Seeking tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Sculpture

Seeking tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Sculpture

University of California, Davis

Morgan Flores, 2022. Installation view. Courtesy of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. Photo: Holly Guenther.

October 24, 2022
Seeking tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Sculpture

Application deadline: December 15, 2022
University of California, Davis
1 Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8528
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The Department of Art and Art History at the University of California, Davis seeks a promising artist working in Sculpture for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position, beginning July 2023.

Applicants should demonstrate an exceptional level of promise, achievement, and recognition in their work through exhibitions, critical reviews, publications, and grants and/or awards. Applicants are expected to have a strong foundation in the expanded field of sculpture with a firm background in developing and expanding the conceptual and technical aspects of the discipline beyond traditional conventions. The successful candidate should have an ability to dynamically engage with students at all levels and foster creative and intellectual dialogue in the context of a research university setting with students and faculty alike.  Proficiency in a range of materials and techniques and knowledge of the history and theory of sculpture and of contemporary visual art is essential. The successful candidate will teach all levels of sculpture and should demonstrate knowledge of how sculpture intersects with other visual arts disciplines, such as painting, drawing, photography, digital arts and installation.

The successful candidate will exhibit strengths in original research, fresh approaches to teaching and innovative approaches to technology. Candidates are expected to contribute leadership to the operation of the sculpture area, participate in all aspects of departmental life including committee service, curricular development, reviews and voting at the departmental, college and university levels. 

A minimum of three years teaching experience beyond graduate school is required. Candidates are required to have an MFA or equivalent, a well-developed portfolio in their area of specialization, and an exhibition record that is national and/or international in scope. They should be conversant in contemporary art issues and studio practices and enthusiastic about teaching in a diverse, multicultural setting.

The Department of Art and Art History’s mission is to cultivate curiosity and sustain the courage to embrace the unknown through art. The university aims to hire and retain diverse faculty that reflects our student population. We are committed to creating an equitable, hospitable and inclusive educational environment, and candidates with diverse viewpoints, backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, artist/research statement, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of contribution to diversity, four references, 20 images of professional work with a carefully articulated image list including title, dimension, material, date of completion, link to an optional video file, and an optional artist website address. Please submit the following supporting documentation in a single pdf file: courses taught, at least two sample syllabi in the field of sculpture, a sample syllabus of a graduate seminar composed of students working in a variety of art disciplines, exhibition reviews, and published articles and papers. For full consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.

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