Monday, January 9, 2012

Associate Professor in Sculpture: Indiana University, Bloomington

The Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts invites applications and nominations for a full-time, tenured position withrank of Associate in Sculpture, to begin in the fall 2012. We are seeking candidates with evidence of a national and international exhibition record and active professional achievement; experienced educators qualified to engage and communicate with students at BA, BFA, and MFA levels. A strong candidate will have demonstrated an ability to work successfully with students, faculty, administration and the community. The successful candidate will play a major role in the development of a vibrant and evolving sculpture curriculum and should expect to participate in ongoing efforts to facilitate experimental and innovative approaches to contemporary discourse and practice. The department seeks applicants with diverse knowledge of contemporary sculpture practices and critical theory, as well as a working knowledge of traditional processes. Knowledge of current safety and health standards and excellent communication skills are also required.
Teaching responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: introductory sculpture courses, media-specific advanced undergraduate levelcourses, graduate level courses and seminars and critiques. Successful candidates will teach four courses during a 10-month academic year.
The Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, founded in 1865, is home to over 500 undergraduate majors and 162 graduate students pursuing courses inart history and studio practice. An internationally distinguished faculty of 52 artists and art historians direct a wide range of programs accreditedby NASAD, The National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Studio areas include fundamentals, ceramics, drawing and painting, graphic design,metalsmithing and jewelry design, digital media/computer arts, photography,textiles, and sculpture. Fine Arts facilities include large studios and classrooms that support the creative work of multiple disciplines. The curricula are enriched by an active exhibition gallery as well as a comprehensive arts library. Current sculpture facilities include wood and metal fabrication shops, casting capabilities, C&C router, and rapid prototyping equipment.
Qualified candidates must have an MFA. At least five years of teaching experience past the MFA is preferred. Evidenceof a national and international exhibition record and active professional achievement is paramount.  
Contact information for six references, from six different institutions is required.
Applicants must send reference contact information, a current CV, artist statement, teaching philosophy, name, address, e-mail and phone number. Include 20 images of personal and 20 images of student work on a CDin jpeg format, with relevant image lists. Send applications via postal mail to: Sculpture Search, Fine Arts 123 Indiana University Bloomington, IN47405. Applications reviewed as received; applications should be received by January 30, 2012 to be certain of full consideration. All requested materials must be received for consideration. Review of applications will continue until position is filled. Indiana University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We are committed to recruiting diverse faculty. Culturally diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Compensation: Commensurate with experience; comprehensive benefits package; studio space; access to research funding opportunities
Categories: Studio Art-Any, Studio Art-Sculpture
Type: Full Time (10 month)-Associate Professor
Required Education: MFA
Application Deadline: January 30, 2012
Send applications to:
Sculpture Search
Fine Arts 123
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
Do not apply online.