Colorado State University is a land grant institution located in Fort Collins. The Fort Collins metropolitan area (Larimer County) is a thriving region with a population of 175,000 located 65 miles north of Denver and immediately adjacent to the front range of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 5,004 feet. Fort Collins is consistently listed as a “Best Place to Live” by national press. The University has an enrollment of approximately 33,000 students and a teaching faculty of 1,700. The Department of Art & Art History is one of the largest academic departments in the University and is housed in the Visual Arts Building. The majority of the 500 art majors are enrolled in the BFA program. The MFA degree is offered in drawing, fibers, graphic design, metalsmithing, painting, printmaking and sculpture.
The Art Education program is housed in a newly renovated wing that consists of an academic classroom with SMART technology, a fully equipped studio (presses, pottery wheels, kilns, looms, etc.) and a resource/seminar room. Opportunities exist for hosting new workshops and community-based art opportunities. The BRAINY Program (BRinging Arts INtegration to Youth) and Artistic Ab...ilities, both of which serve underrepresented groups, are existing components and an important foundation of our program.
The Art & Art History Department curriculum supports majors in Studio Art (BFA and MFA), Art History (BA), Art Education (BFA), and Integrated Visual Studies (BA) as well as a minor in Art History and an affiliated minor in LEAP (arts administration and advocacy). Colorado State University’s Department of Art & Art History supports a range of international study opportunities in Italy and Japan and through the Semester-at-Sea program. Colorado State has a strong commitment to inclusive excellence and increasing diversity and inclusion amongst its students, faculty and staff. The successful candidate will be prepared to inspire, mentor, and advise liberal arts students from all backgrounds.