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Art (Sculpture Specialization) Artist in Residence

Northwest Missouri State University
Missouri, United States
Posted Date
Jun 14, 2017

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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PRIMARY DUTY: Teach foundational 3-D design, introductory and advanced sculpture courses, Art Appreciation, and supervise sculpture studios. Knowledge of casting and fabrication processes required. Strong rendering and drawing skills desired.


  1. Teach foundational 3-D design
  2. Teach introductory and advanced sculpture
  3. Teach Art Appreciation
  4. Perform other duties as assigned


Education: MFA in Sculpture

Skills: Casting, fabrication, and welding skills; drawing skills


Experience: MFA in Sculpture with professional experience

Skills: Knowledge and proficiency with casting foundry; mild steel welding skills; basic knowledge of introductory sculptural materials; strong drawing skills; also knowledge/proficiency with laser machine, 3-d printer, and milling machine preferred.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Student employees or lab assistants 

CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY: Northwest Missouri State University is a public, four-year institution located in Maryville, MO, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy and a strong industrial and agricultural base. Maryville is located 45 miles north of St. Joseph, MO; 90 miles north of Kansas City; and within a 150-mile radius of Omaha, Lincoln, and Des Moines – all of which have growing arts communities, nationally-recognized cultural institutions, and rank high in studies on quality of life. Northwest is a traditional, resident-based campus on 370 acres. Designated as the Missouri Arboretum, campus is home to over 17,000 trees and was recently named one of the most amazing arboretums in the U.S. Northwest promotes a diverse environment with students representing 39 states and 35 countries, and total enrollment amounts to over 6,500 students at undergraduate and graduate levels. A four-time winner of the Missouri Quality Award, Northwest is a teaching-focused institution. For more information, please visit and\

DEPARTMENT: The Department of Fine and Performing Arts is home to three academic disciplines – Art (150 majors), Music (100 undergraduate majors, NASM accredited), and Theatre (60 majors). The Department focuses primarily on teaching, providing a high degree of interaction between faculty and students, as well as serving as a cultural hub for the region.

The Art discipline includes study in ceramics, sculpture, drawing, graphic design, interactive digital media,painting, fibers, photography, printmaking, art history, and teaching (K-12). For more information visit our website at

TO APPLY: To complete an application, go to Application materials should be uploaded on that site. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 660-562-1127 or email Anne Long at for more information. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

APPLICATION MATERIALS: Letter of application, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), one-page statement of design philosophy, current resume, transcripts (unofficial are acceptable prior to a hire), annotated slides of student work (if available), annotated slides of your own work or other appropriate visual documentation (i.e. CD, ZIP, DVD, video), at least five drawings in non-computer generated media, and four references with phone and email contact information.


Dr. Kathryn Strickland, Sculpture Search Committee,

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