Housed within a tier one research university, the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia is a comprehensive, nationally-ranked art school administering undergraduate and graduate programs in areas of studio art, design, art education, and art history. The Lamar Dodd School of Art has over 40 full-time faculty members administering undergraduate and graduate programs to over 1,300 students. Its vibrant community fosters a creative atmosphere for innovation. Faculty are provided numerous resources for advancing research, including a private studio or work space, computer, access to a wide array of tools and technology, and opportunities for travel and research funding. The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students and to creating a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, people from historically excluded groups, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Facilities The Lamar Dodd School of Art's Main Art Building is housed in a spacious, eco-conscious building located on east campus in close proximity to other facilities dedicated to the arts on campus, including the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, the University of Georgia Performing Art Center and the Georgia Museum of Art. In addition to the Main Art Building, the Dodd operates out of four additional buildings on three corners of the University of Georgia's campus. These separate buildings include the Thomas Street Arts Complex, Broad Street Studios, and the Ceramics Building. The Dodd’s facilities and equipment are state-of-the-art. Studio faculty and graduate students are generously accommodated with their own dedicated studios. Learn more about our onsite resources, such as the Art Library, the Object Lab, and the Checkout for Audiovisual Equipment (CAVE), here. Galleries The Dodd Galleries is dedicated to understanding and promoting contemporary art as a tool and catalyst for education. The Galleries consist of five exhibition spaces that act as laboratories and testing grounds for innovation located among our classrooms and studios. The Athenaeum is a non-collecting contemporary art gallery affiliated with the University of Georgia. It is an experimental educational resource for students, faculty, and for people in the Athens community at large. Full-Time Faculty Assistant Professor | Art History and Women’s Studies The Lamar Dodd School of Art and the Institute for Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Art History and Women Studies to begin in August 2023. The position will be housed in Art History, with a joint-appointment to the faculty of the School of Art (75%) and the Institute for Women’s Studies (25%). In addition to an active research agenda, the position carries a teaching load of 4 courses per year at the graduate and undergraduate level. Mentorship and advising of both graduate and undergraduate students is expected, as well as participation in graduate committees. We are keen to support a collaborative community in which faculty may co-host visiting artists and scholars, develop new cross-listed curricula, and participate in initiatives across the School of Art and the Institute of Women’s Studies. The History of Art Area of the School of Art and the Institute of Women Studies are committed to a globalized curriculum in art history and the humanities to complement and promote current areas of strength within the School of Art and across the Franklin College. We seek a scholar of Atlantic visual culture who engages intersectional and feminist approaches to the cross-cultural points of exchange between Europe, Africa, the Americas and the Caribbean in the Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century. Candidates should have a particular focus in one or more of these geographical regions while addressing more broadly foundational notions of modernity and modernization in the Atlantic world of The Enlightenment, Colonialism, and the Age of Revolution, such as the visual cultures of gender, indigenism, slavery, and diaspora. The Art History program at the School of Art offers undergraduate BA major and minor degrees and graduate degrees at the MA and PhDs levels. The Institute for Women’s Studies provides a feminist, intersectional, and interdisciplinary perspective on women and gender. Administratively a program in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, the Institute cooperates with departments of all schools and colleges at UGA in developing its curriculum and programming. IWS offers an undergraduate major, minor, and LGBTQ certificate as well as a graduate certificate. Two years teaching experience beyond graduate school is preferred. Successful candidates will have a proven record of active research and an emerging or established reputation within Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Trans-Atlantic Visual Cultures with a research interest in broad issues of identity, sexuality, and gender. APPLY Assistant Professor | Sculpture and Technologies The Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia invites applicants for a position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a focus on sculpture and technologies, with expansive, divergent approaches to creating. The anticipated start date is August 2023. Responsibilities The School of Art looks to hire an innovative practitioner to bring progressive making and creative ideas to the field’s future, to develop new approaches to sculptural research and instruction, and expanding the integration of spatial work within a diverse art school. The successful candidate will be a passionate teacher and critical artist within the broad range of practices such as fabrication, modeling and