The School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University announces a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor within the area of Sculpture. The School is seeking an artist who: explores contemporary issues related to sculpture, is actively exhibiting nationally/internationally, and who demonstrates teaching abilities with potential for pedagogical excellence within specialized core courses and across interdisciplinary undergraduate and MFA programs. Special attention will be given to candidates who bring both critical and technical knowledge into their work and teaching. Candidates with hybrid practices or additional expertise in other media are encouraged to apply. An MFA or equivalent is required and experience teaching at the college or university level is strongly preferred.
We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized or underrepresented in art and higher education and who will contribute to the breadth and diversity of our program.
The new hire will teach two classes per semester, conduct graduate critiques, and maintain a vibrant studio practice. Courses taught might include foundational and advanced 3d media studios, as well as topic-driven courses within our Transdisciplinary Research Studio curriculum. Additionally, they will be actively engaged as part of a dynamic faculty, taking part in the governance of the School through committee work and helping to steer pedagogical development. A private studio will be provided, along with access to the School's physical, digital, and technology-based facilities.
The School of Art is one of five schools in the College of Fine Arts, which also includes the Schools of Architecture, Design, Drama and Music. The School is distinguished by collaborative relationships with innovative learning environments such as the Center for Arts in Society, the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, and IDeATE; individual studios for all junior and senior BFAs; 24-hour access to state-of-the-art facilities; and a unique curriculum that includes concept and media studios, contextual practice, critical theory, and technology alongside programs in electronic and time based media; painting, drawing, print media, and photography; and sculpture, installation and site-specific work. The MFA Program at the School of Art is ranked as number seven overall and number one in Time Based and New Media by US News and World Report.
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which has been cited as being the "Best Arts Destination" among mid-sized cities and one of the USAʼs most affordable cities. In addition to the Carnegie Museum of Art, The Andy Warhol Museum, the Mattress Factory Museum, Carrie Furnaces, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, and the Silver Eye Center for Photography, the city has a burgeoning art scene that encompasses many experimental and public exhibition opportunities.
Carnegie Mellon University and the School of Art value equality of opportunity and mutual respect, and believe that a diverse campus community is essential to enriching intellectual exchanges and enhancing cultural understanding. As such, CMU does not discriminate against any Faculty or Staff, or any applicant for employment, on the basis of disability, protected veteran status, race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.
Position and salary are commensurate with experience. Carnegie Mellon offers competitive employee benefits packages.
Proposals or Syllabi for introductory and advanced level courses
Names/email addresses/telephone numbers of 3 references (no recommendation letters).
Documentation of artwork: submit up to 20 images and/or 10 minutes of video
December 15, 2020
Please upload documents in the following order:
letter of application with teaching philosophy
documentation of artwork
We recommend uploading images of your artwork as one pdf
Please use the following naming convention for all uploaded files:
[applicant last name]_letterofapplication
[applicant last name]_CV
[applicant last name]_courseproposal(1)
[applicant last name]_courseproposal(2)
[applicant last name]_creativework
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Internal Number: 79766
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.