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Assistant Professor of Art

The Department of Art + Art History at Lake Forest College is seeking candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in sculpture and expanded media starting in Fall 2017, subject to final approval.


The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to both the instruction of sculpture as well as an engagement with contemporary three-dimensional and time-based practices, e.g., video, installation, and hybrid forms. Candidates for this position should feel comfortable working across artistic disciplines and beyond their specialty, and convey broad approaches to art practice and critical engagement. We seek candidates who can demonstrate excellence in teaching and who can situate sculpture within art historical, cultural, and interdisciplinary, liberal-arts frameworks. 


Teaching load is three courses each semester, with responsibility for teaching introductory courses in addition to mid- and upper-level studio classes.


A highly selective liberal arts college located in a suburb of Chicago, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from over 40 states and more than 70 countries.  At Lake Forest College, the quality of a faculty member’s teaching is the most important criterion for evaluation. Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Applicants should be artists holding an MFA degree and a record of exhibitions. Previous teaching experience at the college level is required.

Please send the following materials for consideration to studioartsearch2016@mx.lakeforest.edu:

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV
  3. 1-page statement of teaching philosophy
  4. Artist statement (if the artist statement is on a professional website, please indicate the link)
  5. 15-20 images or other documentation of professional works in a high-resolution digital format, including title, date, medium, and dimensions (if this is on a professional website, please indicate the link, or send links to Vimeo, YouTube, Dropbox, etc., as appropriate)
  6. 15-20 images of student work in digital format, including level, course, and project type; please bundle these images in a PPT (PowerPoint) format not to exceed 15 MB
  7. Names and contact information for three recommenders.


Applications are due by December 15, 2016. We intend to conduct interviews at the 2017 CAA conference in New York City.