Assistant Professor in Art and Art History (Sculpture)

Date Posted
November 12, 2020
Job Description

The Department of Art and Art History at The College of Wooster invites applications for a tenure-track position as assistant professor in sculpture to begin August 2021.  We seek a versatile artist whose work explores expanded experimental approaches to sculpture and who possesses technical and theoretical/critical competencies necessary to teach all levels of sculpture, ceramics, and digital fabrication.  A thorough knowledge of history and theory of contemporary artistic production in the expanded field of sculpture is expected. 

 

We are especially interested in hiring faculty who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service.  The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (22% domestic students of color and 16% international students); all applicants are expected to discuss their experience working with diverse student populations. The ideal candidate will contribute to diversity at Wooster by bringing a perspective, way of thinking, and/or a unique set of experiences that broaden and enhance the intellectual and cultural conversations in Studio Art and beyond.

 

Responsibilities include teaching five courses per year and supervision of Senior Independent Study theses.  Additional duties include maintaining sculpture and ceramics studios and equipment, including a woodshop and a metal fabrication area, purchasing supplies, implementing and adhering to safety protocols, and supervision of a f/t Studio Tech and student shop assistants.  MFA, a high level of professional artistic activity, and full-time college-level teaching experience are required.  Two years of full-time college-level teaching experience is preferred.  Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching is essential.

 To apply, submit the following documents through Interfolio:

  • A letter of application
  • CV
  • unofficial graduate transcript
  • three reference letters
  • artist statement
  • statement of teaching philosophy
  • two sample syllabi
  • a statement detailing how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity and inclusion in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community
  • 20 images of your work
  • 20 images of student work. 

 In addition to labeled jpegs, up to 500K each, please include a single pdf of all images.

 Complete applications received at http://apply.interfolio.com/79625 by January 6, 2021 will receive full consideration.  With questions regarding Interfolio, please contact Angie Lamb, Administrative Coordinator, Department of Art and Art History, alamb@wooster.edu.  Questions about the position should be directed to Professor Kara Morrow, Chair of Search Committee, kmorrow@wooster.edu.

 

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