job posting: Assistant Professor of Ceramics at the University of Oregon

Position:
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.


Qualifications:
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
practice.

Resources:
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
model.

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.

Application:
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
status

job posting: Assistant Professor position in Ceramics

The Department of Art at the State University of New York at Oswego
announces the opening of a tenure track Assistant Professor position in
Ceramics beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Find the official posting here: https://oswego.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=A5E3E31705F4153816E1A02FE7EC1500?JOBID=75517

Review Date: Review of applications will begin January 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Date of Appointment: August 2017

job posting: Assistant Professor Ceramics and Sculpture – Eastern Oregon University

Eastern Oregon University seeks a uniquely qualified, creative individual to
teach a broad range of courses in ceramics and sculpture. The ideal
candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach introductory,
intermediate, and advanced sculpture and ceramics courses, as well as
mentor majors within the capstone sequence. The Art Department at
Eastern Oregon University is a small, interdisciplinary and close-knit
program housed within the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition to
teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate will maintain an
active studio practice, oversee the 3-D studios, participate in
departmental activities, committee service to the institution, and
academic advising. This is a full-time tenure track appointment at the
rank of Assistant Professor. This position will begin fall of 2016.

Find the official posting here: https://eou.peopleadmin.com/postings/905
Find information about the EOU Ceramics program here: https://www.eou.edu/art/studio-emphasis/ceramics/

job posting: Assistant Professor Position in Art (Ceramics)

San
Francisco State University, School of Art seeks applicants for a
tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Ceramics beginning August
2016. MFA in Art with an emphasis in ceramics required. Salary
commensurate with qualifications.

Position title:

Assistant Professor Position in Art (Ceramics)

Start date:

August 2016

Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The CSU provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Position Summary

The position is in the School of Art at San Francisco State
University. SF State is a member of the California State University
system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and
graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of
scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in
instruction and intellectual accomplishment. The School of Art is
focused on developing socially engaged art practitioners, art
historians, and arts professionals whose individual and collective
efforts contribute to personal and intellectual growth, as well as
community-building and cultural production.

The position is focused on the discipline of ceramics as a socially
engaged practice that can manifest in many forms including ceramic
sculpture and/or installation, functional vessels, performance, or forms
that encompass some or all of these.

The position includes a full-time faculty workload per the Collective
Bargaining Agreement between the California State University and the
California Faculty Association. The workload primarily includes teaching
assigned undergraduate courses in Art and MFA seminars, conducting an
active ongoing scholarship program of creative work and exhibition which
advances knowledge in the field of one’s specialty. The teaching
assignments will be in existing ceramics courses in hand-building
foundations, wheel throwing, ceramic sculpture, glaze calculations, mold
making, kiln building, soda/pit firing, as well as courses in emerging
technologies in the field (to be developed). Graduate courses include
interdisciplinary critique seminars and special topic graduate studios
(to be developed). The scholarship may address a range of topics in the
areas of ones expertise.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assist
in maintaining and supervising two ceramics facilities, productive
participation on departmental, college, and university-wide committees;
mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students; holding
regular office hours; curriculum development and improvement,
particularly with regard to student learning outcomes; and remaining
current in both subject area and teaching methodologies.

Essential Job Tasks

  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, lecture and discussion
    materials, readings and assignments, assessments, and learning
    resources.
  • Prepare and deliver effective lectures to undergraduate and graduate
    students on topics such as glaze surface, kiln building and design,
    atmospheric firings and graduate seminars in Art.
  • Initiate, moderate, and facilitate classroom discussions.
  • Evaluate and grade students’ class work, assignments, papers, etc. in a timely manner.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations or other learning assessments.
  • Maintain student grades and other required records or reporting materials.
  • Guide and supervise department technicians in support of safe, clean studio facilities and equipment.
  • Conduct research in one’s field of interest and present
    documentation of an high level of activity associated with being a
    professional, working artist on a national and international level in
    significant institutions, and selections into collections, publication,
    and professional conferences.
  • Stay current on developments in the discipline by reading new
    literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional
    conferences.
  • Plan, evaluate and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
  • Hold regularly-scheduled office hours for the purpose of advising and assisting students.
  • Actively participate on assigned committees in accordance with department or College needs, and SF State’s strategic vision.
  • Supervise student laboratory work, graduate and undergraduate
    assistants, and assist with studio maintenance and supervision of the
    ceramics facilities at the main SFSU, and Romberg Tiburon campuses.
  • Additional duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Abilities

