Lecturer of Ceramics, Fine & Performing Arts
Northwest Missouri State University - Maryville, MO

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PRIMARY DUTY : To teach courses in ceramics (12-hour teaching load per trimester)

Essential Functions:
1. Teach all undergraduate foundation through advanced level courses in ceramics and oversee maintenance and development of ceramics facilities and equipment 2. Manage ceramics related materials inventory 3. Teach other courses according to expertise and department needs 4. Be involved in department service including shared responsibilities 5. Perform other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : Education: MFA in ceramics Experience: Electric and fuel kiln firing (especially stoneware reduction) and in repair and maintenance practices; experientially conversant with issues of ceramics Skills: A thorough knowledge of all traditional and non-traditional ceramic processes and the ability to convey this body of knowledge to students; a thorough knowledge of ceramic history, clay body and glaze formulations, kiln theory and construction; a vital interest in modern ceramic developments and contemporaneity; excellent communication skills; willingness to collaborate with colleagues Other: Successful performance in an interview is required PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience: Supervision of a ceramics studio; two or more years of higher education teaching experience Skills: High level of wheel throwing skill and hand-building competence

Additional Job Information:
WORKING CONDITIONS : The department is highly collegial and supportive across all disciplines. Each faculty member is provided with an up-to-date notebook computer and an individual office. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: A shared Graduate Assistant assists in the ceramics and sculpture areas; student employees (e.g. kiln supervisor)
EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS USED: Standard office equipment; comprehensive ceramics studio equipment TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to lift and stack up to 100 pounds COMMUNITY: Northwest Missouri State University is located in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy, and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located 45 miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri and 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. For more information visit the website at www.maryville.org . UNIVERSITY: Northwest Missouri State University is a traditional resident-based campus with total enrollment over 7,200 students, which includes undergraduate and graduate students. Northwest, a four-time winner of the Missouri Quality Award, is a teaching-focused institution requiring a twelve-hour teaching load per trimester. For more information visit our website at www.nwmissouri.edu . COLLEGE: The College of Arts and Sciences is one of three academic colleges at Northwest. Comprised of five departments and 16 academic areas, the College offers 104 different major and minor programs. The College is the home of Northwest's General Education program and serves all students across campus, regardless of their major. For more information visit our website at http://www.nwmissouri.edu/academics/arts/index.htm . DEPARTMENT: The Department of Fine and Performing Arts is home to three academic disciplines – Art (170 majors), Music (101 undergraduate majors, NASM accredited; 5 graduate majors), and Theatre (66 majors). The Department focuses primarily on teaching, providing a high degree of interaction between faculty and students, as well as serving as a cultural hub for the region. The Art discipline offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Science in Education degrees with study in ceramics, drawing, graphic design, interactive digital media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and teaching (K-12). The department employs eight full and three adjunct faculty members in Art. For more information visit our website at http://www.nwmissouri.edu/finearts/index.htm . APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 30, 2013 DATE AVAILABLE: August 12, 2013 TO APPLY: Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking on the APPLY button on the top of the page. You will also need to submit the application materials listed below in order for them to be complete. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 660-562-1127 or email mdrake@nwmissouri.edu for more information. APPLICATION MATERIALS: (1) Letter of application, (2) vita (including a record of active and ongoing production and exhibition of ceramics), (3) online employment application (see link above), (4) record of academic coursework from all institutions at which credit has been earned (unofficial transcripts acceptable), (5) statement of teaching philosophy, (6) artist statement, (7) names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references, (8) 20 digital images (CD, thumb drive, URL – website preferred) of the applicant’s work (a minimum of 5 drawings and evidence of wheel thrown and hand-building skills), and information on each work including media, size, and date, (9) 15 digital images of works created by the applicant’s students and a separate list of classes and assignments/projects applicable to each work, and (10) evidence of teaching effectiveness such as student evaluations of teaching, if available. INQUIRIES FOR THE POSITION CAN BE MADE TO: Dr. Dave Oehler Ceramics Search Committee Department of Fine and Performing Arts Northwest Missouri State University Maryville, MO 64468-6001 Telephone: 660-562-1326 Fax: 660-562-1346 Email: oehler@nwmissouri.edu

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