The Department of Art & Art History at Hartwick College invites applications for a full-time, three-year annually renewable term appointment at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor starting in August, 2016, pending final administrative approval. We seek candidates with expertise in digital and traditional sculptural processes including wood and metal fabrication, bronze casting, and mixed media construction techniques, with preference given to those with working knowledge of the operation and maintenance of the equipment in both traditional and digital processes.
Minimum qualifications include MFA with a concentration in sculpture by the time of the appointment and three years of full-time college teaching experience. Preference will be given to candidates who can integrate 3D printing and other digital aspects of design and object making into the curriculum, through development of new combined or exclusively digital courses focusing on 3D. Specific teaching assignments will include 3D Design and sculpture and possibly drawing, art fundamentals or general education courses, including First Year Seminars. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for maintenance of sculpture studios and the 3D printing lab. Teaching load will average 20 semester credit hours or their equivalent per academic year, and all faculty members teach during the College’s distinctive four-week January Term.
The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to excellence, innovation and diversity in undergraduate teaching active engagement in scholarly or creative activities, and close interaction with students in a small college environment. Academic advising and some committee service also are expected with this appointment.An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1400 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce. Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.” The department is accredited through the National Association of Schools of Art & Design.
Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression. Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.” Underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Additional information about Hartwick (an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research) and the Department may be found on our web site at www.hartwick.edu.
Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational environment. Employment at Hartwick College is therefore contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.
To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, 20 examples of student work and 20 images of personal work, and three letters of reference sent directly by your referees. Letters should be addressed to Terry Slade, Department Chair, and all materials must be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.