Non-Tenure-Track Professor of Practice Sculpture/Drawing (Interdisciplinary Artist) at Cornell University

Cornell University’s Department of Art invites applications for a non-tenure-track assistant/associate professor of practice position beginning in fall 2017. This position will have a term of two years and is renewable. Successful candidates should possess an innovative practice and informed teaching experience that complements the interdisciplinary profile of the department and the current research strengths across the university. We are seeking candidates whose critical practice has received distinctive national recognition. Candidates should have demonstrated proficiency and interest in teaching outside of their primary area of interest, including cross-disciplinary dialogue, theory, and critical practice at undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Department of Art is part of the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, and offers both B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees with a strong liberal arts orientation. The department enjoys a strong relationship with Cornell’s Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art and academic units across campus. Art faculty and students have access to extensive traditional and digital production facilities in the college as well as to the resources of a major research university.


The department embraces a broad definition of the sculpture discipline, and seeks energetic and visionary artists, actively engaged in extending the multiple traditions and emerging practices in the expanded field of contemporary sculpture. This person will be expected to contribute intellectual leadership, provide innovative approaches to departmental collaborative teaching, community engagement, technology, and other aspects of new sculptural practices.


The successful candidate will have significant teaching experience in all levels of undergraduate and graduate areas of sculpture, including material and nontraditional practices. The candidate will also be able to teach undergraduate drawing, develop topical seminars, advise students, and participate in administrative responsibilities related to departmental service such as admissions review and curriculum development. The position requires an M.F.A. Salary, title, and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required application materials:

  1. Letter of intent
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Teaching statement and artist’s statement
  4. Three course syllabi of the candidate’s design with samples of student work when possible
  5. PDF with images of 10–12 represented artworks with titles, dates, materials, and other explanatory information as needed and a link to a website where samples of the applicant’s work and/or performance documentation may be viewed
  6. Three letters of reference

All applicants should submit their materials electronically to Academic Jobs Online at

The deadline to apply is January 5, 2017.

Further information about Cornell, the department, and art students, alumni, and faculty may be found at:

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