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POSITION: Assistant Professor, Art (Sculpture)
DEPARTMENT: Department of Art
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications begins November 30, 2013, and continues until interviews are scheduled.




POSITION:  Department of Art, Sculpture and 3D Foundations Tenure-Track Position – Assistant Professor, salary commensurate with experience.


RESPONSIBILITIES:  Teach introductory through graduate level sculpture courses, 3D foundations, and other teaching duties as assigned. In probationary years prior to tenure, the teaching load is reduced to five courses an academic year, after being awarded tenure, the normal load is six studio classes per academic year for a total of 18 contact hours per week. Maintain the sculpture studio, its tools and equipment and supervise work-study or student help when assigned to studio area. Other responsibilities include assisting with student advisement, committee assignments, and official meetings and functions.


The Department of Art consists of 18 faculty members and 200+ majors. The department is NASAD accredited and offers a BFA in Art with options in Graphic Design, Studio & Art Education, BA in Art with options in Art History & Studio, MA in Art and MA in Art with option in Art Education.


QUALIFICATIONS:  Master of Fine Arts Degree (MFA, 60-semester hour) with technical competencies in basic and advanced studio sculpture procedures required; preferably including metal fabrication, woodworking, ceramic shell casting/foundry and non-traditional techniques. Technical skills and abilities to instruct 3D foundations processes/media required. Prior teaching experience at the college or university level (beyond graduate assistantships) in sculpture required. A strong, contemporary exhibition record in sculpture preferred. Ability to teach 2D foundations, drawing or other studio area processes/media preferred.


STARTING DATE:  August 16, 2014


APPLICATION:  Complete application must include letter of application, current resume which includes evidence of ongoing research/creative activities, name/address/phone number/e-mail of three current references the search committee can contact, transcripts of graduate work (unofficial grad transcripts acceptable for screening committee purposes), 20 images of creative work, 20 images of student work, teaching philosophy, examples of applicant’s sculpture and 3D foundations course syllabi and website address if available.


CLOSING DATE:  Review of complete applications will begin November 30, 2013, and will continue until on-campus interviews are scheduled.


PRELIMINARY SCREENING DATE: CAA Conference, Chicago, IL, February, 12-15, 2014.


APPLY TO:  Interfolio at


Sculpture Screening Committee                                                

Department of Art                                                                           

Eastern Illinois University                                                                 

600 Lincoln Avenue

Charleston, IL 61920

PHONE: 217-581-3410



The University & Community: Eastern Illinois University places priority on teaching excellence for a student body in a residential setting. Approximately 11,000 on-campus students are enrolled in programs in undergraduate and graduate programs. Non-traditional and part-time students are enrolled in programs at both on- and off-campus sites. Eastern offers faculty a wide range of research and public service activities. The university is located in east central Illinois and combines the benefits of a community of 20,000 with access to several cities, including Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community.

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