This open-rank tenure-track position requires a specialization in sculpture with a broad interdisciplinary practice. This might include experience in installation, digital media, time-based mediums (video, performance, etc.), social-engagement works, site-specific works, conceptual art, along with expertise in traditional sculptural methods. The ideal candidate will contribute to the growth and development of our makerspace, a new initiative that creates an inclusive environment to promote engagement in technological and creative projects among our diverse student population. The successful candidate will have a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, ability, nationality, and religion.
This artist will teach 4 courses per year which may include Studio Foundations, Sculpture I, Sculpture II, Special Topics in Sculpture, and interdisciplinary advanced-level studio seminars. Required qualifications are an MFA in visual art, with a preference for a minimum of 3 years of college-level teaching experience beyond graduate teaching assistantship and a significant exhibition record at a national and international level. Individuals at associate and full professor ranks are encouraged to apply.
Cover Letter addressing interest in Mount Holyoke College
Teaching Philosophy [1 page] Please upload in the section marked “Teaching Philosophy”
Mentoring Diverse Student Body Statement [1 page] Please include a statement addressing relevant background experience and proposed strategies for mentoring members of a diverse student body. Please upload in the section marked “Mentoring Statement”
Artist Statement [1 page] Please upload in the section marked “Other Document”
Please list three references with contact information [Title, Institution, Email and Phone]. In January 2017, when the candidate is chosen to be interviewed via Skype, we will contact his/her references and request recommendation letters. Please upload in section marked “Other Document 2”
Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.
Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.
As the first of the Seven Sisters, the female equivalent of the once predominantly male Ivy League, Mount Holyoke established higher education for women as a serious endeavor. Our long, distinguished history of educating leaders arises from a powerful combination of: academic excellence in a global learning environment; a tight-knit, diverse, and international community; a worldwide network of influential alumnae; the conviction that women can and should make a difference in the world.