Position for an Assistant Professor of Metal at SUNY New Paltz

Open call  /  ProfessionalPractice  /  02 Jul 2015  -  14 Sep 2015
Published: 13.07.2015

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Apply to become a teacher at SUNY New Paltz, one of the largest graduate metal programs in the country and has earned the distinction of being ranked #1 by US News and World Report.
SUNY New Paltz Vacancy External Posting (Faculty).

Applications are invited for consideration for appointment to the following position:
Department: Art Department
Budget Title: Assistant Professor
Local Title: Assistant Professor of Metal

The Department of Art at the State University of New York at New Paltz invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of Metal position beginning in the Fall semester, 2016. The successful candidate will develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Metal and share administrative responsibilities in our internationally recognized Metal program. The teaching assignment is six courses per year. Participation in departmental service, including student advising and committee work is required and shared by all faculty members. Faculty should be interested in teaching across the metal curriculum including graduate seminars and critical forums.

• MFA in studio art (or equivalent terminal degree obtained from an international institution, with an emphasis in jewelry and metalwork.) Candidates without an MFA but who have a distinguished record of design or exhibition may be considered.
• Active professional practice and a significant exhibition record are required. Candidates should show substantial evidence of a range of advanced jewelry and metalworking skills, critical skills, articulate discourse, and knowledge of the history of art, craft, design and current theories. Additional skills in digital design and fabrication are desirable.
• The successful candidate must have teaching experience at the college level, a national record of exhibitions, a portfolio demonstrating primary engagement with jewelry and metal in one’s own work and in student work.
• A keen interest in curricular development is required, as the program faculty regularly revises seminar and studio coursework to meet current needs.
• Experience in collaborative projects and teaching is desirable.
• Knowledge of jewelry and metalsmithing history as well as contemporary critical issues related to the field is essential.
• Demonstrated proficiency in relevant jewelry and metalsmithing techniques and processes is required.
• Applicants should have a broad knowledge of art history and contemporary art.
• Substantial traditional and digital communication skills are necessary.

Other important information about this vacancy:
Metal is an active area of study that engages a wide variety of ideas, objects, images, and modes of making. The program has a long and distinguished history and has been guided by faculty who are actively engaged artists who exhibit and lecture internationally. The rigorous curriculum provides opportunities to explore the technical, aesthetic, and conceptual aspects of contemporary jewelry and metalsmithing in a state-of-the-art facility.

SUNY New Paltz is among the largest graduate metal programs in the country and has earned the distinction of being ranked #1 by US News and World Report. Our alumni contribute to the richness of this field in meaningful ways; they actively participate in building a critical and productive community while they expand the field through their energetic, creative professional work.

The State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective, public college that is recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs. It is located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley with easy access to New York City and other nearby recreational and cultural amenities.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. We especially encourage applications from individuals who can bring diverse cultural and ethnic perspectives and experiences to the campus.

The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer

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