3D Lecturer/Technician in Ceramics
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Department of Art & Art History is seeking applicants for a full-time Lecturer and Technician in Ceramics. The typical work load assignment for this lecturer position is a 2/2 course load which includes Ceramics Wheel 1 and 2, Handbuilding and 3D Foundations. This position may, at times, be assigned to teach advanced Ceramics, Glaze Technology and beginning level Sculpture courses. The candidate is expected to have an understanding of interdisciplinary trends in contemporary ceramics. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the person in this position will manage a comprehensive ceramics studio including budget and purchasing, equipment & kiln firing/maintenance/safety and coordination of work-study students.
Minimum Education/Experience Requirements
UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned masters and/or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.
Department Preferred Education, Skills and Training Experience
MFA is preferred. Experience in glaze/materials, kiln building, mold making and ceramic and digital fabrication design are valued. While Lecturers are not evaluated on research practice, a record of studio accomplishment and active research agenda is highly valued. We seek to reflect the current diversity of our campus in our faculty. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Description of Work
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Non-Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate teaching goals. Teaching – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, and grading student work.
Application Schedule & Requirements
Screening will begin in early February 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants are required to complete an electronic application.
In addition to a letter of interest, applicants should address their ability to contribute to the University's diversity initiatives in a separate statement, which includes working with a diverse student population. (see Diversity Information below)
For electronic application instructions please go to jobs.uncc.edu; the Position Designation is Faculty; and the Position Number is 005029. Please prepare each of the following documents to be submitted and uploaded individually:
1) A Letter of Interest;
2) Diversity Statement;
3) Curriculum Vitae;
4) Research Statement that addresses the current trajectory of your work;
5) Teaching Philosophy that addresses evidence of teaching effectiveness;
6) Online URL with 20 images of personal work w/image list;
7) Portfolio of 20 samples of student work w/image list;
8) Unofficial Graduate Transcripts;
9) Contact information for three references.
Please note that applicants will be subject to a criminal background check, and materials will not be returned.
UNC Charlotte is an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. Therefore, we celebrate diversity that includes, but is not limited to ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. For more information about our commitment to diversity, please see advance.uncc.edu.
About the College and Department
The Department of Art & Art History is one of five units housed in the College of Arts + Architecture, which includes Dance, Music, Theatre, and the School of Architecture. The Department is accredited by NASAD, consists of 30 full-time faculty and 350 art students. The Department offers a BFA in 9 studio concentration areas; Art Education, Ceramics, Digital Media, Fibers, Illustration, Painting, Print Media, Photography, Sculpture, and the BFA in Graphic Design. In addition to the BFA degrees, it offers a BA in Art History, BA in Art and a minor in Art History. For more information, see coaa.uncc.edu.
About the University
UNC Charlotte is categorized as a doctoral-granting institution with higher research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Located in one of the nation’s fastest growing metropolitan areas, the University is approximately 10 miles from uptown on an expanding modern campus. It is part of one of the oldest public university systems in the US and offers approximately 29,000 culturally diverse students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. For more information about the university, please see https://www.uncc.edu/