Job Opportunities

Position Opening for:


To teach and administer the Graduate Art Education Programs beginning August 1, 2015. This position offers the unique opportunity to teach in art education programs outside of a traditional university setting and requires the candidate to work closely with students, local school systems, the state department, and community partners in a diverse urban setting.

Duties and Responsibilities: Teach three graduate courses per semester including the graduate thesis course. Other courses could include methods, diversity, technology or survey courses specific to art education. Additional responsibilities include coordinating program, state, and federal evaluations and reports, participation in student recruitment and advising, program development, working with school and community partners, and participation in college committees. Candidates are also expected to maintain active memberships and participate in professional organizations.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Doctorate in Art Education or related education field with experience in art (ABD considered with evidence of completion by time of hire). All candidates are required to have at least 3 years of K-12 teaching experience with a preference to those who have experience teaching art across a variety of grade levels. College level teaching experience and/or administrative experience (college or k-12) is preferred. Candidates should understand traditional and alternative licensing procedures.

Candidates should have proven leadership and organizational skills. Previous experience with program and student evaluation, and familiarity with Tennessee Teacher Preparation requirements is desirable.

Review of materials will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled.


  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. 3 Letters of Recommendation
  5. Official Degree Transcripts
  6. Supplemental Materials (Optional)
    1. Syllabi
    2. Records of Evaluations
    3. Teaching or Artist Portfolio

Electronic (Mac compatible) applications only:
Remy Miller
Memphis College of Art
1930 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104

Position Opening for:


Memphis College of Art seeks adjunct faculty to teach introductory-level and life drawing classes.  Drawing 1 and 2 are part of a rigorous Foundations program and based wholly on traditional drawing from observation.  Knowledge of linear perspective is necessary.  Drawing 1 is focused on line while Drawing 2 deals with value studies in a variety of materials and techniques.

Life Drawing is an upper-level course and involves line and value studies from the nude in a variety of materials and techniques.  The focus of this class is on the structure of the human figure through planar development and the convincing representation of the figure in space.

MFA preferred, BFA required.  Experience teaching is preferred.

Submit (electronically if possible) a CV, 10-20 images of student work (if available), 10-20 images of personal work (emphasizing drawing ability, if possible) to:

Remy Miller
Memphis College of Art
1930 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN  38104

Position Opening for:


Memphis College of Art seeks experienced, professional campus safety officers.

Qualified candidates should have a proven background in security and be comfortable in a college environment. Law enforcement background is a plus. Must be detail oriented, knowledgeable in general first aid, have a TN state license, and valid driver’s license. Candidate must possess high ethical standards with an established reputation for being open, honest and fair; respects and encourages diversity, works well with others, and sets an example through actions and words.

Apply in person at Memphis College of Art, 1930 Poplar Avenue, or send resume and references with a subject of Campus Safety Officer Search to

Position Opening for:


Requirements: Terminal degree (EdD, or PhD) in either education or art education with a strong background in K-12 art instruction to meet SACSCOC, NCATE and Tennessee State Board of Examiner’s requirements. Candidates must be effective in communication; have strong organizational and writing skills, be willing to work in the evening and possibly in the summer months; and be open to evaluation and critique.

Please send your resume or CV with a subject of Adjunct ArtEd Instructor Search to in PDF format. Positions may be open as early as the spring semester. Pay is based on MCA pay standard for adjuncts.

The College:

Memphis College of Art, an independent professional art college, is accredited by both the National Association of Schools of Art & Design and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The school is located within a picturesque 342 acre wooded park in Midtown Memphis and is adjacent to the Brooks Museum of Art and the Memphis Zoo.

MCA offers BFA degree programs in Digital Media, Drawing, Graphic Design, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture.  Graduate studies include an MFA program in traditional studio practice or an individually tailored interdisciplinary emphasis and education program leading to either an MAT or MAArtEd.

New faculty will join a distinguished body of artists, designers, scholars, and educators who are committed to mentoring the next generation of artists who will be shaping the course of artmaking in the 21st century.

Memphis College of Art is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap/disability, or any other unlawful factors in employment practices.