Assistant Professor, Ceramics – School of Art

Job description:

The School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks to hire a full-time 9-month (academic year) tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Ceramics program, based in Tempe/Phoenix, Arizona, beginning August 2023. This position includes research, undergraduate/graduate teaching, and service responsibilities. This position is on the ASU Tempe Campus.

The School of Art seeks a dynamic candidate with a rich and varied skill set in the field of Ceramics. The successful candidate is expected to pursue a research agenda related to their expertise and be actively engaged in the professional art field through current exhibitions, publications and lectures. The candidate will have a working knowledge of ceramic materials and processes along with a strong understanding of the cultural and artistic roles of ceramics in both historical and contemporary contexts. The candidate will be expected to teach courses including upper and lower division undergraduate and graduate studio, seminar, and lecture courses in various modalities, including online, hybrid, and in-person. Teaching responsibilities will include working with a diverse student population with varying skill levels, and the ability to communicate to students their progress, while recognizing their individual strengths, backgrounds, and experiences. The faculty member will engage students in critical inquiry while contributing to mentoring and advising as well as serving on graduate thesis and undergraduate capstone committees. The service responsibilities may include ceramic area operations, program assessment, catalog review, recruitment and retention. The candidate will have strong organizational skills and be able to effectively communicate and prioritize deadlines. As the ceramics program ranked fourth in the U.S., we are looking for a vibrant, innovative maker and thinker to join our faculty. To learn more about our Ceramics program, please visit here.

Required qualifications:

  • Master of Fine Arts degree or equivalent terminal degree
  • Demonstrated evidence of sustained professional activity in ceramics
  • Demonstrated evidence of commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching with experience teaching in higher education

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience teaching multiple levels of undergraduate and graduate courses
  • Experience teaching and developing online/hybrid courses and innovative online pedagogy
  • Ability to work with and serve on graduate committees
  • Demonstrated evidence of service activities
  • Strong knowledge of ceramic materials and processes including clay and glaze formulation 
  • Ability to teach innovative and digital processes in ceramics
  • Knowledge of ceramic history and contemporary art 
  • Experience working across disciplines

The application deadline is December 2, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

Application deadline:

Please submit:

  • Letter of interest addressing the candidate’s professional activity, teaching/student mentorship, and administrative/service experience (if applicable);
  • Statement addressing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Name and contact information for three references
  • Artist statement (maximum 250 words)
  • Evidence of scholarship or creative work in the form of 20 images (.pdf or .jpg format, 1200 max pixel width) including name, title, date, size and medium for each work 
  • Artist website URL or social media presence
  • Applicants advancing to the second round of review may be asked to provide additional materials


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