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Assistant/Associate Professor (Sculpture)

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Assistant/Associate Professor (Sculpture)

Desired: Curriculum Development

The School of Art at Ball State University welcomes applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor (Sculpture) to begin August, 2019. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate sculpture and studio art courses.

The School of Art at Ball State has forty-nine full-time faculty and offers state-of-the-art facilities serving almost 600 undergraduate majors as well as a growing graduate program. Programs at the BA, BS, BFA and MFA levels include animation, art education, art history, ceramics, drawing, glass, graphic arts management, metals, painting, photography and intermedia arts, printmaking, sculpture, and visual communication (graphic design).

Housed in the Art and Journalism building, School of Art students enjoy over 57,000 square feet of world-class facilities, a nationally ranked animation program, the Atrium Gallery, and the Glick Center for Glass. Students and faculty work closely with David Owsley Museum of Art on campus, among the finest university art collections in the nation.

Ball State University is accredited by the National Association for Schools of Art and Design.

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The School of Art at Ball State University welcomes applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin August, 2019. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate sculpture and studio art courses. This position involves working in collaboration with the full-time studio manager in maintaining the woodshop, metals fabrication lab, and sculpture studios. Advising, curriculum development, and service to the School of Art, College of Fine Arts, and University will be expected. Evidence of creative/scholarly productivity will be necessary to achieve tenure.

The Sculpture facility is capable of supporting work in stone, metal, wood, ceramic, casting, assemblage, installation, and performance. The successful candidate will complement these offerings and bring new possibilities and vision to the Sculpture area.

Minimum Qualifications

MFA in Sculpture or related field from an accredited institution; evidence of expertise in traditional and contemporary sculptural methods, materials, and processes as demonstrated through portfolio and syllabi; a record of established creative/scholarly productivity as demonstrated by exhibitions, inclusion in publications, lectures, and workshops.

Authorization to work in the US
Employer will consider sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications

Record of successful teaching and advising beyond graduate school; knowledge of the history, criticism, and contemporary issues of sculpture; experience with interdisciplinary and diverse studio practice as well as traditional knowledge in foundry work, fabrication, wood and metal shop maintenance, safety awareness, and new technologies; a record of curriculum development and successful grant writing; ability to work collaboratively within the school, college, and university and community.

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Pre-Employment Screening
Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Positions Supervised


EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO/AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of 10 academic colleges that offer 190 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master?s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders ? committed to improving the quality of life for all.

School of Art:600020

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Special Instructions Summary

Required in this application are:

1. Cover letter.

2. Curriculum vitae.

3. Portfolio of 20 images of personal artwork (saved as a single .pdf), 20 images of student work (saved as a single .pdf), under the ?Portfolio? document in the Applicant Documents section. If document exceeds 10 MB, a link to portfolio may be provided instead.

4. Representative course syllabi under the ?Other? document in the Applicant Documents section.

5. Contact information with email addresses for three professional references.

Although the option to upload transcripts is optional in the application, original official transcripts are required at time of hire. Additionally, a degree verification will be ordered at time of hire.

Search Committee Chair Name and Contact Information

For inquires please contact:
Ted Neal


Assistant/Associate Professor (Sculpture)