Assistant Professor of Ceramics: 3D with Environmental Engagement at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
Posted on March 23, 2022 – open until filled
Loyola Marymount University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Studio Art in Ceramics: 3D with Environmental Engagement for the 2023-2044 Academic Year. The successful candidate will be expected to teach lower and upper division courses in ceramics with a proven commitment to environmental engagement. Course content includes teaching diverse clay traditions across world cultures, drawing and clay, 3D foundations, ceramic sculpture, and wheel-throwing. While rooted in historical and contemporary clay, applicants should be able to provide leadership on issues of environmental and materials practice not just within ceramics but across the studios. The ideal candidate will provide guidance in curricular development within ceramics and the 3D area and be able to offer expertise and teach in one or more of the following additional 3D areas: Possible additional skills include sculpture, installation, welding, fiber arts, 3D digital technologies, approaches to fabrication and related creative activities.
The Department places a high priority on diversity, social justice, and inclusive pedagogy in fostering academic excellence. In accordance with LMU’s commitment to diversity, equity and justice, the Department is seeking applicants with strong exhibition record and whose research activities are rooted in ecocritical concerns, environmental justice. Candidates whose background, research activities, expertise or experiences will contribute to diversity within the Department are encouraged to apply. Candidates should show evidence of engagement with African American visual culture and/or the African diaspora; or Asian American visual culture and/or Asian diaspora; or Chicanx / Latinx visual culture and/or the Latinx diaspora; or Native/Indigenous visual culture and/or the arts of the Native/Indigenous diaspora.
The ideal candidate will also be able to forge connections and participate in service within the department of Art and Art History and with other areas across the university. Within the department, service component of the position includes: an expectation to maintain and oversee a dedicated Ceramics Studio and adjacent Kiln/Sculpture Yard with an emphasis on safe and sustainable processes, manage a budget, supervise students, staff and part-time faculty, provide oversight of the Adult Learners program through LMU Extension and possess a willingness to interact with programming in our Thomas P. Kelly Jr. Student Art Gallery.
Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state and local law. We invite all persons in the full diversity of their being, life experiences, and beliefs to apply.
To ensure the safety and well-being of our community, Loyola Marymount University requires that all students, faculty and staff are vaccinated or have been approved for a qualifying medical or religious exemption.
All interested applicants MUST apply online
Important - Applicant please be aware that Workday has a limitation on the number of documents an applicant can upload (5 documents) as well as size limitation (5 MB).
Applicants should submit a complete dossier: (1) a letter of application including a link to a website portfolio of creative/scholarly work, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) graduate school transcripts showing a terminal degree (MFA/PhD), (4) a statement of teaching philosophy including a statement related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and (5) 3 letters of recommendation.
All reference letters should be addressed and submitted by the writers themselves to: CeramicsPosition2022@lmu.edu
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.