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Art: Ceramics/3D Design Tenure-Track Faculty
Parkland College

Date Posted Nov. 20, 2023
Title Art: Ceramics/3D Design Tenure-Track Faculty
University Parkland College
Champaign, IL, United States
Department Arts, Media, and Social Sciences
Application Deadline Jan. 15, 2024
Position Start Date August 2024
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Fine Arts - Visual Arts
    Fine Arts - Other

Application Close Date/Time: Monday, January 15th, at 6PM CT 

This position is a Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Parkland Academic Employees (PAE) appointment.
Salary is commensurate with experience. 

Full-time Faculty teach a full-time load as per the Parkland Academic Employees (PAE) bargaining agreement.  They advise and mentor students and participate in governance of their departments and the college. The Full-time Ceramics/3D faculty teaches a full range of Art studio courses which may include Ceramics, 3-D Foundations, and/or Sculpture, as well as the general education art courses.

Robust benefits, including medical insurance with no monthly premiums, dental, life, disability, retirement plans, flexible spending, dependent care, EAP, work/life balance with generous paid time off, and tuition waiver

Applicants must submit:

  • An online employment application
  • Cover letter that addresses candidate's interest in the position and an overview of their teaching experience.  
  • Resume or CV
  • 20 examples of candidates work, including name title, size, media, and completion date. 
  • Copy of official transcripts from the institution where you received your highest degree. If hired, certified official transcript is required.

For more information and to apply, visit

Essential Job Functions:

  • Teach Ceramic classes covering wheel throwing, hand construction, glazing and firing for high and low temperature clay at the beginning, intermediate and advanced level.
  • Integrate history of ceramics, contemporary ceramics, and craft into coursework and project development.
  • Teach Art General Education classes.
  • Teach clay processes for utilitarian and sculptural expression.
  • Be skilled in the use of throwing wheels, slab rollers, gas & electric kilns, glazes, and raw materials.
  • Teach mold making, fabrication, some digital fabrication as well as modeling.
  • Have skills in carving, welding, and other media.
  • Loading and firing electric and gas kilns, mixing glazes.

Minimum Requirements:   

  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA) or Master of Arts (MA) in Studio Art with an emphasis in Ceramics or other three-dimensional art discipline OR master's degree in a closely related field with at least 18 credit hours in graduate ceramic courses.
  • Must successfully complete a criminal background check with fingerprinting.
  • Demonstrated expertise in wheel-thrown and wheel-based ceramic techniques.
  • Demonstrated expertise in ceramic hand-building/sculpture techniques.
  • Demonstrated expertise in ceramic firing equipment and technology, theory, and methodology.

  • Parkland College is committed to diversity, inclusiveness, excellence and professionalism.  An EEO Representative serves on all hiring committees and has the essential function of ensuring that the College maintains its commitment to a fair and unbiased search process.  This commitment is central to Parkland’s employment procedures for new or vacant positions as they arise within the College.

    It is the public policy at Parkland, as an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, to assure for all persons freedom from discrimination because of:

    • Race/color
    • Sex, gender, gender expression
    • National origin religion
    • Age
    • Veteran status (including Vietnam veteran)
    • Marital status
    • Ancestry
    • Disability
    • Sexual orientation
    This is with respect to all aspects of employment, contractual services, and construction of college facilities.  

    The purpose of Policy 4.01 is to ensure consistency in hiring practices throughout the College and to provide specific instruction to all who are involved in the hiring process.  This policy supports Parkland’s core values of multiculturalism, and fairness and just treatment. Research has demonstrated that all students, staff, and faculty benefit from learning and working in a diverse environment. This is fundamental in the college’s commitment to diversity in its search procedures and hiring practices.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Parkland College Human Resources
    Parkland College
    2400 West Bradley Avenue
    Champaign, IL 61821
  • 217-351-2220


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