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 temple.slideroom.com 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 www.temple.edu/coronavirus)
Please address questions to Search Committee Chair Karyn Olivier [email protected]