New College of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track position as assistant professor of art in sculpture beginning Fall 2018. The college seeks candidates who possess in-depth knowledge of traditional sculpture methods and materials (notably woodworking and metal fabrication, and casting) and demonstrate an engagement with expanded, contemporary sculptural practice. The latter might include, but is not limited to, digital and expanded media, installation, and/or social and collaborative practices.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about teaching undergraduates, and eager to develop an innovative arts curriculum that forges educational collaborations across the liberal arts. They should also be invested in incorporating the history and theory of sculptural practice into their teaching. The supervision of safe and functional facilities is expected: the successful candidate will be supported by and supervise a shop/studio technician and student TAs. The ability to share in the support of an interdisciplinary Mac Lab is desired. An MFA and teaching experience beyond the graduate level is required.

Teaching and Scholarship Expectations: The teaching load is two courses per semester plus sponsoring individual and group tutorials. In addition to classes and tutorials, faculty members provide academic advising, supervise independent study projects, sponsor senior undergraduate theses/projects and serve on baccalaureate committees. Studio faculty are also responsible for the oversight of facilities and support staff. The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain a program of creative work. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to innovative undergraduate liberal arts teaching.

Diversity Statement: New College is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty. Candidates from underrepresented groups, women, and those whose knowledge or skills support an inclusive culture and learning environment are especially encouraged to apply.

About New College: Situated on the Gulf Coast of Florida and Sarasota Bay, New College is a nationally recognized, selective public honors college with a 10:1 student/faculty ratio. Students are intellectually independent and highly motivated. Undergraduate research has a central role in the curriculum, and a senior thesis/project is required of all students. Students receive narrative evaluations in lieu of grades. New College is committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research and encourages collaborative student-faculty scholarship.

New College is entering an exciting period of growth that includes a cluster of hires in the arts, as well as in the areas of sustainability, human and artificial intelligence, and global studies, and is looking for faculty who can help us forge interdisciplinary ties both within the college and in the community (https://www.ncf.edu/about/growth-2024/). Sarasota offers an exceptionally rich array of cultural and arts institutions, including the Ringling Museum of Art, the Hermitage Artist Retreat, the Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota Arts Center, and an Orchestra, Opera, Ballet, Sarasota Contemporary Dance, and several theaters. We anticipate that new hires in the arts will want to take advantage of these resources and build on our existing collaborations.

Interested candidates should apply online here. The application will require the following documentation – please send material to sculpturesearch@ncf.edu:

  1. an application letter that includes a statement regarding the candidate’s contributions or approaches to supporting an inclusive culture and learning environment;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. a statement of teaching philosophy;
  4. an artist statement;
  5. two course syllabi (one introductory and one upper-level course), including course descriptions and assignments;
  6. portfolio of 20 images (jpg or weblink);
  7. student portfolio of 20 images (.jpg or weblink);
  8. an unofficial graduate transcript;
  9. a link to the candidate’s personal/professional website (where applicable).

Deadline: We will begin reviewing files Jan. 8, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding applications are open to the public upon request. Applicants who need reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the selection process are requested to notify the search committee 48 hours in advance of a meeting. New College is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. Queries should be addressed to the Search Committee chair, professor Kim Anderson, at sculpturesearch@ncf.edu.