University of Georgia — Assistant Professor of Sculpture

The Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia invites applicants for a position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a focus on sculpture and technologies, with expansive, divergent approaches to creating. The anticipated start date is August 2023.

Responsibilities:

The School of Art looks to hire an innovative practitioner to bring progressive making and creative ideas to the field’s future, to develop new approaches to sculptural research and instruction, and expanding the integration of spatial work within a diverse art school. The successful candidate will be a passionate teacher and critical artist within the broad range of practices such as fabrication, modeling and output, installation, mixed reality, haptic media, social practice, intersectional and non-western perspectives on making, collaborative or open-source practice, or any other sculptural and interdisciplinary approaches.

The successful candidate will pursue an active research program, teach a 2/2 load of courses at undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in service at the school and University levels. The successful candidate will become a vital member of the Lamar Dodd School of Art community and university at large. Faculty members are expected to support the college’s goals of creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive learning environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service.

Other responsibilities:

  • Develop and teach courses in Sculpture and the School of Art with an expansive approach
  • Participate in the University’s research cluster of AI and Data Science
  • Assist in maintaining and overseeing the sculpture area
  • Teach courses related to the candidate’s main area of research or related topics

This position is part of a multi-year Presidential Hiring Initiative across the university which will hire 50 new faculty to develop our research focus on AI and Data Science. (https://provost.uga.edu/data_science_ai/). Candidates whose teaching and research can take advantage of opportunities for collaboration with AI and Data Science faculty at the departmental, college, and university levels will be viewed favorably.

This position requires a terminal degree and a minimum of one year college-level teaching experience.

Competitive applications will show a proven record of an active creative practice and research agenda, evidence of strong teaching skills, and demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism.

The committee will begin to review applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration applications should be submitted by January 6, 2023. Application materials will be accepted through the University of Georgia, UGAJobs website https://www.ugajobsearch.com/hr/postings/289874. For questions, please contact LeeAnne Krause at leeanne.krause@uga.edu.

Applications should include

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Research Portfolio/Philosophy (including 20 examples of current research)
  • Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy (including 10 examples of student work and sample course materials)
  • List of References with Contact Information

The nationally ranked Lamar Dodd School of Art has over 40 full-time faculty members in studio art, design, art education, and art history, administering undergraduate and graduate programs to over 1,300 students. Its vibrant community fosters a creative atmosphere for innovation. Faculty are provided numerous resources for advancing research including a private studio, computer, access to a wide array of tools and technology, and opportunities for travel and research funding.

The Franklin College of Art & Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and to creating a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, people from historically excluded groups, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

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