Visiting Assistant Professor (Variable-Time) (Ceramics)

School of Art and Design

Title: Variable-time Visiting Assistant Professor (Ceramics), School of Art and Design, SIU Carbondale.

Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor (non-tenure track).

Start Date: January 1, 2013. This is a 4.5 month appointment with the possibility of renewal contingent on performance and curricular need.

Qualifications: MFA degree in ceramics required at time of application. Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching. University teaching experience beyond graduate teaching assistantship level is preferred. Applicants must have good communication and organizational skills and have the ability to work closely and productively with another faculty member as well as undergraduate and graduate students in a successful BFA/MFA program. Knowledge and skill of traditional and contemporary ceramic techniques and methodologies is required. Applicants must also be able to teach courses in one (1) or more of the School's program areas in addition to teaching ceramics, such as 2-D, 3-D foundations, and or drawing. Applicants must have an ongoing program of creative activity that promises continued professional achievement and recognition. Computer skills are desirable.

Duties: The assignment will include teaching courses in ceramics at various levels and/or teaching a course in another area within the School of Art and Design. The assignment will include coordination and maintenance of the ceramics studio, including ordering of shop supplies and supervision of student workers and graduate assistants. This position requires the faculty member to have a regular and accessible presence in the ceramics studio. A work space will be provided.

The School: The School offers a BFA degree with specializations in Art Education, Industrial Design, Communication Design, Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture, Ceramics, Glass, and Metals/Blacksmithing; a BA degree in Art with specializations in General Studio, Art Education, and Art History, a BA in Design with specializations in General Design and Industrial Design; an MFA degree with specializations in Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture, Ceramics, Glass, Metals/Blacksmithing; and a graduate certificate in Art History. The ceramics program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is part of the School of Art and Design. The program has seven full time graduate students with individual studio spaces and offers BFA and MFA degrees. Facilities include a soda kiln and wood firing kiln.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale has an enrollment of over 16,000 students and is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive institution. The School of Art and Design, which is housed in the College of Liberal Arts, has 25 full-time faculty members, 450 undergraduate majors, and 50 graduate students and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190; (703) 437-0700.

Application Deadline: November 15, 2012 or until filled.

Application Procedure: Send letter of application, resume, three current (within the past 12 months) letters of recommendation, 20 slides of own work, 20 slides of students' work, if available, and official transcript. Further portfolio or dossier material may be requested. Submit to:

Pattie Chalmers
School of Art and Design
Mail Code 4301
1100 S. Normal Ave.
SIU Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer that strives to enhance its
ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a
diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and
will receive consideration.