The University of Oregon’s Department of Art is
accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Ceramics.
This position is at the rank of Assistant Professor and the salary will
be commensurate with experience. Start date is September 2017.

We are seeking a colleague with a dynamic approach to creative practice
and pedagogy that will contribute to an established and progressive art
department. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge and experience in
teaching a range of traditional, experimental, and extended forms within
the field of Ceramics. The successful candidate will possess a broad
knowledge of scholarship, including critical histories and theories
related to Ceramics and the field of craft within the larger context of
contemporary art. The competitive applicant should have a research and
creative practice that is grounded in Ceramics, with fluency in
interdisciplinary and experimental approaches. The candidate will
exhibit an ambitious professional record that indicates a commitment to a
sustained and evolving creative practice. The candidate must be able to
work cooperatively with diverse faculty and student populations. This
position requires experience in teaching beyond graduate school, a MFA
or equivalent degree, and an active professional practice.

Primary Responsibilities:
Primary teaching responsibilities will be focused in Ceramics with
opportunities for teaching across media areas, including graduate
seminars, advanced studios, and foundations. All of the Department of
Art faculty contribute to the interdisciplinary graduate program. The
University of Oregon operates on a system of three, 10-week quarters
with 1 additional week for final exams. Faculty in the Department of Art
have a teaching load of five courses per year. The candidate will work
collaboratively with another Ceramics faculty member to oversee the
Ceramics area, which includes curriculum and facilities development, and
the supervision of a 1.0 FTE lab technician, student employees
(undergraduate and graduate), and nontenure-track faculty. Service
responsibilities include various departmental and school committees, as
well as student advising and participation in shared governance. The
candidate will be expected to maintain an ambitious professional record
that indicates a commitment to a sustained and developing creative

The Ceramics area (http://art.uoregon.edu/ceramics)
has a dedicated studio technician who supports a broad-based,
technically comprehensive facility. The area resources extend through
the department and School of Architecture and Allied Arts to include
laser cutters, 3D printers, CNC routers, multiple wood shops, metal
shops, a plastics shop, a motion capture lab, physical computing shop,
printing services and computing labs. The University of Oregon supports
faculty by providing a dedicated studio space and a fund for
professional development. Additionally, the Pacific Northwest and the
state of Oregon have a vibrant range of accessible funding,
opportunities, and resources for artists.

The Department:

Situated within a nationally recognized research institution, the
Department of Art attracts students and faculty who value the study of
studio art in the context of a larger intellectual and critical
environment. Our curriculum reflects a diverse and fluid set of creative
practices and critical methodologies. Students engage broad and
interdisciplinary approaches, as well as depth within specific media and
practices. A robust visiting lecture series, bringing 10-15 artists,
critics and curators to campus each year, complements the curriculum.
Nationally and internationally active, the faculty thrive on making
connections between their individual studio practices and teaching.
While we have diverse backgrounds, philosophies and approaches, we have a
strong commitment to a collective mission and a shared governance

The Department of Art (http://art.uoregon.edu/)
is one of the two largest departments within the School of Architecture
and Allied Arts (A&AA), which also includes Architecture, the
History of Art and Architecture, Arts Administration, Product Design,
Landscape Architecture, Historic Preservation, and Planning, Public
Policy and Management. With roughly 500 undergraduates and 30 graduate
students, the Department of Art offers BA/BS, BFA and MFA degrees; the
curriculum encompasses ceramics, art & technology (print media,
animation, video and interactivity), fibers, jewelry and metals,
painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. The
Department includes 20 tenure-track faculty and 12 Career Instructors.

The University and Community:
The University of Oregon is an AAU Research I institution and has over
24,000 undergraduate students and approximately 4,000 graduate students.
The UO is known for its spirit of cooperation and collaboration, and
for its ability to provide a variety of personal and professional
opportunities that enrich the academic community. The University
actively supports an institutional commitment to diversity and
multiculturalism. Through this search, the Department of Art seeks to
further this commitment and strongly encourages applications from women
and underrepresented groups.
The University of Oregon is located in
Eugene, Oregon’s second largest city. Located 110 miles south of
Portland, the Eugene metro area (pop. 216,000) is in a region noted for
its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment. Within
only an hour’s drive are ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high
desert, and the Cascade and Coast mountain ranges.

Application Deadline:
Review of applications will begin February 3, 2017. While the position
will remain open until filled, please submit application materials by
February 3, 2017 to ensure consideration. No incomplete applications
will be reviewed.

A complete application must
include a cover letter outlining specific interests and qualifications, a
CV that includes activities related to one’s art practice and teaching
(i.e. courses taught, service, etc.), an artist statement, a teaching
philosophy, 20 images of he candidate’s own work, 10 images of student
work, and an image identification information describing the title,
size, media, date work was completed and project details, and in the
case of student work, include the course title. A list of three
references must be submitted at this time, with the possibility that
reference letters and syllabi may be requested at a later date.

To apply, go to: http://careers.uoregon.edu/…/5…/assistant-professor-ceramics

EO/A/ADA institution committed to cultural diversity. The University
encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate
on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability