Assistant Professor of Sculpture, University of North Florida (Jacksonville, FL)
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 11:41 PM

The Department of Art and Design at the University of North Florida seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sculpture. Our program seeks an educator and artist experience teaching a variety of sculpture techniques, a robust practice, and a deep understanding of history and theory of contemporary artistic production as it pertains to sculpture. The successful candidate will be expected to teach three courses a semester with summer teaching optional. Courses in 3D design and introductory to advanced courses in sculpture will be taught on a rotating basis. An MFA and three years of university teaching experience are required. Evidence of effective instruction is also required.

UNF faculty members are expected to maintain an active creative and research agenda and contribute service to the university and the profession. UNF strategically supports an aim to operate as a preeminent, vibrantly inclusive employer in higher education. The successful candidate should demonstrate a capacity to work among diverse constituencies in the immediate university community and beyond.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach three courses a semester with summer teaching optional. Courses in 3D design and introductory to advanced courses in sculpture will be taught on a rotating basis.

An M.F.A. in Sculpture or a closely related field is required.

Candidates must demonstrate evidence of the following in both their teaching and studio practice:

  • Working knowledge and professional experience in maintaining and operating foundry equipment and facilities.
  • Expertise in foundry, including: operation of induction furnace and iron cupolas, mold-making (sand casting, ceramic shell, rubber molds, silicon molds, mother molds), casting procedures in aluminum, bronze, and cast iron.
  • Knowledge of metal fabrication, including mig, tig, oxy/acetylene, stick welding, and plasma cutting.
  • Knowledge of wood fabrication, including experience with woodshop equipment, tools and processes.
  • Knowledge of cold casting techniques including resins, plastics, foams, and castable stone.
  • Knowledge of fiberglass construction.
  • Knowledge and professional experience in public art and large-scale outdoor sculpture.
  • Knowledge of up-to-date health and safety operating procedures.

Undergraduate teaching responsibilities will be in the areas of foundry, foundational sculpture courses to advanced sculpture courses, community collaborations, and supervision of upper-level independent study in all areas of studio practice.

Applicants must complete an online application, as well as upload supplemental documents, at www.unfjobs.org in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online and/or upload all the required documents will not be considered for this position. Once you submit both your completed application and uploaded documents you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Regan Bartley at (904) 620-4037 or r.bartley@unf.edu. Initial review of applications will begin on January 16, 2018.

Applicants must include 3 references with contact information within the application in order for the application to be considered. Applicants must submit the following supplemental documents: a CV, a letter of interest in the position, an unofficial transcript, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a portfolio consisting of twenty examples of personal work and twenty examples of student works.

http://www.unfjobs.org/postings/4760