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Visiting Assistant Professor of Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design
Indiana University, Bloomington

Date Posted Mar. 30, 2018
Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design
University Indiana University, Bloomington More About This Institution...
Department The School of Art, Architecture + Design More About This Department...
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2018
  • Bloomington, IN
    United States
  • Visiting Professor
  • Design - Jewelery Design
    Art - General

Indiana University Bloomington

The School of Art, Architecture + Design (SoAAD) is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic colleague for a full time, non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor of Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design ( to begin in fall 2018, for a one-year appointment with possible renewal.

SoAAD ( is dedicated to a faculty composed of diverse scholars and practitioners. The successful candidate will demonstrate the values we try to cultivate in our students: to be curious, collaborative, and adaptable in a global art world. Applicants are sought whose portfolios and research spans studio art and design, and whose teaching will address the broad ranging implications of this intersection in contemporary art. Area of expertise required is metalsmithing and jewelry design with established skill sets in; various fabrication methods utilizing soldering and cold connections, raising, forging, casting, enameling, variety of jewelry settings, mechanisms, electroforming, die forming, and use of alternative materials. Other skills desirable could include but are not limited to; knowledge of woodshop and large metal shop tools and equipment, computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing, rapid prototyping and various computer-aided machining.

The Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design area hosts a BA, BFA and widely recognized MFA program. Responsibilities include but are not limited to teaching 5 courses a year, participate in group and individual critiques, assist in maintaining the studio environment, provide service as needed by the area and school, and maintain and pursue professional and academic expertise. Studio space provided when available.

We seek candidates who can provide collegial initiative in a team-based environment. A strong candidate will have demonstrated an ability to work successfully with students, faculty, administration and the community.

Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus of IU’s eight campuses statewide. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of our world-class contributions in research and the arts.The School of Art, Architecture + Design houses fourteen different areas in art, design, and merchandising. This is where art, merchandising, architecture, and design merge to shape the future of creativity from imagination to implementation.

All qualified candidates must have an MFA or equivalent terminal degree. Two years of teaching experience past the MFA is preferred.

The expected start date for this position is 8/1/2018.

Review of applications will begin on May 1st, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application materials (CV, letter of application, teaching philosophy, artist statement (submitted as "Other"), sample syllabus, one PDF containing 20 images of personal work and relevant image list (submitted as "Other 2"), one PDF containing 20 images of student work with relevant image list (submitted as "Other 3"), and names of three references and their contact information (including a current address, phone number and e-mail address). Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit applications to

Questions regarding the position or application process should be directed to: Megan Tansley, School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University, 127 Fine Arts Building, 1201 East 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405. Phone: 812-856-7448. Email:

  • The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status)

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Contact Information

  • Megan Tansley
    The School of Art, Architecture + Design
    Indiana University, Bloomington
    1201 E. 7th Street
    Bloomington, IN 47405
  • 8128567448


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