Macalester College, Art and Art History

Position ID:MacalesterCollege-Art-AP [#22799]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Sculpture
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Art / Studio Art
Appl Deadline:2022/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/09/15, listed until 2022/12/01)
Position Description:   URMs  

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The Art and Art History Department at Macalester College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Sculpture and 3D Design to begin in Fall 2023. Course load is five courses per year, including Sculpture I, Sculpture II, 3-D Design and additional topics courses aligned with the candidate’s interests. Additional teaching responsibilities include teaching the First Year Course and the Senior Studio Seminar, in rotation with other faculty. Ability to integrate writing into a studio curriculum is a plus. The Studio Art program is integrated with an active Art History program in a liberal arts undergraduate college. 

Candidates should be well-versed in both traditional sculptural practices (including wood, metal, or stone processes), and expanded forms of installation, which may include digital technologies, and/or performance. An MFA, active exhibition record, and college teaching experience are required. The Department welcomes candidates with contemporary approaches to the study of studio art, and knowledge of diverse practices of visual culture. Strong candidates will have a record of experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring diverse student populations. Candidates should be ready to work effectively with colleagues in the Art and Art History Department, and to pursue engagement across the Macalester community through service, curricular affinities, and collaborative projects. 

Electronic applications are required. For fullest consideration, send: 
1. A cover letter (no more than three pages). Letters that include statements regarding all of the areas will receive strongest consideration. 
  •  Specific interest in joining the faculty at Macalester College - why Macalester? 
  •  Familiarity with or understanding of a liberal arts environment or its equivalent; 
  • Demonstrated activity and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in their teaching, scholarship, service, and/or community engagement; experience and vision regarding teaching and mentorship of students of multiple and diverse backgrounds with attention to students who experience structural barriers and limited access to educational opportunities;
  • Contributions to the creative field; highlight professional engagement in the arts and community engagement in local and/or global contexts; 
2. A curriculum vitae; 
3. Graduate transcripts; 
4. A one-page Statement of Teaching Philosophy that addresses the following; 
  • Experience teaching undergraduate students; 
  • Experience using inclusive pedagogy, active and innovative teaching strategies, and assessment of learning outcomes as applicable; 
5. A one-page Artist Statement; 
6. Provide three names and contact information for references; 
7. A PDF or link to an electronic portfolio of 15-20 images of candidate’s original artwork. 

Applications received by November 1, 2022 will receive first consideration. Questions about the position may be addressed to search committee chair Kari Shepherdson-Scott ( Complete applications include: Submit materials to (job # 22799) 
Evaluation of complete applications will begin November 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. 

Macalester College is located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, on the ancestral homeland of the Dakota people who were forcibly exiled because of aggressive and persistent settler colonialism. At Macalester College, diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to our educational mission and values. We are committed to the institutional change required for visioning and realizing a more equitable and socially just college and society. 

Macalester is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, with a population of approximately three million people and home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester's diverse student body comprises over 2000 undergraduates from all 50 states and the District of Columbia and 99 countries. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. International scholars will receive H-1B visa assistance if selected for this position.

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Further Info:
Department of Art and Art History
1600 Grand Ave
St Paul, MN 55105