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Assistant Professor of Art (Ceramics/Sculpture)

Position Deleted on 5/06/2012. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Terre Haute, IN
Faculty - Fine and Applied Arts - Art
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
Commensurate with experience USD Per Year
The Department of Art
The Department of Art at Indiana State University invites ceramicists/sculptors to submit applications for the tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Art. The Department of Art is a unit of the College of Arts & Sciences with 10 full-time faculty members, and a student population of over 200 majors enrolled in BFA, BS (studio and art education), BA with emphasis in art history, MFA and MA (studio) programs. The studio programs include Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture-Metals, and Sculpture-Wood/Studio Furniture. All the programs in the Department of Art are accredited by NASAD and NCA. The Department is proud of its well-equipped studio spaces and its multiple gallery facilities, including a modern professional primary gallery space.

Position: Assistant Professor of Art (Ceramics/Sculpture)

The Department of Art at Indiana State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor-Full-time Tenure-Track Position in ceramics/sculpture to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in ceramics and participate in the core curriculum program by teaching art fundamentals in 3-D design, sculpture, and/or art appreciation, as needed. The candidate should be knowledgeable in a wide range of ceramics processes and procedures. The successful applicant should be familiar with current trends in the field and have knowledge of the history of ceramics as well. In addition to undergraduate and graduate courses in ceramics, advising of undergraduates and mentoring of graduate students is expected. The successful candidate will also provide evidence of excellent teaching and demonstrated creative and/or scholarly research. Other expectations duties relate to include committee participation, service to the university and the professional community, and published research and/or juried creativity, and efforts to encourage community engagement.
An MFA in ceramics and record of successful teaching experience is required.

All applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter explaining their suitability for the position and a current vita. Please send a statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of reference, slides or a CD of creative work and the work of students to Alma Mary Anderson, Chairperson Ceramicist/Sculptor Search Committee, Department of Art, 108 Fine Arts Building, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana 47809. Finalists for the position will be required to submit original transcripts. Screening will begin on January 31, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. ISU is an AA/EEO employer. Indiana State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and conducts its recruitment and hiring based solely upon job-related qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or citizenship status.

Responsibilities: To teach a cross section of undergraduate and graduate courses in ceramics, and courses in sculpture commensurate with training and experience. The successful candidate will also teach 100-level courses in art appreciation and/or other courses as needed. Studio faculty are also expected to maintain the studio and to make sure all equipment is in working order. Faculty are also expected to advise undergraduate students, mentor graduate students and to serve on MFA advisory committees, and otherwise engage students in curricular and extra-curricular activity to enhance the institutional mission of experiential learning and community engagement. It is expected that the faculty will engage in an active program of creative research and assist with the development of departmental programs.

Required Education: M.F.A. degree with an emphasis in ceramics and a familiarity with other sculptural processes.

Required Skills: We seek faculty who value quality instruction, thrive in a collaborative environment of scholars, embrace experiential learning and community engagement in the educational experience, desire to mentor diverse students, and integrate multicultural content into their teaching.

Required Experience: Must have experience in teaching at the university level and present evidence of a developing record of creative and/or scholarly activity.

Preferred Skills: Familiarity with a wide range of techniques and processes in ceramics and additional experience in various approaches to sculpture. Should have an understanding of kiln functions and operation, clay bodies and ceramic glazes, and be familiar with current trends in the field and have a knowledge of the history of ceramics.

Preferred Experience: Experience in teaching at the university level and evidence of a developing creative and/or scholarly activity.
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