Assistant Professor of Glass/3D Arts, Art and Design

Nebraska, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 19, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description or Duties

The Department of Art & Design at the University of Nebraska at Kearney seeks energetic educators and collaborators to apply for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Glass/3D Arts to start in the fall of 2020. We seek an innovative artist and educator who has both a dedicated creative practice and experience teaching furnace glass blowing coupled with other techniques and approaches in the field of three-dimensional art. In addition to teaching 3 to 4 undergraduate glass and/or sculpting classes per semester, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing a safe and productive studio. This includes supervising work study students, ensuring safety measures are met, ordering necessary supplies, maintaining equipment, and completing technical repairs as necessary. This member of the department will work closely with the other 3D faculty to ensure a productive environment for all students. This position also includes service to the university by means of advising students, holding office hours, and participating in both departmental and campus-wide committees


Required Qualifications:

Candidates must hold an MFA in a 3D area.

Experience with furnace glass blowing.

The strongest candidates will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to creative teaching that speaks to and motivates undergraduates from diverse backgrounds.

Candidates must have the ability to engage students through a variety of three-dimensional materials and techniques such as, but not limited to woodworking, welding, carving, 3D printing and casting.

Candidates must be committed to their own professional growth through scholarship and research.


Preferred Qualifications:             

MFA in Glass

Teaching experience beyond graduate school.

Experience maintaining a glass studio.

Experience completing technical repairs.


HOW TO APPLY: To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials before review date March 12, 2021. Review For more information and to apply visit For more information about the position contact: Derrick Burbul;  . For more information about the online application process contact: 308-865-8516 or


SALARY AND BENEFITS:  With contingent offer of employment, the University of Nebraska will conduct an investigation of employment records, educational records, criminal records, and other records to verify the information provided in your application and/or any additional information you have provided is accurate.  Salaries at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are competitive.  The University provides a flexible benefits program at minimal cost to the employee. NuFlex benefit choices include a Medical Plan and Prescription Drug Program, Vision Care, Dental Plan, LTD, Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and Reimbursement Accounts for Health and Dependent Care.  The Employee and Dependent Scholarship program is also available to eligible employees.  Basic Retirement Plan options include TIAA and Fidelity.


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