Instructor Pool – 2024/2025 Art/Art History

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

ID: 7247406
Posted: May 23, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary
The Art and Art History program in the School of Visual, Performing and Design Arts invites applications for one or more fixed-term, non-tenure-track full/part-time Instructor positions to teach on a term-by-term basis for the 2024/2025 academic year.

Some of these appointments may be reviewed for renewal or transition to an instructional position on an annual basis at the discretion of the Director.

The primary mission of the Art and Art History program at OSU is undergraduate education. Students may seek BA/BS degrees in Art (with options in Art History, Studio art as well as Photography and Digital Studio, as well as a BFA degree in in Studio Art or Photography and Digital Studio. An undergraduate minor in Art (options in Studio Art, Photography and Art History) also is offered.

Applications will be considered throughout the 2024/2025 academic year as opportunities become available.
Why OSU?
Working for Oregon State University is so much more than a job!

Oregon State University is a dynamic community of dreamers, doers, problem-solvers and change-makers. We don’t wait for challenges to present themselves — we seek them out and take them on. We welcome students, faculty and staff from every background and perspective into a community where everyone feels seen and heard. We have deep-rooted mindfulness for the natural world and all who depend on it, and together, we apply knowledge, tools and skills to build a better future for all.


• Top 1.4% university in the world
• More research funding than all public universities in Oregon combined
• 1 of 3 land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S.
• 2 campuses, 11 colleges, 12 experiment stations, and Extension programs in all 36 counties
• 7 cultural resource centers that offer education, celebration and belonging for everyone
• 100+ undergraduate degree programs, 80+ graduate degrees plus hundreds of minor options and certificates
• 35k+ students including more than 2.3k international students and 10k students of color
• 217k+ alumni worldwide
• For more interesting facts about OSU visit:


Oregon State has a statewide presence with campuses in Corvallis and Bend, the OSU Portland Center and the Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Pacific Coast in Newport.

Oregon State’s beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art main campus is located in one of America’s best college towns. Corvallis is located close to the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade mountains and Oregon wine country. Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, this beautiful city offers miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, a river perfect for boating or kayaking and an eclectic downtown featuring local cuisine, popular events and performances.

Total Rewards Package:

Oregon State University offers a comprehensive benefits package with benefits eligible positions that is designed to meet the needs of employees and their families including:
• Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life. OSU pays 95% of premiums for you and your eligible dependents.
• Free confidential mental health and emotional support services, and counseling resources.
• Retirement savings paid by the university.
• A generous paid leave package, including holidays, vacation and sick leave.
• Tuition reduction benefits for you or your qualifying dependents at OSU or the additional six Oregon Public Universities.
• Robust Work Life programs including Dual Career assistance resources, flexible work arrangements, a Family Resource Center, Affinity Groups and an Employee Assistance Program.

Future and current OSU employees can use the Benefits Calculator to learn more about the full value of the benefits provided at OSU.
Key Responsibilities
100% Teaching and Assigned Duties
Teach undergraduate courses on-campus or through Ecampus in areas of art such as: film photography, digital photography, photographic processes, documentary photography, studio courses in foundations (2-D, 3-D, drawing), painting, printmaking, screen printing, sculpture, art history, or art appreciation.

Assignment of final duties are defined during the hiring process. Full-time positions may include a service component.
What You Will Need
Studio courses require a B.F.A., professional experience and applicable teaching experience.
Lecture courses require an M.A. or M.F.A. with applicable teaching experience.
Record of and/or demonstrated interest in engaging, educating, and mentoring a diverse group of learners and enhancing diversity through teaching, outreach, or programming.
Ability to work collegially with other faculty, staff, and students.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

What We Would Like You to Have
For studio courses, M.F.A.
For Art History courses, Ph.D.
Experience teaching at the college level.
Evident commitment to educational equity.