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Columbus State University
  • Position Number: 4126526
  • Location: Columbus, GA
  • Position Type: Fine and Applied Arts - Art

Lecturer in Sculpture

Job ID: 257500
Location: Columbus State University
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

Columbus State University provides a creative, deeply personal and relevant college experience. The University aspires to have faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Columbus region. Serving the Southeast while attracting students from around the world, Columbus State thrives on community partnerships to deliver excellence for students who want to achieve personal and professional success in an increasingly global environment. Students at Columbus State University find success in a learning environment that both challenges and mentors them. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world. Just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Columbus State University is a proud member of the University System of Georgia, enrolling more than 8,400 students in a wide variety of degree programs, from online degrees to a doctorate in education. Among public regional universities in the South, Columbus State University recently ranked No. 46 in the "Best Colleges" rankings by U.S. News & World Report and No. 1 in the "Best Online Colleges in Georgia" for providing the best opportunities and value for students seeking online training and educational programs by the Affordable Colleges Online.

Columbus State University has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence - the Spencer House - in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia: the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army's Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University visit our website at

Inclusion is one of Columbus State University's values. The 2018-2023 Strategic Plan specifically states that we will work "to attain a level of diversity among faculty and staff that more closely reflects the student population." The range of diverse students at CSU is reflected by the diverse student organizations, including Collegiate 100 Men of CSU, Collegiate Women of Columbus State University, Minority Association of Premedical/Prehealth Students, Pride +, CHispA, and others.

Job Summary

The Department of Art at Columbus State University seeks to hire an innovative practitioner to bring progressive making and creative ideas to areas of Sculpture, 3D, and 2D Foundations. We desire a candidate who will develop new approaches to sculptural instruction and expand the integration of spatial work within a diverse department. The successful candidate will be a passionate teacher and artist within a broad range of practices such as fabrication, modeling, installation, drawing, and mixed media.

  • Teach three to four studio courses each semester: foundation, intro, and advanced courses
  • Assist studio tech in managing sculpture studio spaces
  • Occasionally teach Gen Ed courses
  • Advise and mentor students
  • Serve on rotating faculty committees
  • Periodically assist with departmental recruiting and administrative duties

Further responsibilities include assisting the studio tech in managing and overseeing all aspects of the sculpture studio, advising undergraduate students, and service to the department. Our sculpture facilities offer fabrication equipment and machinery that will assist the successful candidate in implementing their vision for the sculpture area.

Required Qualifications

We seek someone with a terminal degree in Art (MFA), whose practice engages three-dimensional materials and processes and who can communicate contemporary art concerns to students.The successful candidate will have a robust knowledge of technique, theory, and history of art practice to contribute to our NASAD-accredited undergraduate program; a comprehensive understanding of current studio art health and safety practices; a vision toward integrating contemporary sculpture practices in traditional analog and expanded media processes; and an understanding of the history of sculpture with contemporary/interdisciplinary sculpture practices and theory. The candidate must also have the ability to teach undergraduate students in a cross-media studio arts program; work in a collaborative environment; and develop and sustain a positive working relationship with faculty, staff, administrators, students, and the local community.

Required Documents to Attach

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Artist Statement
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Sample Syllabi
  • Portfolio of 20 samples of personal work and 20 samples of student work
  • Three professional references

All applications and required documents must be submitted using the Columbus State University's online employment site.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact Interim Department Chair Nick Norwood at

Conditions of Employment

Successful completion of a criminal background investigation and legal authorization to work in the US prior to employment is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Columbus State University is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a sense of belongingness for a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. It is the policy of Columbus State University to recruit, hire, train, promote, and educate persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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