Assistant Professor

Denton, TX
Dec 14, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Posting Origination:

Studio (136300)

College of Visual Arts and Design

Assistant Professor

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Teach all levels of ceramics in the undergraduate and graduate ceramics curriculum; emphasize critical decision making and execution throughout the creative process to positively affect the realizations of students' efforts in a wide variety of media and approaches, including traditional methods and emerging new material processes and expanded notions of ceramics practice. On-going, active participation within the ceramics graduate and undergraduate concentrations, and on institutional committees is expected, as is student advising. The standard course load is a 2/3.

The Ceramics concentration provides a comprehensive educational program designed to lay a solid foundation of basic skills and concepts, foster critical thinking, and inspire creativity so that each student may find his or her own aesthetic voice and develop a sustainable studio practice. The faculty has high intellectual and technical expectations of the students. Ceramics faculty members teach along with full time lecturers, adjuncts and teaching fellows who have diverse approaches to studio practice and critical discourse.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Minimum Qualifications:
MFA in studio art or other relevant terminal degree. An active exhibition record, combined with the ability to communicate within one's own disciplinary interest and across a broad range of contemporary and traditional ceramics practices, concepts and techniques.

Candidates should demonstrate successful college level teaching experience and a strong creative, professional and active record of exhibitions. Candidates must be able to instruct in all aspects of ceramics while maintaining an emphasis on a materials intensive approach to the mediums that integrate various styles from a historical and contemporary discourse. Working in a lecture/lab environment provides students with practical technical skills while engaging in critiques/discussions about contemporary art and craft processes. In addition, candidates must be able to effectively communicate contemporary issues in studio art and mentor advanced students with expanded technical and conceptual development.

Preferred Qualifications:
A minimum of two years university-level teaching experience after graduate school.

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Position Type:

Tenure Status:
Tenure Track

Appointment Basis:
9 Months

Pay Frequency:

Non-Tenured Appointment Term:
No Response

Closing Date:
Open Until Search Closed

Review of Applications Begins:

Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
Statement of Research Interests
Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Special Instructions to Applicants:
All applicants must apply both on line and submit a professional and student portfolio through Please submit with your application: letter of application, a statement of creative research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, CV, and the names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of 3 references. Through Slideroom, please submit: 20 examples of professional work and 15-20 examples of student work.


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