Thursday June 29, 2017 | by Stella Porter

HELP WANTED: Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia is looking for an assistant professor of glass

The Tyler School of Art at Temple University is searching for a full-time non-tenure-track assistant professor for its glass program. Candidates with mastery of traditional and contemporary glass techniques should apply by July 12, 2017, to receive priority. The ideal applicant would be able to teach a range of courses from introductory to advanced and conduct research-based classes that are both conceptual and experimental. Applicants should also have produced work shown in national exhibitions and demonstrate a passion for teaching their skill. 

The official job posting specifies that they are looking for candidates who can "expand beyond the traditional canon of glass to include a broader social, political, cultural, or artistic context (including but not limited to installation, performance, social practice, and digital media)."

The position, which starts in August 2017, has a duration of only one year but there's the possibility of a contract renewal or even a multi-year contract depending on performance. Candidates can expect to teach several courses in the undergraduate BFA program as well as courses for non-majors in the larger Temple University community or in the Visual Studies department. Local candidates with a minimum of three years teaching full-time at the college level are preferred. 

The Tyler School of Art, founded in 1935, is ranked second in U.S. News and World Report for its Glass MFA program (RISD is first). Tyler, based in Philadelphia, boasts state-of-the-art facilities, a competitive curriculum, and small learning communities. 

Those interested in applying should include a cover letter, artist statement and examples of personal and student work among other components.

For the full list of necessary application materials, candidates can reference the job posting on the school's website. 

To apply for the position, go to temple.slideroom.com. (Note: There's a $15 uploading fee for Slideroom.)

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