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Assistant Professor of Visual Arts (Ceramics and Sculpture)

Eckerd College
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Posted Date
Aug 29, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor of Visual Arts (Ceramics and Sculpture), tenure-track
position, to start in Fall 2023.
Candidates will have an MFA and specialize in ceramics. The ideal candidate will be an
innovative program builder who will employ inclusive pedagogies, forge interdisciplinary
relationships, and thrive in a liberal arts environment. Hand-building, throwing,
sculpture, glaze chemistry and kiln-building are required as students utilize all building
techniques, make their own clay and glazes and fire their own work.
The ceramics facility in the Nielsen Center for Visual Arts features an outdoor kiln area,
with ten kilns.  This includes electric, gas, anagama, raku, cross-draft hybrid wood/gas
soda, and downdraft salt kilns. The indoor area boasts a Soldner clay mixer, Shimpo
de-airing pug mill, large Shimpo ball mill, Bailley slab roller, Bailley pneumatic extruder,
sandblaster, 16 Shimpo whisper wheels, and a fully dedicated glazing area. Given the
specialized equipment, knowledge of the above firing techniques, mechanical
knowledge and the ability to keep equipment maintained and in good repair is
essential.  Candidates must also be able to lift 50 lbs.
 Preferential consideration will be given to candidates who can also teach other
sculptural media in an adjacent facility for metalwork (including plasma cutting), welding
(arc, MIG and oxy-acetylene), casting, woodworking, 3D printing, and installation.
Preference also for those who can offer a critique and theory-based course in which
students work independently in a variety of media, and/or ability to occasionally team-
teach an introductory course in Interdisciplinary Arts.
 The successful candidate will teach seven courses per academic year (3-1-3) in a
broad-based, liberal arts curriculum for majors and non-majors. Participation in an
interdisciplinary, values-oriented general education program is required, including a
regular rotation in the two-semester first-year program. A desire to teach in study
abroad programs would be a plus. Candidates should have an active exhibition record
and a demonstrated background of teaching excellence.
Eckerd College, the only independent national liberal arts college in Florida, has a
tradition of innovative education and teaching/mentoring excellence.
Submit a letter of application, vita, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching
philosophy, diversity statement, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, contact
information for three references so that letters of recommendation can be
requested, and a url link to a portfolio with 20 examples of personal work (with
descriptions of media and date), as well as a url link to a portfolio with 10-15 examples
of student work. (If you do not have a link(s) for student work you may upload as
PDF(s), max file size 5MB), via
Applications must be complete by October 28, 2022.  Inquiries may be sent to Prof.
Arthur Skinner, at 

Employment will require a successful background check.
 Eckerd College is committed to fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and
an inclusive campus community. Eckerd is an equal opportunity employer and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender
identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected
by law. Eckerd College is especially interested in attracting candidates from historically
underrepresented groups.

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