Academic/Faculty, Arts/Humanities, Other - Academic/Faculty
Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time, 9-month position of Visiting Assistant Professor and Sculptor-in-Residence in the Department of Art and Art History to begin September 1, 2019.
Institution Information: Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2200 students. We are committed to fostering a community that embodies the value of a liberal arts education rooted in heritage and boldly open to insight. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equipping 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 seek 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 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 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 teaching assignment for this position will include one course per semester in the candidate’s area of expertise; courses will be open to art majors as well as non-art majors. Other responsibilities include: maintaining an on-campus studio open to all students, faculty, and campus visitors; service as a resource through activities such as student critiques, class visits, lectures, and community building; and developing and delivering departmental programming. The successful candidate will have access to special Groot Foundation funding for supplies and on-campus programming.
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;
Documentation of creative work (20 JPEG images);
A brief (one page) artist statement;
Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable); and
The names and contact information for three professional references (if possible, at least one should be able to address teaching experience and effectiveness).
The following documents are helpful, but not required:
A brief (one page) statement of teaching philosophy; and
Documentation of student work (20 JPEG images).
For full consideration, applications must be received by February 15, 2019. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. 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.
We seek candidates who have an MFA degree, or equivalent.
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.
Gustavus Adolphus College is a highly selective, private, coeducational, residential liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The College maintains a longstanding commitment to excellence through diversity with a special emphasis on global engagement and service. Additionally, we strive to be a community supportive of all kinds of individuals and families. The college is guided by five core values: community, excellence, faith, justice, and service.