Swarthmore College — Assistant Professor of Sculpture and Three-Dimensional Design

Description
Swarthmore College seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure track appointment in Sculpture and Three-Dimensional Design beginning Fall 2021. The faculty member will teach four courses each academic year. The Art and Art History Department emphasizes an integrative approach that fosters students’ development of theoretical perspectives, technical command, and social and environmental responsibility through visual forms. The faculty member will participate in teaching foundation drawing/design courses and will be expected to participate in department critiques of student works executed in a variety of media. They will also have the opportunity to advise students specializing in architectural studies. We seek an object-oriented artist/designer, with a developing or established exhibition and/or commission record. This artist-educator should possess a working knowledge of a wide range of traditional materials, emergent technologies, and fabrication techniques, including those supported by the college’s newly-expanded MakerSpace. They should also demonstrate a critical understanding of contemporary art practices, global art, and the built environment.

Swarthmore is a highly selective liberal arts college located just 11 miles outside of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. The College offers a comprehensive and highly competitive compensation package. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and actively seeks and welcomes applicants with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. We are particularly interested in candidates who can work effectively with students from diverse backgrounds. For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, see http://www.swarthmore.edu/faculty-diversity-excellence/information-candidates-new-faculty.

Qualifications
Candidates with terminal degrees in sculpture or three-dimensional design fields (including architecture and allied fields) are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a MFA, MArch or similar degree, a compelling classroom presence, a broad range of teaching and research interests appealing to a diverse student population, and a demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary and cross-departmental collaboration. We seek candidates with a developed pedagogy and teaching experience beyond the teaching assistant level.

Application Instructions
For full consideration, please submit a cover letter, a current CV, three letters of recommendation, 20 images of personal work (single PDF) and 20 images of student work (single PDF) by December 11, 2020 via Interfolio apply.interfolio.com/79505. We are committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment in the department. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter a discussion of what strategies they would bring to bear that would further this goal.

Please address any questions you may have to Logan Grider (lgrider1@swarthmore.edu), Chair of the search committee and Art and Art History

Application Process
This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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