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Tenure Track Faculty Member in Sculpture Job opportunity at University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Job opportunity at University of Hawai’i at Manoa!
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University of Hawai‘i at Manoa just launched a search for a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in sculpture. Seeking your help in distributing it to the APA network because we are in particular seeking someone with a specific interest in teaching and practicing sculpture relevant to the context of Hawai‘i and the Asia Pacific. The ideal applicant has a fluid practice that incorporates both the material and conceptual languages of contemporary sculpture. The applicant also ideally has a vision for the future of sculpture and art in general.
 
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Dear friends and colleagues,
 
The Department of Art and Art History at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (UHM) is conducting a search for a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in the specialization of sculpture. The position description is posted here. I am sending this to you, as I am hoping that you will circulate this opportunity among those who may be interested in applying.
 
OVERVIEW
 
UHM is Research I liberal arts public university located in Honolulu on the island of O‘ahu. Our campus has approximately 19,000 students and is the flagship of the ten-campus University of Hawai‘i system.
 
The UHM Department of Art and Art History supports a broad vision of artistic and sculptural practice. The sculpture area is one among many studios dedicated to thinking about art and creative practice as an intellectually and materially rich method of inquiry.
 
We are one of the largest departments at UH Manoa, serving over 300 majors, and the only master’s degree granting program in the visual arts in the State of Hawai‘i. In addition to serving our majors who are from Hawai‘i, the continental U.S., and around world, each semester students from other disciplines enroll in our art studio and art history classes to fulfill their university requirements, for the pleasure of exploring a creative medium, and/or learning the richness of global artistic traditions.
 
The department offers degree programs in the disciplines of Studio Art and Art History. We award a BA in each; BFA and MFA in Studio Art; and MA in Art History. The BFA and MFA include concentrations in ceramics, drawing/painting, electronic art, fiber, glass, graphic design, print media (digital imaging, photography, printmaking), and sculpture. The Art History area is unique in the US for its emphasis on Asia, the Pacific and modern/contemporary.
 
Our building is centrally located on the campus. It includes two galleries, a visiting artist/scholar program, and the John Young Museum of Art in Krauss Hall. The museum showcases John Young’s collection of historical objects from Asia and the Pacific in rotation, and is also a learning laboratory that serves our Art History program and the university’s Museum Studies program. Additional information about the department and faculty may be found at hawaii.edu/art.
 
Thank you for sharing this information. Questions can be directed to Professor Mary Babcock, Search Committee Chair.

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE DEPARTMENT OF ART —Tenured or Tenure-Track Position in Sculpture

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE
DEPARTMENT OF ART
CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

3229 ART CULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY
IRVINE, CA 92697-2775

Tenured or Tenure-Track Position in Sculpture
Position Description: The Department of Art at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts seeks a
Professor of Sculpture. The Department Art offers both the Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) and the
Master of Fine Arts degree (MFA). The starting date for the position is July 1, 2013, with teaching
responsibilities commencing in September 2013.

Faculty positions at the University of California entail research, teaching, and service responsibilities.
The Department of Art is looking for a colleague producing and exhibiting sculpture at the forefront of
contemporary art. The department seeks someone who possesses a deep understanding of
contemporary art with a thoughtful appreciation of historical precedent, challenging the limits of
existing conventions while embracing both new and traditional methods of production. The successful
candidate must be able to teach sculpture studio courses at all undergraduate levels, as well as
lecture courses in his/her field of expertise to a general undergraduate population. In addition, the
new faculty member should possess the versatility to teach interdisciplinary critique courses,
participate in the mentorship of graduate students, and share in departmental administrative duties
such as program planning and committee participation.

This a growing department of 16 full-time faculty. A heterogeneous group of artists and scholars, the
department values rigor, inquiry, and experimentation over specific ideologies or intellectual methods.
The department’s research and instruction address art in a multitude of cultural contexts from
galleries and museum to cultural arenas beyond the conventional art world. Areas of interest include,
but not limited to, the legacies of modern and post-modern art discourses, “post-studio” practices,
gender and queer theory, deconstruction and postcolonial critique, media and new technologies,
museum and curatorial studies, social practice and public/community cultural work.

Qualifications: MFA or equivalent training; a record of significant research (exhibitions,
commissions, etc.); 3-5 years of teaching experience at the post-secondary level (for applicants to the
Tenure-Track position), or a minimum of 6 years of teaching experience at the post-secondary level
(for applicants to the Tenured position); and a strong commitment to teaching, research, and service.

Application Requirements: 1) A cover letter explaining interest in the position; 2) CV, including
record of publications, projects, and weblinks; 3) Statement of art practice; 4) Statement of teaching
philosophy; and 5) Names and contact information for three recommenders, to:
https://recruit.ap.uci.edu.

In addition, applicants must submit a portfolio of up to 20 images and other media samples to:
https://ctsa.slideroom.com. There is a fee associated with submission of materials.

Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2013, with application review continuing until the position is filled.

EEO/AA Policy: UCI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity,
and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and other under-represented groups.
UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples and is dedicated to work-life balance through
an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF Advance Award for gender equity.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All positions at University of
California are subject to budgetary approval.

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