Requisition Number: F_220239
Department: School of Art, Art History & Design-1030
Description of Work:
The School of Art, Art History & Design seeks a dynamic and innovative leader for our 3D Foundations area.
The Assistant Professor of Practice and 3D Foundations Coordinator position is a full-time, non-tenure leading, nine-month academic position that is renewable every three years. Together with the 2D foundations coordinator and faculty, the successful candidate for this position will supervise and train graduate students and adjunct faculty and further develop, implement, and oversee the 3D foundation courses as part of the studio core for the BA and BFA degrees. This faculty member should demonstrate knowledge of and dedication to first-year core/foundations which includes 3D Design, Color Theory, 2D Design, Drawing and professional practices. This individual will develop and deliver foundations curriculum, be actively engaged with contemporary issues in art and design; and possess knowledge of current technologies, health and safety, shop safety, and understanding of materials and tools. This candidate should have the ability to develop and sustain a positive working relationship with faculty, staff, administrators, students, and the local community.
The School of Art, Art History & Design values diversity, equity, and social justice and believes that they are critical to our success. Recognizing that diversity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the School of Art, Art History and Design and the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts are committed to creating learning, research, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of diversity. Consistent with the University's N2025 Strategic Plan
, we see every person and every interaction as important to our collective well-being and our ability to deliver on our mission.
About the School
The School of Art, Art History & Design is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) with highly regarded and nationally ranked undergraduate and graduate fine arts programs. Being part of a leading land-grant research university offers our students endless learning opportunities across the humanities and sciences. The diversity of our educational programs, with international activities around the world, provides extraordinary opportunities for cultural engagement. Our students work closely with nationally and internationally recognized faculty to advance knowledge and culture.
The School of Art, Art History & Design is part of the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts that, through its endowment, further supports the art faculty and students by funding research/creative activity, scholarships, student and faculty travel, and a robust visiting artists and scholars lecture series.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's city campus is situated in a dynamic downtown area that includes the state capitol and a growing tech industry as well as restaurants, coffee houses, movie theaters, clubs, bike trails, and urban residences. Lincoln has notably excellent public schools, a low cost of living, and has been nationally recognized for its high quality of life. It is a friendly, creative, intellectual, and vibrant community that loves the arts and is home to the Lied Center for Performing Arts, the Sheldon Museum of Art, and the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center, an art house cinema that is part of the College, as well as numerous alternative spaces and venues for visual art and music. More information about the city and the campus can be found at https://diversity.unl.edu/creating-connections-on-and-off-campus
Duties and Responsibilities
- Oversee and coordinate the 3D studio foundation area, courses, and curricula.
- Teach three 3D, 2D, or drawing studio foundations courses each semester that will be determined in consultation with the Director of the School.
- Supervise adjunct faculty and graduate teaching assistants in the foundation program.
- Mentor undergraduate students.
- Develop curriculum and programs in collaboration with School faculty.
- Develop and maintain teaching, research/creative activity, and service practice consistent with School criteria.
As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination
Minimum Required Qualifications:
- An MFA in Studio Art, Visual Studies, or related discipline
- Knowledge of traditional, current, emerging, and innovative practices in first-year/foundations curriculum
- Experience teaching 3D foundations courses
- Proficiency in a range of materials and techniques used in 3D art and design
- Three years of university-level teaching experience beyond the graduate teaching assistantship
- Experience coordinating a 3D foundations program including but not limited to sculpture, ceramics, or design
- A nationally established and active professional art/design practice
- Experience teaching 3D digital design and fabrication
- Experience teaching and mentoring first-generation students and students from diverse backgrounds
- Experience with program and curriculum development
Job Type: Full-Time