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Assistant or Associate Professor of Sculpture, Non-Tenure Track Appointment for One-Year Term (2022-

Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Professional Fields, Architecture & Urban Planning
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University invites applications for a one-year, non-tenure track appointment in the Sculpture Program with the possibility of renewal. We seek an artist with a broad knowledge of historical and contemporary art practices, as well as a comprehensive understanding of technical, critical, and theoretical issues within the expanded field of sculpture. We expect candidates to have a highly developed studio practice, significant professional accomplishments, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching (at least two years of teaching experience). The successful candidate will have proficiency in woodworking and metal working, and experience teaching a range of sculpture practices, including introductory sculpture courses and Installation Art. Experience with mold making and digital fabrication is desirable but not required. The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in sculpture. Sample courses include Sophomore Sculpture, Installation Art, Advanced Woodworking, and Graduate Projects. The teaching load is six courses per academic year plus five hours per week mentoring graduate and undergraduate students as well as serving on MFA committees and end-of-semester reviews program operations. Presence on campus at least three days per week is expected.  




RANK: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor  




QUALIFICATIONS: Must have an MFA, strong exhibition record, demonstrated teaching excellence, and an ability to communicate and work effectively with students, faculty and administrators.  




Tyler School of Art is an affirmative action/equal-opportunity employer committed to increasing and sustaining its diverse academic community.  




To apply, please visit to create an account and upload the following materials:  




  • Cover letter of intent   Curriculum Vitae  
  • 20 examples of your work   20 examples of student work   Statement of teaching philosophy   Two sample syllabi   Three references with contact information: address, phone number, and email address*  



*Finalists must also be prepared to submit course evaluations, official academic transcripts, and three letters of recommendation signed on letterhead; no letters are required in the initial application.  




If you need assistance during the uploading process, please email: [email protected] 




Application review will commence May 19 and will continue until the position is filled. 




Since 1935, Tyler School of Art and Architecture has offered students instruction from a world-renowned faculty combined with the resources of Temple University, a large, urban research institution. Tyler’s programs encompass a wide range of areas in the study of art, design, art history, art education and architecture. In each program, students work in small learning communities, while also benefiting from state-of-the-art facilities, a rigorous curriculum and a large, diverse campus community. In addition, the newly constructed Charles Library houses the Loretta C. Duckworth Scholars Studio as a space for student and collaborative research in digital humanities, digital arts, cultural analytics, and critical making. 




The city of Philadelphia has deep artistic traditions and a wide range of cultural organizations as well as a thriving contemporary art scene. Beyond Philadelphia, the city makes for an affordable and convenient home base to access other major cities with flourishing arts, culture, and architectural communities such as New York City and Washington, DC.  




COVID-19 vaccinations are required for employment at Temple University, unless granted a religious or medical exemption (see 




Please address questions to Search Committee Chair Karyn Olivier [email protected] 



One of the nation’s top urban public research universities, Temple University is a dynamic workplace in the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant cities. Founded in 1884 as a night school for the working-class men and women of North Philadelphia, for 130 years Temple has retained its core mission of being a beacon of educational opportunity to students of every background, while adding a national and global reputation as a leader in education, research and real-world oriented instruction.

With nearly 39,000 students and 290,000 living alumni, Temple has a major impact on its region and on Philadelphia, the nation’s 5th largest city. One in seven college graduates in the Philadelphia area holds a Temple degree, and the university is the 4th largest provider of professional education in the nation (law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and podiatry). Temple offers 17 schools and colleges, 399 academic degree programs, 17 Division 1 intercollegiate men’s and women’s athletic teams, as well as nine campuses including international campuses in Italy and Rome.  

Like the students the university serves, Temple’s approximately 8,000 employees are hardworking, diverse and energized by the vibrant and supportive work environments across the university, all aligned towards advancing the teaching, research and service missions of Temple University.

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