The Department of Art and Art History at The University of Alabama invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Ceramics, beginning fall semester 2019. An MFA or equivalent is required. The ideal candidate is a practicing artist who is dedicated to teaching undergraduate and graduate ceramics and is well versed in the practice and theory of traditional and contemporary methodologies in ceramics. Demonstrated knowledge of a broad range of approaches to working in ceramics is required and experience with contemporary technologies related to ceramics such as 3-D modeling and printing is desirable. Candidates must be active in the production and exhibition of work in the area of ceramics and must show a dynamic engagement in contemporary fine art discourse and practice.
An MFA or equivalent is required. At least two years of post-graduate teaching experience is required.
• Teach all levels of ceramics, beginning to graduate
• Establish an active program of personal research and exhibitions
• Run the day-to-day operations and administration of ceramics facilities
• Participate in student advising and service in the department, college, and university, and maintain a practice of responsible academic citizenship
• Serve as advisor to ceramics club
• Work with community constituencies and local arts organizations
Additional Position Information:
The Department of Art and Art History offers the BA and MA degrees in Art History and the BA, BFA, MA, and MFA degrees in Studio Art. Important resources include the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, the Sella-Granata Art Gallery, and the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama. The University of Alabama, the state’s flagship public research university, is located in Tuscaloosa, about 50 miles southwest of Birmingham. UA’s enrollment is diverse, drawing from the state of Alabama, the Southeast region, the nation, and increasingly from around the world. The total enrollment exceeds 38,500 students and continued growth is projected for the coming years. 51% of students come from outside the state of Alabama.
Tuscaloosa supports a vibrant arts community with many venues that host exhibits and events. These include the Bama Theatre, the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, the Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre, as well as many galleries both on campus and off. Across the Black Warrior River, Northport is home to the Kentuck Arts and Crafts Center. Each year, the Kentuck Arts Festival brings together over 270 nationally and internationally acclaimed folk artists. Throughout the year there are many festivals and events in the city which make Tuscaloosa a culturally vibrant location to live. Additionally, Tuscaloosa is in the middle of a busy interstate corridor, close to Birmingham, Nashville, New Orleans, and Atlanta.
Review of applications will begin January 7, 2019