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Faculty Position in 3D Art and Digital Technologies at Oregon State University

Published January 20, 2016

LOCATION: This job is based on-campus at Oregon State University, in Corvallis, Oregon.
APPOINTMENT: 1.0 FTE, 9-month, tenure track

POSITION: The School of Arts and Communication (SAC) invites applications for an Assistant/Associate
Professor of 3D Art Practices and 3D Digital Technologies in the Art program.
The primary responsibility of this position is to develop a successful undergraduate program in 3D art
practices and 3D digital technologies. SAC is seeking an artist with competencies in some, if not all, of
the following: 3D modeling software, CNC tools, rapid prototyping, and hybrid processes; in addition
to basic and advanced studio procedures, including metal fabrication, welding and wood working
By embracing art, design, technology, and purpose, art can make real change at OSU as we work to
create an interdisciplinary space for the arts. SAC seeks creative scholars with active, substantial, and
substantive exhibition records to build a tradition of excellence in the School of Arts and
The position is a 1.0 FTE, 9-month appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience and benefits
are competitive. The tenure line will be in the School of Arts and Communication with a home in Art.
SAC Art at Oregon State University (OSU) offers four-year degree programs (BA, BS, and BFA) in fine arts
studio (painting, drawing, printmaking, 3D/sculpture), photography and art history. Art students learn in
small classes taught by professional faculty. Fairbanks Gallery hosts regional and national artist
exhibitions and West Gallery displays student artwork. Students regularly interact with guests from the
outstanding Visiting Artists and Scholars lecture series.
The School of Arts and Communication includes programs in Art, Music, New Media Communications,
Speech Communication, and Theatre. SAC is one of six schools in OSU’s College of Liberal Arts. Founded
in 1868, Oregon State is the state’s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S.
to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in
Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation’s top designation for research institutions and its
prestigious Community Engagement classification.
Oregon State University’s commitment to student success includes hiring, retaining, and developing
diverse faculty to mentor and educate our undergraduate and graduate students from entry through
graduation. Our Strategic Plan  articulates the strategies we believe critical to advancing and equalizing student success. As part of this commitment, OSU established a hiring initiative in 2014-15 that is designed to support these strategies. In alignment
with this initiative, the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) seeks to fill this position in Art. The School of Arts
and Communication is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students
from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to student success and to
improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students.

POSITION DUTIES: 40% Teaching, Advising & Mentoring
40% Research & Scholarship
20% Service

TEACHING AND MENTORING EXPECTATIONS: The typical teaching load across three academic quarters
is six courses including introductory as well as upper division classes that contribute to the Art
undergraduate degrees. Specifically, this faculty member will be responsible for creating and teaching
courses in 3D art and 3D digital technologies. The types of courses developed should provide
demonstrable impact for people in the state of Oregon and beyond.
Teaching in the SAC requires educating and mentoring a diverse group of learners, which includes:
• Creating [high-impact] learning opportunities.
• Sponsoring student research or internships.
• Developing study abroad, service learning and online courses.
• Developing collaborative teaching opportunities with other disciplines, including the STEM
Teaching in the SAC also requires mentoring undergraduate students as appropriate in their academic,
research and professional development to support student success. Priority will be given to working
with undergraduate art majors and connecting with other schools and colleges at OSU.

RESEARCH & SCHOLARSHIP EXPECTATIONS: The faculty member is expected to maintain scholarly
and/or creative activities in the area of expertise. This work may be generated both collaboratively and
independently, should be validated by peer-review, and must be communicated in appropriate ways
valuable to the school and discipline. Research and scholarship for this position may include:
• Creative work/art exhibitions
• Professional/public presentations
• Presentations at regional/national/ international conferences
• Journal articles and/or books
• Extramural support for 3D Art Practices and 3D Technologies
Scholarship and research of the successful candidate will strengthen connections to other academic
units through support of interdisciplinary collaboration among SAC programs (music, new media
communications, speech communication, theatre), across CLA, and with other colleges conducting
applicable research at OSU, including the new Art and Design Track in Wood Sciences in the College of
Forestry and OSU STEM disciplines.

SERVICE EXPECTATIONS: Develop and implement an undergraduate curriculum in 3D art practices,
including traditional sculptural practices, and 3D digital technologies. School, college, and university
service expectations include serving on program, school or college committees as appropriate, and
participation in professional academic organizations outside the University, including professional and
community-based groups that advance OSU’s goals of student success and diversity.
Over time, it is reasonable to expect an evolution of specific duties within the categories described
above. As such, other specific duties, as assigned and agreed, will amend this position description.

1. MFA or other related terminal degree by start date.
2. Demonstrated excellence in 3D art practices and materials and 3D digital technologies.
3. Record of creative exhibitions, scholarly publications, or demonstrated scholarly potential
commensurate with expectations for an assistant or associate professor at Oregon State
4. Commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse group of learners.

1. Experience in curricular design and implementation for all levels of instruction in 3-D processes.
2. Experience and knowledge in the maintenance and safe operation of sculpture facilities,
resources, tools and equipment.
3. Ability to lead and provide strategic vision in building programs and integrating interdisciplinary
ideas and skills.
4. Interest in teaching and/or research in other schools and colleges at OSU.
5. Demonstrated ability to work collegially with other faculty and students on
interdisciplinary/collaborative projects.
6. Prior experience in an academic appointment or related professional field.

1. Letter of application that clearly indicates the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for the
position (Upload as Cover Letter).
2. Current, comprehensive vita. Include the names, email addresses and phone numbers of three
(3) professional references. (Upload as Resume/Vita)
3. Professional statement that includes teaching philosophy and commitment to diversity and
outreach (Upload as Other Document).
4. Examples of student work in a single PDF not larger than 5MB. Along with each student work
image, please include course title and number, and a very brief project description (Upload as
Other Document 2).
5. Digital portfolio and/or online web address to the candidate’s online creative work (Upload as
Other Document 3).
Finalists may be asked to send graduate transcripts.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Screening begins February 29, 2016, and continues until a qualified candidate
is hired.
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OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members
of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans,
LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a
diverse and inclusive community.