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University of Guam
Mangilao, Guam
Assistant Professor Associate Professor $47,368 - $96,218 Per Academic Year $52,444 - $105,886
Date posted
Jan 16, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Other Arts
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


Application deadline date is February 28, 2024 (Chamorro Standard Time/UTC+10) when review of received applications will begin.

(Note to applicants in the mainland United States: Please be advised that Guam is a day ahead of the mainland United States.)

For further information about the University of Guam, visit our Web Site at General information about Guam is available at For local newspapers, The Pacific Daily News is available at and The Guam Daily Post is available at


The University of Guam is looking for an individual who is interested in new challenges and opportunities for professional and personal growth. This position calls for someone who is self-motivated and adaptable, intelligent, possesses a global vision and who is interested in working in a dynamic, multicultural institution.


UOG is located in the picturesque village of Mangilao, Guam. The ocean view campus is located in the center of the island with population of 10,000. The department offers a B.A. in 2-D Visual Art with concentrations in Ceramics, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture. In addition, Graphic Design, Digital Imaging and Photography courses are also offered under the UOG fine arts program. The candidate selected for this position will join a cadre of highly committed, active artists and scholars who enjoy working together within the context of teaching and service commitments.


The Department of Fine Art seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-eligible faculty member beginning August 2024. Salary and benefits competitive and commensurate with experience. Teaching duties to include all levels of Ceramics, Sculpture, 3D Design and Introduction to Art, as well as rotation of Fine Arts Major foundation studio classes. Regional sensibilities in Asia Pacific region is preferred but not required. Additional responsibilities include service commitments to Ceramics, Sculpture and 3D studio, department, university, and community. You will be expected to teach and contribute to core Fine Arts courses (i.e., Survey of the Arts, Theories of the Arts, and Survival in the Arts.


Minimum: MFA, PhD, or equivalent terminal degree in Studio Art, preferably Ceramics or Sculpture from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent. Teaching experience beyond graduate assistant teaching, preferably two (2) years or more. Ongoing studio practice and peer-reviewed achievements/exhibition record. Experience managing a ceramic and sculpture facility. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively. Service and community engagement are highly desirable. Leadership experience or potential is highly desirable. Evidence of equitable considerations, awareness, and practice with regard to curricula development, inclusive practices in educating diverse student bodies or working with a diverse faculty and staff, along with evidence of working collectively to cultivate a culture that supports success and enables all members of a college community to thrive. Must be willing to teach online.

Preferred: UOG prefers experience working and teaching in online learning programs.


Applicants for University of Guam faculty positions must complete an online job application through the UOG’s online employment portal at Please have the following documents prepared and ready to upload with your application:

(1) Letter of Intent, stating your interests and qualifications, as well as your teaching experience and potential future courses

(2) Up-to-date curriculum vitae or resume with listing of every course taught

(3) Copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts

(4) Artist Statement

(5) PDF Portfolio with 20 examples of creative work (10 mb limit); identify the title, date, media, and size of each work. For video, please include working links; each sample should be no more than 5 minutes in length.

Applicants who are short-listed for an interview will be required to provide the following.

(1) A short (approximately 5 minutes) video clip of their lecture or presentation

(2) Diversity Statement

(3) Statement of teaching philosophy including details on how your teaching has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, gender, and/or socio-economic backgrounds that are underrepresented in your academic field 

(4) 2 sample syllabi for a 15-week studio course that would reflect your own research and creative interests

(5) PDF Portfolio with 20 examples of student work (10 mb limit); identify the title, date, media, size, and course level for each example.

Special Instructions for References: Three (3) current letters of recommendation from persons knowledgeable about your academic and professional performance must be provided by providing a list of at least three (3) references to be contacted on the References section of the online application. Enter each reference by clicking on the “Add References Entry” button. Provide the name, title, email address, mailing address, and telephone number of each reference. A system automated email will be sent to each reference’s email address with a link to attach their reference letter to your application.

Selected candidate must provide official transcripts prior to hire date. For further information, please contact Professor Lewis S. Rifkowitz, Chair, Ceramics, Sculpture, 3D Design Search Committee at or the Human Resources Office at, telephone number, (671) 735-2350 or fax number at (671) 734-6005.

Police and Court Clearance: Pursuant to Public Law No. 28-24 and Executive Order 2005-34, applicants selected for a position are required to provide original police and court (Superior Court of Guam) clearances of no more than three (3) months old prior to commencement of employment. Off-island applicants must obtain clearances from their place of residence. Applicants are responsible for fees associated with obtaining the clearances.


Submission of completed job applications authorizes the University of Guam to seek and obtain information regarding the applicant’s suitability for employment. All factors which are job related may be investigated (i.e., previous employment, educational credentials, and criminal records). All information obtained may be used to determine the applicant’s eligibility for employment in accordance with equal employment opportunity guidelines. In addition, the applicant releases previous employers and job-related sources from legal liability for the information provided.

Should an applicant be convicted of any crimes other than a minor traffic violation, all applicable information must be provided in the form of a police clearance report and court clearance report. Failure to admit any felony convictions may result in immediate disqualification or disciplinary action.

Section 25103, Chapter 25, Title 10 of the Guam Code Annotated requires college or university employees to undergo a physical examination, to include a test for tuberculosis (skin or x-ray), prior to employment and at least annually thereafter. A report of such examination must be conducted by a licensed physician within a state or territory of the United States and must be submitted upon request.

Federal law requires presentation of eligibility to work in the United States within seventy-two (72) hours of reporting for employment. Specifically, 8 USC 1324A requires the employer to verify the identity and eligibility to work in the United States of all newly hired employees. The University of Guam is required to comply with this law on a non-discriminatory basis. If you are hired to fill a position with the University of Guam, you will be required to present valid documents to comply with this law.

The University of Guam is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

The University of Guam complies with Public Law 24-109 in reference to the provisions and requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Assistance in EEO/ADA matters and inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations may be referred to the University’s Director, EEO and Title IX/ADA Coordinator, located at the EEO/ADA and Title IX Office, Dorm II, Iya Hami Hall, Room 104, Telephone No. (671) 735-2244; TTY (671) 735-2243; or to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).

The University of Guam does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability unrelated to job requirements, age (except as permitted by law), citizenship status, marital status, or political affiliation. Furthermore, the University of Guam does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the admission to or employment in its education programs or activities.



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