Assistant or Associate Professor, Ceramics

Assistant or Associate Professor, Ceramics 
Tenure Track Appointment 
Begins Fall 2023  

The Department of Art at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University, invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty appointment. The successful candidate will serve as Program Head of the Ceramics program. 

The Ceramics Program encompasses a wide range of philosophies and practices ranging from the traditional to the contemporary, including vessel production, sculpture, installation and digital fabrication. The successful candidate will have a broad understanding of ceramic materials and processes with a demonstrated ability to position clay within contemporary art and craft discourses. A professional exhibition record is required. Candidates who can expand beyond the traditional canon of ceramics to include a broader social, political, cultural, or artistic context are particularly desirable. The ideal candidate will be influential in shaping the future of the discipline. 

In addition to being an accomplished artist, the successful candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to teaching, as well as evidence of successful experience with administration and program management, and leadership potential. The position requires teaching a variety of ceramics courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The workload is comprised of teaching and instruction, administrative and program management responsibilities, and service to the program, department, and college.  

Since 1935, Tyler School of Art has offered students the combination of a world-renowned faculty and the resources of Temple University, a large, urban research institution. Tyler’s programs encompass a wide range of areas in the study of art, design, art history, art education, and architecture. In each program, students work in small learning communities, while also benefitting from state-of-the-art facilities, a rigorous curriculum, and a large, diverse campus community. 

RANK: Assistant or Associate Professor  

QUALIFICATIONS: Must have an MFA, professional exhibition record, demonstrated teaching excellence, a record of successful program administration and management, and an ability to communicate and work effectively, collegially, and collaboratively with students, faculty and administrators. A minimum of three years of full-time college-level teaching experience, or the equivalent, is preferred. 

Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer committed to increasing diversity and inclusivity in both its community and its curricula. Women, people of color, and other candidates who can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply. 

To apply, please visit to create an account and upload the following materials: 

  • Cover letter of intent 
  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Artist Statement 
  • 20 examples of your work 
  • 20 examples of student work 
  • Statement of teaching philosophy 
  • Two sample syllabi 
  • Three references with contact information: address, phone number, and email address 

Finalists must also be prepared to submit course evaluations, official academic transcripts, and three signed letters of recommendation on letterhead. No letters are required in the initial application. If notifying references, please advise them that a letter of reference will be required if you are a finalist for the position. The additional finalist requirements are due within two weeks of the campus visit.  

If you need assistance during the uploading process, please email: 

Review of applications begins on February 27, 2023. The position remains open until filled.  

COVID-19 vaccinations are required for employment at Temple University, unless granted a religious or medical exemption (see

Address questions to: Byron Wolfe, Art Department Chair