Hope College — Assistant Professor of Art (Sculpture)

The Department of Art & Art History is seeking a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Art with a focus in sculpture and 3D design. We are a NASAD accredited, BA granting, fine arts program. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic teacher with an interdisciplinary perspective that seeks to inspire curiosity in students and whose work shows mature artistic vision.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach three courses per semester. Courses in 3D design and sculpture (introductory to advanced) will be taught on a rotating basis. The course load may also include rotating through the department’s capstone courses (ART 365 and 350) or the college’s First Year seminar program. http://www.hope.edu/catalog/current/art/index.html#tabs-3, http://www.hope.edu/academics/general-education/first-year-seminar.html.

The successful candidate will:

  • develop and build upon the current curriculum by integrating historical and contemporary approaches to sculpture and 3-D design
  • demonstrate expertise in relevant 3-D software and production technologies
  • demonstrate the ability to teach across a range of sculpture media:
  • Working knowledge and professional experience in maintaining and operating foundry equipment and facilities
  • Expertise in foundry, knowledge of metal and wood fabrication, including experience with woodshop equipment, tools and processes
  • Knowledge of cold casting techniques
  • Knowledge and professional experience in public art and large-scale outdoor sculpture
  • demonstrate the expertise in relevant 3-D software and production technologies and engagement with innovative and traditional art-making processes
  • demonstrate a critical understanding of the role of sculpture in both local and global contexts
  • exhibit knowledge of up-to-date health and safety operating procedures
    have a record of engagement with innovative and traditional art-making processes
  • articulate a critical understanding sculpture in both local and global context
  • In accordance with the college’s mission to cultivate a diverse, ecumenical Christian community, candidates are expected to have an active faith practice and be committed to the character and goals of a liberal arts college with a Christian perspective.

Department of Art and Art History faculty may apply annually for funding of individual or student/ faculty summer research from a department grant program (https://hope.edu/academics/art-and-art-history/special-programs-opportunities/borgeson-residency.html) and/or campus wide programs (https://hope.edu/offices/provost/grants-scholarships/nyenhuis.html).

The successful candidate will hold a terminal degree (MFA) in sculpture with two years of teaching experience preferred.

Hope College places a high priority on sustaining a supportive environment that recognizes the importance of having a diverse faculty and staff in order to best prepare our students for successful careers in our multi-cultural nation and global community. Applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and cultures, including women and persons of color are, therefore, welcomed. Hope College complies with federal and state requirements for nondiscrimination in employment.

To apply, please visit www.hope.edu/employment/faculty As part of the online application, candidates will upload a letter of application, C.V., artistic portfolio, a statement of commitment to the college’s mission https://hope.edu/about/mission.html, and contact information for three references. Please upload 20 images of your creative work and 20 images of your students’ work in jpg or pdf format along with an inventory list. If you send individual images in jpg format, please label each image accordingly: 01_LastName_FirstName.jpg (For example, your first image should be labeled: 01_Smith_Antonia.jpg)

Each file cannot exceed 5MB.

Additional materials will be required of candidates who advance to the interview rounds.
Applications received by February 1, 2018 will receive full consideration.