Illustration Tenure Track Faculty Position in Undergraduate Program at the University of Hartford

University of Hartford
Hartford Art School
Assistant/Associate Professor of Illustration (see link below to apply)

The Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford Invites applications for a full-time
tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor faculty position in the Illustration Department
to begin teaching in the fall of 2018. The department offers a BFA in Illustration and
Minors in Illustration and Animation within the Hartford Art School’s comprehensive
undergraduate program accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and
Design. The Illustration Department emphasizes drawing, proficiency with traditional
and digital media, and visual problem-solving skills in a rigorous program focused on
developing professional competencies for the illustration market. Opportunities also exist
to teach in the university’s innovative interdisciplinary studies program.

As a recognized and active practitioner in the field, the successful applicant will be a
passionate educator with knowledge of both historic traditions and current trends in
illustration. The candidate will bring rigor and innovation to the program and possess a
strong commitment to community and collegiality with a willingness to employ
technology. An MFA or equivalent experience as a professional illustrator and a
minimum of two years teaching experience are required. The position requires teaching
three courses each semester, typically teaching at the sophomore through senior levels of
the undergraduate illustration program, but subject to the needs of the department and
school. Expectations include advising, art school and university committee service,
recruitment, program development, and production of a record of creative or research
activities that meet tenure requirements. Salary is competitive and commensurate with
credentials and experience. To learn more, visit

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.

The University of Hartford offers 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. Our new five-year
strategic plan was approved in May 2014 and is being implemented by teams of faculty
and staff.

The Hartford Art School is situated on the residential campus of the University of
Hartford in West Hartford, Connecticut, conveniently located between Boston and New
York City. At the Hartford Art School, we educate the whole artist through rigorous
studio-based disciplines in a liberal arts university setting. With an undergraduate
enrollment of about 310 students, our students receive personal attention from the
professional artists, designers, and historians who teach our classes in eight diverse studio
areas and art history.

All application materials must be submitted by going to

1. Application letter – include a description of how your experience, teaching and
scholarship, will advance the creativity and professional competence of
undergraduate illustration students
2. CV
3. Contact information for 3 references (letters of reference will be requested only
from finalists for the position)
4. Teaching philosophy (up to one page, single-spaced, 12 pt. font)
5. Applicant’s work: 15 images* with image checklist
6. Student work: 15 images* completed under the applicant’s direction, with image

* A link to a website containing these images may be provided.
Screening of applicants will begin on February 1, 2018, and continue until the position is


To apply, please visit
The University of Hartford is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
employer, Male/Female/Disabled/Veteran. Women and members of underrepresented
groups are encouraged to apply. EEO/M/F/D/V