    • Terminal degree MFA in Art, with an emphasis in Ceramics, required.
    • 1-2 years of undergraduate teaching experience with a large, diverse student body or in a multicultural setting, required.
    • Minimum of one-year experience in the management of a ceramics
      facility preferred including heavy equipment operation, gas and electric
      kilns, and glaze chemistry lab.
    • Possess a broad knowledge of traditional and contemporary theory and
      practices in ceramics, and a capacity for exploring new directions in
      the discipline.
    • Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum design, instruction of individual and groups and learning assessment.
    • Planning and organizing skills sufficient to ensure implementation of assigned curriculum.
    • Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum design,
      instruction of individuals and groups, and the assessment of learning.
    • Planning and organizing skills sufficient to ensure implementation
      of the assigned curriculum, job duties, and established expectations.
    • Oral and written communication skills in the English language at a
      level that comprehends and conveys information to and from students,
      colleagues, and others in an effective manner.
    • Awareness and engagement with critical concerns in the discipline and capacity to continue to produce original creative works.
    • Interpersonal orientation that encourages productive interactions
      with students, colleagues, and other campus stakeholders and promotes
      collegiality in department, college and university contexts.
    • Application process

      Submit letter of intent/interest, a current CV, 20 images of recent
      personal work, 20 images of student work, statement of teaching
      philosophy and names and contact information for three professional
      references. Letters of recommendation may be requested at a later date.
      Submit all materials online at, https://sfsu.submittable.com/submit
      by January 8, 2016. Late applications will not be reviewed. Questions
      concerning the position should be submitted to Gail Dawson, Director,
      School of Art, artsrch@sfsu.edu
      San Francisco State University is a member of the California State
      University system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000
      undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote
      appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through
      excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. SFSU faculty
      are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional
      achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative
      work.
      San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a
      strong commitment to diversity. We welcome applicants of all ethnic,
      racial and gender identities, sexual orientations as well as people with
      disabilities. We particularly encourage those who may be from
      historically underrepresented groups.
      A background check (including a criminal records check) must be
      completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position
      with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check
      may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment
      of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
      Questions regarding this position should be emailed to artsrch@sfsu.edu. No phone calls please.

      https://sites7.sfsu.edu/art/pages/tenure-track-positions

    job posting: Assistant Professor of Ceramics – Georgia State University

    The Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design at Georgia State
    University seeks applicants for a full-time tenure track position in
    Ceramics at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2016.
    Pending budgetary approval, salary is dependent upon a candidate’s
    professional and academic experience and accomplishments. We seek an
    exceptional artist and educator who will join our team of vibrant,
    creative professionals that includes 30+ full-time faculty in art,
    design, and art history serving over 1000 art & design majors across
    nine separate disciplines. Screening of applications will begin October
    15, 2015 and will continue until position is filled. (Any applications
    received after the deadline will only be reviewed in the event there are
    no viable candidates in the first round)

    Position Summary

    We seek a candidate who is an outstanding artist and an enthusiastic
    educator, with a strong desire to enhance the program and to foster
    excellence in our students. The successful candidate should demonstrate a
    commitment to excellence in research, program/curriculum planning and
    development, and must value working with diverse student populations and
    cultural perspectives in teaching and research.

    Necessary Qualifications: MFA in ceramics by the time of appointment;
    ability to teach hand building and throwing techniques; professional
    work that reflects a high level of technical ability and an
    understanding of and interest in contemporary issues in the field of
    ceramics and/or the broader field of art; a research and/or exhibition
    record reflecting a commitment to professional development appropriate
    to a tenure track position.

    Preferred Qualifications: evidence of quality teaching at the
    university level; ability to fire and maintain gas and electric kilns;
    knowledge of glaze technology appropriate for instructing undergraduate
    and graduate students; good writing and speaking skills; interest in and
    ability to utilize new and emerging digital technologies in the field.

    Georgia State University is an EEO/AA employer. Employment is contingent upon background verification.

    Application Process: Please email as a single PDF document a letter
    of application, current vita, artist statement, teaching philosophy,
    sample syllabi, names of three professional references (phone numbers
    and e-mail), 20 labeled images of personal work and 20 labeled images of
    student work to wsadrecruiting@gsu.edu .

    For further information about the position, contact Search Chair, Associate Professor Christina West at christinawest@gsu.edu.