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School of Art

Application for Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Art (Painting and Drawing)

San Francisco State University, School of Art invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Art with a specialty in Painting/Drawing beginning August 2017.
Candidates should have a strong background in painting and drawing practices and demonstrate a commitment to conceptualize and explore beyond conventional practice, informed by contemporary visual art concerns. The successful candidate will be fluent in using and teaching traditional painting materials and techniques, and have a developed understanding of and engagement with “expanded field” painting and drawing practices that employ other mediums and non-traditional formats including installation, object making, photography and digital media.

Master of Fine Arts in Art

The three-year Master of Fine Arts in Art degree program at San Francisco State University is designed to provide professional competency for the student pursuing a career as an artist including working in public roles.  Students are accepted into the program in the following areas of concentration: Ceramics, Digital Media and Emerging Technologies, New Practices, Painting and Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, or Textiles. While candidates apply to a single area of concentration, a broad approach to art-making and the development of a coherent, informed understanding of issues relevant to many forms of expression is encouraged throughout the program. The New Practices emphasis is available for students who work across media.

Studio related seminars and individually supervised tutorials form the core of the program. Special seminars in adjunct academic fields complement the studio focus of the program. Approximately two-thirds of the program is dedicated to studio and one-third to academically related courses. While all students can expect to experience a similar range of studio, seminar and tutorial classes, individual paths through the program are worked out through consultation with a graduate adviser/mentor.

Master of Arts in Museum Studies

The core curriculum of the Museum Studies Program (MSP) provides the student with a firm foundation and knowledge in all of the museum’s functions. The elective courses, internship, and culminating master’s thesis or work project focus upon the student’s specialized area of museum work. Area specializations include: curatorship; cultural property law and protection; exhibition design; museum education and public programming; museum management and fundraising; and registration/collections management.