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I will be going back to school in the fall for my Masters in Fine Art. I would like to teach at the college level when I'm finished. I know plenty of professors who have enough professional experience to begin teaching with only a Bachelor's degree. I have worked in my field for over 10 years. How do you seek a professor job? It's not as if those types of jobs are posted. Would you contact the college directly and send a resume? Is there a place where these types of things are advertised? Can I start teaching while studying for my Masters?

Asked By: paintgirl - 6/7/2007
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It is rare for a professor to not have the terminal degree (which is MFA in studio areas) and be able to get anything other than adjunct work. They might get hired for temp positions, but they usually aren't officially qualified for most tenure-track positions since they don't have the appropriate academic degree(s... More
Answered By: szivesen - 6/7/2007
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Talk to the placement office in the University you will be attending. Find out from a FA professor there or at your present college where teaching jobs are advertised. One place they are is the Chronicle of Higher Education. You can set up a search engine on the CHE site. "
Answered By: Kris - 6/7/2007
 
Gain experience by doing student teaching, usually through labs . When you have your masters you then apply for the positions you're looking for. You should be willing to relocate as positions tend to be competitive. Good luck!
Answered By: OrangeKitten - 6/7/2007
 
check the job listings on the Chronicle of Higher ed: www.chronicle.com. You can also read the forum on there, which might give you insight into the application process. They also have good job resources on the site, including resume/CV advice, etc... More
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Answered By: Dr. brainy - 6/7/2007
 
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