Donald B. and Twila Catron Visiting Professor of Art

Washburn University's Department of Art and Mulvane Art Museum invite applications for the position of the Donald B. and Twila Catron Visiting Professor of Art beginning August 2020. This is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track appointment, with possible annual renewal for two additional years (three years total) and is eligible for benefits. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • MFA in Art.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching at the university level.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience in community-based and/or public education serving diverse communities and age groups.
  • Specialization in sculpture and/or ceramics or related 3D discipline.
  • Experience coordinating art in public spaces and developing projects that address issues related to social justice and/or underrepresented communities.
  • Experience using digital fabrication software, such as AutoCAD.
  • Demonstrated excellence in: personal artistic practice, innovative teaching, and portfolio of student work.


  • Teach a 2/1 load consisting of studio courses in foundations and/or coursework representing specialization.
  • Collaborate with Mulvane Art Museum staff and faculty to develop and create an exhibition, outreach, and/or educational program.
  • Participate in professional activities and service in conjunction with the Art Department and Mulvane Art Museum.
  • Coordinate designated outreach activities, such as High School Art Day.

Application Procedures:

  • Application review will begin January 31, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Send application letter, vita, copies of transcripts, name/address/phone numbers of three professional references, evidence of teaching effectiveness such as student or peer evaluations, together with a portfolio consisting of 20 images of personal work and 10 examples of students' work.  Please submit all application materials in PDF format including links to any websites to:  The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to start date and provide official transcripts upon hire. 

Washburn University is an open-admission university in a metropolitan setting. Our students represent diversity in terms of sex, gender identity, age, race and ethnicity, socio-economic status, and national identity.

We offer a flexible program of study that features a wide array of courses that students find useful in their chosen careers and personally enriching. Successful applicants will use inclusive pedagogy designed to reach a variety of audiences and learning styles, in particular historically and contemporary under-represented populations in higher ed. Successful candidates for this position will also enjoy working in a department that values diverse research and teaching interests.

Washburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.

Washburn University is an EOE.  Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.


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