Search for Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Sculpture
Lewis & Clark College, a private liberal arts college with 2,000 undergraduates, invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor of Art in Sculpture to begin Fall 2013. Qualifications: MFA, two or more years of full-time teaching experience beyond graduate school, and experience in supervising facilities and students in a sculpture studio. Candidates should be grounded in traditional processes and contemporary sculptural practices, including wood and metal fabrication, mold making, metal and plaster casting, mixed media and installation. It is essential that the candidate have an extensive understanding of sculptural materials and studio equipment, including the proper maintenance and operation of a foundry, and have extensive knowledge of critical theory and contemporary issues in artistic practices.
Teaching experience in a liberal arts setting is highly desirable. The teaching load consists of five courses per year, teaching introductory and upper-division courses in sculpture. The instructor will also teach in rotation in the College’s interdisciplinary first year Core and the Studio Art Junior Seminar as well as mentor senior sculpture majors. The College is committed to preparing students for leadership in an increasingly interdependent world, and affirms the educational benefits of diversity. (See http://www.lclark.edu/dept/about/diversity.html)
We are interested in candidates committed to building a strong sculpture program within a liberal arts environment, in partnership with other studio disciplines and our art history major;innovative approaches to collaboration, community engagement and technology are especially welcome. Must show evidence of professional accomplishment and an active exhibition record. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to creative activity (current and active exhibition record) as well as evidence of teaching excellence and facilitate and participate on every level in departmental and college administrative service.
A complete application must include (1) a letter of application which includes a statement of teaching philosophy, how the applicant’s teaching at the College will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity, teaching experience, and creative interests; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) evidence of teaching excellence (syllabi, course materials, and student evaluations); (4) artist’s statement; (5) names and contact information of three individuals that can provide recommendations (uploaded separately by the referees); (6) 20 examples of recent work and 20 examples of recent student work. Additional materials may be requested. All materials should be addressed to Chair, Sculpture Search Committee and must be submitted via Interfolio: http://www.interfolio.com/apply/16381. Click “Apply” to create your free account. Review of applications will begin on December 15 and continue until the position is filled. Lewis & Clark College, located in Portland, OR, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College will conduct background checks on the finalists for the position.
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