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Assistant Professor in Art, Ceramics

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: Art, Art History & Design

Title: Assistant Professor in Art, Ceramics

Position Details

Position Description

The School of Art Art History Design at the University of Washington welcomes applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Ceramics. This is a 100% full time tenure track position with a start date of September 2024 with a nine-month service period.


As per the University of Washington’s Diversity Blueprint, the institution prioritizes attracting and retaining a diverse faculty that reflects our diverse student population. Faculty in UW’s School of Art Art History Design provide a comprehensive, interdisciplinary education to a highly diverse student population, on a campus with more than 60,000 students, including 31% first-generation college students, over 30% Pell Grant-eligible students, and over 31,000 faculty and staff from over 70 countries across its three campuses. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.


Ceramics is part of the 3D4M program which values an enriched studio experience where the curriculum, facilities, and technical staff are coordinated and shared between ceramics, glass, sculpture. The mission of 3D4M is to explore interdisciplinary exchanges that revolve around material study, conceptual development and critical dialog, in a dynamic studio-based environment that reflects and supports the nature of contemporary art in the context of a leading research 1 university. Our ceramics facilities are extensive and our technical staff supports a wide array of processes and equipment. Faculty work with both undergraduate and graduate art students, as well as students from other disciplines in the School and across the University.


University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research/scholarship, and service. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in and engage in contemporary ceramic and contemporary art practices. They will also be expected to actively collaborate in developing and initiating innovative curriculum and pedagogy within 3D4M while supporting the School’s commitment to strengthening a learning environment that respects and empowers the expressed diversity of individual students and community.


For more information about the School of Art Art History Design and the 3D4M program, please visit


Salary Range: Washington State Law requires that this ad list a binding salary range. The base salary range for this position will be $8,667 - $10,000 per month on a 9-month basis ($78,000 - $90,000 annually), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.


Applicants must have either a Master's degree (or foreign equivalent) or a bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent) plus five years of progressive, postbaccalaureate professional experience as an artist working primarily in ceramics. Evidence of an active professional exhibition record and 12 months of college level teaching experience as instructor of record is also expected.


Please submit a letter of interest, artist statement, CV, a PDF portfolio containing a maximum of 20 images of work, statement of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, and three letters of recommendation. All materials must be submitted via Interfolio. Priority will be given to applications received by November 15, 2023. Questions about this position may be addressed to the Ceramics Search Chair,

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Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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