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[Job offer] Assistant Professor at Idaho State University

Jewelry / Metalsmithing and Foundations / Art History / Contemporary

Idaho State University: Assistant Professor, full time, tenure track,
starts August 2009. MFA in studio art with emphasis in jewelry and
metalsmithing is required. Strong commitment to teaching design and
history of contemporary crafts is required with university teaching
experience preferably beyond the graduate teaching assistantship
level. The applicant’s record must clearly demonstrate active
research through current work and exhibitions, including solo, group
and juried shows. The successful applicant should exhibit a balance
of technical skills, attention to formal visual language and
conceptual development, and an interest in both contemporary and
historical theory. Teaching responsibilities include courses from
Introduction to Metals/Jewelry through graduate level to a diverse
student body. Secondary teaching responsibilities may include
foundation design and/or craft history and contemporary theory.
Three courses per semester teaching load. Other responsibilities
include student advising and departmental and university service.

Please submit the following application materials by January 9, 2009:
cover letter CV, statement of teaching philosophy, 20 slides or
digital images of work, 20 slides or digital images of student work,
three letters of recommendation, graduate and undergraduate
transcripts (official transcripts required before hiring) and
examples of course descriptions and syllabi. Please include a SASE
for return of materials. Digital images must be formatted for Mac
computers, Power Point Only; label CD and file with applicant’s
name. Send to: Jewelry/Metals, Rudy Kovacs, Chair, Department of Art
and Pre-Architecture, Idaho State University, 921 S 8th, Stop 8004,
Pocatello, Idaho 83209-8004. Women, minorities, and veterans are
strongly encouraged to apply. For further about Idaho
State University please visit the university website at
HTTP:// or for specific concerning the
Department of Art and Pre-Architecture see our website at
HTTP:// Idaho State University is an equal
opportunity employer.