Posted on October 4, 2022
Applications are due December 15, 2022
The Lewis & Clark College Department of Art and Art History invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art in Ceramics to begin in the fall of 2023. We seek an artist whose practice and teaching demonstrate a technical and critical understanding of contemporary issues in ceramic art and culture. The ideal candidate will be an artist and educator who thinks broadly about how ceramics intersects, converses with other artistic mediums, and crosses disciplines within a liberal arts context. Applicants should be versed in the theory, history, and technical aspects of the contemporary ceramic curriculum and may integrate new technologies of image production into their practice and teaching. Areas of expertise may include glaze chemistry, clay formulation, kiln fabrication, and mold-making. An applicant’s exhibition record should demonstrate professional engagement and accomplishments relevant to the candidate’s practice. An MFA is required, and two or more years of teaching are preferred. The usual teaching load is five courses per academic year, including introductory and upper-level courses of the instructor’s design, rotation into a studio seminar in art theory, senior critique and project, special topics classes, and rotation into the college’s general education program. Working with a 3D technician, the position also includes administrative oversight of the ceramics studio’s kilns, including soda and raku kilns, as well as glazing and clay mixing areas. The review of applications will begin on December 15, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.
Located in Portland, Oregon, Lewis & Clark College is a small liberal arts college with 2100 undergraduates. We invite applicants to join a supportive, creative, and collaborative community of scholar-teachers as we prepare students for meaningful careers, civic engagement, and lifelong discovery. Together we seek a just and sustainable society, both locally and globally. We are searching for a total of seven tenure-track positions this year in departments across our campus. We seek candidates who wish to become excellent teachers and scholars at an undergraduate institution and whose varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds can contribute to a diverse and inclusive community of critical thinkers. Our faculty teach, advise and mentor students with varied backgrounds from across the US and around the globe. The college provides a paid pre-tenure junior sabbatical, mentoring, and professional development support.
An MFA is required, and two or more years of teaching are preferred.
A complete application must include (1) a cover letter of application which includes statements of the candidate’s interest in this position, evidence of potential for strong teaching, and a description of how they would contribute to campus diversity and a culture of inclusion; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) teaching philosophy; (4) artist’s statement; (5) names and contact information for three references; (6) twenty examples of recent creative work, and if available, twenty examples of student work.
Lewis & Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex or age. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator or OCR.