Assistant Professor, Sculpture

The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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Assistant Professor
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Assistant Professor, Sculpture


Franklin-School of Art

About the University of Georgia:

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to 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 employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 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 40 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 to creating a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, people from historically excluded groups, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Benefits Eligible

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

The committee will begin to review applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration applications should be submitted by January 6, 2023. For questions, please contact LeeAnne Krause at [email protected]

Applications should include

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Research Portfolio/Philosophy (including 20 examples of current research)
  • Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy (including 10 examples of student work and sample course materials)
  • List of References with Contact Information

Location of Vacancy:

Athens 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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor

Faculty Rank:

Assistant Professor

Contract Type:

Academic (9 mo.)

Minimum Qualifications:

This position requires a terminal degree.

Position Summary:

The Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia invites applicants for a position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a focus on sculpture and technologies, with expansive, divergent approaches to creating. The anticipated start date is August 2023.

Responsibilities:The School of Art looks to hire an innovative practitioner to bring progressive making and creative ideas to the field’s future, to develop new approaches to sculptural research and instruction, and expanding the integration of spatial work within a diverse art school. The successful candidate will be a passionate teacher and critical artist within the broad range of practices such as fabrication, modeling and output, installation, mixed reality, haptic media, social practice, intersectional and non-western perspectives on making, collaborative or open-source practice, or any other sculptural and interdisciplinary approaches.

The successful candidate will pursue an active research program, teach a 2/2 load of courses at undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in service at the school and University levels. The successful candidate will become a vital member of the Lamar Dodd School of Art community and university at large. Faculty members are expected to support the college’s goals of creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive learning environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service.

Other responsibilities:

  • Develop and teach courses in Sculpture and the School of Art with an expansive approach
  • Participate in the University’s research cluster of AI and Data Science
  • Assist in maintaining and overseeing the sculpture area
  • Teach courses related to the candidate’s main area of research or related topics

This position is part of a multi-year Presidential Hiring Initiative across the university which will hire 50 new faculty to develop our research focus on AI and Data Science. ( Candidates whose teaching and research can take advantage of opportunities for collaboration with AI and Data Science faculty at the departmental, college, and university levels will be viewed favorably.

Additional Requirements:

This position requires a minimum of one year college-level teaching experience.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Competitive applications will show a proven record of an active creative practice and research agenda, evidence of strong teaching skills, and demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism.

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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.


The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

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