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Pennsylvania State University
  • Position Number: 2350253
  • Location: University Park, PA
  • Position Type: Fine and Applied Arts - Art

Open Rank in Art and Coordinator of the Art Gallery

Penn State Berks, a college of the Pennsylvania State University near Reading, Pennsylvania, invites nominates and applications to an open rank, limited term (single year), non-tenure line faculty position beginning on January 3, 2022. This is an open rank non-tenure line, 36-week appointment with an excellent possibility of re-funding.

We seek a talented and committed teacher with strong undergraduate teaching abilities who will teach two sections of general art courses per semester (i.e., painting and drawing) and coordinate the Freyberger Art Gallery. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing the campus art collection, for conducting outreach to the local community and establishing relations with various arts communities locally and nationally. The coordinator organizes exhibitions in our Freyberger Gallery on campus, collaborates with the Development Office to use endowment funding, and with Maintenance and Operations to maintain sculptures and paintings inside and outside our buildings.

This position will be filled at either a level of Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor. The requirement for the rank of Instructor include a Master's degree (MFA preferred) in a related field. The requirements for the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor is a terminal degree in a related field. Experience teaching art courses and managing the daily operations of an art gallery is preferred.

Penn State is committed to and accountable for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in all areas, including scholarship/creative works, teaching, and engagement. Candidates should provide evidence, in their application materials, of their commitment to/work in DEI areas.

To apply for this opportunity, applicants should submit application materials as one document. Application materials should include:
  • Cover letter detailing gallery experience
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Letters of support from three references along with contact information

For additional information about this position, contact Dr. Samantha Kavky, Search Committee Chair, at For technical support or questions about the hiring process, contact Lara Wiggins, Recruiting and Sourcing Specialist, at

Penn State Berks is strongly committed to a diverse community and to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for faculty, staff and students of all races, genders, and backgrounds. The college is committed to making good faith efforts to recruit, hire, retain, and promote qualified individuals from underrepresented minority groups including women, persons of color, diverse gender identities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. For additional information about Penn State Berks, see our website at

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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