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Instructor - Arts, 3D Design/Sculpture (Tenure Track)

Raritan Valley Community College
North Branch, New Jersey

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Raritan Valley Community College

Instructor - Arts, 3D Design/Sculpture (Tenure Track)

Ranked by and as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory, a 1,000-seat Theatre, an Honors College for high achieving students and much more.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit

Job Description:

Raritan Valley Community College has an anticipated opening of Instructor, Arts (3D Design/Sculpture) in the Arts & Design Department.

Hiring for Fall 2022

Duties include, but not limited to:

Teach the following courses: Three-Dimensional Design, Sculpture 1, Sculpture 2 and other foundation-level courses. 

Instruct courses at a variety of times and locations in response to institutional needs.

Supervise the 3D-Design/Sculpture studio including the maintenance of shop equipment.  

Train students, student assistants, and studio technicians on the proper and safe use of equipment, tools, and materials.

Competency should include both traditional and digital 3D art and design technologies and fabrication techniques including but not limited to: hot and cold welding, mold making, modeling, casting, woodworking, digital prototyping, 3D printing, and interactive media while possessing a working knowledge of a wide range of materials such as: plaster, wood, metal, found objects, electronics, etc.

Participate on committees and engage in college/community service.  

Demonstrate continuous professional development within the discipline and in instructional methodologies.

Regularly evaluate courses and student learning materials to ensure that learning outcomes and assessments are appropriate/effective.

Assist with departmental strategic planning, program reviews, and outcomes assessment.  

Demonstrate commitment to the principles of a learning-centered institution.

Regularly evaluate students to measure their progress in achieving course objectives, and inform them in a timely manner of their progress.  

Provide access to students through posted office hours, electronic communication and other appropriate methods.

Maintain professional relationships with students, colleagues, and community members. 

Work collaboratively in a diverse learning institution; demonstrate commitment to teaching and working with a multicultural and multi-generational student body.

Adhere to College policies and procedures.


  • M.F.A. is required, preferably with a concentration in sculpture.
  • Familiarity of software used in digital fabrication a plus (ex: SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor or Fusion, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Blender, Rhino, Tinkercad)
  • Evidence of active exhibition record.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to teach about the history of sculpture including the changes in the discipline brought on by technology and how this has impacted the role of sculpture in contemporary art and art-making.
  • Desire to work in an interdisciplinary environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Successful experience in  teaching, college-level preferred.
  • Awareness and understanding of community college programs and students.

Application Instructions:

As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.

Please submit a cover letter, current resume/vita and unofficial transcripts online: 

Initial salary and rank will be based on the successful candidate's educational qualifications and professional experience. The College also offers an attractive employee benefits package.

We regret that we are unable to respond individually to each application. Applicants chosen for further consideration will be contacted directly.

Raritan Valley Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer. We will implement the policy to assure that the employment opportunities offered at the institution are available to all persons.


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