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Posting NumberF0223PWorking TitleASSISTANT PROFESSOR of SculptureDepartmentFranklin College Lamar Dodd School of ArtAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The nationally ranked Lamar Dodd School of Art has over 50 full-time faculty members in studio art, design, art education, and art history, administering undergraduate and graduate programs to over 1,300 students. Its vibrant community fosters a creative atmosphere for innovation. Faculty are provided numerous resources for advancing research including a private studio, computer, access to a wide array of tools and technology, and opportunities for travel and research funding.
The Franklin College of Art & Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

College/Unit/Department websiteart.uga.eduPosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleUnderutilizationAdvertised SalaryAnticipated Start Date08/01/2019Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)Job Posting Date01/15/2019Job Closing DateOpen until filledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Candidates should upload the following:
-Letter of application
-Curriculum vitae
-Teaching philosophy
-Contact information for 3 references
-Sample course materials (using Other Documents #1)

Applicants may upload images , video, music or PDF documents of their research/creative practice and examples of student work to SlideRoom at For good image quality and fast upload, your image files should be sized no larger than 1220 px @ 72 dpi. The SlideRoom portal offers additional instruction for submitting work. For technical assistance, access the help desk at
- 10 examples of current research/creative practice
- 10 examples of student work

Location of VacancyAthens Area EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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Position Information

Classification TitleASSISTANT PROFESSORPay GradeFLSAFaculty RankAssistant ProfessorContract TypeAcademic (9 mo.)Tenure StatusTenure TrackMinimum Qualifications

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline

Position Summary

The Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia is seeking to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Sculpture with expertise in expansive approaches to spatial practice beginning no later than fall 2019.
The School of Art looks to hire an innovative practitioner to bring progressive thinking and creative ideas on the future of the field, developing new approaches to sculptural research and instruction, and expanding the integration of spatial work within a diversely constituted art school. The successful candidate will be a passionate teacher and critical maker within the broad range of practices in spatial exploration such as fabrication, digital modeling and output, installation, mixed reality, haptic media, or performance. Areas of focus or expertise may include any of the diverse methodologies in contemporary practice, possibly including social engagement, intersectional and non-western perspectives on making, collaborative or open-source practice, or other sculptural and interdisciplinary approaches.

The position includes a commitment to teaching two courses per semester, at undergraduate and graduate levels, potentially including cross-disciplinary and team-teaching opportunities. The successful candidate will become a vital member of the collaborative community of the Lamar Dodd School of Art, expanding and developing curricula, participating in essential service to the School and the field, and engaging in student mentorship.

Additional Requirements

This position requires a terminal degree with a proven record of an active creative practice and research agenda.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or CertificationPreferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Candidates whose teaching and research can take advantage of opportunities for collaboration at the departmental-, college-, and university-levels will be viewed favorably.

Physical DemandsDoes this position have financial responsibilities?YesDoes this position require a P-Card? Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? Is driving a responsibility of this position?Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Resume/CV
    2. Cover Letter
    3. List of References with Contact Information
    4. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
    5. Other Documents #1
    Optional Documents




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      Posted: 2/9/2019
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