Ceramics & 3-Dimensional Design

Tenure Track Assistant Professor Ceramics & 3 Dimensional Design

Announcement of a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Department of Art and Design seeks applications for a tenure-track position in Ceramics and 3-D Foundations to teach beginning-thru-advanced Ceramics and 3-Dimensional Design courses, to develop and sustain a productive research practice, and to be actively involved in service activities at the Department, College, and University levels. Contract begins August 2013.

Minimum qualifications include MFA or equivalent. 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 kiln operation and construction/maintenance, etc. is highly desirable – interest in maintaining and improving studio facilities/infrastructure and contributing to a well-established Ceramics program is essential. Evidence of a nationally recognized research practice is a must. Knowledge of global ceramics history, from past to present, is highly desirable. Digital imaging and/or 3-D printing experience relative to Ceramics and/or 3-D Design also desirable, but not required.

The position is a full time, 9-month tenure-track appointment with benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.

UW-Whitewater is a premier public regional university with an enrollment of over 12,000 students in 50 undergraduate majors and 11 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.

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.

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).  
Those applying must submit a complete application, including the following:
•A letter of application
•Artist statement
•Statement of teaching philosophy
•Copies of graduate, and undergraduate transcripts*
•Curriculum Vitae
•20 slide images of personal work on a CD/DVD (with a printed contact sheet of thumbnail images)
•20 slide images of student work on a CD/DVD (with a printed contact sheet of thumbnail images)
•3 letters of recommendation (including recommender’s contact information)
•SASE (if you would like your application materials returned)
* Official transcripts will be required from individuals invited to interview.
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 2068
Whitewater, WI 53190
View the Department of Art and Design Website (academics.uww.edu/CAC/art), contact the Dept. via e-mail (art@uww.edu), by phone (262.472.1324), or visit the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s website (uww.edu).

Review of applications will begin on January 2nd, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

UW-Whitewater Department of Art and Design is dedicated to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages all qualified individuals to apply. Diversity is a mission of UW-Whitewater and is fully supported by the College of Arts and Communications. UW-Whitewater is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released.