The Department of Art and Art History at St. Olaf College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in Ceramics at the Assistant Professor level to begin in August 2020. The department is looking for a dynamic artist and educator who can help to shape the future of our studio art program.
A full-time teaching load includes four courses in ceramics and two courses in a secondary area of expertise (in or outside the arts). Innovative modes of art practice, including socially or civically engaged art, are of strong interest to the department. Duties also involve ongoing professional development, advising of students, service on department and college committees, and curriculum development.
There are opportunities to teach off-campus courses, in the colleges conversations programs, and in interdisciplinary programs such as: Africa and the Americas, Environmental Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle East Studies, Race and Ethnic Studies, and/or Womens and Gender Studies.
The Department of Art and Art History thrives on the contributions of people of every race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, economic status, political affiliation, age, ability, and other perceived differences. In their letters of application, candidates should address their potential to shape and sustain an Art and Art History curriculum that reflects the current and growing diversity of St. Olafs student body.
St. Olaf has a rich tradition in ceramics and exemplary ceramics facilities. The ceramics community in the region is significant, with such resources as the famed Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, St. Johns Pottery in Collegeville, and the McKnight Artist Fellowship for Ceramic Artists. St. Olaf is located 45 miles south of the Twin Cities, a vibrant cultural and urban center and home to the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Work sample (select one of the following to upload as the "Work Sample" document type):
URL or web links for personal and student work samples that include titles, media, dimensions, and dates
PDF file of your work sample, not exceeding 20 labeled images of personal work and 20 images of student work
The contact information for three professional references who can speak to your abilities in classroom teaching and scholarship (St. Olaf solicits letters directly after an initial round of screening)
Review of applications will begin on September 16, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. We will begin initial video interviews in early October 2019, and on campus interviews are projected to take place in October-November 2019.
Questions about the position, department, or college may be directed to Prof. John Saurer, Chair of Ceramics Plus search committee, at email@example.com. More information about the Art and Art History Department can be found at http://wp.stolaf.edu/art. Applicants who need assistance with the online application process should call 507-786-3356.
Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff employees. It is located in Northfield, Minnesota, about 45 minutes from Minneapolis and St. Paul with their rich and diverse cultural resources. The college offers an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes learning in an inclusive and globally engaged community. The college actively seeks diversity in its students, faculty, and staff and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and/or service.
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About St. Olaf College
One of the nation?s leading four-year residential colleges, St. Olaf offers an academically rigorous education with a vibrant faith tradition. Founded in 1874, St. Olaf is a liberal arts college of the church in the Lutheran tradition (ELCA). Committed to the liberal arts and incorporating a global perspective, St. Olaf fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit.Academic excellence informs St. Olaf College's identity and characterizes its history. Through its curriculum, campus life, and off-campus programs, St. Olaf hones students' critical thinking and nurtures their moral formation. The college encourages and challenges its students to be seekers of truth, to lead lives of unselfish service to others, and to be responsible and knowledgeable citizens of the world.Widely known for its world-class programs in mathematics and music, St. Olaf is also recognized for its innovative approaches to undergraduate science education and its commitment to environmental sustainability as evidenced in such initiatives as the adoption of green chemistry principles across the science curriculum. For nearly half a century, St. Olaf has been at the forefront of global edu...cation and a pioneer in study abroad. Today, with 110 distinct international and off-campus programs in 46 countries, St. Olaf students enjoy a world of opportunities when pursuing their studies.St. Olaf is an inclusive community that welcomes people of differing backgrounds and beliefs, a community that embraces spirituality and cultivates compassion. Conversations about faith are part of campus life and numerous opportunities are provided for students to grow in their faith and discover how they are called upon to serve others. St. Olaf takes pride in its record of academic excellence. A leader among undergraduate colleges in producing prestigious Rhodes Scholars, Fulbright Fellows, and Peace Corps volunteers, St. Olaf ranks 11th overall among the nation's baccalaureate colleges in the number of graduates who go on to earn doctoral degrees, with top ten rankings in the fields of mathematics/statistics, religion/theology, arts and music, medical sciences, education and the social service professions, chemistry and the physical sciences, life sciences, and foreign languages.