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Sabancı University, Full Time Faculty Position in Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design (Focus on Visual Arts)

Sabancı University, Full Time Faculty Position in Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design (Focus on Visual Arts)

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at Sabancı University invites applications for a full-time position to teach graduate and undergraduate-level studio art courses within its Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design program.

The successful candidate is expected to teach all levels of drawing and painting courses, guide studio practice, and advise and mentor students in using various traditional and contemporary media. The candidate is also expected to contribute to art historical and theoretical courses that serve to enhance the teaching of studio practice, and engage in professional creative activity and scholarly research based on area of expertise. Participating as an active member in the course and curriculum development of the program, and thus serving in faculty and/or university committees is also within the candidate's responsibilities.

The candidate should hold a degree in Fine Arts, and have an established, active and high-ranking presence in the field of international contemporary art, with at least five years of teaching studio practice. Hence the position is open to candidates who can serve as a model of excellence for art students by having established an art career in the visual arts on an international level. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, knowledge of contemporary trends in the practice and theory of art, and a disciplined approach and skills to organizational duties within the programme are also among the required qualifications of the preferred candidate. MFA and/or PhD degrees in Visual Arts or a related discipline is also required.

Sabancı University is a private, department-free, innovative academic institution located in one of Europe’s largest and oldest cities, Istanbul. The University is strongly committed to interdisciplinary research and teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The medium of instruction is English with a teaching load of two courses per semester. The University admits top-ranking students for its undergraduate programs through a centralized university entrance examination. Faculty members are provided with highly competitive salary and benefits including an annual personal research fund, health insurance, and housing facilities on its modern campus.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate is expected to start in September 2024.

The candidates should submit (i) a cover letter (ii) research statement (iii) teaching documents and a statement providing details on the applicant’s teaching experience and preferences, (iv) a CV, (v) at least two research papers, (vi) names and contact information of three references in the online application form of the university at:


For further questions you can contact:

Ayşe Ötenoğlu, Faculty Administrative Affairs Manager, ayse.otenoglu@sabanciuniv.edu

Non-Discrimination Statement

Sabancı University is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and equal treatment in education and employment. The University respects all individuals without any discrimination in terms of gender, religion, national or ethnic origin, race, color, physical disability, physical appearance, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, age, or political affiliation in the administration of its educational, admissions, and employment policies, its scholarship, and its university-sponsored programs.

For Sabancı University’s Gender Equality Action Plan, see https://www.sabanciuniv.edu/en/sabanci-university-gender-equality-action-plan