output, installation, mixed reality, haptic media, social practice, intersectional and non-western perspectives on making, collaborative or open-source practice, or any other sculptural and interdisciplinary approaches. The successful candidate will pursue an active research program, teach a 2/2 load of courses at undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in service at the school and University levels. The successful candidate will become a vital member of the Lamar Dodd School of Art community and university at large. Faculty members are expected to support the college’s goals of creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive learning environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. Other responsibilities Develop and teach courses in Sculpture and the School of Art with an expansive approach Participate in the University’s research cluster of AI and Data Science Assist in maintaining and overseeing the sculpture area Teach courses related to the candidate’s main area of research or related topics This position is part of a multi-year Presidential Hiring Initiative across the university which will hire 50 new faculty to develop our research focus on AI and Data Science. (https://provost.uga.edu/data_science_ai/). Candidates whose teaching and research can take advantage of opportunities for collaboration with AI and Data Science faculty at the departmental, college, and university levels will be viewed favorably. This position requires a minimum of one year college-level teaching experience. Competitive applications will show a proven record of an active creative practice and research agenda, evidence of strong teaching skills, and demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism. APPLY Academic Professional Faculty Position in Graphic Design The Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia invites applicants for a permanent faculty position in graphic/visual communication design who will teach and serve as coordinator for various pre-professional student development initiatives. The Graphic Design program at the Lamar Dodd School of Art is a high-demand, selective undergraduate major within the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences. The Academic Professional position is a permanent, non-tenure track faculty rank eligible for promotion, with 12-month appointment and anticipated start date of August 2023. The ideal candidate is an established graphic design professional who can bring relevant industry knowledge and experience to the classroom. The faculty member’s responsibilities will be split between instruction and graphic design area program management related to student career preparation such as: Establishing and overseeing an (outward facing) design studio in which students collaborate and engage with clients and community organizations in real-world projects and practical learning. Connecting students with and supervising internship experiences. (Pre)professional counseling and academic advising. Collaborating with colleagues in curricular and program development, and in shaping the future of a robust, high-demand graphic design program Typical teaching load will be two courses per term. Candidates with a non-terminal degree must document exceptional accomplishments in the field of graphic design/visual communication (or in their respective field) and be approved for a terminal degree exception before hire. Ideal Candidates will show the following: Record of engagement in contemporary graphic design practice or emerging media adjacent to visual communication design Evidence of successful graphic design instruction or mentoring Proficiency and fluency with relevant technology, and both digital and analog tools Practice and/or pedagogical focus in any of the following areas a plus: dynamic media and digital platforms, UX/UI design; emergent technologies; design strategy, history; service design, or; data visualization APPLY Lecturer | Interior Design The Lamar Dodd School of Art in Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and The Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) at the University of Georgia invites applications for a full-time joint Lecturer position in Interior Design with expertise in interior design and/or architecture. The Lamar Dodd School of Art includes a CIDA and NASAD-accredited program in Interior Design. For further information about the Lamar Dodd School of Art and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS), see: www.art.uga.edu and https://www.fcs.uga.edu/tmi/furnishings-and-interiors. This Lecturer will be a vital member of the collaborative community of both units, working with colleagues to develop curricula and expand programs, and engaging in student mentorship. This is a non-tenure track position with an emphasis on teaching and is renewable annually with full benefits. The annual evaluations and promotion consideration will be conducted by the Lamar Dodd School of Art. The position will begin August 2023. The position requires teaching eight courses per year (4 each semester) in Interior Design and Furnishings and Interiors. The nine-month non tenure-track appointment is expected to be 62.5 % teaching (5 courses) in the Lamar Dodd School of Art and 37.5% teaching (3 courses) in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors. Candidates with a non-terminal master’s degree must document exceptional accomplishments in their respective field and must be approved for a terminal degree exception before hire. NCIDQ certification at time of appointment is preferred. Candidates should demonstrate potential to teach a spectrum of interior design courses. The successful candidate will have expertise in design practice