Professors of the Practice faculty positions

Professors of the Practice faculty positions

School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University

Courtesy Anna Miller/Tufts University.

November 30, 2021
Professors of the Practice faculty positions
Application deadline: January 1
Start date: September 1
School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
230 Fenway
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
United States
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The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University (SMFA at Tufts) invites applications for at least four new full-time studio faculty positions to begin September 1, 2022. While SMFA at Tufts has specific needs in the areas described below, artists whose practices may lie between these categories are also enthusiastically encouraged to apply. We hire studio faculty at the rank of “Professor of the Practice” and welcome applications from artists at any stage of their careers, from recently-minted MFAs to seasoned professors. 

SMFA at Tufts students choose from a nearly all elective studio curriculum, without declaring medium specific majors, and many identify as interdisciplinary artists. The school encourages students to engage with multiple disciplines within the art school, the humanities, and sciences. Research based art practice is conducted with access to a variety of resources across the university, including the Tisch College of Civic Life and the School of Engineering, that support production and advanced fabrication with a wide range of facilities and tools, research support, international travel and experimental scholarship.   

SMFA at Tufts faculty members participate in a culture of excellence and achievement in research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and service to the institution and community. The faculty are a community of artists that support work with one another. The ideal candidate will appreciate working in a respectful collegial community of artists and will positively contribute to the artistic and intellectual life of the University.   

In addition, SMFA at Tufts seeks colleagues who combine technical skill with a dynamic and socially responsive pedagogical approach to nurturing a diverse community; candidate should have experience facilitating challenging conversations about emergent social and political issues. As the school strives to promote an inclusive environment, it seeks candidates who can contribute to these aims and demonstrate an array of related competencies in the areas of equity and justice. 

SMFA at Tufts is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. We strongly encourage applications from those belonging to groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education, including women, ethnic minorities, differently-abled, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender; and artwork, curriculum and research about underrepresented groups. 

Open positions include: Professor of the Practice, Sound/Sound Installation; Professor of the Practice, Ceramics; Professor of the Practice, Sculpture; Professor of the Practice, Drawing.

To learn more and apply, visit the application portal via Interfolio. Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2022, and will continue until the positions are filled. For any questions, please contact Janet Sartor, Administrative Assistant, at janet.sartor [​at​]

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students. 

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. See the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and policy here. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at T 617 627 3298 or at johny.laine [​at​] Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations here

In order to ensure a healthy and safe work environment, Tufts University is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccine before their start date. Employees who cannot receive the vaccine because of a disability/medical contraindication or sincerely-held religious belief may request an accommodation (e.g., an exemption) to this requirement. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine requirement.

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