Northern Michigan University
School of Art and Design
Assistant Professor Position
Application Due: 05/20/2011

Assistant Professor, Ceramics. Tenure earning, fulltime appointment. Active, growing school of art and design seeks an energetic, ceramic artist with previous university/college teaching experience, which could be a graduate teaching assistantship. The candidate must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of ceramic processes and techniques, including: wheel throwing, hand-building/sculpture, mold making, clay and glaze formulation (Hyperglaze software), and low/mid/high temperature applications. Also required: understanding of contemporary issues in ceramics and historical ceramic traditions, ability to integrate technology into teaching, and awareness of most current standards in professional studio practice. Candidate will teach three courses per semester including cognate (foundation) and studio courses where required, maintain professional involvement in the field of ceramics and if applicable, participate in university and school committee work. Candidate must also supervise and maintain a 6,000 square foot ceramic studio for undergraduate students. Familiarity with Apple computer platform and digital presentations preferred. MFA must be completed by August 2011. See our web site for facilities and course descriptions at To be considered as a viable candidate, applicants must address all requirements for this position in their letter of application and/or portfolio.

Start Date: August 2011. The position will be posted until May 20, 2011. Interested applicants are requested to submit a letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, transcripts, three contacts for references and a portfolio that should reflect the requirements and preferences of the position description as posted and consist of 23 images (PDFs) of the applicant’s work (a minimum of 10 images) and ten images of student work to NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its staff. Marquette, MI is consistently named as one of the top 10 places in the nation for quality of life and raising a family.

This application requires that each portfolio image should be a single PDF file (not larger than 5MB) and should be placed in “Other Document”. All 23 “Other Document” attachments must be filled in order for the application to be completed! “Other Documents” should include both applicant’s work (a minimum of 10 images) and student work and should be identified as such on each file.

Application Information

Contact: Michael Cinelli, Director and Associate Dean
School of Art and Design
Northern Michigan University
Phone: 906-227-2194
Fax: 906-227-2276
Online App. Form: