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Visiting Assistant Professor - Sculpture

Colby College
Colby College, Waterville, Maine

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Arts & Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts
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Assistant Professor
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Visiting Assistant Professor - Sculpture

Colby College, Waterville, Maine
Open Date:
Dec 1, 2022

The Department of Art at Colby College invites applications for a one-year teaching position in sculpture at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning September 2023. A completed M.F.A. by the start date, teaching experience at the college level, and a record of creative scholarship are required. Teaching load of 4 courses/year will consist of all levels of the sculpture curriculum, as well as participation in the bimonthly Capstone meetings for Studio Art majors. Working in recently renovated facilities designed for woodworking, mold-making, stone carving, and metal fabrication, the successful candidate will become part of a dynamic department that includes art historians and studio artists.


A completed M.F.A. by the start date, teaching experience at the college level, and a record of creative scholarship are required.


Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit all of the following materials via this Interfolio link: Please submit a cover letter (addressed to Associate Professor Bradley Borthwick); a curriculum vitae; names and contact information for three references; an artist statement; a statement of teaching philosophy that demonstrates commitment to the value of diversity and inclusive teaching; two syllabi (beginning and advanced sculpture); 20 examples of personal work and 20 examples of recent student work. 

Applications submitted by January 1, 2023 will receive full consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. The principle of not discriminating on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, caste, national or ethnic origin, marital status, genetic information, political beliefs, veteran or military status, parental status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability unrelated to the job or course of study requirements is consistent with the mission of a liberal arts college and the law. Colby is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website:


Working at Colby College 

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 57 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 1,850 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

Under the leadership of its new president, David A. Greene, Colby is building on this strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes plans for creating innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics.

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