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Faculty Position FY14-27
October 3, 2013

Position Title
Area Head of Ceramics, Assistant Professor

Hiring Unit
Department of Art & Design

Job Description/Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include supervising the graduate and undergraduate Ceramic programs and managing and maintaining the studio facilities in the newly expanded art and design building.  In addition applicants will be required to maintain an active research and exhibition record and to perform committee service to the department, college, and university.  This is a nine month, full-time teaching position in the field of Ceramics, with a 3/3 load.

Minimum Qualifications
MFA with at least 2-3 years teaching experience in Ceramics at the university level (beyond TA) are preferable.  Candidates should have broad knowledge in both traditional and contemporary techniques, including full range of techniques including hand building, wheel throwing, mold making, and slip casting.  This person should also be adept at atmospheric firing processes including wood, soda and salt.  Candidates experience should include technical expertise in all aspects of the ceramics studio operation including gas-fired kilns, electric kilns as well as the necessary maintenance and repair.  This is a large facility with additional equipment standards to a well-equipped ceramics studio.  Applicants also must demonstrate an understanding of contemporary trends and concepts in the field of Ceramics and must have an active exhibition record.  Candidate should demonstrate capacity to work collegially in a cross disciplinary department.

Terms of Appointment
Academic, tenure-track, beginning Fall 2014, 100%

Source of Funds

Commensurate with qualifications, experience and expertise.  Excellent benefits package included.

Application Process
Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, artist statement, statement of teaching philosophy, a list of three references, official transcripts (Undergraduate and Graduate), 20 images of personal work (JPEG, 300 dpi, 5”x7”) and 20 images of student work (JPEG, 300 dpi, 5”x7”) on a Mac formatted CD/DVD, and an image list with thumbnails (as a separate sheet in addition to the CD/DVD.  Please include a SASE if you desire the return of your materials.

            Thad Duhigg
            Chair, Ceramics Search Committee
            Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
            Department of Art and Design
            Campus Box 1774
            Edwardsville, IL 62026-1774

Application Deadline
Preference will be given January 7, 2014; however, the position will remain open until filled.

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