Employment at PNCA

PNCA is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and whose mission is to provide an education that prepares students for sustained creative achievement in the fine and design arts and throughout their lives. It seeks to strengthen student’s ability to interpret the conditions and events shaping the world and prepare them to engage that world and its cultures with understanding, enthusiasm, and integrity.

Pacific Northwest College of Art posts employment opportunities on the website as they become available.

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Director of Residential Life

The Director of Residence Life is responsible for supporting PNCA’s mission of preparing students for a life of creative practice. As a member of the Enrollment Leadership team the Director of Residence Life works continuously to improve the quality of student life by providing strong leadership, fostering a healthy, respectful, and energetic community while supporting students in their individual growth and achievements. The position will oversee all aspects of PNCA’s residence life at ArtHouse (opened in fall 2013), a 5-story 130-bed state-of-the-art apartment building dedicated to student life. Working with the Director of Student Life and as a team member of the Persist and Thrive Committee, the Director of Residence Life will play an integral role with college wide retention, student health and safety and the integration of res-life programming within the academic curriculum, museum and wider Portland community. Arthouse is a joint venture and the Director must be able to work collaboratively. The facility operates on a semester system with a separate summer programming component that requires marketing skills.

Posted: Apr 14, 2014

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Design Arts Full Time Asst Prof

The position will be heavily focused on the intersections of design practice in cultural production, communication theory, and its relevance to the professional landscape. Design curricula at PNCA emphasize critical and creative thinking while focusing on career outcomes. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability and desire to work collaboratively with PNCA’s faculty, staff and students, evidence a sustained professional creative practice and hold a design-related Master’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution or have equivalent experience. He/she will have strong connections and access to the professional design world and be able to develop and expand the college’s commitment to innovative inter-disciplinary design-based education. The successful candidate will have a strong professional practice in client-based creative disciplines and success in teaching design and/or illustration content at the college level. Preferred qualifications include, a background in critical and cultural theory and a working knowledge of allied disciplines in the liberal arts such as anthropology, psychology, linguistics, and sociology.

Posted: Dec 11, 2013

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MFA Visual Studies Chair

The Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies is seeking a highly qualified individual to chair and administer the MFA in Visual Studies Program. PNCA’s MFA in Visual Studies is a 60-credit, two-year program that is mentor-based and inclusive of both discipline specific and interdisciplinary practices in art. This diversified framework compliments PNCA’s educational philosophy of supporting independent inquiry and encouraging cross-disciplinary dialogue. Students in the program work individually with a designated mentor. The mentor relationship provides the backbone with PNCA faculty and other creative leaders from the community adding diversity, richness and depth of experience. Building on this mentorship core, MFA students participate in intensive Critique Seminars, Contemporary Art and Theory Seminars and other classes as advised. The MFA studios function as a laboratory where cross-pollination fosters a lively community of making and critical discussion.

Posted: Dec 10, 2013

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Liberal Arts Faculty - Mathematics

The Liberal Arts Department at PNCA invites applications for a part time faculty pool.

This pool has been established to accept applications for ongoing part time faculty openings in the humanities, the social sciences, natural sciences, and in mathematics that may arise throughout the Academic year. In particular, there will be openings for courses in Mathematics (including Physics, Statistics, and Computer Science) and in Design History in both Spring 2014 and Fall 2014.

Posted: Oct 08, 2013

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Continuing Education Instructor

Pacific Northwest College of Art seeks applicants for possible part-time, temporary teaching positions in our Continuing Education Program. Qualified individuals are invited to submit proposals or to apply for consideration when temporary positions arise in the following areas: drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, illustration, book arts, fiber arts, animation, photography, communication arts, graphic design and youth programs.

Posted: Feb 01, 2012

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