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Instructor, Ceramics

School of Art

The School of Art in the Herberger Institute of Art and Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks to hire a Ceramics Instructor for a full-time one year appointment beginning August 2019.

The School of Art seeks a Ceramics Instructor to teach in a stimulating and challenging environment for undergraduate and graduate students’ artistic and intellectual growth. The ideal candidate will have a sustained art practice engaged with contemporary ceramics. Responsibilities include teaching a range of courses at the undergraduate level with participation in graduate level critiques. 

About ASU

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

About the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the nation, is a vibrant example of the of the New American University philosophy. With nearly 5,000 students, more than 400 faculty and faculty associates, 135 degree options and a tradition of top-ranked programs, the Herberger Institute is built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program in the nation. The institute includes the School of Art, School of Arts, Media and Engineering, The Design School, School of Film, Dance and Theatre, School of Music, and the ASU Art Museum. Through recognizing that design and the arts are critical resources for transforming society and solving complex problems, ASU’s Herberger Institute is committed to positioning artists, scholars, designers, and educators at the center of public life. For more information on the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, visit herbergerinstitute.asu.edu.

About the School of Art

Located in one of the most expansive metropolitan centers in the United States, and situated in the Sonoran Desert, the school supports a broad range of art practice and inquiry. Programs within the School of Art lead to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art with concentrations in art history, art studies, museum studies, fashion; an online BA in art history; Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art with concentrations in art education, drawing/painting, ceramics, fibers, intermedia, photography, printmaking, sculpture/metals/woods; Master of Arts (MA) in Art with concentrations in art history or art education; and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Art. In addition, the school participates in the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs in Design, Environment and the Arts housed within the Herberger Institute. With several nationally ranked programs and one of the largest comprehensive art programs in a public research university in the United States, the ASU School of Art plays a prominent role within the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and is located on both the Tempe and downtown Phoenix campuses.

For information about the School of Art, visit art.asu.edu.

The Ceramics program in the School of Art, Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts encourages students to develop a strong personal direction with their work. Students earning their degree in Ceramics learn a range of techniques and concepts that enable them to develop their own style and specialty. Students are presented with a solid foundation of technical and conceptual skills, preparing them for a career in the ceramic arts. This highly ranked program boasts internationally renowned faculty and the Ceramics Research Center.

Required qualifications: 

Required Qualifications:

  • MFA with minimum two years college or university level teaching experience in ceramics beyond the graduate assistantship
  • Possess a broad understanding of ceramic materials and processes with a focus on sculptural work demonstrating a research based practice
  • Demonstrated evidence of success in teaching at the undergraduate level
  • Demonstrated evidence of sustained research and artistic production through invitational, juried or other competitive exhibitions of regional or national significance
  • Evidence of strong technical ceramic skills
  • Commitment to working with diverse student populations


Desired qualifications: 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of teaching clay and glaze formulations
  • Knowledge of teaching mold-making and slip-casting
  • Knowledge of wheel throwing
  • Evidence of commitment to diversity and inclusion in creative activity, research, teaching and service
Instruction to apply: 

Instructions to Apply:

Please submit a letter of interest addressing your art practice and teaching experience.  Include curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three references, artist statement, evidence of creative work (10 images) and student work(10 Images) (.jpg format, 1200 max. pixel width) along with separate image list that includes name, title, date, size and media for each piece. Two samples of syllabi and assignments for any level of ceramics course.

All applications must be submitted electronically via http://apply.interfolio.com/59418

Application deadline: 

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is March 1, 2019.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.


ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. See ASU's complete non-discrimination statement at https://asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html. See ASU’s Title IX policy at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.