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Assistant Professor, Art (Ceramics)

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Title
Assistant Professor, Art (Ceramics)

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

College Of Liberal Arts Faculty

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Job Location
Corpus Christi, Texas

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Job Description

The Department of Art and Design at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Art in Ceramics beginning fall 2022. The department seeks an innovative artist who will shape the future of ceramic art at TAMU-CC.

Candidates should demonstrate knowledge and commitment to the expansive field of ceramics including traditional and contemporary materials, techniques, and theoretical practices. As a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution, the candidate should also demonstrate a commitment to serving the needs of a diverse student body. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate through graduate level courses in ceramics including sculpture, foundations, and other areas of expertise as needed. They will be expected to use the university's online teaching platforms and have the option of teaching additional summer and online courses. They will play an important role in the BA, BFA, and MFA Studio Art programs, including mentoring, recruiting, and advising for these programs. The teaching load is 6 SCH per semester with one 9 SCH semester approximately every two years.

Candidates should demonstrate their experience coordinating ceramics facilities. The successful candidate will maintain and develop the inside 3,400 square foot ceramics studios with enclosed 2,300 square foot kiln yard and facilities, as well as supervise student employees and graduate teaching assistants, purchase supplies, and ensure a safe work environment. They will be expected to work cooperatively with sculpture faculty to coordinate shared facility areas and supplies.

Candidates should demonstrate an active professional studio practice with a national record of exhibitions and scholarship that will meet tenure requirements at an R2 research institution including service expectations within the department, college, and university.

About the Department of Art and Design at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi:

TAMU-CC has achieved an R2 Doctoral University-High Research Activity classification by the Carnegie Commission of Higher Education. The Department of Art and Design consists of 15 full-time faculty, including 12 tenured/tenure-line, 3 professional-track faculty and visiting faculty, and 2 staff members. The Department of Art and Design offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts with Teacher's Certification, and Master of Fine Arts. The Weil Gallery in the Center for the Arts on campus offers students, faculty, and the community exposure to a wide array of exhibitions and events. The university is currently renovating a building in downtown Corpus Christi to include a second gallery space. The Department hosts or participates in a range of creative activities with entities located in the Coastal Bend community including KSpace Contemporary, The Art Center of Corpus Christi, the Rockport Art Center, and the Art Museum of South Texas and is a member of a dynamic arts scene that encompasses the metropolitan centers of Houston, San Antonio, and Austin.

Please visit the Department website for more information at

Required Qualifications:
  • MFA (Master of Fine Arts) in Studio Art or its equivalent with emphasis in Ceramics
  • Demonstrated ability to teach a broad range of ceramic techniques including but not limited to hand building, throwing, casting, kiln firing, and clay/glaze formulation
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain and coordinate ceramics facilities and safety standards
  • Evidence of an active professional record at a national level
  • Experience teaching undergraduate students at the university or college level
  • Demonstrated ability to teach graduate students
  • Commitment to fostering a learning environment supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two years of teaching ceramics courses at the college level beyond graduate instructor of record
  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate historical and contemporary theories in ceramics alongside applied studio techniques
  • Experience teaching studio art, design, and/or foundations beyond ceramics
  • Experience incorporating ceramics with digital or other emergent technologies in own creative scholarship and/or teaching
  • Active participation in professional organizations in studio art and ceramics
  • Experience recruiting, retaining, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students
  • Experience with interdisciplinary and/or interdepartmental collaboration


All required documentation must be submitted to be considered for the position.

A completed application will include:

1. Letter of application that specifically refers to this position and includes a description of creative scholarship goals and how this research influences one's teaching, service, and interest in this professorship

2. A teaching statement describing pedagogical methodology for undergraduate and graduate courses including how it relates to supporting students who have been historically marginalized and/or minoritized

3. Page with website links to online galleries for the following: 1. Twenty images of personal work including any corresponding video or audio with corresponding image list and 2. Twenty images of recent student work with course name, year project completed, and a brief descriptions of the assignment

4. Curriculum vitae

5. A list of three professional references with name, address, title, telephone number, and email addresses

6. Unofficial copies of transcripts of graduate coursework.

The deadline for applications is Friday, February 4, 2022.

For more information contact:

Dr. Steve Seidel, Interim Chair

Department of Art and Design

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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