Assistant Professor, Tenure Track - Glass
Degree and area of specialization:
MFA or equivalent professional experience is required by the start date.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
The Art Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking an innovative, practicing
artist in the field of contemporary glass with a record of outstanding professional
accomplishments. Applicants should display a commitment to both traditional and contemporary glass
working processes, while exhibiting a strong commitment to teaching within an interdisciplinary,
studio based art program.
Successful candidate should demonstrate proficiency in a wide range of glass forming techniques including but not limited to: blowing, glass casting and mold-making, kiln casting, fusing, and glass painting. The glass facility houses a full neon shop and the committee is particularly interested in applicants that can incorporate that process into a comprehensive curriculum.
We seek candidates with outstanding professional accomplishments who can show evidence of teaching capabilities at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A well-rounded understanding of both historical precedents and contemporary theory and practice is required for this position along with a desire to expand the boundaries of the medium. Two years of college teaching preferred. Applicants with experience working with diverse populations preferred. Preliminary interviews will be scheduled at the College Art Association Conference in New York.
This position offers the opportunity to work within an internationally known glass program that
integrates comprehensive technical training with a rigorous critical approach to the material.
The candidate will:
-Maintain an active studio practice of nationally recognized quality, at a level that will meet tenure expectations at a research institution.
-Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in a wide range/variety of glass art practices and serve on MA and MFA graduate committees throughout the art department. Candidate will also have the opportunity to teach special topics classes to graduate and undergraduate students in an interdisciplinary Art Department.
-Meet the teaching, research, and service expectations of the department and university.
-Demonstrate an active commitment to the continued growth and development of the undergraduate and graduate program and community.
-Advise and mentor graduate students within an interdisciplinary Art Department.
-Maintain and supervise the Glass area.
-Engage in service activities at the local, state, and national level as well as the University.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is committed to increasing the diversity of its
faculty and student body; therefore we encourage applications from women and men of diverse racial,
ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. The State of Wisconsin offers some domestic partner benefits.
Preliminary interviews will be scheduled at the College Art Association Conference in New York. Please indicate in the letter of application if you plan to attend the conference. For applicants that are unable to attend, we will schedule teleconference interviews via Skype or by phone.
|Full time salary rate:||Minimum $57,000 ACADEMIC (9 months) |
Depending on Qualifications
|Anticipated begin date:||AUGUST 26, 2013|
|Number of positions:||1|
TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION
Application must be received by: JANUARY 25, 2013
HOW TO APPLY:
Application should include:
-A letter of application that addresses your teaching philosophy and studio practice.
-A resume or CV.
-15 images of your work in digital format. Digital images should be high-quality jpegs, no larger than 1220 pixels on the longest dimension. For each image, please include the title, dimensions, medium and date of work.
-Up to 10 images of your student work if applicable.
-The names and contact information for three references.
Please submit application materials to SlideRoom at http://uwmadisonjobs.slideroom.com by 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, January 25, 2013.
Note: SlideRoom will charge a fee of $15.00 to process the application. This fee should be seen as comparable to the materials and the postage required of a hard copy application. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their materials via SlideRoom, but may alternatively submit hard copy application materials by mail to:
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Glass Search PVL #74770
C/O Huyen (Gwen) Nguyen
6241 George L. Mosse Humanities Building
455 North Park Street
Madison, WI 53706
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #74770 to
|Professor Gail Simpson||Phone: 608-262-1662|
|C/O Assistant to the Chair Huyen (Gwen) Nguyen||Fax: 608-265-4593|
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