and will be prepared to instruct undergraduates and graduate students within a diversely constituted School of Art and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. APPLY Part-Time Instructors Individuals who are interested in Part-time teaching at the Lamar Dodd School of Art should contact the appropriate Area Chair regarding availability. Applications must include: Letter of application addressed to the Director Visual documentation of research (Studio) Visual documentation of student work (Studio) Curriculum vitae 3-5 Letters of Reference emailed directly to the Associate Director of Curriculum (not to person requesting reference letter). Letters should specifically address teaching ability/experience No UGA references except for recent MFA or PHD graduates Highest degree earned sealed transcript OR an e-transcript submitted by the awarding institution to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any supplemental material that is appropriate Staff Art Library Coordinator | UGA Libraries The Art Library Coordinator is responsible for day-to-day operations of the Library, including overseeing the workflow of the Circulation Desk, providing public services, opening and closing the library, and fulfilling a variety of clerical routines in order to maintain the integrity of the Art Library. The Coordinator serves library patrons in accessing the collection by attending a public service desk, by processing reserve materials, and by maintaining accurate records. The Coordinator trains and supervises 3-6 student workers and maintains the appearance of the Art Library. Work is performed independently on the basis of a general assignment of responsibilities and requires exercising considerable judgment, discretion and initiative. Some evening and weekend work may be required. The Art Library Coordinator works on site at the Art Library, and work is directed by the Dodd Librarian. As a member of the UGA Libraries Collection Development Department, the specialist reports administratively to the Subject Librarian for Art in Collection Development. Preferred Qualifications: Two years of experience working in a library or similar setting. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies: Knowledge of library techniques and procedures. Knowledge of the field of visual arts. Proven ability to deal tactfully and courteously with a diverse body of student workers and patrons. Knowledge of basic computer technology and its applications to library operations. Ability to perform tasks accurately with close attention to detail. Ability to interact successfully and communicate in a clear, knowledgeable, and personable manner in both a team environment and on an individual basis. Basic written understanding of at least one modern European language. Ability to be flexible and to accept and manage change. Demonstrated aptitude for supervising or directing the work of others. APPLY Federal Work Study for Qualified Undergraduate Students The Lamar Dodd School of Art has a variety of federal work study positions open for the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year. Interested students are encouraged to apply to a range of roles below! Checkout for Audiovisual Equipment (CAVE) Assistant The Lupin Foundation Technology and Research Kiosk- CAVE is an audio/visual equipment checkout center at the Lamar Dodd School of Art's main building. The CAVE serves the technology needs of School of Art students, faculty, and staff. CAVE Associates work under the guidance of the Art Studio Technician and will be responsible for maintaining and organizing the equipment check-out center, and assisting students, faculty, and staff with any technical questions they may have. This position is responsible for participation in the overall workflow/functionality of the CAVE. Duties & Experience: Manage front desk and online checkout. Ensure equipment is prepared for student checkouts and reservations. Ability and interest in learning new technology and instructing students on the proper use of equipment. CAVE associates will maintain and organize the equipment checkout center, catalog new equipment as needed, follow procedures for damaged equipment, and follow all policies and procedures of the CAVE. Service or retail industry experience preferred. Experience with Adobe Premiere and Video Production preferred. Working knowledge of audio and visual technology and equipment preferred. Tool Room Assistant The Tool Room is a hand and machine tool check out center at Lamar Dodd School of Art, at the Thomas Street Complex. The Tool Room serves the tool needs of the School of Art students, faculty, and staff. Tool Room Monitors work under the guidance of the Art Studio Technician and will be responsible for maintaining and organizing the equipment check out center, and assisting students, faculty, and staff with any technical questions they may have. This position is responsible for participating in the overall workflow/functionality of the Tool Room. Duties/Experience: Checkout and check in small hand tools for students and faculty. Ensure tools are returned in working order. Ability and interest in learning about tools and instructing students on the proper use of equipment. Responsible for regular safety checks in the shops, enforcing safety policies and cleaning areas when needed. Communicate with the Tech Team when supplies are low and tools need repaired. Tool Room Monitors will help maintain and organize the tools and tool room, follow procedures for damaged tools, and follow all safety policies and procedures of the Thomas Street Art Complex. Service or retail industry experience preferred. Working knowledge of wood working and metal working tools preferred.