Job Title: Instructor of Art/Design
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania is committed to inclusive excellence by creating an equitable, inclusive, and diverse scholarly environment through innovative teaching, research, and service. The Art + Design Department is seeking a Frederick Douglass scholar for a one-year full time temporary instructor position in ceramics to teach ceramics studio classes. Other courses may include foundation art/design studios. The Frederick Douglass scholar position is part of a Frederick Douglass Institute initiative described below.
The Frederick Douglass Institute (FDI) at ESU is a collaborative organization with a mission to enhance and support diversity through the recruitment of graduate students from underrepresented populations. It also provides opportunities for FDI graduate student scholars to participate in diversity research, outreach, to involve the greater community in diversity programming, and to sponsor an annual diversity forum.In addition, FDI encourages faculty diversity through collaborative initiatives to recruit visiting scholars/artists who are committed to the ideals of the Frederick Douglass Institute.
The successful candidate will join a department where traditional and emerging art and design processes and technologies are used across the disciplines in a diverse and collaborative environment. Applicants will present teaching experience, an ability to integrate strong historical and contemporary knowledge, theory and professional experience in the field of ceramics. A strong desire to advance the curriculum in integrating both traditional and digital techniques such as digital fabrication is highly desirable. The successful candidate is expected to maintain ongoing creative endeavors in art/design practice and/or art/design research as well as make contributions to the culture of the University through service activities and culturally responsive pedagogy. A creative, collaborative, collegial mentoring temperament dedicated to the advancement of the Art + Design Department’s goals is required. The position requires working with other faculty in coordinating activities, usage and routine maintenance of the ceramic studio that includes kilns and equipment.
Additionally, the scholar would advocate and participate in various Frederick Douglass Institute initiatives on campus that promote inclusion and diversity. One such initiative that the scholar can participate in would be the Inclusion Poster Project. The scholar may want to promote a project in their courses that allow students to express themselves about concerns and thoughts related to Inclusion and Diversity as well. The scholar could also offer a presentation in the Provost Colloquium, oversee the empty bowls project and connect the community with a collaborative campus art project that once again promotes diversity through hands-on experiences and engagement. The candidate is also expected to be involved in regular semester activities for the Frederick Douglass Institute and may serve as a mentor for students in the Douglass Debate Society.
Candidates from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.
Minimum qualifications: MFA, or terminal degree in ceramics and at least 2 years relevant professional experience in the field. Experience with developing course materials, teaching with technology, and curriculum development work.
College-level teaching experience at a nationally accredited institution and demonstrated ability to teach project based studio/lab courses. Professional experience should include exhibitions, shows, and research dealing specifically with contemporary ideas in ceramics.
Experience in traditional techniques and processes, and emergent technologies.
Experience working within diverse environments and utilizing culturally relevant teaching practices Current and ongoing professional practice.
Special Instructions to Applicant:
Applicants are to attach a cover letter, candidate’s vitae, unofficial transcripts (official transcripts required before appointment) and contact information for three professional references. Final determination will be based upon a successful interview, which may include a teaching demonstration. Failure to submit all the required materials may lead to the candidate not being considered. All candidates must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
For confidential reference letter submissions and transcripts through an agency, institution and/or an individual, please mail directly to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the Office of Human Resource Management at East Stroudsburg University, 200 Prospect Street East Stroudsburg, PA 18301. You may upload a statement within the electronic application indicating that the requested documents will be forwarded to the HR Office directly. Please be advised that your application is not complete until you have received an electronic confirmation.
Posting Opens: 4/5/21
Posting Closes: 5/3/21
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East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) is located in Northeastern Pennsylvania in the scenic Pocono Mountains and adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Founded in 1893, ESU is one of 14 university members of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and has a current enrollment of more than 6,400. The University offers 58 undergraduate degree programs and 21 graduate degree programs and two doctoral programs. The surrounding community offers options for suburban, small city, or country living all within a less than two-hour drive to both New York City and Philadelphia.
The University encourages applications from members of historically under-represented groups, including women, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and is an AA/EEO employer. East Stroudsburg University is interested in hiring employees who have extensive experience with diverse populations. To learn more about diversity at ESU and in our community, visit our website at www.esu.edu/about/offices/diversity_equal_opportunity/index.cfm.
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