Tuesday, March 22, 2022

UNCA job posting Ceramics Lecturer

 UNCA looking for lecturer in Ceramics. Job posting below. 


Posting Details

Position Information

Posting NumberF0122
DepartmentArt & Art History: Two Year Lecturer in Ceramics
Tenure StatusNon Tenure Track
Position Summary
Lecturer in Ceramics

The Department of Art & Art History at the University of North Carolina Asheville invites applications for a Lecturer in Ceramics, to begin Fall 2022. We invite candidates to apply who are seeking a faculty position at a liberal arts institution with a strong desire to provide excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. Applicants must hold an MFA in Ceramics, and specialize in wheel-thrown functional and decorative ceramics, glaze calculation, slip casting and kiln operation and maintenance as our curriculum prides itself on teaching students how to be practitioners beyond what the University facilities provides. The Lecturer will rotate teaching all levels (I-IV) of undergraduate ceramics courses, three-dimensional design and the BFA senior capstone course. This position requires knowledge and willingness to co-manage the high studio demands that is required of the Ceramics concentration.

UNC Asheville is a leading public liberal arts institution with a deep commitment to teaching. It is the designated liberal arts university of the UNC system and is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. The faculty at UNC Asheville teach across our required interdisciplinary Liberal Arts Core (LAC) curriculum, in courses that include first-year seminars; diversity intensive courses; courses that engage scientific perspectives, the intersection of arts and ideas, and a central component of the curriculum—our Humanities Program.

Furthermore, UNCA has been and continues to be a national leader in undergraduate research. Over 60% of our students graduate each year having been engaged in this important learning experience and the University embraces the mentoring of undergraduate research as one of the highest forms of teaching. This commitment makes it essential for all faculty to be engaged in the current trends of their disciplines and this is demonstrated in the outstanding research and scholarship produced by the faculty.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach 3 courses (12 contact hours) per semester, engage in service to the institution, the community and the profession, and work with our students in some area of the discipline specific to their expertise. Individuals with a passion for undergraduate teaching and interest in a career at an institution focused on the liberal arts are strongly encouraged to apply.

UNCA is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic and educational community, welcoming and supportive of faculty and staff from all racial, ethnic, economic, religious, gender, and gender-identity backgrounds. We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds and interests align with this commitment. The successful candidate will be excited to engage a diverse community of learners, including first-generation college students and students from under-represented groups and/or under-resourced high schools, through varied, innovative, and student-focused pedagogies. UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.

The successful candidate will have extensive mentorship, and support for the development of their pedagogy and scholarship. The term of appointment is 2 years. Following this term, the Lecturer may be offered a renewed or extended contract or a tenure-track position in the Department.

Applicants should submit the following electronically at https://jobs.unca.edu:

● Cover Letter addressing your interest in this position, why you are a fit for our undergraduate institution, a description of your creative and scholarly interests, and the ways in which you engage or contribute to the evolution of your discipline.
● Curriculum Vitae
● Recent Samples of Scholarship: 15-20 images of your
professional/research work, identified with title, date, medium and dimensions
● Teaching Philosophy: 1-2 pages describing your approach to teaching undergraduates at a liberal arts university.
● Diversity Statement: 1-2 pages describing: (a) your experience in advancing diversity in teaching, scholarship and/or service; (b) examples of demonstrated leadership potential in the area of equity and inclusion; and © your understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusion to the mission of a liberal arts university.
● References: Names and contact information for three references from whom we will request letters of reference to be sent separately if needed. These references should address your written, verbal and interpersonal skills; ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students; and potential to develop and maintain a successful research program and working studio.

Review of applications will begin April 15 and continue until the position is filled.
Inquiries only should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Megan Wolfe (mwolfe@unca.edu).

QualificationsMFA in Ceramics
Months per Year9 months
DivisionAcademic Affairs
DepartmentArt and Art History
Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions Summary
Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned.

Applications for this position should be submitted electronically at https://jobs.unca.edu. The applicant will enter information into the application system which will automatically request three letters of reference to be sent separately and confidentially that speaks to the candidate’s writing and interpersonal skills and ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students. Please, do not submit reference letters directly to the search chair.

Review of applications will begin April 15th, 2022.

Inquiries only may be directed to Search Committee Chair, Megan Wolfe (mwolfe@unca.edu). Please do not submit any materials to this email address. All application materials, including letters submitted separately by references or portfolio services, must be uploaded via the application portal.

Posting date03/17/2022
Close date
Open Until FilledYes
Anticipated Start Date

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. If you have experience at a liberal arts institution, please indicate in what capacity (student, graduate student, post-doctoral researcher, faculty member, administrator, staff).

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • UNC Asheville website
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • LinkedIn
    • HERC
    • NC Works Online (formerly Employment Security)
    • UNC System website (northcarolina.edu)
    • Twitter
    • Circa (formerly Local Job Network)
    • NorthCarolinaDiversity.com
    • Handshake
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Recent Sample of Scholarship
  5. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Other Documents

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