Faculty, Art - Sculpture

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Work type: Full-time Faculty
Location: Macon, GA
Categories: Music/Art/Theater

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Faculty, Art - Sculpture




College of Liberal Arts

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Macon, GA

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We invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Faculty of Art in Sculpture. The successful candidate will contribute to a growing Art Department rooted in Mercer University’s College of Liberal Arts as we prepare our students to face an ever-changing world with the  creative and critical thinking skills needed for the future.  Rank will be determined based on the credentials of the selected candidate.

Start date: August 1, 2020


  • Teach seven undergraduate courses per academic year
  • Cover all course offerings in Sculpture and 3D design, including general education and other foundations art courses applicable to the department needs and the candidate’s skill set
  • Maintain an active exhibition and research record
  • Undergraduate student mentoring and advising, including active participation in supervising capstone projects for BA and BFA students 
  • Oversight and operation of the sculpture and ceramics labs, including but not limited to overseeing a safe working environment, managing supplies and equipment, and supervising work-study students
  • Contributions to departmental growth, such as curriculum development, recruitment, and programming
  • Committee and other service at Department, College, and/or University level 


  • MFA in Sculpture from an accredited college/university that is conferred by the time of appointment
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduates
  • Extensive knowledge of techniques and theory relevant to sculpture and contemporary studio practice
  • Active exhibition and research record

Mercer University is one of America’s oldest and most distinctive institutions of higher learning, offering rigorous programs to more than 8,500 students enrolled in 12 schools and colleges. The academic cornerstone of the university, the College of Liberal Arts, is a highly selective, residential institution enrolling over 1900 students. Recently awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the College of Liberal Arts at Mercer University is located in historic Macon, Georgia, which is about an hour south of Atlanta. For additional information about Mercer and the Department of Art, please consult the following websites: http://www.mercer.edu or http://cla.mercer.edu/art/ or call 1-478-301-2974. For inquiries only, please email the department administrative assistant, Penni Hartley at hartley_p@mercer.edu

An AA/EOE Employer, Mercer strongly encourages applications from females and members of minority groups.

Background Check

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Required Documents

CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Professional Work (Other document), Artist Statement (Statement of Research Interests), References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested candidates must complete a brief online application and attach 1) curriculum vitae, 2) letter of interest, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, 4) link(s) to professional/research and student work (Other documents) 5)  artist statement (include in statement of research interests field), 6) names and contact information for three professional references.  In addition, three professional letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to hartley_p@mercer.edu

Deadline: Preference will be given to applications submitted on or before January 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

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