Academic Professional Associate/Art Studio Manager

Academic Professional Associate/Art Studio Manager

The Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia invites applications for the position of Academic Professional Associate/Art Studio Manager. Priority will be given to applications received by June 23, 2017. We will receive applications for this position through the University of Georgia Faculty Jobs website and SlideRoom.

This is a 12-month academic professional appointment, a non-tenure faculty position with no research requirement and administrative responsibilities. The successful candidate will teach two courses per calendar year with the rest of the time being dedicated to the studio manager duties.

The position serves to manage all aspects of UGA’s Studio Art Facilities in four different buildings including maintaining safe and smooth operating shop facilities in a wide range of media, digital labs, safety protocols, hazardous waste, building equipment and expansion projects, and assisting in management of multiple areas’ ordering, budgets and accounting. The position includes supervising two art studio technicians, and overseeing the work of graduate assistants and lab monitors.

The candidate must hold a terminal degree, MFA preferable and demonstrate a technical competency working within the field of art, including the ability to operate, maintain and repair a wide range of tools and equipment associated with traditional and digital techniques. A successful candidate should be able to maintain a wood shop, metal shop and foundry. Experience with traditional and digital fabrication equipment and techniques preferred.

The Art Studio Manager must be a good oral communicator able to bridge gaps between and among School of Art Shop technicians, IT personnel, faculty, students and staff, as well as with the UGA Facilities Management Division. Further, the technician must be able to write clear work and tool safety procedures to assure they are well received by faculty and students.

The Art Studio Manager reports to the Director of the Lamar Dodd School of Art and to the Associate Director assigned responsibilities for technology and facilities. This person will be the School of Art Safety Officer.

This position will be available beginning July 1, 2017. The search will continue until filled.

We will receive applications for this position through the University of Georgia Faculty Jobs website and SlideRoom. Applications will receive full consideration if submitted before June 23, 2017.

Complete applications will include the following:

• Letter of application
• List of 3 references
• Curriculum vitae/Resume
• 10 Examples of current work
• Link to personal website
• 5 Examples of student work (optional)

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.


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.