Vanderbilt University Department of Art seeks Assistant Professor in Ceramics

Job details:
Vanderbilt University
Expiring Date: 31 December 2019
Date: 26 November 2019
Sector: Visual Arts
Function: Teacher/Reasearch Fellow
Contract: Full Time
Salary: Salary according to the experience
Place of work: United States (Nashville)
Vanderbilt University

Job Description

Application deadline: December 31, 2019, 11:59pm

Vanderbilt University
PMB #1660
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, Tennessee 37235-1660
United States
Hours: Monday–Friday 4pm–9am

T +1 615 343 7241
[email protected]
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The Department of Art at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in ceramics beginning August 16, 2020. We are looking for candidates who understand the rich cultural history of ceramics and whose work considers an expansive approach to the medium. We welcome artists whose interdisciplinary practice to working with clay is actively in conversation with other media such as sound, video, photography, sculpture, installation, etc. Ideal candidates will challenge traditional assumptions of ceramics as a medium and field while exhibiting their mastery of the skills and techniques necessary to probe its materiality. Candidates should be familiar with contemporary issues and cultural theories stemming from the medium in the context of history, environment, culture, and/or personal identity. We are looking for candidates who show potential for exceptional research, demonstrate excellence in teaching, a willingness to develop courses using our department’s state-of-the-art technology platforms, and have active exhibition records.

The Department of Art is committed to building an intellectually vibrant, culturally inclusive, and academically diverse community of exceptional faculty. The teaching load is two courses each semester and salary and benefits are highly competitive. Applicants must have an MFA or equivalent terminal degree in hand by the start of the Fall 2020 semester.

Application instructions
To apply, please submit a cover letter, portfolio of creative work and separate image list, curriculum vitae, artist statement, teaching statement, and teaching evaluations (if applicable). We will ask for three letters of recommendation electronically via Interfolio in phase two of the search process. Applications are due December 31, 2019.

Portfolio of creative work:
PDF, max. size 10MB. Creative work should be uploaded either entirely in PDF form, or via embedded URLs in a PDF. The portfolio can be up to 20 pages, each page containing one work with images, video stills, installation shots, etc. For each work/page, please include name, title, date, duration, size, media and links (when applicable.). For video, sound, moving image, installation or performance documentation, please include links to Vimeo excerpts no longer than 5 minutes in length.

Equal employment opportunity statement
Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

In compliance with federal law, including the provisions of Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990,the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Executive Order 11246, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 as amended by the Jobs for Veterans Act, and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, as amended, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, Vanderbilt University does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of their race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, military service, covered veterans status, or genetic information in its administration of educational policies, programs, or activities; admissions policies; scholarship and loan programs; athletic or other university-administered programs; or employment. In addition, the university does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of their gender expression. Requests for information, inquiries or complaints should be directed to these offices: Faculty and staff—Equal Employment Opportunity, Anita J. Jenious, Director, [email protected], T (615) 343 9336; Students—Title IX and Student Discrimination, Molly Zlock, Title IX Coordinator and Director, titleixandstudentdiscriminatio[email protected], T (615) 343 9004, 110 21st Avenue South, Suite 975, Nashville TN 37203; Students—Student Access Services, Tiffany Culver, Associate Director [email protected]edu; T (615) 343 9727.

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