ART AND ART HISTORY DEPARTMENT - SCULPTURE AND DRAWING
Ursinus College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of sculpture and drawing beginning Fall 2014. Responsibilities include teaching introductory and advanced courses in sculpture and drawing, supervising independent work and honors projects, working with students on their required senior exhibit and portfolios, and contributing to the operations of the studio area and to the Art and Art History Department, including attention to safety issues and OSHA compliance. Candidates must have demonstrated the potential for teaching a range of approaches to three-dimensional and two-dimensional art, including contemporary non-figural approaches. The new hire will also teach in the College’s interdisciplinary seminar for first-year students (The Common Intellectual Experience, or CIE), will advise majors and undeclared first-year students, and will establish an ongoing program of creative work that culminates in visible products and an active exhibition record. Teaching load is 3-2. Minimum requirements include an MFA degree and evidence of excellence in both teaching and creative work. Applicants should have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and to working with students on projects in a liberal arts setting.
Review of completed applications will begin November 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a CV, transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, and a cover letter that summarizes their qualifications, teaching philosophy, and creative interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters of recommendation should be e-mailed directly by recommenders to the same address. Applicants should also make accessible up to 20 images of their work and 15 images of student work they have supervised, limiting detail shots and emphasizing breadth of work. A website link for the images would suffice, or applicants may send them by mail on a standard CD or DVD with indication in their electronic cover letter that the images will arrive separately. Images sent by mail should be addressed to: Chair of the Sculpture & Drawing Search Committee, Art and Art History Department, Ritter Center, Ursinus College, P.O. Box 1000, Collegeville, PA, 19426-1000.
Ursinus College is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, residential liberal arts college of approximately 1650 students located 25 miles from center city Philadelphia. Ursinus College is an EEO/AA employer. In keeping with the college’s historic commitment to equality, women and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply. Additional information about Ursinus College may be accessed on our web site (www.ursinus.edu ).