Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Sculpture. Start August 2013. Teach 5, 4-contact hour courses per academic year (with reduced course load for the first three years) at undergraduate and graduate levels as assigned, manage a large sculpture facility, and oversee adjunct faculty in the area.
Participate in coordinating the sculpture area with regard to budget, procurement, curriculum, and scheduling. Collaborate on the development of new courses and content for an expanding sculpture program.
Appointment: Ten-month appointment with start date of August 2013. Qualifications: Qualified applicants will hold an MFA and demonstrate experience in supervising facilities and students in a sculpture studio. Substantial teaching beyond the graduate teaching assistant level is preferred. Candidates will have a vision of sculpture in the 21st century stemming from a broad multidisciplinary practice, as applied to art and design—including digital design and fabrication—and demonstrated by an active exhibition record. Candidates must be interested and conversant in interdisciplinary work and collaborating across disciplines within the department, college, and university. Qualified applicants will be well grounded in contemporary sculptural discourse with an understanding of historical and contemporary material philosophy and design practices. Candidates must have both demonstrated expertise and the ability to coordinate courses in an array of traditional sculptural processes including wood working, metal fabrication, and mold making. Applicants must show evidence of professional accomplishment, a strong commitment to creative activity, teaching excellence, and service. The 3D facilities consist of well-equipped sculpture, metals, and ceramics studios. Other departmental resources include a comprehensive digital fabrication and rapid technologies lab, a healthy MFA program, and two galleries. Application: Submit letter of application, artist statement, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, 20 digital images of scholarly or professional work (or a link to an electronic site for review), 20 digital images of students’ work as available, an image list, and three letters of reference to be received by January 11, 2013. Please include all material on a labeled CD. Save text documents as PDFs; image files as JPEGs; and clips of time-based work as MOVs. Official transcripts will be required if an offer is extended. To apply, please send required material to Professor Jennifer Figg, Department of Art + Design, Art History. Art Education, Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD, 21252. Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate you are an applicant for this position, please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp  to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university's affirmative action plan and is for statistical purposes only and shall not be used to illegally discriminate for or against anyone.