Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor – Ceramics, to begin Fall, 2019. The Assistant Professor will lead the ceramics area within Austin Peay State University’s Department of Art + Design.
The current curriculum in ceramics includes a four-course sequence covering a wide range of materials, processes, techniques, and concepts. This position offers opportunities for the successful candidate to re-imagine the focus and trajectory of the program. Other teaching responsibilities include courses in Foundations, as well as, the development of a special topics course of the candidate’s choice.
Austin Peay State University is designated as Tennessee’s Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts. The university is committed to quality undergraduate education which includes engaging students outside of the classroom through study abroad, internships, and other immersive experiences. Our diverse student body includes a large veteran community due to our proximity to Fort Campbell.
About the APSU Department of Art + Design: Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design since 1988, APSU’s Art + Design program offers a BFA degree in Graphic Design, BFA and BA degrees in Studio Art and a BA degree in Art Education. The department is housed in the College of Arts and Letters and consists of seventeen full-time faculty and fifteen part-time instructors for 300+ undergraduate majors. Our department has experienced significant growth in recent years, with the opening of a new art and design building in the Fall of 2017. The department is home to The New Gallery with rotating exhibitions by nationally recognized visiting artists, as well as, The Beach Student Gallery – a gallery dedicated to exhibiting student work. APSU’s proximity to Nashville provides access to the city’s vibrant creative community and opportunities for professional and student exhibitions.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities will involve teaching ceramics studio art courses, which may include:
- Wheel throwing, hand-building, slip-casting, clay bodies, glazing, firing (electric and gas), and kiln building;
- Candidates are also encouraged to demonstrate their experience working with innovative strategies and new technologies;
- The successful candidate will be expected to participate in departmental curriculum development, committee service, mentoring capstone work, portfolio reviews, and student advising.
- The successful candidate will work alongside the studio technician on oversight and maintenance of the APSU ceramics facility.
- The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active exhibition record and to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to professional research.
- A dedication to teaching is highly valued in the department and necessary in the tenure process.