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Assistant Professor, Fine Arts Ceramics

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Applications for this position must be submitted electronically by January 5, 2018. Application includes: a cover letter expressing interest in this position that describes qualifications and experience, current curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and statement of research philosophy. In addition, you must upload your evidence of teaching effectiveness as “Other Document”, a sample ceramics syllabus as “Other Document 2”, and links to portfolio of recent creative work and student work (15 images minimum for personal and student work) as “Other Document 3”. Also provide the names and contact information for three references. Three letters of recommendation will be required of candidates reaching the first round of interviews. If a terminal degree is in progress, the applicant must upload a letter as “Other Document 4” from the thesis advisor that states candidate's status toward degree. The Department of Art and Design offers a BFA in art education, fine arts studio, photography, and graphic design, and a BA in art history and visual arts. We focus on the development of skills and processes, concepts and contexts, critical thinking, and professional applications. We have an outstanding record of student success in all fields within Art and Design. Visit us at: http://artssciences.udayton.edu/artanddesign/.

Posting Details

POSTING NUMBER

Posting Number F00300P

POSITION INFORMATION

Working Title Assistant Professor, Fine Arts Ceramics
Tenure Status Tenure Track/Tenure
Benefit Status Full Benefits
Months Per Year 9
Proposed Start Date 08/16/2018

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Department Visual Arts - 2163

POSTING TEXT

University Summary

The Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Ceramics will:

1) teach 3 courses a term; 2) teach undergraduate ceramics studio courses from introductory through advanced levels including Ceramics I, Ceramics II Wheel-Throwing, Ceramics III, Advanced Investigations in Ceramics and Foundations courses primarily for majors; 3) maintain and manage the Ceramics studio 4) work with the Foundations and Fine Arts area and departmental faculty to provide academic leadership and administrative oversight of ceramics studio and curriculum; 5) maintain a strong professional research agenda 6) provide departmental service 7) advise and mentor students within the major.

The Department of Art and Design offers a BFA in art education, fine arts studio, photography, and graphic design, and a BA in art history and visual arts. We focus on the development of skills and processes, concepts and contexts, critical thinking, and professional applications. We have an outstanding record of student success in all fields within Art and Design. Visit us at: http://artssciences.udayton.edu/artanddesign/.

The University of Dayton is committed to the recruitment, hiring and promotion of outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community. In support of this commitment, the University is pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty. The dual career program serves as a resource and support system and is not intended to take the place of one’s own job search efforts. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective support system for your spouse. Information can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php

University Summary Information

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.

To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Minimum Qualifications
  • MFA in Ceramics coursework complete with advanced progress on thesis and nearing completion from an accredited institution.
  • Three years of college-level teaching experience in ceramics as instructor of record.  
  • Record of an emerging scholarly or creative research agenda with an active professional exhibition record.
  • Expressed interest in curriculum development.
  • Expertise in wheel throwing, hand-building, high and low fire processes, clay and glaze formulations, kiln firing techniques and maintenance, and related safety procedures.  * Broad knowledge of the historical development of contemporary issues in the practice of ceramics.  
  • Conversant with and able to teach both functional and sculptural approaches to ceramics.
  • Demonstrated ability to model excellence in teaching, to foster a stimulating classroom environment, and to challenge students in creative ways.
  • Demonstrated successful experience maintaining and managing a ceramics facility.
  • Demonstrated excellence in written communication skills.
  • Articulated commitment to working successfully with a diverse, multi-cultural student body.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrate a vision for the future of ceramics education.
  • Successful experience developing a ceramics curriculum.
  • Research emphasis in wheel-thrown processes.  
  • Willingness to engage in innovative practices in the teaching of Foundations courses.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing a quality education with a student-centered philosophy.
  • Demonstrated effective course and classroom management skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to socially and/or culturally diverse communities within and/or outside of a university community.
  • Experience mentoring and working with students.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Willingness to engage with Catholic and Marianist educational values.
Number of Positions Available 1
Application Review Date
Closing Date 01/05/2018
Open until filled?
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications for this position must be submitted electronically by January 5, 2018.

Application includes: a cover letter expressing interest in this position that describes qualifications and experience, current curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and statement of research philosophy. In addition, you must upload your evidence of teaching effectiveness as “Other Document”, a sample ceramics syllabus as “Other Document 2”, and links to portfolio of recent creative work and student work (15 images minimum for personal and student work) as “Other Document 3”. Also provide the names and contact information for three references. Three letters of recommendation will be required of candidates reaching the first round of interviews. If a terminal degree is in progress, the applicant must upload a letter as “Other Document 4” from the thesis advisor that states candidate’s status toward degree.

The Department of Art and Design offers a BFA in art education, fine arts studio, photography, and graphic design, and a BA in art history and visual arts. We focus on the development of skills and processes, concepts and contexts, critical thinking, and professional applications. We have an outstanding record of student success in all fields within Art and Design. Visit us at: http://artssciences.udayton.edu/artanddesign/.

Primary Contact for this Position Emily Sullivan Smith

Posting Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Other Document
  5. Other Document 2
  6. Other Document 3
  7. Transcripts
  8. List of References
  9. Statement of Research
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 4