Studio Art Technician at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA

Studio Art Technician in Ceramics at the University of ArkansasStudio Art Technician at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA
Posted: February 2013 (Continuous)

Job description
The Department of Art at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville seeks applications for a Studio Art Technician to begin August 2013. The position is a 9-month and full-time position with benefits, and is a three-year position with possibility to renew. The successful candidate will have experience supervising shop facilities to include the organization, maintenance, repair, and purchase of equipment and tools, managing budgets, training and supervising shop monitors and students, and coordinating with faculty. The Department of Art is especially interested in candidates who have completed their MFA in Studio Art and who have instructed courses at the university level, as there will be an opportunity for the candidate to teach one course per semester.

Job duties
Oversee the technical operations of the wood shop, metal shop, foundry, and ceramic studios. Train and supervise graduate assistants and work-study personnel and coordinate shop monitor schedule with graduate students and faculty. Responsible for coordinating department safety concerns to ensure studio, faculty, and staff compliance with Environmental Health & Safety, EPA, and OSHA regulations. Provide woodshop safety training to students, coordinating with Foundations faculty, and test students in the safe use of equipment and the proper handling/storage of materials. Organize and maintain inventory of tools and equipment in classroom and shop facilities. Repair equipment, submit work orders as needed, and keep all tools in safe working order. Purchase needed supplies for safety, equipment repair, and maintenance of 3D shops and classrooms. Coordinate supply orders, track expenditures for bulk materials, and manage 3D replacement parts/equipment budget. Work with department faculty on special projects as needed to organize, repair, and maintain all labs. Teaching courses beyond the regular workweek is possible for additional income. 

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Assistant Professor of Art - Ceramics at Westminster College, Salt Lake City, USA

Assistant Professor of Art - Ceramics at Westminster College, Salt Lake CityAssistant Professor of Art - Ceramics at Westminster College, Salt Lake City, USA
Posted: December 2012 (Continuous)

Job description
The Department of Art at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah invites applications for a full-time (4+4 load) teaching position in Ceramics, at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2013.

The position is responsible for teaching all levels of ceramics courses at the undergraduate level.  In addition to teaching duties, the successful candidate will be responsible for operating and maintaining the Dolores Dore Eccles Ceramic Center, including kiln operation, materials ordering, implementing effective safety protocol, and other duties relevant to the position.

The candidate should demonstrate a strong understanding of visual principals and technical skills, as well as an engagement with theoretical and aesthetic dialogue within contemporary art practice.  Preference will be given to those candidates who demonstrate the above through a strong, cohesive body of work, as well as significant professional activity both locally and nationally.

Appointment: August 2013
Job type: Faculty (Full time)
Location: 1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Application instructions
Please apply for this position using our online application system by clicking the Apply link below. Please attach the following to your application:
- A letter of introduction that addresses your interest in Westminster College, outlines your experience with ceramics equipment and facilities, and any additional qualifications that may be relevant to this position.
- A teaching philosophy that addresses your experience and vision for undergraduate ceramics curriculum, outlines your commitment to student-centered learning, describes your history working with diverse populations of undergraduate students, and your understanding and implementation of theoretical and technical instruction in ceramics.
- Current curriculum vitae
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness, which may include syllabi, assignments, and course evaluations from beginning, intermediate, and advanced ceramics courses.
- Artist statement
- Contact information (telephone, email, address) for 5 professional references.

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Assistant Professor - Ceramics at Western Illinois University, USA

Assistant Professor - Ceramics at Western Illinois UniversityAssistant Professor - Ceramics at Western Illinois University, USA
Posted: February, 2013 (Continuous)

Job description
Successful candidate will teach three classes per semester, which may include 3D Foundation level classes.

Appointment: August 2013
Job type: Faculty (Full time)
Location: Macomb, IL 61455, USA

Application instructions
Complete applications include: 1) A letter of application, 2) Current curriculum vita or resume, 3) The names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references, 4) Copies of academic transcripts, 5) Statement of Teaching Philosophy, 6) Sample syllabus and related course assignments, 7) Portfolio of your work, 8) Samples of student work ,9) Include your own website link (if available). Note: Individual Documents must be under 2 MB in size in order to upload.

Screening will begin on March 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Stacy Dorethy at SS-Dorethy@wiu.edu (include: Ceramic Position Search in the subject line of your email). For assistance with the online application system call the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977.

About the employer
Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves more than 12,000 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU’s Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

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