Assistant Professor, Sculpture

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

Position Title

Assistant Professor, Sculpture

Department

Art

Division

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Vacancy Number

F23-004

Work Location

Macon, GA

Job Type

Full-time

Job Category

Faculty

Responsibilities

The Art Department in Mercer University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art in Sculpture to start August 1, 2022. The successful candidate will contribute to a growing Art Department rooted in Mercer University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as we prepare our students to face an ever-changing world with the creative and critical thinking skills needed for the future.

Responsibilities:    

  • Teach seven undergraduate courses per academic year
  • Cover all course offerings in Sculpture and 3D Design, preferably to include digital fabrication and computer modeling for laser and 3D printing, ceramics, and/or other courses applicable to departmental 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 
  • Maintenance, operation and development of the sculpture and ceramics studios, including but not limited to overseeing a safe working environment, managing supplies and equipment, and supervising work-study students
  • Contribute to departmental growth, such as curriculum development, recruitment, and programming
  • Committee and other service at Department, College, and/or University level 
Qualifications

Required qualifications include:

  • MFA in Sculpture from an accredited institution 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
Background Check

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

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Additional Information

Mercer University is a private university distinguished by its commitment to teaching, empowering and inspiring its students to create, discover, and serve. The university offers rigorous programs to more than 8,700 students enrolled in schools of liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, business, law, pharmacy, medicine, nursing, health professions, education, theology, and professional advancement. The highly selective, residential, undergraduate-only College of Liberal Arts and Sciences enrolls over 1900 students. Among the freshmen in 2021, 27% are 1st generation college
students, 36% are Pell-eligible, and 51% are Black/African American, Asian, or Hispanic/Latinx. The College, which hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, is dedicated to cultivating intellectual curiosity, respectful dialog, and responsible citizenry. It is located in the historic city of Macon, Georgia, which is the educational, medical, cultural and commercial hub of Middle Georgia, an hour and a half south of Atlanta.

For additional information about Mercer and the Department of Art, please consult the following websites: https://www.mercer.edu  or https://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

Required Documents

1) curriculum vitae, 2) cover letter, 3) teaching philosophy including a diversity statement outlining your inclusive approach to teaching, 4) link(s) to professional/research and student work (include in “Other” documents section), 5) artist statement (include in “statement of research interests” document section) and 6) References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested candidates must apply online at https://jobs.mercer.edu  and attach 1) curriculum vitae, 2) letter of interest, 3) teaching philosophy including a diversity statement outlining your inclusive approach to teaching, 4) link(s) to professional/research and student work (include in “Other” documents section), 5) artist statement (include in “statement of research interests” document section) and 6) list of three references with contact information (address, phone, email).

No applications will be accepted by surface mail or email.

The successful candidate must submit official transcripts prior to employment.

Deadline: Preference will be given to applications submitted on or before December 10, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

EEO Statement

AA/EEO/Veteran/Disability

Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

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