Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor Position, Studio Art Core

The Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia invites applications for the tenure-­track position of Assistant Professor of Studio Art Core. Priority will be given to applications received by January 15, 2017. We will receive applications for this position through the University of Georgia Faculty Jobs website and SlideRoom. Include:

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

IMPORTANT: Your research/creative practice and examples of student work must be uploaded to SlideRoom at http://artuga.slideroom.com. Applicants may upload images, video, music or PDF documents. For good image quality and fast upload, your image files should be sized no larger than 1220 px @ 72 dpi. SlideRoom portal offers additional instruction for submitting work. For technical assistance, access the help desk.

Successful candidates will have a proven record of active research/creative practice as an artist and/or designer, with an emerging or established reputation within his/her area of expertise. Working collaboratively with colleagues from across the School of Art, the successful candidate will bring an entrepreneurial spirit, along with management and organizational skills, to lead new innovations in a Studio Art Core curriculum. Thus, candidates must be able to demonstrate knowledge of current and emerging trends in first-­year arts education, be knowledgeable and actively engaged with issues in contemporary art and design, and capable of creating a critical and inventive environment in the classroom inclusive of interdisciplinary and collaborative practices. Candidates whose expertise and research are one or more of the following areas are highly desirable:  

  • New Media or Algorithmic Art
  • Social practice or Activism
  • Entrepreneurial Art and Design
  • Data Visualization

In addition, curricular development, mentorship of graduate student teachers and part-­time faculty, and coordination with other studio areas are important components of this appointment. Candidates whose teaching and research can take advantage of opportunities for collaboration within the School of Art and the University at large will be viewed favorably. This position requires an MFA degree with an active creative practice and research agenda. It includes a teaching load of 2 courses per semester, with a commitment to teaching Studio Art Core courses. Additional teaching opportunities in upper level courses and summer teaching may be available. Active engagement in the community of the School is expected including service on committees.

Minimum Qualifications

An MFA in Studio Art or Design, or comparable terminal degree.

Preferred Qualifications

Two years teaching experience beyond graduate school
Expertise and research in one of these areas:

+ New Media or Algorithmic Art
+ Social practice or Activism
+ Interdisciplinary Design
+ Entrepreneurial Art and Design
+ Data Visualization

— Experience with programming and curriculum development
— Ability/Desire to mentor graduate student teachers and part time faculty
— Demonstrated leadership skills

Assistant Professor Position, Art Education 

The Lamar Dodd School of Art at The University of Georgia invites applications for the tenure-­track position of Assistant Professor in Art Education to begin in August 2017. The ideal applicant will have a promising research agenda as well as a passion for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Art Education or another closely related field and will have broad knowledge of current issues in art education, demonstrated excellence in teaching with experience in and knowledge of K-­12 teaching and clinical supervision, and an emerging publication record in regionally or nationally recognized forums.  

Preference will be given to those with expertise in one or more of the following areas: critical pedagogy; visual culture studies; new media and technology; distance learning; exceptional education; museum education. Other desirable qualities include experience teaching art in K-­12 school settings, experience with diverse student populations, successful infusion of technology into teaching, and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, teachers, and schools.  

Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; mentoring graduate research; participating in curriculum development; building and maintaining scholarly research; and participation in academic, community and professional activities at the university, regional, and national level.  

The committee will begin to review applications on February 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration applications should be submitted by February 1, 2017. Applications will be accepted through the University of Georgia Faculty Jobs website.  

Complete applications will include the following: 

  • Letter of application, including a statement of research interests and an explanation of qualifications relative to the responsibilities specified above
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Examples of current research and professional activities
  • Names, phone numbers and email addresses for 3 references

With a long and prosperous history Art Education at the University of Georgia is housed in the Lamar Dodd School of Art and is part of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. The mission of the School is to develop the creative and scholarly potential of its students, to support the faculty in its pursuit of excellence in teaching and research, and to serve the public and appropriate professional constituencies. 

The Lamar Dodd School of Art and the University of Georgia

Housed within a tier-one research university located approximately 60 miles east of Atlanta, the Lamar Dodd School of Art is an impressive, nationally-­ranked art school with state of the art facilities and internationally renown faculty dedicated to cross-­disciplinary and medium specific approaches. The School of Art has robust undergraduate and graduate programs and offers degrees in the fields of art, design, art education and art history. The School of Art is committed to maintaining diverse population and practices a wide range of methodologies within the fields of Art, Design, Art History and Art Education.

The University of Georgia is the first state-chartered university in America and celebrated the 225th anniversary of its charter in 2010–11. It is a comprehensive land and sea grant university located in Athens, Georgia, 70 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital. The University, with over 35,000 students and 2,900 faculty members, is one of the four major units of the Georgia System of Higher Education and offers programs of study at the doctoral level in most fields. In addition to its home campus, The University of Georgia maintains and is expanding its list of study-­abroad programs around the world. Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities: www.exploregeorgia.org.

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.

Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 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.