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Assistant Professor of Ceramics/Sculpture
University of Tennessee, Martin

Date Posted Oct. 4, 2021
Title Assistant Professor of Ceramics/Sculpture
University University of Tennessee, Martin
Martin, TN, United States
Department Visual and Theatre Arts
Application Deadline Open Until Filled
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • Art - Ceramics

Starting Fall 2022. Teach all courses in ceramics, sculpture and 3D Design. The successful candidate will be able to teach all levels of undergraduate ceramics and sculpture, maintain equipment for the respective studios. Additional expertise in jewelry, warm glass work and welding are desirable. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to develop curriculum as is necessary, working in a collegial atmosphere with fellow Visual and Theatre Arts faculty. Advise
BFA students in academic and career planning. Service is an important part of the faculty role at UT Martin. The Department expects that the new faculty member will continue the long tradition of the Martin Empty Bowls Project, one of the Departments’ longest/largest community service projects. Candidates are expected to maintain an active and professional creative or research practice that supports their teaching in productive ways.

The Sculpture studio has numerous hand tools, drill press, table saw, compound mitre saw, metals chop saw, router table, small tabletop lathe, welder, paint spray booth. Two small warm glass kilns, two small copper enameling kilns. The Ceramics studio has 16 Shimpo Whisper wheels, two Amaco kickwheels, two glaze spray booths, drying cabinets, damp cabinets, three ware carts, a Peter Pugger and a Soldner clay mixer. One front loading electric Olympic kiln, one top loading electric L & L kiln,one Olympic downdraft 14 cf gas kiln, one Olympic Raku kiln (located in outdoor sculpture patio) and one Olympic downdraft 24 cf gas car kiln.

An MFA in Ceramics is required with additional experience teaching Sculpture preferred. Two years teaching at the college or university level beyond the TA position preferred. Knowledge of current trends and materials in contemporary sculpture and ceramics required. Additional knowledge and skills in jewelry, fibers, warm glass and woodwork is preferred. Participate in development of curriculum, and advise students in academic and career planning. Departmental service is also expected. Demonstrated excellence in teaching. Demonstrated excellence in written communication skills. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Tennessee at Martin is a primary campus in the University of Tennessee System. The campus is located in Northwest Tennessee approximately 125 miles north of Memphis and 150 miles west of Nashville. The University of Tennessee at Martin has a combined graduate and undergraduate enrollment of approximately 7,000 students. The emphasis is solidly on excellence in undergraduate instruction. We seek candidates who demonstrate a similar commitment.

The department currently has ten full-time faculty members who support the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program with areas of emphasis in Visual Art, Art Education, Dance Education, Graphic Design, and Theatre. There are approximately 90 majors in the BFA program.

Applicants need to complete the online employment application at ( and attach a letter of application stating qualifications for the position as described, statement of teaching philosophy, a portfolio of personal professional works (10 samples), a portfolio of student work (10 samples), and a complete resume of educational and professional experience (must include at least three references), unofficial transcripts and a copy of a syllabus from an introductory ceramics or sculpture course. For additional information please contact: Dr. Carol A. Eckert, Chair, Department of Visual and Theatre Arts,

Application Deadline: Formal review of applications will begin Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

  • The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/ Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Inquiries should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 303 Administration Building, Martin, TN 38238, (731) 881-3505 Office, (731) 881-4889 TTY, Hearing Impaired, (731) 881-3507 Fax,

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Contact Information

  • Sarah Haig
    Visual and Theatre Arts
    University of Tennessee, Martin
    201 Fine Arts Building
    16 Mt. Pelia Road
    Martin, TN 38238
  • 731-881-7400


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