Position Details

Posting Detail Information

Vacancy ID F2075
Department Art
School/Parent Organization School of Humanities and Sciences
Division Provost and Educational Affairs Division
Employment Category Fulltime-Regular
Academic Year 2018-2019
Academic Semester Fall 2018 and Spring 2019
Anticipated start date 08/16/2018
If temporary, expected end date 05/31/2021
Faculty Status Non-Tenure Eligible, Notice (NTEN)
Position/Job Summary

Ithaca College’s Department of Art invites applications for a full-time, three-year, non-tenure-eligible Assistant Professor of Sculpture and New Media with a possibility of reappointment, to begin August 16, 2018.

The position is a 3/3 teaching position and includes teaching 3-D Design, all levels of sculpture including mentoring senior thesis students, and other courses as appropriate for the candidate’s expertise and the department’s needs. In addition, it is expected that the successful candidate will have continued professional activity, help maintain studio facilities and perform service to the Art Department.

Position/Job Qualifications

MFA in Sculpture, New Media or related field. Three years of full-time college-level teaching experience preferred, with a minimum of one year full-time teaching beyond TA required. Merging of traditional and contemporary approaches desired. Knowledge of sculpture processes combined with new media, time-based media, such as video and sound, to create both projects and installations is required. Preference given to candidates who will design and teach special topics courses like digital fabrication and/or other innovative courses that will highlight and add to our campus’ creative programming. Knowledge of contemporary issues in art as evidenced through personal, student work and teaching philosophy also required. Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to teach in ways that acknowledge and value the varied learning styles and interests of a culturally diverse student population, reflecting a commitment to encouraging the success of all students.

EEO Statement

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

Instructions for submitting your application:

Interested individuals must apply online at and attach a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy and goals, which must include how issues of diversity and inclusion are addressed in the curriculum, representative course syllabi for Introduction to Sculpture, 3-D Design and one Intermediate or Advanced level course, as well as contact information of three professional references. The cover letter should address the candidate’s teaching philosophy, relevant experience and creative practice, and how these relate to the position description above. Please include a web-link to 20 images of personal work, 20 images of student work, and image list/descriptions. Questions about the online application may be directed to (607) 274-8000. Incomplete applications may not be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by January 15, 2018.

Work authorization (select one): Visa sponsorship will be considered for this position
Department description

The Art Department offers BA, BFA and Art Ed degrees and minors in Art and Graphic Design. A small program in a liberal arts based college, the Art Department is guided by the belief that art makes a unique contribution to society by offering a visual language of expression and investigation.

College description

At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at

FLSA Status Exempt
Is this position eligible for benefits? Yes
Is this position covered by the SEIU? No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Syllabi
  5. Reference List
  6. Web-link for Images
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

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