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Employment type: Full-time
Position: The Department of Art and Art History at the University of Utah invites applications for a Full-time, non-tenure-track appointment in Sculpture/lntermedia at the rank of Assistant Professor (Lecturer) commencing in Fall 2017. Contract period is one year with possible additional 3 year renewable contract.
The Sculpture lntermedia area of the Art & Art History Department is a forward thinking, interdisciplinary, studio art program where we practice a combination of traditional sculpture processes/techniques as well as cutting-edge digital means and modes of creative research.
We are seeking to hire a Career-line teaching sculptor who will educate students on specific skill sets using traditional and non-traditional methods of working with wood and metal in our four dedicated labs, utilizing the machines and tools necessary for manipulating these materials and creating artworks that speak about our times. Along with this specialized, traditional fabrication skill set, the ideal candidate will possess knowledge of digital processes and equipment to expand the use of the Laser Cutter already in the department as well as future acquisitions such as a CNC router and a Water Jet Plasma Cutter.
This teaching position will focus on teaching a broad range of undergraduate and graduate students specific traditional sculptural skill sets. The teaching load for this position is 3 courses per semester with the option of summer courses. A typical teaching schedule include metal sculpture, wood working , mold making and three foundation courses per year, although exact teaching schedule will vary from year to year.
The ideal candidate will possess a Master's degree in Art with an emphasis in sculpture, studio art or related field and an expertise in metal fabrication and wood working as an artistic practice.
Applicant must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed. As a teaching position, applicants must possess the following skills:
Effective planning, organizing, communication, and interpersonal skills
Skillfully proficient in welding, cold metal forming, wood working and mold making
Effectively assisting student learning
Interacting with students of diverse backgrounds
Interested candidates should apply online at:
Applications should include: a letter of application addressing research and teaching interests, a CV, two course syllabi, statement of teaching philosophy and three letters of recommendation and (under separate cover)
20 images of recent work and image list.
Send images to:
Sculpture/lntermedia Search Committee Chair University of Utah Department of Art and Art History 375 S. 1530 East, RM 161
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0380
lmages:_Maximum 20 images should be submitted on a CD-ROM, flash drive, or accessible through a URL. Image files should be numbered and placed into one folder. Online representation of recent work is also acceptable (please provide URL).
Application deadline 9 June 2017 for full consideration. Position begins 1 July 2017.
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University's nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Employees with prior URS service may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University's Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.
Must apply online at:
Images should be submitted to:
Art & Art History Department
375 So 1530 E, RM#161
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-0380
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