Tenure-Track Open Rank Professor in Sculpture

Position ID: 37655
Location
Institution: 
Georgia State University
College/Div/School: 
College of Arts
Department: 
School of Art & Desgin
Position Description
New Position?: 
Yes
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor, Professor
Job Description: 

 

 

Tenure-Track Open Rank Professor in Sculpture

Log# 19-040

Be part of the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design’s growing faculty at Georgia State University, an enterprising R-1 university in Atlanta. Our next Professor in Sculpture will play a central role in the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design’s contributions to Georgia State’s strategic goals of highlighting the arts and media as vital to the quality of all major cities and demonstrating that students from all backgrounds can achieve academic and career success at high rates. Our faculty take advantage of a contemporary sculpture facility that is staffed with a full-time studio manager as well as local resources such as the Foundation Center, the High Museum of Art, Atlanta Contemporary, and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia for both their research and for mentoring students. The new Edgewood Sculpture studio includes traditional and digital fabrication studios, foundry capabilities, and an onsite foundations classroom. Opportunities for support include intramural research grants, summer funding, teaching release time, graduate research assistants, travel funds, and assistance in pursuing external funding.

The Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design is part of the College of the Arts, which was established in 2016 and also includes the School of Film, Media & Theatre, the School of Music, the Center for Collaborative & International Arts (CENCIA), and the Center for Educational Partnerships in Music. In addition to offering some of the university’s most popular majors, the college connects faculty and students with Atlanta’s thriving arts scene and booming film and music industries.

Georgia State University is a national leader in using innovation to drive student success and research growth. The university provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students unsurpassed research, teaching, and learning opportunities in one of the 21st century’s great global cities. In 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranked Georgia State as #4 in Most Innovative Schools, #8 in Best Undergraduate Teaching, and #11 in Campus Ethnic Diversity among national universities.

Responsibilities

The selected candidate will be responsible for maintaining an active research/creative agenda, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Sculpture, including graduate seminars, and participating in service at the department, college, and university levels.

Qualifications

Essential Qualifications (Assistant Professor Rank)

  • MFA with a concentration in Sculpture
  • A minimum of 1-2 years college level teaching experience beyond graduate school
  • Ability to teach woodworking, metal fabrication, and metal casting
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A portfolio and exhibition record that exemplifies a national career trajectory

Essential Qualifications (Associate Professor Rank or higher)

  • MFA with a concentration in Sculpture
  • A minimum of 4-6 years college level teaching experience beyond graduate school
  • Ability to teach woodworking, metal fabrication, and metal casting
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A portfolio and exhibition record that exemplifies a national reputation and eventual international trajectory

Preferred Qualifications (any rank)

  • Ability to teach digital fabrication techniques and CAD design
  •  Ability to teach rigid and flexible mold-making techniques
  • Grant writing experience
  • Experience with program planning and development
  • A research agenda that is conducive to interdisciplinary collaboration

Salary: $75,000

Individuals at associate and full professor ranks are encouraged to apply.

Application Procedure:

Submit: Please email as a single PDF document 1) a letter of application addressing the essential and preferred qualifications as well as your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion through research/creative activity and teaching; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) twenty labeled images of personal work; 4) twenty labeled images of student work; 5) teaching philosophy; and 6) names, email addresses, telephone numbers, and titles of at least three professional references to wsadrecruiting@gsu.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, please submit all materials by January 5, 2018. Should you be recommended for a position, an offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.  

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class. As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring under-represented minorities in Sculpture.

CIP Discipline Code: 
Sculpture
Degree Levels: 
Masters
Position Type: 
Faculty
Dates
Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
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Position Starting Date: 
To Be Determined
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Status
Vacancy Status: 
ACTIVE

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