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Job Description

The Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD) is committed to an
academic studio-based education for students in fine art, design, craft
and digital media. The result is a rigorous studio program, which
produces critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, and artists with
well-defined practices. ACAD is a leading centre for education and
research; a catalyst for creative inquiry and cultural development. We
engage the world and create possibilities.

Calgary, the cultural capital of Canada for 2012, is situated at the
foothills of the Rocky Mountains. ACAD, an integral part of Canada,
Alberta and Calgary’s cultural community, offers four year bachelor’s
programs and is developing our first graduate program. The College is
developing an exciting long term vision that reaffirms its educational
mission within an arts and cultural context where design and creativity
are keys to the cultural prosperity agenda.

The Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD) welcomes applications for
the following position commencing in the fall semester of the 2015-2016
academic year:

The Role

This is a nine (9) month appointment over two (2) terms commencing August 20, 2015 to May 31, 2016.

To complement existing instructional resources, this position will
instruct four (4) six (6) hour-long studio courses at all levels of the
undergraduate BFA in Ceramics program. Salary will be commensurate with
experience and education, and will be as per our current salary schedule
for Sessional Faculty. In addition, the successful candidate will
receive a stipend of $16,000.00 towards research and studio practice and
will be required to report and present on research activities as well
as mount an exhibition of their studio practice and research at the


The successful candidate will have an MFA or an equivalent degree or
combination of education and professional experience in ceramics,
previous teaching experience, a professional exhibition record as a
ceramist, excellent technical skills and a wide knowledge of all aspects
of the discipline, with a particular regard for the international
ceramics profession. Applicants with a studio practice and teaching
experience in sculptural/experimental /interdisciplinary approaches to
ceramics are particularly sought for this academic year.

The successful candidate will be community-oriented; comfortable
interacting with students, faculty, artists, and the public; and
demonstrate a balanced approach between research, practice, and
pedagogy. The incumbent will be expected to participate in Ceramics
program activities and administrative workload.

Please submit applications electronically by April 10, 2015 via our careers page at Only applications submitted electronically will be considered.

Submission instructions:

Applications should consist of a single PDF document including: a
letter of application; current curriculum vitae; artist statements
outlining philosophies and practices regarding teaching and studio
practice; a digital portfolio of your recent studio work containing
twenty (20) images accompanied by a corresponding numbered list
including titles, medium and size; a statement on your proposed research
topic (topics can include explorations in creative practice, technical
process, content development, etc.); and the names and contact
information for three (3) professional references.

Further information about the College and this position is available
on our website at ACAD is an equal opportunity employer and
is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We
welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of the
College. We encourage expressions of interest from all qualified
applicants for consideration for this or other suitable vacancies
although applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents
will be given priority.

The collection of personal information is for the purpose of
determining eligibility and suitability for employment as authorized by
the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act, section
33(c). If you have any questions about the collection of your
information, please contact Human Resources at

Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Location

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Position Type

Temporary  APPLY HERE