Centre College invites applications for a professor of studio art—glass, open rank, beginning August 2020. The successful candidate will hold an MFA in glass, or studio art with a focus on glass, and maintain an active creative practice and current exhibition record. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching in a student-centered environment. Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience teaching and mentoring a diverse student body with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. The candidate must also have experience with hotshop, kiln, and coldshop processes, as well as operating and managing a glass studio (including maintenance of equipment and oversight of best safety practices, materials, and inventory). The candidate must be prepared to teach all levels of instruction from introductory to advanced, and the ability to teach foundation courses in 3-D design, sculpture, or other area of expertise is desirable. The ability to work well as a member of a team in a studio art/art history program is essential.
Currently celebrating its 200th anniversary, Centre College is a highly selective liberal arts and sciences college of 1,450 students and an exceptional faculty of teacher-scholars. Centre has long been ranked among the top fifty National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News and World Report and is proud to host one of the nation’s premiere study abroad programs. Classes are small and academic standards are high, and Centre graduates enjoy extraordinary success in top graduate and professional schools, prestigious fellowships, and rewarding careers. The Centre Commitment guarantees that all students can study abroad, have an internship or research opportunity, and graduate in four years.
Centre is in Danville, Kentucky, a town of 18,000 recognized for its high quality of life, friendly people, beautiful landscapes, and easy access to Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati. For more information about Centre College, visit our website at www.centre.edu.
Centre College is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. As noted in the Statement of Community, Centre strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated, governance is shared, ideas are freely and respectfully exchanged, and all members of the community benefit from the richness of diverse backgrounds and experiences. Therefore, the art program strongly encourages applications from candidates who further diversify our faculty, who celebrate the rich diversity of our student body, and who utilize inclusive and engaging pedagogical practices.
To apply, please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/71517. A completed application will include: 1) letter of application; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) an artist’s statement; 4) a PDF of up to 20 examples of current professional work; 5) statement of teaching philosophy, experience, and effectiveness; 6) diversity statement explaining how the candidate would contribute to and/or address issues of diversity and inclusion at Centre; 7) transcripts; and 8) three confidential letters of reference from individuals able to share insight into the candidate’s professional expertise and future potential. Salary and rank commensurate with experience.
Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2020.
Centre College is a proud member of the Greater Kentucky Higher Education Recruitment Consortium: www.greaterkyherc.org. The Greater Kentucky HERC is a non-profit organization composed of a diverse group of colleges, universities, hospitals, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and members of private industry committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse, talented workforce. Member representatives draw from the faculty, staff, human resources professionals, institutional leaders, and faculty relations experts. Centre College is an equal opportunity employer.
Centre College, a highly selective liberal arts college of about 1,400 students, has one of the nation’s premier study abroad programs and is ranked among the top fifty National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Classes are small and academic standards are high. Centre graduates enjoy extraordinary success, with entrance to top graduate and professional schools, prestigious fellowships for further study abroad, and rewarding jobs. Centre strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated rather than discouraged, where the individuals have the opportunity to exchange ideas and share in the richness of mutual experiences. Please view the Statement of Community.The College is located in Danville, Kentucky, a town of 18,000 recognized for its high quality of life. It is within easy driving distance of Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati. Centre College is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. For information concerning the college, visit our web site at www.centre.edu.