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Tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in Ceramics/Interdisciplinary Studio Practice

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Tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in Ceramics/Interdisciplinary Studio Practice



Herron School of Art and Design seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant/associate professor in Studio Art (Ceramics) with the potential to take a leading role in an established program. The position will begin August 1, 2020.

The successful candidate must have experience in sculptural and wheel-throwing processes, demonstrated knowledge of clay and glaze and experience firing electric and gas kilns, as well as in one or more of the following areas: digital 3-D software and output methods, kiln formed glass or other craft-based practices, installation, performance, and/or design. Applicants should have a strong ability to teach with ceramics as a creative and integrative practice and should be able to contribute to shared or intersecting areas of expertise in other areas of the school and campus.

Herron School of Art and Design views Ceramics as an evolving creative practice that transcends traditional disciplinary and media boundaries. Students in the program employ both traditional processes and an array of emerging and innovative approaches including digital and time-based applications. They create content with the intent of conveying specific meaning and messages while developing skills for professional practice in the arts, education, and industry.

Minimum qualification for Tenure Track position:

  • MFA with Studio Art emphasis in Ceramics and demonstrated professional achievement in the field
  • Two years full-time college level teaching experience in Ceramics, Sculpture or 3D Studio Art or professional experience directly relevant to the position
  • Evidence of in-depth experience in hand-building, sculptural, and wheel throwing processes
  • Substantial experience in one or more of the following areas: practices that explore contemporary craft, public art, social practices, installation, performance, digital ceramics, and/or other emerging practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of clay, glaze, and kiln technology

Preferred qualifications:

  • Ability to teach ceramics as a creative and integrative practice that spans multiple media, at undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Solid understanding of the history of ceramics, crafts, and the arts
  • Interest in contributing to shared or intersecting areas of practice throughout the Herron School of Art and Design and across the IUPUI campus
  • Ability to collaborate with faculty and staff in service to the program, the school, and the university
  • Established record which could include exhibitions, publications, commissioned or contracted work, professional design work, or professional-level applications of art or design in non-traditional settings
  • Experience with civic engagement and potential for developing curriculum working with organizations, businesses, and community partners

About Herron School of Art and Design and IUPUI
Founded in 1902, Herron School of Art and Design is the premier accredited professional art and design school in the state of Indiana and is part of the thriving urban campus of IUPUI. A partnership between Indiana University and Purdue University, IUPUI is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus. With 30,000 students, IUPUI is a leader in progressive, socially responsive community engagement. Herron has more than 50 full-time faculty serving 11 undergraduate and three graduate programs and a curriculum that prepares graduates to be leaders in a world that requires a unique combination of creativity, conceptual skills and technical abilities.

For more information about Herron School of Art and Design visit http://www.herron.iupui

Application Deadline: 12/31/19

Application Procedures:
Submit application materials at:
You will be asked to create an account, and then complete the application that is a combination of fill-in fields and uploaded documents.

Required Documents: convert all Word documents into pdf format before uploading

  • Cover letter: stating interest and qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Brief statement of research focus and activities
  • Brief statement of teaching philosophy
  • Sample of research/creative activity (images and/or published work)
  • Sample of student work (list under “Other”)
  • Names and contact information for three references

Applications received by 12/31/19 will receive priority review. The position will begin in August 2020. Salary is commensurate with experience; IU offers competitive benefits, information about which can be viewed at


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