Assistant Professor in Sculpture

New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 24, 2020
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Vassar College

Assistant Professor in Sculpture

Department: Art Department
Duration of Position: Academic year / Full time
Position Type: Faculty
Posting Date:
Posting Removal Date: Open Until Filled
Posting Number: 1001881

About Vassar College
Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2,500 undergraduates located in the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley, seventy-five miles north of New York City. Poughkeepsie benefits from rich cultural diversity and from convenient commuter rail access to New York City.

Vassar faculty are committed teacher/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios and in individually mentored projects. Faculty are expected to teach broadly in the curricula of their departments and/or programs, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College has a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.

Position Summary and Responsibilities We seek an innovative sculptor with a demonstrated commitment to teaching who is proficient in a broad range of sculptural processes, to teach both traditional and nontraditional approaches to sculpture including installation, interdisciplinary and public art. Candidates must be prepared to teach a basic drawing course; critique student work in a wide range of media and oversee the sculpture facility. Candidates should be knowledgeable in the history of the medium as well as contemporary practice and should be prepared to teach students with a range of artistic experience. The ability to teach other courses offered in our Studio Art curriculum such as printmaking, video, digital art, or computer animation is desirable. The position involves teaching all levels of sculpture and drawing. Responsibilities also include guiding senior projects and independent work, active participation in departmental critiques and service to the college. Candidates must have a strong record of professional accomplishment. An MFA or equivalent is required, as is significant college level teaching experience in the area of sculpture.

To apply, please visit to link to the posting for this position.

Candidates should upload the following: 1) a letter of application which includes the specifics of your interest in this position; an overview of your artwork; a discussion of your approach to teaching, including how you would teach studio art in the context of a liberal arts education: your teaching experience and other relevant credentials; 2) C.V.; 3) graduate school transcript(s) (unofficial copies are acceptable for the initial application); 4) a statement on diversity that describes how you would support diversity and inclusivity as core values of an academic community to students coming from a range of backgrounds and experience; 5) 20 images of your work, including captions and contextual information (website URL optional); 6) 20 images of student work, including captions and contextual information. Additionally, please arrange with referees for submission of at least three letters of recommendation to the above site.

Information on employment policies may be found in Vassar's Faculty Handbook.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. Please contact with any inquiries regarding the position or the application process.

Required Applicant Documents
Cover Letter
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Diversity Statement

Optional Applicant Documents
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Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration applicants should apply by:

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Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.