Assistant/Associate Professor of Studio Art/Ceramics/Digital Design

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of Arts and Architecture
School of Visual Arts


Penn State’s School of Visual Arts’ nationally ranked Ceramics program seeks an Assistant/Associate Professor who embraces a cross-disciplinary approach to learning and making. The successful candidate will have a history of exploring the materiality of clay and working in a variety of mediums, including an established record of experimenting with digital fabrication media. This is a full-time (nine-month), tenure-track position. Qualifications and Responsibilities: An M.F.A. and extensive experience in college-level teaching and advising undergraduate and graduate students is required. An active professional practice in studio art and interdisciplinary collaboration is expected. The position calls for the candidate to be knowledgeable in traditional forming techniques and digital design and fabrication. In addition, the successful candidate will be engaged in discourse about contemporary art practice in a variety of cultural, historical and interdisciplinary contexts. Responsibilities include teaching two courses per semester at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Courses may range from foundations to advanced courses, including special topics classes inspired by cross-disciplinary interests. In addition, a candidate who has a record of building community across disciplines through effective leadership and advocacy is encouraged to apply. Starting Date: August 2018. Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Application: Screening will begin February 19, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Application Procedure: Applicants should be completed online. Include a cover letter stating your interests and qualifications, CV, a statement of practice and research, and a statement of teaching philosophy with reference to teaching to a diverse body and creating an inclusive learning environment. Names and contact information of three referees. Applicants should include documentation of professional work comprising up to 20 digital images uploaded online to No fee is charged. The Pennsylvania State University is a multi-campus public research university that educates students and improves the well-being and health of individuals and communities through integrated programs of teaching, research, and service. The School of Visual Arts offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs in studio art, digital arts and art education. Visit for more information.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088