Saturday, May 30, 2015

Visiting Assistant Professor in Ceramics


Institution: East Tennessee State University
Location: Johnson City, TN
Category:
Faculty - Fine and Applied Arts - Art
Posted: 05/28/2015
Application Due: 06/29/2015
Type: Full Time


Job Summary/Basic Function: The Department of Art and Design at East Tennessee State University seeks applicants for a full-time, temporary position in the Ceramics area to teach all levels of undergraduate and graduate courses in Ceramics as well as possible other 3D related courses. This position is a one-year appointment.
Responsibilities will involve teaching a full load of three undergraduate courses including wheel and hand building (and other possible courses) each semester, along with graduate level and independent study courses. Supervision and management of ceramics facilities is expected. Other responsibilities include instructional related activities within the area, supervision of graduate teaching assistants, and modest service to the department.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to teach wheel-throwing, hand building, ceramic sculpture, advanced and graduate Ceramics, and possibly special topics courses.
Candidate's experience should include technical expertise in all aspects of the ceramics studio operation including gas-fired kilns, electric kilns, as well as assisting in necessary maintenance of studio equipment.

Minimum Qualifications:
MFA in Studio Art by August 15, 2015 with an emphasis in Ceramics, with at least one year university level teaching experience preferred (can be at Graduate/TA level). Evidence of continuing artistic accomplishment. Ability to teach wheel, hand building, and sculptural ceramics processes at all levels both undergraduate and graduate. Ability to run complex ceramics facility and equipment.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidate should have broad knowledge and appreciation in both traditional and contemporary ceramics as well as the technical and aesthetic approaches to working in clay. Two or more years teaching experience in Ceramics at the university level (beyond TA) preferred; solid knowledge of clay and glaze science; skills with various atmospheric firing processes including wood, soda and salt. Excellent exhibition record and continued evidence of artistic accomplishment.
Application Information
Contact: Human Resources
East Tennessee State University

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