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Temporary Instructor 9 Mo, Ceramics

Arkansas State University
Arkansas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Apr 7, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Other Arts
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary:

The Department of Art + Design at Arkansas State University invites applications for a full time, non-tenure track, one year Instructor to begin August 2022. The ideal candidate has expertise in both contemporary and traditional ceramics and is interested in teaching undergraduate students of all levels. Ceramics is currently housed in the new Windgate Center for Three Dimensional Arts, a 10,000+ sq ft facility that contains a ceramics studio, wood shop, metal shop, foundry, and sculpture studio.


Duties & Responsibilities:

Teaching load of temporary non-tenure faculty is fifteen hours per semester. Faculty work load also includes research, creative activity, service, and professional development in the best interest of the students and community at large. All faculty members are expected to assume student academic advisement responsibilities in addition to their regular teaching loads.



Knowledge, skills, and abilities required or applicable to the position responsibilities and area of specialization, including special abilities.


General Days/Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Additional hours as requested and/or needed
Regular and reliable attendance



Please note: all position postings close at 12:00 A.M. CST on the position closing date


Minimum Qualifications:

- MFA in Studio Art with an emphasis in ceramics
- Experience with management, safety, and maintenance of ceramics lab facilities
- Expertise in ceramics including hand building, slip-casting, throwing, glazing, advanced technology in ceramics and beyond
- Interest in expanded forms of art that might relate to ceramics such as social practice, educational outreach, sustainability, performance, art writing, new and time-based media or related artistic discipline
- Knowledge of history, theory, and contemporary approaches to ceramics
- Commitment to research, both their own and that of their students
- Ability to connect with and teach students in an open and interdisciplinary program
- Willingness to teach all levels of Ceramics and 3D courses and other courses as needed

Preferred Qualifications:
- Two (2) semesters of teaching at the college level as instructor of record or teaching assistant in ceramics, foundations, etc.
- Willingness to implement and maintain an innovative and contemporary curriculum
- Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students
- Openness to collaborating with other faculty on projects, research, and teaching

Application Materials Required:
- Cover letter/statement of intent
- Link to online portfolio of personal work (20 images)
- Link to online portfolio of student work (10-20 images)
- Contact information for three professional references
- Sample syllabus and (3) project prompts
- Artist statement
- Teaching philosophy including commitment to diversity

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