Art, Jewelry and Metalsmithing/Drawing, Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor

Edmond, OK
Feb 28, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID 2017-4680
Posted Date 2017-12-14
# of Openings 1
Category Faculty
Org Number 010087
Department Art
Division Provost Vice President
Job Type Faculty
Location US-OK-Edmond
Proposed Salary Range Salary commensurate with credentials and experience
Targeted Job Start Date 8/1/2018
Hours Per Week 40
Weeks Per Year 52
Regular Workdays/Hours Varies
Preference Date 2/15/2018

Special Instructions to Applicants

Required documents:
  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Transcript from highest degree earned
  • List of three professional references with contact information
  • Portfolio representing your work in jewelry, metalsmithing and drawing (20 images) PDF or accessible link to 20 representative works
  • Portfolio of student work representative of teaching history in jewelry metalsmithing and drawing (20 images) PDF or accessible link to the 20 representative works

College/Department Overview

The College of Fine Arts and Design is a center of excellence for the arts and design, as well as a center of innovation for improving and promoting arts education. Founded in 2001, the college combines the experience of Oklahoma's oldest public educational institution with groundbreaking thinking about the role of the arts on the 21st century. The College of Fine Arts and Design nurtures leadership qualities in students, thus expanding the scope and qualities of their career opportunities. The institution's emphasis is on student-centered education. This commitment to excellence provides students the opportunity to interact and work closely with our more than 100 outstanding full and part-time faculty members who are dedicated to developing the artist, scholar, creative professional, educator, citizen and leader as a whole. With more than 200 performing and visual arts events every year, the college provides students from a variety of academic disciplines and programs to come together to view exhibits, attend special events, experience performances, take classes and discuss their work , and ultimately learn to both specialize and think from a global perspective.The College of Fine Arts and Design currently has six academic units, the Department of Art, Department of Dance, Department of Design, Department of Theatre Arts, School of Music and the Academy of Contemporary Music and specialized accreditations from National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). For further information see our website

Position Overview

Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies. Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university. Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers. Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty. Serves on department, college, and university committees as requested. Prepares departmental reports as requested. Engages in teaching, service, and scholarly and/or creative activities as defined by the tenure and promotion policy in the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbook. Faculty are expected to support & facilitate the department/school/college academic and university missions, visions, & long-term goals. This is a full-time, tenure-track position.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions

The NASAD accredited department of Art at the University of Central Oklahoma invites applicants for an Assistant Professor of Jewelry and Metalsmithing/Drawing in a Tenure-Track position. The ideal candidate should have extensive knowledge of various traditional and innovative jewelry and metalsmithing techniques and the ability to teach all levels of undergraduate study in jewelry/metalsmithing, as well as classes in foundations drawing. The candidate should have a solid foundation in art and design concepts, demonstrate a range of advanced jewelry and metalsmithing expertise, the ability to work and think across disciplines, evidence a capacity for critical thinking and discourse, and a knowledge of the history of the discipline as well as current contemporary issues/theories.

The department of Art is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women.

Qualifications/Experience Required

Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service is expected. An earned terminal degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval). **NOTE** If the terminal degree is not obtained and submitted by the time of employment, the position rank will change to TT-Instructor.

Qualifications/Experience Preferred

Terminal degree in jewelry/metalsmithing or equivalent field
Extensive knowledge of various traditional and innovative jewelry and metalsmithing techniques
Ability to teach a range of advanced jewelry and metalsmithing skills
Familiarity with historical/contemporary art, craft, design and current issues in the field
Experience in applying experimental and extended materials and processes
Strong instructional ability in observation-based foundation 's drawing
Ambitious, active and sustained exhibition record
Experience working with and a sensitivity to the diverse needs of student backgrounds (social, economic, and cultural)
2 years College-level teaching experience with a diverse population preferred

Physical Demands

Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


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