Position for Assistant Professor of Jewelry and Metalwork

Open call  /  Professional Practice  /  17 Feb 2016  -  07 Mar 2016
Published: 28.02.2016
Position for Assistant Professor of Jewelry and Metalwork.
Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia
DEADLINE: 07/03/2016

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The Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia invites applications for an Assistant (tenure track) Professor of Jewelry and Metalwork to apply schuster-nicole-schuster-nicole-beginning-2016-2016 immediately and will continue until filled.
The Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia has over 45 full-time faculty members in studio art, design, art education, and art history, administering undergraduate and graduate programs to 1,000 majors and graduate students. The Franklin College of Art & Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Faculty members are expected to support the college’s goals of creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive learning environment.

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Assistant (tenure track) Professor of Jewelry and Metalwork:
Applicants will display an active record of research with an emerging to established national presence in the field of Jewelry and Metalwork. This record can include art and design productivity, exhibitions, client work and commissions, publications and curatorial practice. Curricular and or project development are desirable. The candidate should have knowledge of various jewelry and metalsmithing techniques and a keen interest in developing curriculum in Digital Technologies that crosses disciplines from schuster-nicole-schuster-nicole-beginning-2016-2016 to graduate level courses. Specialization in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable: Design Thinking, digital technology and fabrication, cross-disciplinary practices and or material culture. The desirable candidate will have knowledge of Jewelry & Metalwork history and Digital practices as well as contemporary critical issues in the field with an understanding of related interdisciplinary practices.

Main tasks:
The successful candidate will teach all levels in the Jewelry& Metalwork area and will guide individual undergraduate and graduate research. The teaching load will consist of four classes per academic year primarily in Jewelry & Metalwork, but may also include foundations classes and cross-disciplinary and team-teaching opportunities. Administrative responsibilities will be shared and include mentoring, advising and curriculum development. The successful candidate must also be willing to contribute to all studio functions, operation and maintenance, while serving the greater university and local communities.

The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:
  • High importance will be placed on writing, verbal and digital skills and an interest in cultivating and contributing to intellectual and creative communities throughout the School of Art and the University.
  • A studio MFA is required.
  • Two years teaching experience beyond graduate school is preferred.


This position will be available August 2016. The committee will begin to review applications on March 7, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration applications should be submitted by March 7, 2016.

• Letter of application
• Teaching Philosophy
• List of 3 references
• Curriculum vitae
• 10 Examples of current research/creative practice
• 10 Examples of student work