Art - Jewelry and Metalsmithing Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Faculty - Metropolitan State University of Denver in Denver Colorado

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Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, Colorado 80217

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The NASAD accredited Metropolitan State University of Denver invites applicants for an Assistant Professor of Jewelry and Metalsmithing in a Tenure-Track position. The ideal candidate should have extensive knowledge of various traditional and innovative jewelry and metalsmithing techniques and the ability to teach all levels of undergraduate study. The successful candidate will be familiar with jewelry and metalsmithing history, as well as contemporary critical issues in the field with an understanding of related interdisciplinary practices. Candidates with demonstrated commitment to innovative pedagogical strategies including but not limited to digital design and fabrication techniques, teaching interdisciplinary coursework and professional practices are highly desirable.


Responsibilities include teaching 3 studio courses per semester in jewelry and metalsmithing and other courses offered by the department as determined by candidate’s qualifications; professional development; service to the university and community; advising students; curriculum development.

Required Qualifications

MFA in Studio Art or Jewelry and Metalsmithing, or a closely related field.

Note: Please provide a portfolio of 10-20 samples of your own creative work or a link to such samples.

Preferred Qualifications

Three years of college level teaching experience beyond graduate teaching assistantship

Demonstrated technical proficiency in advanced jewelry and/or metalworking skills

Substantial record of achievement in art and/or design field and an active exhibition record

Experience advising students in an academic setting

Experience working with and sensitivity to the needs of a diverse urban student population including (but not limited to) students of color, LBGTQIA students, students from low-income backgrounds, first-generation students, students with disabilities, undocumented students, non-traditional students, student veterans, and English-language learners

Note: Please provide a portfolio of 10-20 samples of student work samples if meeting the preferred teaching qualification, or links to such samples.

Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: in order to be considered as applicant YOU MUST FILL OUT THEAPPLICATION AT
Official Transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

In order for your application to be considered complete, you will need to include the following documents: 1) Curriculum Vitae; 2) Cover letter; 3) Teaching Philosophy; 4) Portfolio of 10-20 professional work samples or a link to such a portfolio; 5) A portfolio of 10-20 student work samples or a link to such a portfolio is required if the applicant has the preferred teaching qualifications. Portfolios or links can be upload to the “other documents” category. Candidates advancing to the on-campus interview will be required to submit 3 letters of recommendation and all academic transcripts.

If you cannot load any or all documents at the time of application, then please send documents to:
Attn: Pat Yarrow
Subject: Search F 119 Jewelry and Metalsmithing Assistant Professor

All documents must be received by close date, December 4th at midnight. Documents received after this date will not be considered.

Keyword Phrases

  • ART - Art
  • Diverse institution
  • Urban environment
  • Comprehensive college offering bachelors & masters
  • Other Fine & Applied Arts
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Not Specified
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter