Visiting Assistant Professor, Art

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Work type: Faculty (Non-Tenure Track)
Location: Winter Park, FL
Categories: Art & Art History
Division: Academic Affairs


Forming Their Futures: Behind the scenes of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum exhibition that gives graduating studio art majors the real-world experience they need to make an immediate impact in the art world.

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The Department of Art & Art History at Rollins College invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Art with a specialization in 3D foundations and sculpture, beginning August 2020. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal. The department is requesting a tenure-track position for academic year 2021-22.

Our 1,575 square foot sculpture studio supports assemblage, low art materials, cardboard, plaster, plastics, stone working, woodworking, metal fabrication, and computer-aided design and manufacturing. The successful candidate will have an established art practice with expertise in integrating traditional craft skills with contemporary methods. Preference will be given to candidates with a broad pedagogical and scholarly approach to sculptural practice with proficiency in both classical forms and digital fabrication (CNC and 3D printing). The department also welcomes candidates with interests and experience in performance, installation, engagement with textiles and material culture, and/or social practice.

The Studio Art major at Rollins is not a concentration-based model. It is designed to encourage interdisciplinary experimentation between material components and theoretical emphases, in correspondence with the interdisciplinarity of a liberal arts education. Candidates should be able to contribute to the mission of the Studio Art major which emphasizes the exploration of ideas by supporting the development of critical concepts alongside technical instruction. Our close relationship with The Cornell Fine Arts Museum and The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art offers ample opportunity for students to closely engage with original works of art by international artists whose practices engage with socio-political, spiritual, cultural, and philosophical content, provoking students to develop ethical perspectives in the consideration and creation of their own works.

Responsibilities include teaching our 3D Foundations course, a range of advanced electives for majors and minors in specific areas of expertise, and a course in the college’s general education program. The successful candidate will also manage and maintain the sculpture studios with the assistance of a part-time studio technician. This includes preventative and reparative maintenance of specialized studio equipment; ordering supplies; requesting equipment repairs; overseeing materials and inventory. This position also requires an understanding of and ability to implement current health and safety operating procedures and MSDS standards.


M.F.A. in Studio Art with an emphasis in sculpture or related field. A record of significant and current professional experience is expected; previous teaching experience at the college level is strongly preferred.

Ability to teach 3D foundations and beginning sculpture including basic techniques in wood and metal fabrication as well as digital 3D methods. Additional expertise in contemporary sculptural and craft processes including installation and textile-based practices preferred.

Demonstrable experience with contemporary practice and theory in digital and manual integration in the field of sculpture and 3D art practices.

A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Founded in 1885, Rollins is an independent, comprehensive, liberal arts college. The campus, noted for its lakefront beauty and for its unique location, is set in the residential community of Winter Park, just 15 minutes from one of the nation's most dynamic urban centers, Orlando. Rollins enrolls approximately 3,200 students in diverse degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Rollins ranks #1 or #2 annually among 128 Southern master's-level universities in the annual rankings of "America's Best Colleges," released by U.S. News & World Report. For additional information, please visit the College website at

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  1. Cover letter describing interest in the position and teaching philosophy
  2. CV including record of exhibitions, projects, and publications
  3. Artist Statement (or link to website)
  4. 10-20 images of personal work (or link to website)
  5. 10-20 images of student work, if available (or link to website)
  6. Contact information for three references 

Questions may be directed to Dawn Roe, Search Committee Chair, at

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Our Values:

Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 


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