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Visiting Assistant Professor in Jewelry & Metal Arts: 

The University of Iowa School of Art and Art History seeks applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewelry & Metal Arts.  This position is for the 2019-20 academic year.  The appointment will be between 50% time and 75% time, depending on course enrollment needs.  A 50% appointment teaches two courses per semester and a 75% appointment teaches three classes per semester.  Compensation will be based on a per course rate of $6500.  The position comes with health and dental insurance and retirement benefits. 

Required Qualifications:

The applicant will have received an MFA in jewelry & metals arts by the start date (or the equivalent combination of education and experience); be able to speak to a diversity of approaches to jewelry and metals, including those intersecting with contemporary art, function, craft, and design; have an active professional/research/studio practice in jewelry and metals.

Desirable Qualifications:

Past experience in jewelry & metals curricular innovation at the university level; knowledge of the history of the discipline; digital design in jewelry and metals. 


Candidates should submit applications online at:     http://jobs.uiowa.edu. Search requisition 73729. Review of applications will begin on August 6th, 2019.  

Applications must include:

  • C.V. including phone number, email, mailing and website addresses
  • Letter of interest
  • One-page artist’s statement
  • Link to artist’s website providing digital documentation of recent work (at least 20 images with slides/description of work)
  • 3 professional references – names and contact information only

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies.


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