Instructor and Ceramics Technician
University, MS, US, 38677
Department: Art & Art History (10000830)
Employee Designation: Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)
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The Department of Art & Art History at The University of Mississippi invites
applications for an Instructor & Ceramics Technician beginning August 18,
2022. This full-time position requires an MFA in Studio Art with an emphasis
in Ceramics or terminal degree in a related field at the time of appointment.
Ideal candidates will possess a strong commitment and ability to teach
ceramics classes offered within our BA and BFA in Studio Art program.
Candidates can expect to work teach at least one class per semester with
additional courses being programmed based on demand. Responsibilities for this
position include teaching; overseeing daily operations of the ceramics
facility, including routine maintenance, repair, and replacement of all
equipment; scheduling and supervising regular cleaning of the ceramics studio
to ensure that the studio is functioning properly and is a safe and accessible
environment for students, staff, and faculty; training students on safety and
maintenance of equipment; and additional related duties as required. The
Department of Art & Art History offers a BA and BFA in Studio Art, BA in Art
History and MFA in Studio Art.
Please upload: letter of intent, curriculum vitae, an artist's statement, a
portfolio with 20 examples of professional work, submitted in a multiple-page
PDF format, and contact information for three professional references.
Applicants who proceed beyond the initial screening may be asked to submit
additional materials. Review of applications will begin immediately. The
position will remain open until an adequate pool has been established. More
information about the department can be found at art.olemiss.edu. Please
direct inquiries about this position to Professor Matt Long, Chair of the
Search Committee (email@example.com).
We recognize the importance of a diverse faculty and a supportive educational
and professional environment that affirms the value of cultural diversity. We
strongly encourage applications from candidates who are traditionally
underrepresented in academia and from all candidates who are committed to
fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community.
More information about the University's Pathways to Equity: Diversity, Equity,
and Inclusion Strategic Plan may be found at
https: // chancellor.olemiss.edu/pathways-to-equity/.
The Equity-in-Action Plan for the College of Liberal Arts may be found at
https: // dce.olemiss.edu/equity-in-action-plans/college-of-liberal-arts/.
Appointment (9 Month)
Assignment Type (Non-Tenure Track)
About the University of MS & Oxford, MS
Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to
alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship
university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities -
Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long
history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The
University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher
Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is
ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students,
UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-
growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively
implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900
employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi's Healthiest
Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as
musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford's rich
history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive
south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author
William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering
exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of
Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse
yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination
in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast
Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the
Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center
Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with
unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic
landmarks, and comfortable inns.
Background Check Statement
The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus
community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being
considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal
history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or
driving history check.
The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment
practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons.
The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity
and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any
employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex,
pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion,
citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic
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