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Assistant Professor

University of New Orleans
Louisiana, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 19, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor

University of New Orleans

New Orleans, La

  • Full time

  • R-000385

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    Department: Fine Arts

    Job Summary

    Assistant Professor of Fine Arts with a primary focus in Sculpture & Extended Media

    Job Description

    The School of the Arts, University of New Orleans invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Fine Arts with a primary focus in sculpture and extended media. This is a full-time, 9-month position, beginning the Fall semester of 2022. The University of New Orleans is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, and the School of the Arts encourages candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education to apply.

    This successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in sculpture and extended media, as well as courses in drawing and other areas of expertise as necessary. In addition, the successful candidate will play an important role in the MFA Studio Art program, engaging students in critical assessment of their work, while emphasizing historical precedents and contemporary contexts. The teaching load is 4/4, with a 2-course release to 3/3 for creative scholarship output.

    The successful candidate will also maintain and develop a 4000-square foot sculpture atelier that includes equipment and areas in ceramics and woodworking, as well as a bronze and aluminum foundry. Oversight of student employees, ordering of supplies, and ensuring a safe working environment are included in atelier maintenance.

    The successful candidate will have an active and vibrant exhibition record and will be prolific in their studio production, which has strong reference and practice within the contemporary art world.

    Salary: $63,000.00 per year & Fringe Benefits

    Minimum qualifications include:
  • Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art,
  • Two years of teaching experience at the university level,
  • Documentation of teaching excellence and professional accomplishments, and
  • Ability to work in a collegial manner with other faculty.

    Preferred qualifications could include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital fabrication experience, ceramics, welding or metalworking, woodworking, and/or fabric arts,
  • Experience in working with RFPs and RFQs
  • Public art, installation, site-specific works, social and/or political engagement, performance, and
  • Other experimental work with the tradition of the figure in art

    Closing Date

    Review of all applications will begin on November 1, 2021. Full consideration and priority will be given to applications received by November 15, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Required Documents

    Please upload the following documents:

  • Cover Letter indicating why you are a good fit for this position at UNO
  • Detailed curriculum vitae listing relevant qualifications and experiences
  • Link to digital portfolio of creative work & artist statement
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Names and contact information of three professional references

    Required Attachment(s)

    Please upload the following documents in the Resume/Cover Letter section.

  • Detailed resume listing relevant qualifications and experience;
  • Cover Letter indicating why you are a good fit for the position and University of Louisiana Systems;
  • Names and contact information of three references.

    Applications that do not include the required uploaded documents may not be considered

    Posting Close Date: This position will remain open until filled.

    Note to Applicant:

    Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications in their cover letter. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.

    References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

    This position may require a criminal background check to be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

    As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions at the University of New Orleans may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

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