14 Nov

Assistant Professor Jobs Vacancy in University Arkansas Fayetteville

Assistant Professor
University Arkansas
Fayetteville AR
14 Nov, 2018 30+ days ago

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Working Title
Assistant Professor


About the University

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,600 students with 200+ academic programs. U of A students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent all 50 states and 120 countries.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life. Arkansas is a natural wonder of forests, mountains and lakes framed by picturesque rivers and streams. Some of the best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are a short drive from campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department

About the College:

The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with 3 schools, 16 departments, and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students and is named for J. William Fulbright, former university president, and longtime U.S. senator. The mission of the College comes from the writings of Senator Fulbright: “…the highest function of higher education is the teaching of things in perspective, toward the purposes of enriching the life of the individual, cultivating the free and inquiring mind, and advancing the effort to bring reason, justice, and humanity into the relations of men and nations.”

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential. The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences promotes these ideals and welcomes applicants who foster an inclusive environment through an open exchange of voices and ideas from populations of diverse backgrounds.

About the School:

The University of Arkansas has recently been awarded a $120 million gift from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation to establish a School of Art in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. The gift created the first and only school of art in the state of Arkansas, and is helping to propel art education, design, research and creative activity in the state forward while also providing unparalleled access and opportunity to students. In addition, we have also recently received a $40 million gift from the Windgate Foundation to develop and build a new Studio Art and Graphic Design facility. The mission of the School of Art is to develop one of the highest quality educational, research and service programs in the visual arts available nationally. The school is a fully-accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and includes 43 faculty, six staff members, and more than 400 students. There are currently six degree options: BFA in Art Education, BFA in Graphic Design, BFA in Studio Art, BA in Art History, BA in Studio Art, and MFA in Studio Art. Advanced degrees in Art Education, Art History, and Graphic Design are currently in development.

About the Sculpture Area:
To foster independent studio practices, the Sculpture area at the University of Arkansas School of Art believes we must meet our students on a broad playing field, which offers manifold approaches to making in the 21st century. From traditional sculptural processes to advanced technologies, our mission is to cultivate creative thinking and inventive problem solving by challenging categorical presets and considering Sculpture beyond the expanded field. Our program is committed to providing our students with the tools necessary for synthesis while emphasizing concept as the driving force motivating material and formal decisions, process, form, and context as they relate to historical and contemporary sculpture, critical theory, and collaborative practices.

About the Community:

Fayetteville frequently receives accolades as one of America’s best places to live, by such publications as Forbes, Kiplingers, and Business Week. The area is home to an active local arts community, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and 21C Museum, and continues to grow as a destination for art and a hub for artists. For more information, visit:

  • Art in Northwest Arkansas
  • About Fayetteville
  • About University of Arkansas

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Job Type

Faculty Status
Tenure Track

Appointment Percent

Benefits Eligible

Competitive and Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications

Campus, Office Location
Fayetteville Campus - Fine Arts Building

Summary of Job Duties

The School of Art at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Art, Sculpture with a standard teaching, research, and service load. The successful candidate will assist in leading the Sculpture area while contributing to the strength and energy of the School of Art as a whole.

The School seeks a collaborative and energetic artist and educator dedicated to an extensive definition of sculpture, embracing contemporary and traditional sculptural practices while offering manifold approaches to making in the 21st century. Applicants should have a strong professional record and possess knowledge of a wide variety of multidisciplinary art-making strategies centering on or intersecting with interactive objects/spaces, installation, public art, collaborative projects, digital fabrication, social practice, or other hybrid and emerging art forms. A strong interest is needed in teaching across the curriculum, as well as an ability to contribute to sculpture curriculum development. The ideal candidate will be able to work with undergraduate and graduate students in an interdisciplinary studio art program and be able to demonstrate an ability and interest in fostering cross-campus relationships and engage with a vibrant local and regional art community. The ability to work collegially and productively with others is an essential aspect of the position. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to contribute to an inclusive learning and working environment, as well as cultivate a positive and productive studio culture in and out of the classroom.


  • Teach two courses per semester (a total of four courses per year)
  • Maintain an active and significant research record
  • Graduate and undergraduate student mentoring and advising, including active participation in B.F.A. and M.F.A reviews as well M.F.A. thesis committees
  • Shared oversight and operation of the Sculpture area including but not limited to overseeing a safe working environment, curriculum development, departmental reviews, executing a budget, managing supplies and equipment, and supervising graduate assistants and work-study students
  • Area representation and recruitment
  • Ability and interest to teach related content in the Foundations curriculum
  • Committee and other service at the School, College, and/or University level

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Master of Fine Arts degree with demonstrated professional achievement in the field of sculpture conferred by the time of appointment
  • Demonstrated commitment to high-quality teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Comprehensive knowledge of traditional and contemporary sculpture practices with the ability to teach across the spectrum of sculpture
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Active and significant research record
  • Extensive knowledge of theory relevant to sculpture and contemporary studio practice and an ability to integrate critical theory in the classroom
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.


  • Balancing
  • Crouching
  • Grasping
  • Kneeling
  • Lifting
  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Reaching
  • Sharps
  • Stooping


  • Feeling
  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Hearing
  • Repetitive motion
  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Talking
  • Walking

Employee is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned (i.e., custodial, general laborer, lab personnel, etc.) or to make general observations of facilities or structures (i.e., security guard, Employee is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment., Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Types of Background Checks Required
National criminal background and registered sex offender check

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Anticipated Start Date

Anticipated End Date

Recruitment Contact Information

Bethany Springer
Chair, Sculpture Search Committee at

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

Completed applications received by January 14, 2019, will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.

Applicants will submit materials on two sites:

Through SlideRoom at https://uarkart.slideroom.com as well as submitting an applicant profile on the University of Arkansas Career site at http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/30855.

On SlideRoom, please log in or create an account and submit:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae with website URL
  • Statement of research
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • A separate statement that addresses how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service might contribute to a university community committed to diversity and inclusion as core values.
  • Syllabi/course outlines of up to three relevant courses taught or proposed (please submit as a single PDF)
  • 20 images of personal work, identified with title, date, medium, and dimensions
  • 20 images of student work, identified with course title, date, student level, and project description (for specific guidelines on file types and sizes permissible on SlideRoom see: https://support.slideroom.com/customer/en/portal/articles/1883320-file-sizes-and-types)

On the University of Arkansas Careers site, please:

  • Complete the applicant profile
  • Submit a list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number) willing to provide letters of recommendation if requested during the application process. Letters of recommendation will be requested only for candidates selected for interviews.

Hiring Location
222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting

Work Location
Fayetteville, AR

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