Assistant Professor of Studio Art

Millsaps College, a nationally recognized, selective four-year liberal arts college in Jackson, Mississippi, announces a full-time, tenure track position in Studio Art, available Fall 2022.

Position Description

The area of specialization is Sculpture.  The successful candidate will have experience in observational drawing, woodworking, metal fabrication and non-ferrous foundry work. Secondary skills in papermaking and the ability to integrate digital tools with traditional studio work would be beneficial.

This position includes a full-time teaching load of three courses each fall and three each spring, including Drawing and Sculpture at all levels, Junior-Senior Seminar in alternate years, and usually one special topics course each year consistent with the needs of the department and the college.

As the sole instructor for Sculpture and Drawing, this position will also maintain the materials and equipment for those studios. We are also searching for a candidate who is confident analyzing contemporary art, since critical analysis is an integral component of our art curriculum.  The candidate will be expected to assist with departmental wide reviews for seniors in both Studio Art and Art History.

This position comes with a private on-campus faculty office as well as a separate studio space a $6 million, 17,300 sq. ft. visual arts center with dedicated gallery space (https://www.millsaps.edu/academics/windgate-visual-arts-center/).  Millsaps faculty members are teacher-scholars and teacher-artists; support for research and creative development and travel is available.

Required Qualifications

  • MFA required, area of concentration in sculpture
  • Strong organizational and writing skills
  • A strong desire to be an active participant in a small art department

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with metal and digital fabrication
  • A minimum of two years’ college-level teaching

Application Process

Application materials should all be sent by email and should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae or artistic resume
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Evidence of teaching experience: sample student work (15 images max), sample syllabi (2 max), and student evaluations (if available).
  • Documentation of your artwork. You may submit up to twenty works with title information included (as a PDF).
  • Contact information for three references. The search committee will contact the references for letters if the candidate moves on from the initial phase of the search.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is February 1, 2022; however, applications may be considered until the position is filled. All materials should be sent to studiosearch@millsaps.edu email.

Please send any inquiries about the position to the chair of the search committee: Professor Sue Carrie Drummond, Assistant Professor of Studio Art, Chair of the Art Department.

EEO Statement

Millsaps College values diversity within our students, faculty, and staff, and strives to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people. Millsaps College does not discriminate in employment on the bases of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and/or local laws.

A background check will be conducted for finalist candidates. Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check and establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Millsaps College provides a competitive benefits package.

It is the policy of Millsaps College to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities for employment. If you require any accommodations to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact humanresources@millsaps.edu.

Compliance with Title IX

In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Millsaps College does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission on the basis of sex. Policies and procedures for addressing complaints of discrimination and harassment can be found at https://www.millsaps.edu/resources/title-ix. Reports can be made to the Title IX Team by filing a sexual misconduct or Title IX complaint at this link: https://www.millsaps.edu/resources/title-ix/#file-complaint. Inquiries related to the application of Title IX at Millsaps should be referred to the college’s Title IX team (contact information is found here: https://www.millsaps.edu/resources/title-ix/#coordinators) and external inquires can be made to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20202-1100 (800) 421-3481, http://www.ed.gov/ocr.

About Millsaps College

Millsaps is an accredited, privately supported, national liberal arts college founded by members of the Methodist Church in 1890. Consistently ranked as one of the best values in higher education, Millsaps has been praised by Colleges That Change Lives, The Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, the John Templeton Foundation, The Fiske Guide to Colleges and Insight Magazine.

Millsaps College’s Vision

Building on its motto, Ad Excellentiam, its strong heritage of social justice, freedom of thought and reflection on life’s most important questions, and its central location in the capital city of Mississippi, Millsaps engages students in a transformative learning and leadership experience that results in personal and intellectual growth, commitment to good citizenship in our global society and a desire to succeed and make a difference in every community they touch.

Millsaps College’s Mission

Millsaps College is dedicated to academic excellence, open inquiry and free expression, the exploration of faith to inform vocation and the innovative shaping of the social, economic, and cultural progress of our region.

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