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Montana State University Visiting Artist – Studio Art (Ceramics) in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 24141

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Josh DeWeese

josh.deweese@montana.edu

Classification Title

Working Title Visiting Artist – Studio Art (Ceramics)

Brief Position Overview

  • Fall semester: Two Ceramics 1 courses (4-credits each), 1 Graduate Caucus course (3 credits)

  • Spring Semester: 1 Intermediate Ceramics course (5 Cr), 1 Ceramics 1 course (4 Credits)

  • Meet with Graduate and Undergraduate students beyond the classroom as may be appropriate to their educational needs

  • Committee service as assigned. (3 WLU per semester)

    Faculty Tenure Track No

    Faculty Rank Non-tenure Track

    Position Number 4A3187

    Department Art

    Division College of Arts & Architecture

    Appointment Type Non-Tenure Track

    Contract Term Academic Year

    Semester

    If other, specify From date

    If other, specify End date

    Union Affiliation Contact HR for Determination

    FTE 1.0

    Benefits Eligible Eligible

    Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications.

    Contract Type LOA

    If other, please specify

    Recruitment Type Open

    Position Details

    General Statement

The School of Art at Montana State University is accepting applications for a full-time, Visiting Faculty position in ceramics/sculpture. The School of Art offers MFA , BFA , and BA degrees in Studio Arts with an emphasis in ceramics and sculpture, as well as painting, printmaking and metal-smithing. The program focuses on the development of critical thinking and the skills necessary for successful employment within the creative industries.

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Fall semester: Two Ceramics 1 courses (4-credits each), 1 Graduate Caucus course (3 credits)

  • Spring Semester: 1 Intermediate Ceramics course (5 Cr), 1 Ceramics 1 course (4 Credits)

  • Meet with Graduate and Undergraduate students beyond the classroom as may be appropriate to their educational needs

  • Committee service as assigned. (3 WLU per semester)

  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours either on campus or online.

  • Maintain and submit grades in accordance with University policy.

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • MFA in ceramics/sculpture or appropriately related field.

  • Demonstrated ceramic process skills within areas from foundational through advanced levels.

  • Excellent communication skills, including verbal and written.

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Previous teaching experience at the college or university level.

  • A record of scholarly creative work.

  • Experience in ONE or more of the following areas: +

  • ceramic forming

  • material research

  • atmospheric firing

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Teach ceramic/sculpture courses from foundational through advanced levels.

  • Pursue an active professional practice.

  • Collaborate on curriculum development and assessment

  • Contribute service to the university, the community, and the profession

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

    Physical Demands

Successful job performance requires an individual to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required.

The Program

The Department

The College

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date August 15, 2024

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on 05/09/2024; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

To be considered for this position please upload:

  • Letter of interest

  • Statement of teaching experience and philosophy.

  • Current Resume and/or Curriculum Vitae.

  • 15 to 20 examples of creative work in PDF portfolio

  • 15 to 20 examples of student work in PDF portfolio.

    Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career (https://www.montana.edu/hr/recruitment-hiring-onboarding/dual_career/dualcareer.html) couples.

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: https://www.montana.edu/hr/recruitment-hiring-onboarding/dual_career/dualcareer.html

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