Eckerd College
  • 29-Aug-2022 to 28-Oct-2022
  • - Creative Arts Collegium
  • St. Petersburg, FL, USA
  • Full Time

Assistant Professor of Visual Arts (Ceramics and Sculpture), tenure-track position, to start in fall 2023. Candidates will have an MFA and specialize in ceramics. The ideal candidate will be an innovative program builder who will employ inclusive pedagogies, forge interdisciplinary relationships, and thrive in a liberal arts environment.  Hand-building, throwing, sculpture, glaze chemistry and kiln-building are required as students utilize all building techniques, make their own clay and glazes and fire their own work.

The ceramics facility in the Nielsen Center for Visual Arts features an outdoor kiln area, with ten kilns.  This includes electric, gas, anagama, raku, cross-draft hybrid wood/gas soda, and downdraft salt kilns. The indoor area boasts a Soldner clay mixer, Shimpo de-airing pug mill, large Shimpo ball mill, Bailley slab roller, Bailley pneumatic extruder, sandblaster, 16 Shimpo whisper wheels, and a fully dedicated glazing area. Given the specialized equipment, knowledge of the above firing techniques, mechanical knowledge and the ability to keep equipment maintained and in good repair is essential.  Candidates must also be able to lift 50 lbs.

Preferential consideration will be given to candidates who can also teach other sculptural media in an adjacent facility for metalwork (including plasma cutting), welding (arc, MIG and oxy-acetylene), casting, woodworking, 3D printing, and installation. Preference also for those who can offer a critique and theory-based course in which students work independently in a variety of media, and/or ability to occasionally team-teach an introductory course in Interdisciplinary Arts.

The successful candidate will teach seven courses per academic year (3-1-3) in a broad-based, liberal arts curriculum for majors and non-majors. Participation in an interdisciplinary, values-oriented general education program is required, including a regular rotation in the two-semester first-year program. A desire to teach in study abroad programs would be a plus. Candidates should have an active exhibition record and a demonstrated background of teaching excellence.

Eckerd College, the only independent national liberal arts college in Florida, has a tradition of innovative education and teaching/mentoring excellence.  

Submit a letter of application, vita, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, contact information for three references so that letters of recommendation can be requested, and a url link to a portfolio with 20 examples of personal work (with descriptions of media and date), as well as a url link to a portfolio with 10-15 examples of student work. (If you do not have a link(s) for student work you may upload as PDF(s), max file size 5MB), via Applications must be complete by October 28, 2022.  Inquiries may be sent to Prof. Arthur Skinner, at

Employment will require a successful background check.

Eckerd College is committed to fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and an inclusive campus community. Eckerd is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Eckerd College is especially interested in attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
Eckerd College


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