Assistant Professor in Sculpture

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Sep 25, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Professor in Sculpture

Department of Art

IRIS Position #: 20001561

The Department of Art at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position in Sculpture beginning August 1, 2018.

The ideal candidate’s research and pedagogy will be informed by a broad knowledge of sculpture’s traditions, proficiency with a variety of sculpture materials and methods, and familiarity with sculpture’s expansive contemporary practice. Engagement with critical issues related to the discipline is assumed, as is a conception of sculpture that allows for interdisciplinary approaches. The candidate will be expected to participate in advising and service to the institution, and will assume a leadership role in guiding and developing the Sculpture degree program.

The Art Department at UTC has 14 full-time faculty, six part-time faculty, and approximately 250 majors pursuing BA degrees in Studio Art, Art Education, and Art History, as well as BFA degrees in Graphic Design, Painting and Drawing, Photography and Media Art, and Sculpture in NASAD accredited program. The sculpture studios are managed by a full-time lab technician who works with the tenure-track line in support of the program.


Successful candidates will possess the following requirements:

  • MFA in sculpture or closely related field
  • teaching experience at the Graduate Assistant-level (instructor of record) or beyond
  • demonstrated record of creative achievement, teaching effectiveness, and ability to collaborate as a member of a team
  • willingness to engage in assisting the UTC campus in its ability to reach additional goals as specified in UTC’s Strategic Plan, including the institution’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion

Applications must include the following content submitted as three separate PDF files.
PDF 1: Cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, artist’s statement, contact information for three letters of reference, and an unofficial graduate transcript.

PDF 2:  20 samples of personal work, appropriately labeled.
PDF 3:  20 samples of student work, appropriately labeled.

Each of the three files must be attached separately and may not exceed five megabytes (5mbs) in size per file. Include complete contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until January 01, 2018. Appointment begins August 01, 2018.

Inquiries may be made to Matt Greenwell (, chair sculpture search.

Applications must be submitted electronically through the UTC Faculty Career Site by visiting:

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend of private and public school traditions and is a driving force for achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive change, and enriching the community. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation for excellence built on an unusual blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years, the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part of the state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to excellence - boldly embracing a passion for excellence in all things and focused on changing lives and transforming communities. The UTC commitment—each and every day—is to earn the trust and confidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.

Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastest internet in the country. Home to the first Gig Internet in the United States, Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that links every home and business in a 600-square mile area. Companies like Unum, McKee, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke United and have chosen to set up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum for Children, and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is the home to the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs.  People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the beautiful Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of flora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long and rich past with regard to diversity, which includes Native American heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rights movement. Chattanooga is also just a two hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.

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