John Brown University seeks a full-time faculty member in visual arts to begin July 1, 2018. This position will include coursework in the visual arts core taken by students in all four majors (graphic design, art & illustration, photography, digital cinema). Primary teaching responsibilities include foundational core courses in color and design, art history, advertising and design history, and computer graphics. Secondary fields might include courses in illustration, photography, web design, graphic design, and cinema depending on the candidates’ skills, academic, and professional background. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to academic advising of students, participation in departmental responsibilities, growth as an artist including regular work on personal projects, exhibitions and competitions, program support, and committee service.


The Department of Visual Arts resides within the Division of Communication and Fine Arts and offers courses leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design, Art & Illustration, Photography, and Digital Cinema. The department has nine faculty members, over 200 students, three buildings, and hundreds of graduates employed in professional positions across the globe.


An MFA degree in the visual arts is preferred. Professional experience and a variety of experiences, skills, and education covering a broad spectrum of visual arts is essential. Candidates are preferred who have significant and successful teaching experience at the college level as demonstrated by student achievement and references given. Candidates having prior teaching experience and a professional resume but have not yet completed their graduate work will be considered. Effective teaching experience in higher education, evidence of scholarly potential, and a commitment to Christian higher education are essential.  


 A competitive salary exists which will be commensurate with training and/or experience.

Important Dates

Position begins July 1, 2018. Screening process begins November 3, 2017, and continues until the position is filled.

About JBU

A summary describing the university is available on-line.


Submit electronically as attachments a letter of interest and vita to academicaffairs@jbu.edu Academic Affairs, John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR 72761. Phone: 479.524.7129.  Submission of a portfolio will be required. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The formal application document will be sent upon receipt of the letter of interest and CV.

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