Academic Position, Position

Assistant Professor of Sculpture, The University of Georgia

The Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia is seeking to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Sculpture with expertise in expansive approaches to spatial practice beginning no later than fall 2019.

The School of Art looks to hire an innovative practitioner to bring progressive thinking and creative ideas on the future of the field, developing new approaches to sculptural research and instruction, and expanding the integration of spatial work within a diversely constituted art school. The successful candidate will be a passionate teacher and critical maker within the broad range of practices in spatial exploration such as fabrication, digital modeling and output, installation, mixed reality, haptic media, or performance. Areas of focus or expertise may include any of the diverse methodologies in contemporary practice, possibly including social engagement, intersectional and non-western perspectives on making, collaborative or open-source practice, or other sculptural and interdisciplinary approaches.

The position includes a commitment to teaching two courses per semester, at undergraduate and graduate levels, potentially including cross-disciplinary and team-teaching opportunities. The successful candidate will become a vital member of the collaborative community of the Lamar Dodd School of Art, expanding and developing curricula, participating in essential service to the School and the field, and engaging in student mentorship.

For more information, see the full job posting: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/58404

About: The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

The nationally ranked Lamar Dodd School of Art has over 50 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 sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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