Each January, the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History seeks applications from emerging to mid-career artists in painting/drawing for the Grant Wood Fellowship Program for the following academic year.

Fellowship Recipient Responsibilities

  • Teach one class per semester in the University of Iowa School of Art & Art History, Painting & Drawing Area.¬† The candidate will teach an introductory course in the Fall semester and an advanced course in the Spring semester.
  • Present a public lecture about their work
  • Participate in limited public outreach activities (e.g.: radio interview, discussion of your work with a local arts organization)
  • Shared exhibition at end of year with the Grant Wood Fellow in Printmaking.

Fellows receive:

  • an appointment as a Grant Wood Visiting Assistant Professor in Painting & Drawing
  • $40,000 salary and benefits
  • private studio
  • furnished housing (in a shared, off- campus residence)

Required Qualifications

Evidence of a national exhibition record, university level teaching experience, demonstration of a promising program of creative development using painting/drawing as a mode of creative expressions and experimentation through the production of a personal body of work.

Desirable Qualifications

Understanding of a variety of conceptual approaches in the teaching of painting/drawing; proficiency in critical theory and general IT proficiency.

Submission Information

Applications must be made through the jobs@UIOWA website under requisition number #72106.

Review of applications will begin on February 1st, 2018.

Application Information

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies.


The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies.

Current Fellow

Eleanna Anagnos

Eleanna Anagnos

Eleanna Anagnos is a Chicago-raised, New York-based artist and curator interested in phenomenon outside of our definable experience. Her work explores the nature of human perception and elicits a physiological response where subjectivity, phenomenology, and the conscious act of seeing are addressed...Read more