The Bowdoin College Department of Art invites applications for a one-year full-time Visiting Assistant Professor with expertise in sculpture to start July 1, 2021. The position requires a strong grounding in three-dimensional studio processes and the ability to engage students through teaching methods that align with material process, value an iterative approach to studio practice, and provide a foundation in perceptual, formal, and critical skills.
The teaching load for this position is two courses per semester. Candidates must have an MFA with two-years full-time teaching experience in higher education or equivalent and a demonstrated record of professional artistic achievement. Successful candidates will be able to articulate the significance of the visual arts within the liberal arts curriculum and have a desire to contribute to the life of a small, collaborative department.
Bowdoin is a learning community that warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and from those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We especially encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply.
Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Applicants should visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to submit a single PDF file no larger than 4.5 MB that includes the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae (limit of three pages), ten images of their creative work (with captions), the URL for a website displaying their creative work, and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide a recommendation on request. In your cover letter, please address 1) how your teaching would support our commitment to diversity and inclusion and 2) how you view the role of Visual Arts in a liberal arts education.
Review of Applications will begin January 15, 2021and continue until the position is filled.
Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, intimate size, strong sense of community, and commitment to diversity (35.3% students of color, 7.4% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College and our department, please visit our website: http://www.bowdoin.edu.