Assistant /Associate Professor of Sculpture

Bloomington, Indiana, United States

Job description

Appointment Status: Tenure Track

Department: IU Bloomington School of Art, Architecture + Design

Position Summary

The School of Art, Architecture + Design ( invites applications and nominations for a full-time, tenure-track or tenured position with rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Sculpture, to begin in the fall 2018. We are seeking candidates with a strong exhibition record, active research and studio practice, and demonstrated professional achievement; evidence of teaching experience, and qualification to engage and communicate with students at BA, BFA, and MFA levels; ability to work successfully with students, faculty, administration and the community. The successful candidate will play a major role in the development of a vibrant and evolving sculpture curriculum and should expect to participate in ongoing efforts to facilitate experimental and innovative approaches to contemporary discourse and practice. The department seeks applicants with diverse knowledge of contemporary sculpture practices and critical theory, as well as a working knowledge of traditional processes. Knowledge of current safety and health standards and excellent communication skills are also required.

Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus of IU’s eight campuses statewide. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of our world-class contributions in research and the arts.

The School of Art, Architecture + Design houses fourteen different areas in art, design, and merchandising. This is where art, merchandising, architecture, and design merge to shape the future of creativity from imagination to implementation. An internationally distinguished faculty of artists direct a wide range of programs accredited by NASAD, The National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Basic Qualifications

Qualified candidates must have an MFA by the start date of employment. At least three years of teaching experience past the MFA is required. Evidence of an active exhibition record and professional achievement is paramount. Applicants must send a current CV, letter of application, artist statement, teaching philosophy, one PDF containing 20 images of personal work and relevant image list, one PDF containing 20 images of student work and relevant image list and contact information for three references.

Department Contact for Questions

Megan Tansley, School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University, 127 Fine Arts Building, 1201 East 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405. Phone: 812-856-7448. Email:

Salary and Rank
Salary commensurate with experience; comprehensive benefits program; studio space; access to research funding opportunities.

How to apply

Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit applications to

Please note:

  • Artists statement should be uploaded as “statement of research and teaching”.
  • Personal work pdf should be uploaded as “other”.
  • Student work should be uploaded as “other 2”.

Applications reviewed as received; applications received by January 8, 2018 will be assured of full consideration. All requested materials must be received for consideration. The search will remain open until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position or application process should be directed to: Megan Tansley, School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University, 127 Fine Arts Building, 1201 East 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405. Phone: 812-856-7448. Email:

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status)

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