Position: One Year—Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
See official post here: https://reason.kzoo.edu/provost/facultyjobs/art/
Responsibilities: The Department of Art and Art History at Kalamazoo College is seeking a ceramist and/or sculptor to serve as a one-year full-time sabbatical replacement for a combined ceramics/sculpture position. Course load is two undergraduate courses in each of three 11-week terms (6 courses total) and supervision of Senior Individualized Projects in ceramics and sculpture. Teaching responsibilities include thematic courses in introductory through advanced ceramics (functional and sculptural) and sculpture (mixed-media, no foundry). Ability to teach wheel throwing is desirable. Responsibilities include management and supervision of the ceramics and sculpture facilities. Candidates are expected to have a high aptitude and interest in undergraduate teaching within a liberal arts environment. Participation in departmental activities and service is expected.
Qualifications: MFA in ceramics or sculpture required. University or college-level teaching experience required. Evidence of ongoing creative work and exhibition record is expected. Experience managing a ceramics or sculpture studio preferred. Ability to maintain the ceramics and sculpture facilities required.
Appointment Dates: August 29, 2016—June 11, 2017
Salary: Salary is competitive.
General Information: Kalamazoo College is a highly selective, nationally known liberal arts college of approximately 1450 motivated students, offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into domestic and international educational experiences. Kalamazoo College has an award-winning, innovative first-year program and Career Development Externship program, as well as prominent centers for civic engagement and social justice leadership (https://www.kzoo.edu/). The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit, and the Kalamazoo area encompasses a community of 225,000, which supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.
Department Information: There are four full-time faculty positions in the Department of Art and Art History. The department graduates between 10 and 18 Studio Art Majors each year. The ceramics facility includes 16 electric wheels, two gas and three electric kilns, glaze and clay mixing facilities and two pugmills. The sculpture facility includes a woodshop (supervised by a part-time technician), mold area, two mig welders and oxy-acetylene set-up.
Application Deadline: Review of applications begins immediately. Completed applications received by April 11, 2016 will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed as needed until the position is filled.
Applications: Please submit all materials through Slideroom.
A complete application must include a cover letter outlining specific areas of expertise and approach to pedagogy, a CV including a listing of all courses taught (with the possibility that syllabi may be requested later), an artist statement, and 20 images of personal artwork and ten examples of student work. Images should be formatted into one or two pdfs (20 mb max) for upload into Slideroom. All images must include name, title, size, media, and date work was completed, and in the case of student work, include the course. A list of three references must be submitted at this time, with the possibility that letters will be requested at a later date.
Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer.