Assistant Professor of Art - Ceramics

Assistant Professor of Art - Ceramics

  • 527908
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • Faculty Full-time
  • On Campus
  • UNAC Grade 30
  • UAF College of Liberal Arts

The Department of Art is home to the farthest north BFA and MFA programs in the country. We serve a diverse student body and add to the ever-growing creative community in Alaska. The position of Assistant Professor of Art (Ceramics) includes many elements from teaching a variety of classes, and mentoring students throughout the program, to overseeing studio/lab facilities for a multitude of kiln firing processes.

To thrive in this role candidates must be able to work with a diverse student body, mentor students through the different degree programs, and work closely with other faculty in the Department of Art. They should also maintain a rigorous exhibition record as part of their creative activity and research.

We are looking for a candidate who is willing and able to collaborate across multiple disciplines. Candidates should have experience with a multitude of kilns. 

The University of Alaska Fairbanks serves a diverse and non-traditional student body. Approximately 20% of the student body are Alaska Native students.

Required documentation:

  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Statement of teaching philosophy,  

  • Statement of commitment to and/or experience with improving diversity, equity

  • Portfolio of Creative Activity/Research (may include samples of artwork from former students)
  • Please make sure the 3 references listed on the application are professional & work-related.

Minimum Qualifications:

The Department of Art is seeking a candidate with an MFA, and at least 2 years of teaching experience. Candidates would lead the Ceramics program but may also teach a variety of 3-D media as needed by the department. The successful candidate would teach and mentor both undergraduate and graduate students in the BA, BFA, and MFA programs. Candidates should know a multitude of kiln techniques, and know how to diagnose and maintain them.

Position Details:

This position is located on the UA campus in Fairbanks, and flexible on-site work arrangements may be considered in accordance with UA regulations. This is a full-time, exempt faculty position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. 

Applications will be accepted for review on April 1, 2024, to ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard Time on the DAY BEFORE the REVIEW DATE (04/01/2024).

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC). http://www.unitedacademics.net/


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.


UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.

The Annual Campus Security & Fire Safety Reports can be located for Universities: at UAA at https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/safety/, UAF at https://www.uaf.edu/orca/compliance/security-fire.php and UAS at https://uas.alaska.edu/equity-and-compliance/clery-act/annual-security-reports.html.


The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.


Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Miriam Stelges, CLA HR Coordinator, at mmstelges@alaska.edu or 907-474-7231.

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