associate Professor of Photograephy

Hartford Art School

The Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty

position in Foundation 4-D. Applicants are required to have an MFA degree and a minimum of two years college

teaching experience, with a background of instructing at the foundation/first year level preferred. Responsibilities

will include teaching three undergraduate foundation-level studio courses per semester (with a focus on 4-D) and

service to the department, college and university. Appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and begin

in August 2023.

We seek an artist with an active practice in 4-D/Time-Based media and expertise or experience in the following

areas: video, digital photography, computer programming, performance, animation, interactive, interdisciplinary,

and/or concept-based art forms. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to teaching and mentoring a

diverse student body at a small Art School within a University setting while maintaining professional, innovative

studio production and a strong exhibition record. Candidate must display the facility to employ and manage 4-D

appropriate technology, software and equipment, keep Foundation 4-D curriculum updated and relevant, and

coordinate/oversee adjunct faculty in concurrent Foundation 4-D course sections. Candidate should demonstrate

sensitivity to the particular needs of first-year students, as well as the ability and willingness to work in collaboration

with diverse faculty in the first-year Foundation program and beyond, spanning courses such as 3-D Studio, 2-D

Studio, Drawing and Sculpture.

The Hartford Art School, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, is committed to

educating the whole artist-citizen through rigorous studio-based disciplines in a liberal arts university setting.

Located on the residential campus of the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Connecticut, it is in close

proximity to both Boston and New York City. With an enrollment of approximately 300 undergraduates, students

receive specialized personal attention from professional artists, designers, and historians in seven different studio

areas plus art history. BFA majors include ceramics, illustration, painting & drawing, photography, printmaking,

sculpture and visual communication design, and low-residency MFA programs include illustration and photography.

The University of Hartford offers the personal attention associated with a small college, enhanced by the expertise,

breadth and intellectual excitement of a university. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring

knowledge, skills and values necessary to thrive in and contribute to a pluralistic, complex world. More information

and the full text of our academic mission can be seen at

The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community which values diversity in all its forms. In addition,

the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford

region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are

encouraged to apply.

Application Procedure: 

For applications to be complete and considered for review, candidates must submit the following in PDF form:

  • Diversity Statement
  • Application Letter (referencing qualifications & courses taught at the first-year foundation level, up to two

  pages, single-spaced, 12 pt. font)

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • References: Contact information including email, phone and website for 3 professional recommenders

  (letters of reference will be requested only from semi-finalists for the position)

  • Teaching Philosophy Statement (up to two pages, single-spaced, 12 pt. font)
  • Teaching Portfolio (containing syllabi and materials from first-year foundation courses taught)
  • Artist Statement (up to two pages, single-spaced, 12 pt. font)
  • Portfolio of Personal Artwork with Image List, 15-20 examples*
  • Portfolio of Student Artwork with Image List, 15-20 examples*

*For Video/Time Based Work: Provide a URL link to a sample reel of a maximum of 10 minutes of video or

  time-based work (webpage, Vimeo, YouTube, etc.) and additional links to URLs where these works may be

  viewed in their entirety. Provide links to interactive or web-based works as well. With listed links, include a

  maximum of 10 representative/corresponding images in pdf form with accompanying annotation.

Interested applicants should apply online at: 

by January 13, 2023.

Action employer, Male/Female/Dis- abled/ Veteran. Women and members of under-represented groups are

encouraged to apply. EEO/M/F/D/V