Assistant Professor of Art - 3D/Ceramics, University of Arkansas at Little Rock (Little Rock, AR)
Saturday, November 11, 2017 08:37 PM

UA Little Rock Department of Art and Design
Position Number: R97805
Application Open Date: 11.7.2017
Application Close Date: 1/31/2018

The Department of Art and Design at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in 3D/Ceramics, to commence August of 2018 at the rank of Assistant Professor.


The required education and skills for a candidate are; an MFA in Ceramics/Studio Art by August 2018, be a practicing artist, with a record of accomplishment, and potential for development in creative research, demonstrated ability to teach all aspects of ceramics ranging from functional ware to sculptural objects and installation and a very strong technical knowledge. It is necessary to have experience with high and low fire clays, clay and glaze calculation and firing and safety procedures. A thorough knowledge of maintenance for a ceramic facility that includes car kilns, large gas kilns, multiple electric stack kilns, raku kiln, soda kiln, and clay-mixing equipment is required.  The applicant must also demonstrate organizational and communication skills and be knowledgeable of historical and contemporary concepts in ceramic arts, craft and sculpture. The successful candidate will be a dynamic and energetic person able to teach across disciplines, explore new and effective teaching methods and be a thought leader in contemporary 3D education.

Preferred skills include college level teaching experience beyond graduate school and knowledge in computer software related to design and digital fabrication technology.


The successful candidate’s responsibilities include teaching all levels of undergraduate and graduate ceramics and other art courses including foundation and seminars as needed (3/3 teaching load.) Other related duties include curriculum development, budgeting, recruitment, fundraising, assist in developing and maintaining ceramics equipment/resources, maintaining ceramics studios/equipment, actively serving the department, college, university and community, and performing affiliated duties as assigned and being active in personal research and professional practice. The availability to teach night courses and use Blackboard online learning software is expected, must be able to lift and move heavy equipment and materials as well as work in excessively hot environments.

Department of Art and Design Information

The Department of Art and Design has 18 full time faculty and support positions, 11 part-time positions, 200+ majors that include undergraduate and graduate level students and a large number of non-majors. BA and BFA degrees are offered in studio art with concentrations in: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, graphic design, illustration, and sculpture; applied design with concentrations in furniture design, metals, and ceramics; secondary art education licensure, and art history. An MA degree is offered with emphases in studio art, art history, and art education. The department will move into a newly constructed 65,000+ sq.ft building winter 2017-2018. The Department of Art and Design is accredited by NASAD


Additional information about this position and application requirements are available under Jobs link on the Human Resource’s website at Incomplete applications will not be considered.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background and financial history check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify any applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Direct search related inquiries to Search Committee ChairKevin L. Cates, MFA @

University Information

The UA Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applicants are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

Application Documents Required

  • Required Documents
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Unofficial Transcript – Master of Fine Arts Degree
  • List of Three (3) References
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Sample Syllabus
  • 20 images of personal Work (PDF format)
  • 20 images of Student Work (PDF format)