The Sculpture/Dimensional Studies Division, within the School of Art and Design, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, seeks an exceptional artist and educator for a full-time tenure track faculty position in mixed media sculpture, beginning the 2020-21 academic year.
The Sculpture/Dimensional Studies Division seeks a dynamic artist who will participate in shaping the future of Sculpture at Alfred. The successful candidate will become part of a progressive, distinguished, and nationally recognized Sculpture program and will have the opportunity to develop programing, curricula, and facilities in collaboration with other sculpture faculty. A strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and teaching is expected. We are seeking an artist educator with a wide range of experience in current sculptural practices and working at the intersection of one or more of the following: installation, performance, paper and/ or fiber arts.
Teaching at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, advising individual research and professional practices at the senior and graduate levels, and design of future curriculum and programing. Other responsibilities include collaborating with other faculty, technicians, and students to maintain the sculpture facilities, active engagement in professional research, and contribution to the faculty governance of the school.
The Sculpture/Dimensional Studies Division (SDS} is one of six divisions at the School of Art and Design at Alfred University. The Sculpture/Dimensional Studies Program consists of six full-time faculty, three full-time technicians and two part-time technicians.
The Sculpture/ Dimensional Studies Division curriculum draws on a diversity of conceptual and technical approaches to offer an expansive educational experience.
The program is grounded in a material tradition while simultaneously promoting creative study challenging the ever-expanding field of sculpture. Whether students are engaged with installation, performance, social interaction, glass, metal, neon, wood, paper, or found objects, they can access extensive facilities and dynamic curricula that represent the breadth and depth of contemporary sculptural practice.
The division operates facilities in mixed media, papermaking, metal fabrication, woodworking, hot and cold glass, mold-making, casting, neon and light. In addition, the Division of Sculpture/ Dimensional Studies is home to the National Casting Center, a set of facilities focused on the exploration of cast glass and cast metal foundry.
An MFA in art and/or design, or equivalent.
The successful candidate will have an active exhibition record and established recognition as an artist and educator. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within the department, the school, the university, and the community. Experience in program and curriculum develop, and minimum three years teaching experience or equivalent is required. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
To apply, please submit the following :
One (1) PDF document including:
1. Letter of Interest
3. Teaching Philosophy including a diversity statement (500 words)
4. Artist Statement (300 words)
5. Contact information for 3 references
One (1) PDF document including:
1. 20 Images of creative research with image information
2. 20 images of student work with image information
Review of applicants will begin January 13th, and will remain open until filled. For more information, contact: Sculpture/Dimensional Studies Division Head, Brett Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Located in rural Western NY, Alfred University is the second oldest co-educational college in the United States and one of the earliest to have enrolled African-American and Native American students. Ideal candidates will demonstrate an appreciation of issues that matter to our university community, such as diversity and social justice.
The School of Art and Design at Alfred University is an accredited member of NASAD, with 33 full-time faculty serving approximately 400 students. The School is unique among institutions of higher education, with an open curriculum, allowing a robust and diverse experience in studio art, design, and art history courses. Students and faculty alike thrive in an intensive and supportive learning environment. Art and Design students are fully integrated into Alfred University’s community. The New York State College ofCeramics (NYSCC) includes the School of Art and Design, the lnamori School of Engineering, and Scholes Library. The NYSCC was established in 1900 to advance research in art, design, and engineering. That intellectual and creative legacy exists in all of the areas of study in the School of Art and Design.
Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.