Discussion Space: Hiring faculty at Guilford

One of the college’s core goals is to provide a welcoming educational home for a diverse student body. Another is to combat oppression and racism. To those ends, it would be helpful for us to hire faculty who share those goals of anti-racism and anti-oppression, and also one that more closely resembles our diverse student body.

As we begin what is hopefully a new phase of hiring at Guilford, we should be aware of these issues. Please post here any ideas, resources, suggestions, questions, strategies, or challenges you are facing in hiring faculty.

Art position example:

Position Description: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

Guilford College’s Department of Art invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor in Painting/Foundations to begin Fall 2015.  We are a dynamic and forward thinking department situated in a liberal arts context.  The position requires a terminal degree in studio art or painting, an active art practice, and evidence of successful teaching.

We seek a colleague who is well qualified in painting, but not narrowly focused.  All department faculty contribute to innovations within the art program and collaborations across the college.  This can include collaborations that support Guilford’s many interdisciplinary programs, e.g. Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, International Studies, African-American Studies, and Environmental Studies.

The Art Department believes that the best possible education happens in a heterogeneous setting of mutual support and respect.  We wholeheartedly support Guilford College’s stated priority of being anti-racist and diverse. We specifically encourage applicants with identities, abilities and experiences that are underrepresented in higher education.