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Assistant Professor of Sculpture
Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education
College of Fine Arts and Communication
COFAC-N-2625

Position:
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Sculpture

Responsibilities:
Start August 2013. Teach 5, 4-contact hour courses per academic year (with reduced course load for the first three years) at undergraduate and graduate levels as assigned, manage a large sculpture facility, and oversee adjunct faculty in the area. Participate in coordinating the sculpture area with regard to budget, procurement, curriculum, and scheduling.  Collaborate on the development of new courses and content for an expanding sculpture program.

Appointment:
Ten-month appointment with start date of August 2013.

Qualifications:
Qualified applicants will hold an MFA and demonstrate experience in supervising facilities and students in a sculpture studio. Substantial teaching beyond the graduate teaching assistant level is preferred. Candidates will have a vision of sculpture in the 21st century stemming from a broad multidisciplinary practice, as applied to art and design—including digital design and fabrication—and demonstrated by an active exhibition record. Candidates must be interested and conversant in interdisciplinary work and collaborating across disciplines within the department, college, and university. Qualified applicants will be well grounded in contemporary sculptural discourse with an understanding of historical and contemporary material philosophy and design practices. Candidates must have both demonstrated expertise and the ability to coordinate courses in an array of traditional sculptural processes including wood working, metal fabrication, and mold making. Applicants must show evidence of professional accomplishment, a strong commitment to creative activity, teaching excellence, and service.

The 3D facilities consist of well-equipped sculpture, metals, and ceramics studios. Other departmental resources include a comprehensive digital fabrication and rapid technologies lab, a healthy MFA program,
and two galleries.

Application:
Submit letter of application, artist statement, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, 20 digital images of scholarly or professional work (or a link to an electronic site for review), 20 digital
images of students’ work as available, an image list, and three letters of reference to be received by January 11, 2013.  Please include all material on a labeled CD. Save text documents as PDFs; image files as JPEGs; and clips of time-based work as MOVs. Official transcripts will be required if an offer is extended. To apply, please send required material to Professor Jennifer Figg, Department of Art + Design, Art History. Art Education, Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD, 21252.

Towson University:
Founded in 1866, today Towson University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report's as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Towson is nationally recognized for its programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, communications, health sciences, and the fine and performing arts. The University places a strong emphasis on service learning and civic engagement through such activities as internships, practica, clinical placements, course assignments and student events. As the Baltimore area’s largest university and Maryland’s Metropolitan University, Towson articulates its research and scholarship mission through partnerships that link the University to the economic, educational and cultural life of the state of Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. Towson enrolls more than 21,000 students and offers
more than 100 bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields. Located on a rolling 328 acres, the striking campus is eight miles north of downtown Baltimore and 45 miles from Washington, D.C. The campus and its surrounding cities provide an excellent environment for teaching and supporting the academic pursuits of the 830 full-time faculty who work here.

Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate you are an applicant for this position, please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university's affirmative action plan and is for statistical purposes only and shall not be used to illegally discriminate for or against anyone.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. This position is contingent on the availability of funds at the time of hire.


 

 

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