AAP Department of Art, Cornell University

Position ID:Cornell-AAP Department of Art-PROFPRACTSD [#8661, WDR-00009552]
Position Title: Professor of Practice: Sculpute/Drawing
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Fine Arts
Art / Studio Art
Starting Date:2017/07/01
Appl Deadline:2017/01/13 finished (posted 2016/12/02, finished 2017/05/23, listed until 2017/06/02, private)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***


Non-Tenure Track Professor of Practice Search: Sculpture/Drawing (interdisciplinary Artist

Cornell University’s Department of Art invites applications for a non-tenure-track assistant/associate professor of practice position beginning in fall 2017. This position will have a term of two years and is renewable. Successful candidates should possess an innovative practice and informed teaching experience that complements the interdisciplinary profile of the department and the current research strengths across the university. We are seeking candidates whose critical practice has received distinctive national recognition. Candidates should have demonstrated proficiency and interest in teaching outside of their primary area of interest, including cross-disciplinary dialogue, theory, and critical practice at undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Department of Art is part of the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, and offers both B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees with a strong liberal arts orientation. The department enjoys a strong relationship with Cornell’s Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art and academic units across campus. Art faculty and students have access to extensive traditional and digital production facilities in the college as well as to the resources of a major research university.


The department embraces a broad definition of the sculpture discipline, and seeks energetic and visionary artists, actively engaged in extending the multiple traditions and emerging practices in the expanded field of contemporary sculpture. This person will be expected to contribute intellectual leadership, provide innovative approaches to departmental collaborative teaching, community engagement, technology, and other aspects of new sculptural practices.


The successful candidate will have significant teaching experience in all levels of undergraduate and graduate areas of sculpture, including material and nontraditional practices. The candidate will also be able to teach undergraduate drawing, developing topical seminars, advise students, and participate in administrative responsibilities related to departmental service such as admissions review, and curriculum development. The position requires an M.F.A. Salary, title, and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required application materials:

1. Letter of intent

2. Curriculum vitae

3. Teaching statement and artist’s statement

4. Three course syllabi of the candidate’s design, with samples of student work when possible

5. PDF with images of 10-12 represented artworks with tittles, dates, materials, and other explanatory information as needed, and a link to a website where samples of the applicant’s work and/or performance documentation may be viewed

6. Three letters of reference

All applicants should submit their materials electronically to Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8661.

The deadline to apply is January 5, 2017.

Further information about Cornell, the department, and art students, alumni, and faculty may be found at: http://aap.cornell.edu/academics/art.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Cornell University
College of Architecture, Art and Planning
224 Olive Tjaden Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

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