Herron School of Art and Design seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant/associate professor in Studio Art (Ceramics) with the potential to take a leading role in an established program. The position will begin August 1, 2020.
The successful candidate must have experience in sculptural and wheel-throwing processes, demonstrated knowledge of clay and glaze and experience firing electric and gas kilns, as well as in one or more of the following areas: digital 3-D software and output methods, kiln formed glass or other craft-based practices, installation, performance, and/or design. Applicants should have a strong ability to teach with ceramics as a creative and integrative practice and should be able to contribute to shared or intersecting areas of expertise in other areas of the school and campus.
Herron School of Art and Design views Ceramics as an evolving creative practice that transcends traditional disciplinary and media boundaries. Students in the program employ both traditional processes and an array of emerging and innovative approaches including digital and time-based applications. They create content with the intent of conveying specific meaning and messages while developing skills for professional practice in the arts, education, and industry.
Minimum qualification for Tenure Track position:
MFA with Studio Art emphasis in Ceramics and demonstrated professional achievement in the field
Two years full-time college level teaching experience in Ceramics, Sculpture or 3D Studio Art or professional experience directly relevant to the position
Evidence of in-depth experience in hand-building, sculptural, and wheel throwing processes
Substantial experience in one or more of the following areas: practices that explore contemporary craft, public art, social practices, installation, performance, digital ceramics, and/or other emerging practices.
Thorough knowledge of clay, glaze, and kiln technology
Ability to teach ceramics as a creative and integrative practice that spans multiple media, at undergraduate and graduate levels
Solid understanding of the history of ceramics, crafts, and the arts
Interest in contributing to shared or intersecting areas of practice throughout the Herron School of Art and Design and across the IUPUI campus
Ability to collaborate with faculty and staff in service to the program, the school, and the university
Established record which could include exhibitions, publications, commissioned or contracted work, professional design work, or professional-level applications of art or design in non-traditional settings
Experience with civic engagement and potential for developing curriculum working with organizations, businesses, and community partners
Department Contact for Questions:
Individuals who require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process should notify the Laura Kernodle (email@example.com), well in advance.
OAA #: IN-HERR-HERR19004
Appointment Status: Tenure Track
Internal Number: 8689
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