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INTERIM INSTRUCTOR POSITION IN CERAMICS & 3-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN

Art & Design

DEPARTMENT OF ART AND DESIGN - ANNOUNCEMENT OF INTERIM INSTRUCTOR POSITION IN CERAMICS & 3-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN

POSITION:
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Department of Art and Design seeks applications for a qualified interim instructor to teach beginning-thru-advanced Ceramics and one or more 3-Dimensional Design courses for the Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 semesters.

QUALIFICATIONS:  
Minimum qualifications include MFA or equivalent. Previous university-level teaching experience in all levels of Ceramics, and foundational 3-Dimensional Design, is preferred. Individual must be experienced in various aspects of the studio ceramics discipline including hand-building, wheel-throwing, mold-making, and clay and glaze formulation and preparation. Knowledge and experience in electric and gas fired (reduction, salt, soda) kiln operation and construction/maintenance, etc. is highly desirable – interest in maintaining and improving studio facilities and contributing to a well-established Ceramics program is essential. Digital imaging and/or 3-D printing experience relative to Ceramics and/or 3-D Design also desirable, but not required.

RANK/SALARY:
Academic Staff Instructor - Salary commensurate with experience.

LOCATION:
Whitewater, a city with a population of over 14,000, is located in southeastern Wisconsin near the scenic Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest.  The immediate area offers a wide variety of summer and winter recreational activities, including facilities of the nearby Whitewater Lake recreational area.  Whitewater is 45 miles from Madison, 50 miles from Milwaukee, and 110 miles from Chicago.

UNIVERSITY:
UW-Whitewater is a premier public regional university with an enrollment of over 11,000 students in 48 undergraduate majors and 12 master's degree programs.  It offers high-quality, career oriented programs with a model general education curriculum and a focus towards providing a well-rounded, liberal arts education.

DEPARTMENT/PROGRAMMING:
The NASAD accredited Department of Art and Design offers programs in studio/fine art, art history, graphic design and media arts, serves approximately 500 majors and minors and offers B.A., B.S., B.S.E., and B.F.A. degrees. The Department of Art and Design is a part of the College of Arts and Communication and employs 20+ full and part-time faculty and is located in the Greenhill Center of the Arts, which also houses the Theatre/Dance and Music Departments and the Crossman Gallery (a 2,500 square-foot facility that presents professional, juried and student exhibitions).  

APPLICATION INFORMATION:
Those applying must submit a complete application, including the following:
- A letter of application
- Statement of teaching philosophy
- Copies of graduate, and undergraduate transcripts*
- Curriculum Vitae
- 20 slide images of personal work
- 20 slide images of student work
- 3 letters of recommendation (including recommender’s contact information)
- SASE (for return of application materials)
- *Official transcripts will be required from individuals invited to interview
     
SEND TO:
Jared Janovec, Chair
Ceramics / 3-D Search and Screen Committee
Department of Art and Design, College of Arts and Communication
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 West Main St., CA 2073
Whitewater, WI 53190

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
View the Dept. of Art and Design website (academics.uww.edu/CAC/art/index.html), contact the Dept. via e-mail (art@uww.edu), by phone (262-472-1324), or visit the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s website (www.uww.edu). Complete position description: www.uww.edu/employment/unclassified.html

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Review of applications begins April 27th, 2012 and will continue until position is filled

UW-Whitewater is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released.