Assistant Professor of Sculpture

  • University of North Texas, Studio Art Department, College of Visual Arts and Design
  • 1201 West Mulberry Street, Denton, TX, USA
  • Nov 15, 2019
Full time   Art & Art History

Job Description

The College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Studio Art in Sculpture. The successful candidate will assist in leading the Sculpture area, teach at all levels in the undergraduate and graduate sculpture curriculum, and contribute to the strength and energy of the Studio Art department. Candidates must be able to integrate theories, concepts, and techniques from a broad range of historical and contemporary sculpture practices. Studio Art faculty receive support for their research, professional practice and scholarship through a variety of institutional research grants and travel funding. The standard annual teaching load is 2/2 in the rank of assistant professor. Additional service responsibilities as needed by the program, the department, and CVAD are required.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • A Master of Fine Arts degree in studio art
  • A portfolio that demonstrates professional achievement and depth of experience in the field of sculpture
  • A strong and active record of research and exhibitions
  • Comprehensive knowledge and technical abilities in a broad range of traditional and contemporary sculpture practices
  • Evidence of teaching experience in the field of sculpture as the instructor of record at the undergraduate level
  • An ability to communicate across a broad range of contemporary studio art disciplines and practices

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of competencies in foundry techniques, demonstrated in professional work and/or student learning outcomes
  • Two years of university-level teaching experience after graduate school
  • Graduate-level teaching experience
  • Knowledge of digital fabrication processes, tools and techniques
  • Evidence of collaboration or community engagement
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills and leadership abilities

Application Details

Please submit the following materials via online submission at

  • Letter of application that includes a statement of creative research interests
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Two sample syllabi
  • Contact information for three professional references—name, address, email, and phone number for

Also submit the following portfolios online via Slideroom at

  • 20 examples of professional work
  • 20 examples of student work

Application Deadline

Review of applications begins on January 6, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.