CUNY Tenure - Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Sculpture in New York, New York
Tenure - Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Sculpture
City College of New York
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FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
The Art Department invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Sculpture to begin in Fall 2023. We seek candidates proficient in a broad range of sculptural processes and techniques who are prepared to teach three-dimensional principles, expand current conceptions of sculpture, and challenge conventional art curricula and pedagogies. The successful candidate will contribute to the vision of the school by bringing a perspective, way of thinking and creating, and/or a unique set of experiences that expand the intellectual conversations and material approaches in the field of sculpture.
Sculpture is a core area in the Art Department serving students who major in Art and students throughout the College community. The Sculpture Area offers graduate and undergraduate courses utilizing woodworking, metal fabrication, and laser cutting facilities. The Sculpture Area also seeks to prepare students to think conceptually about three-dimensional art-making and encourages expanded modes of making that could include but are not limited to interdisciplinarity, lived experience, current social movements and contemporary culture.
Core Sculpture faculty responsibilities include:
• Teach undergraduate and graduate studio art and seminar classes at all levels; mentor graduate and undergraduate students
• Serve as the Sculpture Area Head: oversee sculpture curriculum and scheduling, train adjunct faculty; coordinate supplies budgets; supervise the fulltime Sculpture Lab Technician; manage Sculpture facility and equipment
• Serve on departmental and university committees; assist in student recruitment; participate in assessment; contribute to active leadership in departmental governance and administration
• Maintain recognized professional artistic activity and scholarly research; participate in exhibitions and/or presentations of work; engage in field-specific activities
The Art Department is part of the Division of Humanities & the Arts at City College of New York(CCNY). We have more than 750 undergraduate art majors and minors and we offer Graduate Programs in Studio Art, Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice, Art History & Art Museum Studies, and Art Education. CCNY serves a large population of first generation and historically marginalized students. Our current student population has roots in 153 countries; ninety-nine languages are spoken on campus.
In the Art Department, we aspire to nurture these diverse perspectives within our community of engaged artists, scholars, and educators. As a team, we cultivate innovative art practices, incisive scholarship, and progressive pedagogy. We strive to reimagine our curricula and classroom teaching to better meet the moment and serve the needs of first-generation college students navigating social injustices, psychological consequences of the pandemic, and other relevant issues. Faculty members in the Art Department work collaboratively to make curricular decisions, oversee departmental governance, manage critical administration, and support students as they navigate their collegiate experience.
MFA in Sculpture, Art, or equivalent and knowledge of a broad range of sculptural techniques. A record of accomplishment in the field as demonstrated by exhibitions and projects at venues relevant to the candidate's practice. Proficiency in contemporary art theory and art history. Demonstrated record of teaching learners from a variety of backgrounds.
The Art Department is particularly interested in candidates who bring to their teaching practice an understanding of those underrepresented in the arts and concrete ideas about creating just and inclusive learning environments. We are interested in candidates who have a record of success teaching sculpture and mentoring students, especially first-generation college students and those from historically marginalized communities. Ideal candidates will demonstrate knowledge of ways that minoritized groups have been marginalized in the art world and willingness to engage in departmental discussions to uplift student and alumni experiences in the arts. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated experience with administrative skills in the arts and/or program management. We welcome applications from artists with alternative and interdisciplinary practices in sculpture.
CCNY aims to embrace diverse perspectives and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that is working to better support students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or systematically marginalized identities to apply.
Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.
Assistant Professor - $52,267 - $99,532
Associate Professor - $67,784 - $117,805
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.
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Applications, including the following must be uploaded to the CUNYfirst job application website:
Letter of application (two-pages maximum) which includes your interest in the position, career highlights, artist’s statement, experience with sculpture processes and vision for expanding current conceptions of and traditional curricula in sculpture, and any relevant information not reflected in your application materials.
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Diversity Statement: We encourage applicants to discuss how their artistic practices and/or teaching philosophies and/or life experiences demonstrate a commitment to fostering inclusive approaches to teaching and mentoring, uplifting conventionally marginalized perspectives, and critiquing systems of oppression within the arts.
Up to 20 images of work samples with titles, dates, materials, dimensions, and other explanatory information as needed.
Up to 20 images of recent student work with relevant information about the work and project assignment descriptions.
Samples of other expository writing are welcome but not required.
Samples of time-based work are welcome but not required. Please provide links (and passwords) and make sure they have a duration of 3 minutes maximum or please provide preferred start time.
References will be requested at the semi-finalist stage.
Combined single, multipage PDF is strongly preferred
Combined materials must not exceed 20MB, and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters.
Only complete application packages will be considered.
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Open until filled with application review to begin on February 15, 2023
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