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Department of Art & Design seeks Assistant Professor in Sculpture (tenure-track)
Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University
Above: Bryan Volta, Two Chambers, 2017. Steel, PVC tubing, motor, 1 ton hoist, lexan, used black jeans, 92 x 60 x 33 inches.
Above: Bryan Volta, Two Chambers, 2017. Steel, PVC tubing, motor, 1 ton hoist, lexan, used black jeans, 92 x 60 x 33 inches.
Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University
33 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, New Jersey
United States

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The Department of Art & Design of the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sculpture. The position will begin in September 2019. Candidates must be proficient in a broad range of sculptural processes and techniques. This search also welcomes candidates with an interdisciplinary practice that might include, for example, performance and installation. Housed within a public university, the department is committed to diversifying its faculty and encourages applications that reflect our diverse student body. 

The candidate should be active in their field with a significant record of professional achievement, a broad knowledge of contemporary art, and be ready to engage with the opportunities for collaboration within a large, diverse, public research university.

The candidate should have a demonstrated commitment to teaching, the ability to fully participate in an interdisciplinary arts environment, and the potential for academic leadership. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate studio and seminar classes at all levels; developing the sculpture curriculum; assisting in student recruitment; mentoring graduate assistants; serving on departmental and university committees; maintaining their own professional artistic activity and/or scholarly research; overseeing Sculpture Tech and Monitors as well as sculpture facility and equipment. 

The Department of Art & Design fosters and integrates a dynamic range of studio art and design practices. The Sculpture area offers a full complement of sculpture studies at graduate and undergraduate level supported by facilities for wood, plaster, metal, ceramics, metal foundry, mold making etc. Digital facilities are available within the University’s well-equipped maker spaces.

Duties
Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate studio and seminar classes at all levels; assisting in student recruitment; mentoring graduate assistants; serving on departmental and university committees; and maintaining professional artistic activity and/or scholarly research.

Qualifications 
–MFA in Art or equivalent
–National and/or international profile
–Minimum of three years experience teaching studio art at the university level
–Extensive knowledge of a broad range of sculpture practice
–Knowledge of contemporary art theory and art history

Rank: Assistant Professor/Tenure Track
Salary: Appropriate to rank and qualifications​
Starting date: September 1, 2019

How to Apply
Applicants are encouraged to submit their application by March 1, 2019. The committee will begin reviewing applications on March 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants must submit the following:
–Cover letter
–Artist statement
–Teaching philosophy
–Curriculum vitae
–Current work via URL and/or PDF
–Course syllabi
–Student work via URL and/or PDF
–Contact information for three references

Please apply here.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement here.

January 25, 2019

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