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4 Aug 2018

Full-Time Assistant Professor in Studio Sculpting

UC San Diego  San Diego, California, United States

Job Description

Situated within the Division of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego, Department of Visual Arts, UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and student body.

Artist with Sculpture emphasis, Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Studio Art

A studio artist working in sculpture with a cross-disciplinary practice including a component of public, participatory or social engagement. We seek an artist with expertise in, and commitment to, material practice and whose practice engages issues of diversity, equity and/or social justice. We seek especially an artist able to teach in several areas of studio (such as painting and drawing as well as sculpture) and in cross-disciplinary art production such as installation, environment, performance, collaboration, and/or participatory art practice. Teaching will encompass the entire curricular range from large introductory lecture courses for majors and general education students to intermediate and advanced undergraduate critique courses and project courses focused on theory, issues, problems and techniques, to graduate courses for MFA students in a program structured around concepts, theories, and practices. Studio Art is part of the Visual Arts Department, one of the few in the nation to offer both a MFA and a PhD in Art History and Criticism, which also includes a concentration in Art Practice. The department offers undergraduate majors in Art History, Media, Interdisciplinary Computing in Art and Speculative Design as well as Studio.

Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience based on UC pay scales.

We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service have prepared them to contribute to diversity and inclusion. Applicants are asked to summarize their leadership efforts, and past or potential contributions to diversity in their Statement of Contributions to Diversity. Contributions might include leadership in teaching, mentoring, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment and/or increasing access or participation of individuals from historically underrepresented groups. (see for further information). Please reference position #JPF01819 in all correspondence.

Applications are only accepted electronically. To apply, please access RECRUIT, our electronic system at
Application deadline is November 16, 2018 or until filled, however, to guarantee full consideration, application should be received by November 16, 2018.

Applications must include a cover letter with a description of research, publications, training and teaching experience; a curriculum vitae with a list of degrees, academic and other employment positions, fellowships, grants and awards, publications and conference presentations with links to relevant sites (if any); teaching evaluations, description of teaching philosophy, three letters of references uploaded by referees to our RECRUIT site; and an artist’s statement and portfolio of work chosen specifically for the search committee to represent your most accomplished work, uploaded in PDF format into the RECRUIT online electronic system. Applicants should posses a MFA and/or PhD by the start date of appointment.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

San Diego, CA

Next review date: November 16th, 2018
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: May 31st, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Document requirements
Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.


Teaching Evaluations – Scan any teaching evaluations into one PDF page to upload in this link (Optional)

Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Applicants should include summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

Artist Statement and Portfolio – Upload a PDF document that includes a list of links OR one link to your online portfolio specifically curated for the search committee, prioritized with your most accomplished work with any writings/statements and notable reviews about your work.

Reference requirements
3 letters of reference required

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Job Categories: Education. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: artist, arts, assistant professor, teaching, and university. States: California.

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