Position Number 691030
Working Title Assistant Professor - Glass
Job Title Assistant Professor
Job Type Full-Time
Department Art Faculty CC
The School of Art, Craft & Design at TN Tech University's Appalachian Center
for Craft is seeking candidates for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor
of glass position with an expected start date of August 1, 2022. The
successful candidate will teach introductory through advanced courses in
furnace glass blowing and kiln forming.
Tennessee Tech University is located an hour east of Nashville in the Upper
Cumberland Region. Consistently ranked among America's best colleges by U.S.
News & World Report, TTU offers 40 bachelor's degrees and 20 graduate programs
to more than 10,000 students. The School of Art, Craft & Design offers BFA
concentrations in eight areas. Art education, design and painting are based on
TTU's main campus, where five faculty members are located. BFA concentrations
in clay, fibers, glass, metals and wood are located at the Appalachian Center
for Craft, where five faculty members and five artists in residence operate
studios in an 87,000 sq. ft. facility in a spectacular setting overlooking
Center Hill Lake, 24 miles from TTU's main campus.
The glass studio is comprised of approximately 5800 square feet of facility
that includes a hot shop, cold working studio and faculty, resident artist and
shared student studio spaces. The well-equipped studio includes a single glass
furnace, two glory holes, multiple annealing and casting kilns and a wide
range of cold working equipment. The curriculum places strong attention on
instilling technical proficiency along with creative problem solving and
expression through the medium of glass.
Tennessee Tech provides impact through its engaged students, dedicated
faculty, and career-ready graduates known for their creativity, tenacity, and
analytical approach to problem solving. As a STEM-infused, comprehensive
institution, Tennessee Tech delivers enduring education, impactful research,
and collaborative service that creates, advances, and applies knowledge to
expand opportunity and economic competitiveness.
Tennessee Tech is committed to a diverse workforce by fostering an inclusive
work environment for students, faculty, and staff. Successful candidates
should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and
advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. Tennessee Tech is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
- Teach courses in introductory to advanced level glass, including glass
blowing, and kiln forming.
-Be responsible for all physical aspects of the glass studio facility,
including studio maintenance, repair, development and ordering necessary
-Supervise the glass Artist in Residence.
-Pursue personal research/creative activities at a national and international
level that meets SAC&D/TTU tenure-track expectations.
-Coordinate non-academic workshops and high school outreach with Craft Center
-Serve on departmental, college and university committees.
-Build effective relationships with relevant regional and national
-This position requires the ability to lift up to 50 lbs., handle furnace heat
and work on concrete floors for prolonged periods.
-Assist in the promotion and recruitment of the SAC&D glass program.
-Participate on up to four BFA thesis committees across all six studios.
-Work with faculty to ensure a productive environment for all students.
-MFA in a 3D Visual Art area.
-Teaching experience beyond graduate school
-Experience with furnace glass blowing.
-Experience maintaining an active glass studio with a range of glassworking
-Experience completing technical repairs and construction on a variety of
glass working equipment.
-A broad knowledge of glass art and functional and sculptural glassworking.
-Demonstrated experience, or show potential for creative and effective
teaching in glass blowing, casting and kiln forming.
-Displayed commitment to personal professional growth through scholarship and
-MFA in Glass
-Have had administrative or organizational experience including but not
limited to: budget management, supervisory responsibilities, equipment
acquisition, ordering and managing supply inventory.
Salary Commensurate with education and experience. Full-time, nine-month,
tenure-track position to begin August 1, 2022.
Tennessee Tech offers a competitive benefits package. Benefits include the
accumulation of one (1) sick leave day per month and thirteen (13)
University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance
(shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and
educational benefits. Deferred income and benefits over 12 months.
Posting Date 06/15/2021
Screening Date 02/18/2022
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants will be required to electronically upload a letter of application,
curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts (official transcripts for all degrees
conferred required upon hire), personal and student portfolios as two
separate PDFs, artist statement, teaching philosophy and complete contact
information for three references at time of application. References will be
contacted via email to provide a reference letter if selected for interview.
The personal portfolio should contain twenty images of personal work
displaying strong technical knowledge and mature design skills. The student
portfolio should contain twenty images of student work. Digital portfolios
only; images must be compiled in a single PDF file. Image information should
be included in the portfolio; a caption for each individual image is
preferred. Submission of materials is the applicant's responsibility.
Application without all required materials are considered incomplete and will
not be considered.
Letter of Application
Portfolio: Personal Artwork
Portfolio: Images of Student Artwork
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Do you have any experience teaching beyond graduate school?
Do you have a MFA in a 3D Visual Art area?
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