Posted on May 15, 2023 – open until filled
The School of Art, Architecture + Design (SoAAD) is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic colleague for a full time, non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor of Ceramics to begin in fall 2023.
The Eskenazi School is dedicated to a faculty composed of diverse scholars and practitioners. The successful candidate will demonstrate the values we try to cultivate in our students: curiosity, interdisciplinary engagement, and research excellence. Applicants are sought whose portfolios reflect significant personal research within the School’s focus on Art, Architecture and Design, and whose teaching will address the broad ranging implications of this intersection in contemporary art. Area of expertise within the field of ceramics with an established knowledge and skill set in a range of traditions and techniques. Other skills desirable could include, but are not limited to the figure, sculpture, digital fabrication, and/or experimental practice.
We host a BA, BFA and widely recognized Ceramics MFA program. Responsibilities beyond teaching include but are not limited to participate in group and individual critiques, assist in maintaining the studio environment, provide service as needed by the area and school, and maintain and pursue professional and academic expertise. Studio space provided when available.
We seek candidates who can provide collegiate initiative in a team-based environment. A strong candidate will have demonstrated an ability to work successfully with students, faculty, administration and the community.
Our School mission reads:
We are the nexus of art, architecture, design, and merchandising at Indiana’s flagship university-advancing research, creative activity, and education in our state and beyond. As a trans-disciplinary community of ethical leaders, we embrace the liberal arts, encourage risk-taking, inspire innovation, and fuel creativity in a complex world.
The Eskenazi School is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.
In examining its responsibilities, the Eskenazi School has noted:
“Historically, many artists and designers…found their voice in large part through questioning or being excluded themselves by societal norms and prejudices. The Eskenazi School is, therefore, IU’s hub for fields that have consistently been at the forefront of counter culture and share a unique history for critical engagement with racism, gender and LGBTQ+ issues, economic disparities, equal rights, and other vital concerns, both urgently timely and inherently timeless. …The Eskenazi School acknowledges academia in the United States exists within a space of white privilege; and we are not an exception. The predominately white nature of our School, the creative fields, and academia is detrimental to our community as a whole. The lack of diversity not only affects those that have been continually marginalized by way of exclusion and abuse, but it also compromises the humanity, research, and teaching of all our faculty, staff, and students. Due to the undying efforts of people who continue to fight for a better society, many are waking up to the difference between how we see ourselves and how others experience us…Our privileged idea of higher education will only change if the culture and thought of Black, Indigenous, and people of color, and all people, are able to thrive freely. …The Eskenazi School actively upholds diversity, equity, and inclusion as critical principles of our research, teaching, and service. We validate the voice and potential of every member of our community, strive to create a culture where difference is valued, and celebrate multiple perspectives within and beyond the School. We believe social and cultural consciousness inspires meaningful dialogue and empowers all to become influential and fulfilled citizens of the world.”
Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus of IU’s eight campuses statewide. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of our world-class contributions in research and the arts.
The Eskenazi School houses fourteen different areas in art, design, and merchandising. This is where art, merchandising, architecture, and design merge to shape the future of creativity from imagination to implementation.
All qualified candidates must have an MFA or equivalent terminal degree by the start date of employment.
Department Contact for Questions
firstname.lastname@example.org, School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University, 139 Fine Arts Building, 1201 East 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405. Phone: 812-856-7448. Email: email@example.com
Two years of teaching experience past the MFA is preferred.
Salary and Rank
Salary is commensurate with experience
Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application materials (CV, letter of application, teaching philosophy, artist statement (submitted as “Other”), sample syllabus, one PDF containing 20 images of personal work and relevant image list (submitted as “Other 2”), one PDF containing 20 images of student work with relevant image list (submitted as “Other 3”) and names of three references and their contact information.
Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit applications online. Questions regarding the position or application process should be directed to: Kim Jones, Eskenazi School at Indiana University, 227 Mies van der Rohe Building 321 N. Jordan Ave Bloomington, IN 47406. Phone: 812-855-2319. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org