Studio Arts Program, School of Visual Arts
Virginia Tech, College of Architecture & Urban Studies

The School of Visual Arts (SOVA) at Virginia Tech seeks applications for an Assistant Professor, tenuretrack,
academic-year faculty position in Drawing, beginning Fall 2011. Responsibilities include teaching
undergraduate drawing classes from beginning to advanced levels, including life drawing. The candidate
will be expected to maintain a strong national/international exhibition record that demonstrates an
expanded drawing philosophy, which may include working with creative technologies, new media, digital
imaging or other related approaches to contemporary drawing.

Drawing is a cornerstone of the Foundations program and an integral element to the Studio and Visual
Communications Design B.F.A. curriculums. The teaching responsibilities are consistent with the creative
research, program/curriculum development, and service expectations of Virginia Tech as a Research 1

Required qualifications include a terminal professional degree (M.F.A.); a minimum of two years postgraduateteaching experience; and a broad understanding of contemporary and traditional art theory and practice related to drawing.

Virginia Tech is located in Blacksburg, Virginia, a vibrant community located in the mountains of western
Virginia, situated near the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Jefferson National Forest. The School of Visual
Arts is one of four schools in the College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Our primary teaching
spaces (studios, lecture rooms, and computer labs) are found in the Armory Building, the Art and Design
Learning Center (ADLC), Henderson Hall, and the Digital Arts and Animation Studio (DAAS). SOVA is
comprised of 23 faculty, instructors, and staff members serving approximately 275 students who are
currently pursuing a BFA in Studio Arts, BFA in Visual Communication Design, or BA in Art History. For
additional information about SOVA visit our website at; the College of Architecture
+ Urban Studies at; and Virginia Tech at
All candidates must apply on-line at to job posting number 0100683. As part of the
electronic application process, please post in .pdf or .doc form a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, teaching
philosophy, evidence of commitment to teaching (course evaluations, sample syllabi or sample course
materials), and three references. In addition to the online application, please send a CD or DVD that
includes representative examples of your own creative work and up to 20 samples of recent student work

(prepared in a slideshow format: Mac & PC compatible) to:
Professor Carol Burch Brown
Drawing Search Committee Chair
School of Visual Arts SOVA, Virginia Tech
Art Armory 203 Draper Road
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

Review of applications will commence Nov. 15, 2010 and continue until the position is filled.
Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity, and in that spirit seeks a broad
spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Individuals
with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify the hiring department
by the application deadline. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.

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