Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time one-year leave replacement position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Sculpture/Drawing in the Department of Art and Art History to begin September 1, 2020.
Institution Information: Gustavus Adolphus College seeks employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equip students to lead purposeful lives, and to act on the great challenges of our time by diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community and delivering a distinctive and integrated liberal arts education. We are committed to fostering a community that embodies the value of a liberal arts education rooted in heritage and pluralism. We engage in this work at a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2200 students.
The Department of Art and Art History values the universal human need for artistic expression and celebrates the contributions of artists in all cultures throughout history. We are committed to high-quality teaching that develops the creative spirit, intellectual potential, and aesthetic sensibilities of every student. Through our teaching and advising, we also prepare majors for professions in the visual arts. Our faculty, staff, and students collaborate to offer programs, activities, and service projects that enrich the college campus and community at large. It is our belief that every person can contribute to the vitality of the arts in contemporary society and to the betterment of our shared communities.
Major/Essential Functions: The annual teaching assignment will be seven courses, three courses per semester, with one being a one-month January Term intensive course determined by the candidate and appropriate to the candidate’s expertise. Primary teaching responsibilities will include metal sculpture, modeling and casting, and introductory drawing.
- We seek candidates with an earned MFA, but will also consider candidates who are near completion and will have their degree complete by September 1, 2020;
- Prior experience working in sculpture and drawing;
- Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching;
- Evidence of a commitment to undergraduate teaching and student advising;
- Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical methods that enable students across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups to reach their maximum potential.
- Three or more years of experience teaching undergraduate students.
Application Procedures: To apply, visit https://gustavus.edu/jobs and complete the online application. The documents that must be uploaded include the following:
- Letter of application that addresses the position qualifications;
- Curriculum vitae;
- A brief (one page) statement of teaching philosophy;
- A brief (one page) artist statement;
- Documentation of creative work (20 images);
- Documentation of student work (20 images);
- Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable); and
- The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address teaching experience and effectiveness).
For full consideration, applications must be received by April 20, 2020. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. At this time, please only upload the required documents listed above; finalists may be asked to submit course syllabi and/or letters of recommendation. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the search committee.
Gustavus Adolphus College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.