job posting: Assistant Professor of Art – Ceramics @ University of Minnesota

UM Dept of Art

The University of Minnesota’s Department of Art in the College of Liberal Arts invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Art – Ceramics – Full-Time Tenure-Track (Job ID 332969) faculty position to begin fall semester 2020 (08/31/2020).

The Department of Art seeks an artist with contemporary ceramic arts expertise to join our renowned Sculpture and Ceramics practice area. We welcome artists whose cross-disciplinary skills will offer students a dynamic learning environment and a significant depth of competencies in traditional and non-traditional approaches to ceramic arts.

To learn more and apply, visit: University of Minnesota’s Find a Job site and search Job ID 332969


The Department of Art is committed to building an intellectually vibrant, culturally inclusive, and academically diverse community of exceptional faculty. The teaching load is two courses each semester and salary and benefits are highly competitive. Finalists will be eligible for travel-related expense reimbursement. Appointment at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor will depend on qualifications and experience consistent with collegiate and University policy. This is a 100% appointment distributed over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May).

job posting: Full-time Faculty, Ceramics @ Maryland Institute College of Art

Full-time appointment in Ceramics. The Ceramics Department of the Maryland Institute College of Art invites applications for this full-time faculty position with a multi-year renewable contract in a non-tenure institution beginning August 1, 2020.

We are committed to creating a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students and people of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Description:

The College seeks an accomplished and innovative artist engaged in ceramics and committed to inclusive pedagogy. The successful candidate will be passionate about the evolution and future of ceramics, have an appreciation of the dynamic nature of ceramics across genres, and an understanding of the field’s traditions.

The appointment will be in the Ceramics Department, which is devoted to pedagogy and research that builds technical skills within a framework of innovation, interdisciplinary research and critical inquiry. The successful candidate will have a strong background across all ceramic methodologies, and have the ability to integrate theoretical, material, practical and social issues into Ceramics studio pedagogy.

This faculty member will teach eighteen credits per year (three courses per semester) at an art school nationally known for its dedication to teaching excellence, a rigorous liberal arts curriculum and the importance of the fine arts and will be capable of teaching all levels of the undergraduate program, including MICA’s First Year Experience. The candidate MICA is a student-centered institution, and candidates must be able to successfully teach, mentor, and empower a diverse population of talented and deeply-engaged students.

In addition to teaching, all full-time faculty are expected to pursue research and/or professional engagements that contribute to the educational mission of the Department and College. Faculty are also required to meaningfully contribute in a variety of areas that include: all aspects of departmental operations and institutional governance including departmental management, advising, institutional and departmental committee service, and scheduled departmental and student activities. Some administrative experience will be valued.


  • Strong record of professional excellence as demonstrated by a portfolio of work and a record of exhibition or equivalent activity

  • Personal commitment to teaching on an undergraduate level using pedagogical approaches that are relevant and responsive to a student body that is rich in diversity across race, ethnicity, gender, and class and their intersections

  • Accomplished in a broad range of techniques in the ceramics medium

  • Capable of teaching at all levels of undergraduate education including MICA’s First Year Experience

  • Project management skills — the ability to coordinate community based projects, class-sized collaborative events, and/or research

  • Knowledgeable about contemporary art issues and theory and their relationship to broader social, cultural, economic, scientific, and technological contexts

  • Shows promise or proven ability to enrich the aims for diversity, equity, and justice of the Ceramics department and the College

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment, participating in advising, institutional and departmental committee service, and scheduled departmental and student activities

Highly valued but not required:

  • MFA/MAT degree

  • Three years of full-time teaching experience beyond graduate assistantships

  • A history of research engaged with cross-genre work, integrated arts education and social and/or community-based practice

  • Administrative experience

Additional Information:

Salary:  Commensurate with experience and college policy; excellent benefits package.

Apply:  The College will review applications as received.  Although materials received before November 8th, 2019 are best assured of receiving full consideration, the position will remain open until filled.  All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

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