Job ID: 205561

Visiting Assistant Professor of Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design

Indiana University, Bloomington

  • Feb. 14, 2023
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design
  • Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design
  • Indiana University, Bloomington
    Bloomington, IN
  • Mar. 15, 2023
  • Aug. 1, 2023
  • Visiting Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Design - Jewelery Design

The Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design (SoAAD) is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic colleague for a full time, non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor of Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design

SoAAD ( is dedicated to a faculty composed of diverse scholars and practitioners.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the values we try to cultivate in our students: to be curious, collaborative, and adaptable in a global art world. Applicants are sought whose portfolios and research spans studio art and design, and whose teaching will address the broad ranging implications of this intersection in contemporary art. Area of expertise required is metalsmithing and jewelry design with established skill sets in; various fabrication methods utilizing soldering and cold connections, raising, forging, casting, enameling, variety of jewelry settings, mechanisms, electroforming, die forming, and use of alternative materials. Other skills desirable include but are not limited to; experience working cross-disciplinary, knowledge of woodshop and large metal shop tools and equipment, computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing, rapid prototyping and various computer-aided machining.

The Metalsmithing + Jewelry Design area hosts a BA, BFA and widely recognized MFA program. Responsibilities beyond teaching include but are not limited to: participate in group and individual critiques, assist in maintaining the studio environment, provide service as needed by the area and school, and maintain and pursue professional and academic expertise. Studio space provided when available. We seek candidates who can provide collegial initiative in a team-based environment. A strong candidate will have demonstrated an ability to work successfully with students, faculty, administration and the community.

Our School mission reads:
We are the nexus of art, architecture, design, and merchandising at Indiana’s flagship university—advancing research, creative activity, and education in our state and beyond. As a trans-disciplinary community of ethical leaders, we embrace the liberal arts, encourage risk-taking, inspire innovation, and fuel creativity in a complex world.

The Eskenazi School is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.

In examining its responsibilities, the Eskenazi School has noted:

“Historically, many artists and designers…found their voice in large part through questioning or being excluded themselves by societal norms and prejudices. The Eskenazi School is, therefore, IU’s hub for fields that have consistently been at the forefront of counter culture and share a unique history for critical engagement with racism, gender and LGBTQ+ issues, economic disparities, equal rights, and other vital concerns, both urgently timely and inherently timeless. …The Eskenazi School acknowledges academia in the United States exists within a space of white privilege; and we are not an exception. The predominately white nature of our School, the creative fields, and academia is detrimental to our community as a whole. The lack of diversity not only affects those that have been continually marginalized by way of exclusion and abuse, but it also compromises the humanity, research, and teaching of all our faculty, staff, and students. Due to the undying efforts of people who continue to fight for a better society, many are waking up to the difference between how we see ourselves and how others experience us…Our privileged idea of higher education will only change if the culture and thought of Black, Indigenous, and people of color, and all people, are able to thrive freely. …The Eskenazi School actively upholds diversity, equity, and inclusion as critical principles of our research, teaching, and service. We validate the voice and potential of every member of our community, strive to create a culture where difference is valued, and celebrate multiple perspectives within and beyond the School. We believe social and cultural consciousness inspires meaningful dialogue and empowers all to become influential and fulfilled citizens of the world.”

Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus of IU’s eight campuses statewide. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of our world-class contributions in research and the arts.

The Eskenazi School houses fourteen different areas in art, design, and merchandising. This is where art, merchandising, architecture, and design merge to shape the future of creativity from imagination to implementation.

All qualified candidates must have an MFA or equivalent terminal degree.

For Questions: Kim Jones, Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University, 127 Fine Arts Building, 1201 East 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405. Phone: 812-855-2319.

Expected start date: August 01, 2023

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by March 15, 2023 will receive full consideration.  Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application materials (CV, letter of application, teaching philosophy, artist statement (submitted as “Other”), sample syllabus, one PDF containing 20 images of personal work and relevant image list (submitted as “Other 2”), one PDF containing 20 images of student work with relevant image list (submitted as “Other 3”), and names of three references and their contact information (including a current address, phone number and e-mail address). Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit applications to Questions regarding the position or application process should be directed to: Kim Jones, Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University, 127 Fine Arts Building, 1201 East 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405. Phone: 812-855-2319. Email:

  • Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

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Contact Information

  • Kim Jones
    Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design
    Indiana University, Bloomington
    321 N Eagleson Ave
    Bloomington, IN 47405
  • 8128552319

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