Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty Position The School of Art at The Cooper Union

Posted On: November 18, 2022

Hours: Full Time


The Cooper Union School of Art invites applications and nominations for a full-time tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Painting to being August 2023.

Candidates are required to have at least five years of college level studio teaching and national/international recognition. Qualified candidates should have familiarity with color theory and a broad understanding of contemporary painting practices and materials. Applicants must demonstrate an ability and willingness to engage in the School of Art’s interdisciplinary curriculum, which entails teaching in the Foundation year as well as advanced courses and working with students and faculty across a range of disciplines. In addition, the Cooper Union School of Art seek applicants with a strong commitment to service to the institution, faculty
governance and artistic research.

Teaching Obligations:

School of Art faculty are expected to teach on average two courses each semester with
nine credits of course release within the first six semesters.

About the Cooper Union:

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is a private, primarily undergraduate institution enrolling approximately 1000 students. Through outstanding academic degree programs in architecture, art, and engineering, further enriched by a commitment to the social sciences and the humanities, The Cooper Union prepares students to make enlightened contributions to society. The institution provides an engaging, interactive curriculum with distinguished, creative faculty and fosters rigorous, humanistic learning in a dynamic setting. Founded as an egalitarian institution, The Cooper Union has always been open to all people regardless of race, gender, religion, or socioeconomic status. The College continues to be a welcoming community for students, faculty, and staff from all walks of life and has focused over the past five years on continuing efforts to expand diversity, equity and inclusion into the curriculum, the student body, and both faculty and staff recruitment and retention. Located in Manhattan's East Village, Cooper Union is situated in the heart of New York City.

About the School of Art:

The mission of the School of Art is to educate artists in the broadest sense, both as creative practitioners engaged with a wide range of disciplines in the visual arts and as enlightened citizens of the world who are prepared to question and transform society.

Application Process:
Applicants should submit letters of intent, curriculum vitae, a teaching philosophy statement, samples of syllabi from courses previously taught and samples of work. Names and contact information for three references.

Applications should be uploaded via SlideRoom:

Review of applications will begin January 19, 2023 for optimal consideration. We plan to conduct Zoom interviews for selected candidates in January and February, with campus visits to follow in March.

Starting salary range for Assistant Professors is $94,000 - $97,000.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer

This is a unionized position.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Submit resume and cover letter to:
Human Resources
30 Cooper Square, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Or email to: hr@cooper.edu

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.