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“Assistant Professor in Ceramics”

Published September 15, 2011

Assistant Professor in Ceramics Reopened, New Deadline!

Those who applied last call will still be considered. You do not need to reapply but you may submit new materials. Contact Jenni Evans at (801) 581-8677 or janine.evans@utah.edu

Full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Ceramics. The successful candidate can expect to teach a 3/2 course calendar per year. Candidates are expected to teach ceramic courses to undergraduate and graduate students and work independently with MFA candidates. Part of the course calendar may include 3D Foundations and graduate seminar.

Qualifications: Qualified candidates should have a terminal degree with an emphasis in ceramics. Teaching experience beyond graduate school preferred. Candidates should be well versed in contemporary art issues concerning ceramics and the larger art world. A strong portfolio should demonstrate a commitment to contemporary practice in ceramics. Application materials should indicate expertise in the fundamentals of ceramics, awareness of social and cultural context of ceramics, capability of engaging in experimental practices and interest in interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to teaching. Applicants should also be able to engage in discourse that addresses a wide range of materials, process, concept and content. Applicants should present an active exhibition record that demonstrates a high level of professional commitment. Interested candidates should send a letter of application addressing research and teaching interests, a CV, 20 images of rec! ent work and image list, two course syllabi, teaching philosophy and three letters of recommendation (under separate cover) to: Chair of Ceramic Search Committee, University of Utah, Department of Art and Art History, 375 S 1530 E RM 161, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0380. Application deadline 30 September 2011 for full consideration. Position begins 1 July 2012

Images: Maximum 20 images should be submitted on a CD-ROM (regular)

Image size should be saved at 72dpi at approx. 1024 pixels w x 768 pixels h

Images should be formatted as jpeg

Image files should not be larger than 3MB

Image files should be numbered and placed into one folder

Employer Information: The University of Utah is a Research University-Extensive public institution, which supports faculty research. The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a [strong or demonstrated] commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students. The University of Utah is fully committed to affirmative action and to its policies of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity in all programs, activities, and employment.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a person with a disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and status as a protected veteran. The University seeks to provide equal access for people with disabilities. Reasonable prior notice is needed to arrange accommodations. Evidence of practices not consistent with these p! olicies should be reported to: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD).

The Department of Art and Art History in the College of Fine Arts offers a BFA, MFA, 3D cross emphasis and minor in ceramics. The facilities are exceptional. A 6,200 sq ft wing with high ceilings and large windows, house large classrooms, studios and kiln area. Large gas and electric kilns, wheels, clay mixers and pugmill are just a few of the tools available. There is also a soda kiln, woodfire train and Raku kiln outdoors. The flagship of the state’s higher education system, the University of Utah is located in Salt Lake City, a diverse metropolitan community at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains offering a wide range of cultural and recreational activities. For more information, visit our web site www.art.utah.edu or call 801-581-8677.