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FACULTY OPENING: SCULPTURE

POSITION TITLE: ASSISTANT / ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
TENURE-EARNING

STARTING DATE: AUGUST 2015
SALARY RANGE: COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE

Position Description:
The Department of Art & Art History at the University of Alabama at Birmingham seeks an artist to teach Sculpture and related concepts and strategies to begin August 15, 2015 as an Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure earning). The faculty member will teach a 3-2 course load, and/or another assignment as determined by the department Chair including independent study students; and contributing to the sculpture program, department, college, and university in the area of service. Candidates must demonstrate a broad knowledge of sculpture (material, technique, form, content) and be able to articulate contemporary, historical and conceptual issues.

We seek a candidate who is an artist and an enthusiastic educator with a strong desire to build the program and foster excellence in our students while teaching courses at all levels. The successful candidate should demonstrate a commitment to his or her personal research and program/curriculum planning and development. Salary commensurate with experience.

Necessary Qualifications:
MFA or equivalent professional experience is required. Candidates must demonstrate a broad knowledge of sculpture (material, technique, form, content) and be able to articulate contemporary, historical and conceptual issues. Preference will be given to individuals with a strong record of creative achievement and professional exhibition/publication record and evidence of college teaching effectiveness. Teaching experience beyond graduate assistantship also preferred. Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of quality teaching at the university level; commitment to contemporary art practice; good writing, speaking and interpersonal skills; knowledge of sculpture facilities and an ability to contribute to their maintenance. Applicants should have a strong interest in foundations level teaching.

Application Process:
Please submit the following application materials to Laura Merrill (1) letter of interest (2) professional resume or CV (3) list of three references with contact information (4) artist statement (5) statement of teaching philosophy (6) two sample syllabi. (7) 20 images of the applicant’s artwork and (8) 20 images of students’ artwork. (9) Applicants website address (10) A SASE if you wish application materials to be returned. 

Send materials to the following address:
UAB Department of Art and Art History
AEIVA 211
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-1264
Attn: Laura Merrill

Final candidates will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. To ensure full consideration, all application documents must be submitted by October 15, 2014, when the search committee will begin reviewing applications. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

Additional correspondence can be sent via email or post to:
Sculpture Search
ATTN: Lauren Lake, Chair
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UAB Department of Art & Art History
AEIVA 211
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-1264

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

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FINANCIAL AID WORK STUDY OPENING 

POSITION TITLE: ART STUDIO ASSISTANT
STARTING DATE: IMMEDIATELY // SUMMER AND FALL 2014 TERMS

Necessary Qualifications:
Only students who have been granted and who have accepted Federal Work Study through Financial Aid and enrolled at least half time are eligible to apply. Students who do not currently meet the eligibility requirements this summer should check Dragon Trail for these positions again in the Fall 2014 term.

Position Summary:
Art Studio experience preferred. Duties include supply maintenance, cleaning, organization of materials, equipment check out. Possible duties include vacuuming studios, wiping down surfaces, refilling supplies, maintaining a clean satellite waste accumulation area, preparing materials for instruction as needed, cleaning ink cans, containers, sink areas, painting, washing stinks, organizing waste management areas, taking trash to dumpster, equipment check out, reporting facilities work orders to their supervisor, maintaining overall cleanliness and order of each studio under the direction of the faculty supervisor.
 
Further details for this position can be found on Dragon Trail - http://www.uab.edu/careerservices/dragontrail-for-students — under the Work Study heading, job #6520.
  
To Apply, eligible students must:
· Contact the Department of Art and Art History at 205-934-4941 to schedule an interview
· Bring their Work-Study Award notification, and proof of half-time enrollment to the interview

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FINANCIAL AID WORK STUDY OPENING 
POSITION TITLE: OFFICE SUPPORT ASSISTANT
STARTING DATE: IMMEDIATELY // SUMMER AND FALL 2014 TERMS

Necessary Qualifications:
Only students who have been granted and who have accepted Federal Work Study through Financial Aid and enrolled at least half time are eligible to apply. Students who do not currently meet the eligibility requirements this summer should check Dragon Trail for these positions again in the Fall 2014 term.

Position Summary:
General office support for the Department of Art and Art History (DAAH) administrative office including filing, mail distribution, assisting with special projects and events, assist Outreach and Visual Resource Center
 
Further details for this position can be found on Dragon Trail - http://www.uab.edu/careerservices/dragontrail-for-students — under the Work Study heading, job #6782.
  
To Apply, eligible students must:
· Contact the Department of Art and Art History at 205-934-4941 to schedule an interview
· Bring their Work-Study Award notification, and proof of half-time enrollment to the interview