The School of Art at University of Houston seeks applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor in

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Clinical Assistant Professor - Sculpture - (FAC001239)

Organization: H0083 Art

Salary Commensurate with experience

The Sculpture Program at the University of Houston School of Art invites applications for a full-time, Clinical Assistant Professor of Sculpture position to begin fall of 2020. We seek outstanding candidates able to teach 2-4 fabrication-based courses a year in addition to managing the Sculpture Program’s facilities, including wood and metal shops, work, exhibition and studio spaces.

The UH Sculpture Program is at an exciting moment of growth as we move our headquarters to the ground floor of the new Garage 5 Arts Building at the Kathrine T. McGovern College of the Arts. The incoming faculty member will have opportunities to organize and innovate within this new facility. In the UH Sculpture Program we give our students the freedom to work across media and disciplines, while giving them the fabrication and conceptual tools necessary to be independent, vibrant artists. The UH Sculpture BFA and MFA programs support an energetic and diverse group of students who work closely with faculty, visiting artists and the Houston art community to realize their individual goals as artists.

We seek a collaborative partner with a unique skill-set to join the Sculpture Program as we move into a new facility with increased visibility and opportunities for growth. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, able to see the big picture, and work independently. Candidates must have experience instructing students how to safely use our wood and metal shops. Additionally, the ideal candidate will be a clear communicator, able to collaborate with faculty on the shared goal of setting a positive and energetic tone for the Sculpture Program. We welcome candidates whose experience, in or out of the classroom, has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Candidates will have experience with the following:

Teaching fabrication-based courses (wood + metal fundamentals, mold-making, etc.); expectation will be 2-4 per year
Maintaining sculpture program facilities and tools in orderly, operable condition and ensuring overall security and safety
Troubleshooting equipment problems and performing basic repairs
Assisting with implementation of studio/laboratory/facility procedures and policies
Creating and tracking budgets and workflow schedules for the sculpture department
Organizing and maintaining inventory levels, including providing advice on equipment upgrades and acquisitions
Forecasting and planning for large expenditures of equipment and supplies
Working with campus staff and outside vendors to ensure compliance with health and safety standards
Giving direction, assistance, and guidance to students and student workers
Training, scheduling, and supervising a staff of student workers under the direction of faculty
Approving timesheets, and ensuring that workers enforce lab policies and procedures
Required Application Documents

Cover letter


Teaching Philosophy

List of three professional references with contact information

Portfolio of 10 images demonstrating fabrication/design skills

Portfolio of 10 images of work by students

Deadline for applications is December 15, 2019.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Veterans, minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

MFA; 4 years college-level teaching experience; demonstrated record of professional fabrication/design or related experience; comfortable with Microsoft Office or Google applications for communication and scheduling

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Teaching Philosophy or Statement, Portfolio

Employee Status: Regular/Benefits
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