Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position in Sculpture

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 25, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
The Department of Art at Vassar College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in sculpture at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin fall semester 2021. 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. 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 https://apptrkr.com/2009097 to link to the posting for this position. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. Please contact art@vassar.edu with any inquiries regarding the position or the application process.