Job Title: Visiting Assistant Professor in Ceramics/Foundations
Location: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
The Department of Art has more than 360 majors in the areas of Art History, Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Photo, Printmaking, Sculpture and Visual Design. The department offers the following degrees: B.A. in Studio Art, B.A. in Art History, B.F.A. in Studio Art, B.F.A. in Art Education and M.F.A. in Studio Art. The faculty is made up of 12 tenured and tenure track faculty, 5 non-tenure track faculty, 3 part-time adjuncts and 2 full-time support staff.
Major Medical Insurance, Group Life Insurance, Delta Dental Insurance, CAN Long Term Care, Long Term Disability Insurance, TIAA/CREF and/or Fidelity, Social Security. Matching contribution by the university.
Posted Date: 1/22/2011
Annual Salary: $45,000
Start date: Aug. 15, 2011
Description: The University of Arkansas is seeking an active studio artist and teacher in the field of ceramics for a non-tenure track position, with the possibility of renewal. Applicants should have a strong commitment to an expanded definition of ceramics, embracing contemporary and traditional techniques from utilitarian pottery to conceptual installation. Applicant should also have a strong background in three-dimensional design and an interest in curriculum development.
- MFA degree with demonstrated professional achievement in the field of Ceramics
- College teaching experience
- Broad knowledge of historical and contemporary aspects of ceramics, art, and theory
- Experience in most ceramic techniques including wheel, hand building, and mold making/slip casting
- Experience in three dimensional design techniques including woodshop and mixed media building processes
- Knowledge of low to high-fire materials and firing of electric, gas, and atmospheric kilns
- Commitment to community outreach and student mentoring
Job Duties: Teach two classes per-semester, supervise graduate students and adjunct faculty teaching three-dimensional design courses, work with graduate students and advanced ceramics students, manage ceramics studio and equipment, including supervising graduate assistants, and maintain an active research record.
Where To Apply? Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, artist’s statement, statement of teaching philosophy, list of 5 professional references w/address, phone, email, 20 images of professional work, 20 images of students’ work (all images should be a maximum of 1024 X 768 pixels, RGB, 72 dpi, jpeg), image identification list indicating each image's description and/or title, dimensions, medium, and date in corresponding numbering to presentation. (Any digital video work should be submitted as QuickTime files.) All materials should be submitted on a CD or DVD and formatted for Macintosh. Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope if you wish the materials to be returned.
Deadline: March 1, 2011 or until position is filled.
Materials should be sent to:
Jeannie Hulen, Chair,
Department of Art
116 FNAR Center
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants are subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act and must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.