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Dale Chihuly Endowed Chair of Glass, Assistant or Associate Professor level

School of Art + Art History + Design, University of Washington
University of Washington, Seattle
commensurate with experience and qualifications
Posted Date
Sep 15, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The School of Art + Art History + Design at the University of Washington welcomes applications for the Dale Chihuly Endowed Chair of Glass. This is a 100% full-time tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level, OR tenure track or tenured position at the Associate Professor level, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position is scheduled to start in September 2023 and has a nine-month service period. This position will also serve as chair of our multifaceted glass concentration within the 3D4M program.

As per the University of Washington’s Diversity Blueprint, the institution prioritizes attracting and retaining a diverse faculty that reflects our diverse student population. Faculty in UW’s School of Art + Art History + Design provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary visual art education to a highly diverse student population, on a campus with more than 60,000 students, including 31% first-generation college students, over 30% Pell Grant-eligible students, and over 31,000 faculty and staff from over 70 countries across its three campuses. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.

The 3D4M program at the University of Washington is a consortium of glass, ceramics, and sculpture. The mission of 3D4M is to explore interdisciplinary exchanges that revolve around material study, concept and critical dialog in a dynamic studio-based environment that reflects and supports the nature of contemporary art in the context of a leading research 1 university.

The 3D4M community participates in collaborative and innovative engagements at all levels of research and teaching, both graduate and undergraduate, art majors and non-art majors. The candidate will be expected to teach at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate 3D4M/Glass Program. 

The successful candidate will be expected to actively promote and maintain interdisciplinary initiatives and collaboration and support the department’s commitment to strengthening a learning environment that respects and empowers the expressed diversity of individual students and community.

The program encourages its faculty to work in transformative ways that are inclusive of other disciplines with interest and knowledge of emerging materials, technology and theory. This position will be expected to manage personnel and cultivate effective organization and communication.

3D4M values an enriched studio experience where the facilities, curriculum and technical staff are coordinated and shared between glass, sculpture and ceramics. The successful candidate will be expected to join us in building upon the UW glass program and to assist with the program's direction and vision forward. Our glass facility and technical staff support and maintains areas of focus in kiln glass, hot glass, and lamp-working, with additional sandblasting and full cold shop.

The successful candidate will be expected to oversee significant studio facilities and related course curriculum in the glass field, with a contemporary outlook and a focus on broader cultural questions in contemporary art, social realms and/or the world we live in.

For more information about the School of Art + Art History + Design and the 3D4M program, please visit


Applicants must have a minimum of a Master's degree or (foreign equivalent) or a bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent) plus five years of progressive, postbaccalaureate professional experience as an artist working in glass. We seek a candidate with a distinguished studio practice, teaching expertise, connectivity and contribution to the glass and contemporary art community.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should provide a letter of interest, artist statement, CV, three references, 20 images of current work, and a diversity statement.

Priority will be given to applications received by November 1, 2022.

Information or questions may be sent to Professor Amie McNeel, Search Committee Chair

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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Disability Services

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under Washington State Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, University of Washington (UW) workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit

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