Visiting Assistant Professor of Art – Sculpture/Ceramics

Allegheny College, a selective national liberal arts college, invites applicants for a one-semester visiting assistant professor in Art–Ceramics/Sculpture to begin August 2023. Candidates should have an MFA and a strong commitment to liberal arts education. The candidate’s practice and teaching should demonstrate a technical and critical understanding of contemporary issues in ceramic/sculpture. Applicants should be versed in the theory, history, and technical aspects of the contemporary ceramic/sculpture curriculum and may integrate new production technologies into their practice and teaching. Areas of expertise may include ceramic chemistry, clay formulation, emerging technologies and mold-making. Teaching responsibilities will include two introductory ceramics courses and one introduction to sculpture course. The successful candidate will provide evidence of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional development as well as a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Allegheny College and the Art Department support interdisciplinary and interdepartmental teaching and research and community-engaged work.

Please submit materials as a single PDF including 20 images of personal research, 10 images of student works, a letter of application, cv, a diversity statement, a statement of teaching philosophy, and an artist’s statement. Candidates also should provide contact information for 3 references. All materials should be sent to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or by e-mail to Review of applications will begin on March 13, 2023.  An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College, founded in 1815, is one of the nation’s oldest and most innovative four-year colleges where multidisciplinary learning breaks the conventional mold. It is one of the few colleges in the United States with a unique requirement to choose both a major and minor for graduation, to provide students with a cross-disciplinary path in the sciences and humanities for educational depth and intellectual growth. Located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Allegheny College is one of 44 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” In its 2022 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny College as one of the country’s top 100 national liberal arts colleges — and one of the top 25 best for undergraduate teaching.

Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares students for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community).

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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posted 03/31/2023