Asst/Assoc Professor - Ceramics

Fine & Applied Arts

The Department of Art at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track nine-month faculty position in Ceramics at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning Fall 2017. Required qualifications: MFA in ceramics or equivalent; demonstrated excellence in teaching; a commitment to creative research in the field of ceramics; strong collaborative leadership skills; and a desire to build and maintain an outstanding ceramics program. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate: knowledge of current and emerging trends in ceramic art, awareness of contemporary issues in art, a vision of the role of ceramics in an undergraduate art curriculum, the ability to teach a broad range of ceramic processes at all levels, and documentation of innovative pedagogy in ceramics. Three years university teaching experience beyond the graduate assistant level preferred. 

Position responsibilities include: teaching three courses each semester in Ceramics and related areas such as foundations, general education and studio Art seminars; Co-coordinating the Ceramics studio in collaboration with other faculty; advising students; maintaining an active program of scholarship/ creative research; and participating in service activities. Salary commensurate with experience. 

Please submit applications digitally as three separate PDF files. PDF #1 includes: letter of application, CV, complete contact information for three references, teaching philosophy, artist statement, examples of relevant course syllabi (up to three, if available) and unofficial transcripts. PDF #2 includes: 20 samples of personal work and corresponding image script. PDF #3 includes: 20 samples of student work (if available) and corresponding image script. Please name files using the following format: “lastname_applicationdocs.pdf”; “lastname_personalwork.pdf”; “lastname_studentwork.pdf” 

Send applications to (subject line: “last name Ceramics Search”). Please limit PDF files to 10mb each. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Review of completed applications will begin on December 5, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Appalachian State University is a comprehensive university within the UNC System, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. It offers a challenging academic environment, energetic campus life, and beautiful location. Appalachian enrolls ~18,500 students and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. Close interactions between faculty and students create a strong sense of community, which has become an Appalachian hallmark. 

The Art Department is NASAD-accredited and has 46 full-time faculty members, more than 500 undergraduate majors and offers degrees in Graphic Design, Studio Art, Art History, Art Management, Art Education, Commercial Photography, and Graphic Arts & Imaging Technology. Additional information about the Art Department, the university, and the surrounding area is located at:

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.  Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact Lisa Stinson. Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditional upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.