The New York Academy of Art, a graduate school of figurative and representational art, announces an opening for the Director of its Sculpture Department. Sculpture is central to the Academy’s MFA curriculum and requires a leader with a vision of sculpture as a vital contemporary figurative discipline.
The New York Academy of Art, a graduate school of figurative and representational art, announces an opening for the Director of its Sculpture Department. Sculpture is central to the Academy’s MFA curriculum and requires a leader with a vision of sculpture as a vital contemporary figurative discipline. While serving students with a sculpture concentration, the Sculpture Department operates jointly with Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Artistic Anatomy, Art Theory and Composition. Candidates for the position should demonstrate expertise in at least one of these fields, plus maintain an active practice in sculpture and an intensive knowledge of traditional methodologies. The successful candidate will be responsible for directing a department with advanced courses in figurative sculpture, mold-making, history of sculpture technique, critical thinking and MFA thesis advising. Strength in both conceptual and perceptual modes of figural representation is required.
The teaching load is 12 contact hours per week (4 courses per semester) over 9 months. This is a permanent full-time faculty position, however all full-time faculty hires are initially for one year with possibility of renewal up to two years pending review, then may continue with consecutive two year contracts. Starting salary is $70,000.
Consistent with the Academy’s role as a leading art school in a major center of artistic discourse, the candidate is expected to have an ongoing record of exhibitions, publications and awards demonstrating national or international standing. In keeping with these professional expectations, the Academy supports faculty development with residency awards, sabbaticals, exhibition opportunities, and travel grants.
The Academy’s curriculum emphasizes instruction; as such our faculty are valued for the strength of their teaching as much as for their professional accomplishments. The candidate is expected to have substantial undergraduate or graduate level teaching experience with a record of effectiveness evidenced by student work and evaluations. A terminal degree of MFA, PHD or the professional equivalent is expected. Additional responsibilities include active service within the department, faculty, admissions and MFA thesis committees among others.
Deadline for Applications is April 1, 2019.
Screening of applications will begin in April with an anticipated start date of September 2019.
Applications will remain open until the position is filled.
For inquiries contact John Jacobsmeyer, Chair Sculpture Search Committee, email@example.com
Candidates for the position must apply through the Academy’s Slideroom portal. Click the following link to create
your account and begin your application: https://nyaa.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/47943/kYjWrCpNBZ
All applications must include the following:
Letter of application
Names and contact information for three professional references
Teaching Philosophy Statement
Syllabi of three courses taught
Portfolio of 20 images of personal work (must be uploaded as individual image files)
Portfolio of student work (no more than 20 images) in a single PDF file under 10MB