Bowdoin College Department of Art invites applications for an artist/educator with expertise in sculpture whose work is grounded in studio practice, scholarship and teaching. The successful candidate’s research and teaching will situate three-dimensional media and practices within historical, cultural, and interdisciplinary frameworks. A tenure track appointment will be made at the assistant professor level starting Fall 2014. Teaching expectation is two courses per semester. The successful candidate can expect active support for their creative work, including faculty studio space. This position requires a strong grounding in traditional three-dimensional studio processes and materials, the ability to teach a strong foundation in perceptual, formal, and critical skills within a liberal arts context, and the ability to engage students in the social and theoretical dimensions of contemporary artistic practice. Additional experience in other media and types of practice is also welcome.
We seek a consensus-builder with strong leadership skills who appreciates the interweaving of theory and practice. The person taking on this position will be expected to participate actively in the life of the department and the College and to contribute to building the curriculum in the visual arts. The successful candidate will also possess effective collaborative skills and a commitment to undergraduate education in the liberal arts.
Candidates must have an MFA, a record of effective teaching in higher education, and a demonstrated record of scholarly and creative achievement.
Applications will only be accepted electronically at https://careers.bowdoin.edu. Applicants should submit a PDF file no larger than 5 MB that includes the following: a letter of application, stating their motivation for teaching at a small, liberal arts college as well as their vision for the role of three-dimensional studies in a visual art program (limit of two pages), curriculum vitae (limit of three pages), and ten images of their own creative work (with captions). Candidates should also provide contact information for three referees.
Review of Applications will begin September 22, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.
The Visual Arts department works in close collaboration with the Department of Art History and the Bowdoin College Museum of Art http://www.bowdoin.edu/art-museum
A highly selective liberal arts college on the Maine coast with a diverse student body made up of 31% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students, Bowdoin College is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs. For further information about the college please visit our website: http://www.bowdoin.edu
Bowdoin College offers strong support for faculty research and teaching. We recognize that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. To that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of spouses and partners of members of the faculty.