Faculty Tenure Track-9 Mo

Kent State University

United States

December 12, 2021


Faculty Tenure Track-9 Mo

Apply now Position Number: 998116 Work Type: Faculty Location: Kent Campus - Kent, OH Category: Full-time Home Org/Dept: Art - Kent Campus 100281

Job Title:

Faculty Tenure Track-9 Mo

Physical Location:

Kent Campus - Kent, OH


Basic Function:

Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Textiles, School of Art, Kent State University

Additional Basic Function – if applicable:

The School of Art at Kent State University was established soon after the University was founded around 1940 and maintains a tradition of excellence in visual arts education, creation, scholarship and leadership. Its undergraduate and graduate programs in the visual arts offer a range of directions and opportunities in the fields of art education, art history, and a comprehensive array of studio disciplines including painting, drawing, print media and photography, sculpture and expanded media, ceramics, glass, jewelry/metals/enameling, and textiles. The School of Art Collection and Galleries consist of six exhibition spaces located on the Kent campus, and downtown Kent and a collection of over 4,000 artworks and objects. The School of Art is located at the Center of the Visual Arts at 325 Terrace Dr. in Kent. The 27,900-square-foot facility — twice the length of a football field —had its grand opening in 2016 and houses all School of Art studios and classrooms under one roof.

Kent State University has an enrollment of approximately 40,000 students and is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive institution. The School of Art, which is housed in the College of the Arts, has 28 full-time faculty members, approximately 300 undergraduate majors, and 40 graduate students and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190; (703) 437-0700.

Examples of Duties:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:

Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in weaving, including hand processes: weaver-controlled and loom-controlled, digital weaving, as well as dyeing techniques significant to weaving. Ability to teach other textile construction methods and processes is preferred; serve as advisor and committee member for senior and graduate thesis across studio art disciplines, mentor Graduate Teaching Assistant(s) and Adjunct Faculty; provide leadership and direction, including curriculum development for the program area; maintain an active program of creative / scholarly activity as an artist; perform appropriate university, community, and professional service.

Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:

Minimum Qualifications:

MFA degree in Studio Art with an emphasis in Textiles/Fiber Art/Fiber and Material Studies, or equivalent professional experience; evidence of successful teaching, preferably at the collegiate level; demonstrated commitment to creative research and evidence of an ongoing agenda of creative activity at the regional and national levels.

Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:

Experience and commitment to the language and history of weaving, including evidence of skills/expertise in multiple weaving techniques, and digital weaving & design programs (CAD/CAM); knowledge of textile/fiber history as well as contemporary practices in the field and beyond; experience managing and maintaining a complex textile studio (floor/shaft looms, two digital dobby looms, two TC1 digital jacquards, a dye lab, and material supply room); demonstrated commitment to teaching and the ability to clearly articulate knowledge of contemporary textile/fiber art/material studies practices in the visual arts; experience mentoring and supervising graduate teaching assistants; ability to communicate effectively within the interdisciplinary environment of a large and varied art school and Arts college; experience as a mentor for graduate and undergraduate students in textiles.


Asterisk () indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.

Working Schedule:

Additional Information:

Priority review of applications will begin Dec 12, 2021. Position closes on May 1, 2022. Please submit a letter of intent and a current vitae at the time of application via https:// jobs.kent.edu.

Secondary Materials: Additional materials will be requested from select applicants, include artist's statement, teaching philosophy, examples of personal work in a slide show, examples of student work in a slide show, and names and contact information of three references.

Must pass a security check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For official job descriptions, visitwww. kent.edu/hr

Kent State University is a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco is not permitted on any of Kent State's campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit www. kent.edu/smoke-free< https:// www. kent.edu/smoke-free>.


The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.

Advertised: November 18, 2021 Eastern Standard Time Applications close: May 1, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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