Clinical Assistant Professor of Visual Arts, Ink Arts
New York University Shanghai

New York University: NYU - Shanghai: Shanghai: Arts And Science: Arts



Start date

Sep 19, 2021


NYU Shanghai is inviting applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor of Visual Arts specializing in studio-based Ink Arts and History and/or Theory of Ink Arts and/or Asian and East Asian Arts.

The faculty member will teach courses including but not limited to existing courses at various levels of studio-based Ink Arts and History or Theory of Ink Arts and/or Asian and East Asian Arts. The faculty member will also help manage and maintain the art studios, hold studio hours, mentor students, and contribute to co-curricular programming.

This is a Full-Time Continuing Contract (FTCC) Faculty position. Candidates must have completed a MFA by the time of appointment in September 2022.  Typical appointments are on 3-year terms with expected teaching loads of 4 courses per academic year. Candidates will have a teaching load of 2/2, with classes serving the Visual Arts curriculum and the Humanities degree at NYU Shanghai. While we seek applications from candidates with an active research profile, successful candidates will be hired on the basis of teaching and service.


We seek candidates who have completed an MFA or equivalent terminal degree in Visual Arts. The ideal candidate is a research-based visual artist, with a dedicated studio practice in ink arts, familiar/conversant with current theoretical/methodological issues. The candidate should be conversant in aesthetics, visual literacy, the history of ink art and contemporary issues as related to ink arts and visual art practices in Asia and East Asia more broadly.

Preference will be given for candidates with the ability to adapt existing Ink Arts courses to their expertise, as well as teach in the department core curriculum. This includes Foundations, general Asia and East Asia Art History, and Art Theory courses. The language of instruction is English.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MFA or terminal degree in Visual Arts
  • At least two years of college-level teaching experience as the instructor of record.
  • Demonstrated expertise and teaching of Ink Arts.
  • Demonstrated experience with teaching Asia and East Asia Arts history and Visual Art theory.
  • English language Fluency

Preferred Qualifications

  • Four or more years of college-level teaching experience as the Instructor of Record in Chinese Ink Arts.
  • Two or more years of college-level teaching in general Visual Arts Foundations courses.
  • Demonstrated expertise of teaching Visual Art theory with an emphasis on Contemporary Chinese Arts.
  • Demonstrated expertise of teaching Drawing and Painting at undergraduate level.
  • Experience teaching Graphic Design.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 10 images of work completed in the last 3 years, an artist statement, statement of teaching interests, at least one writing sample in English, 10 images of student work (undergraduate level) completed in the last 3 years, and two student writing samples in English via Interfolio. Additionally, applicants will be prompted to enter the names and email addresses of at least three referees. Each referee will be contacted to upload a reference letter through Interfolio.

Applications may be received until February 1, 2022. Review of Applications begins on January 1, 2022 and continues until the position is filled. The position begins August, 2022. If you have any questions, please email the NYU Shanghai NY Office of Faculty Recruitment

Terms of employment at NYU Shanghai are comparable to NYU New York and other U.S. institutions. 

About NYU Shanghai

NYU Shanghai is the third degree-granting campus within New York University’s global network. It is the first higher education joint venture in China authorized to grant degrees that are accredited in the U.S. as well as in China. All teaching is conducted in English. A research university with liberal arts and science at its core, NYU Shanghai resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai recruits scholars of the highest caliber who are committed to NYU's global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research and who embody the global society in which we live.

NYU’s global network includes degree-granting campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, complemented by fourteen additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

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