The Visual Arts program in the School of the Arts at Northern
Kentucky University invites applications for a full time one year
non-tenure track lecturer position in Ceramics beginning August 2016.
Ceramics is part of a Spatial Arts area and offers both a sculptural and
a vessel approach to using clay. We offer BA and BFA degree tracks that
focus on developing skills, diverse use of materials and conceptual
development, providing the student fluent expression of their artistic
vision. Established in 1968, NKU is a 15,000 student, nationally
recognized, metropolitan university located seven miles from Cincinnati,
Ohio. Greater Cincinnati offers an outstanding quality of life, a
vibrant arts community, and an affordable cost of living. NKU is
committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky /Greater
Cincinnati region of over two million people.

NKU Ceramics

NKU Spatial Arts Program

Primary Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to teach three classes per
semester and serve on program committees. Candidates should have the
ability to teach all levels of Ceramics, including clay and glaze
formulation, as well as integrate into the Spatial Arts area. The
candidate may be needed to teach occasional courses in foundations.
Further responsibilities include ceramic studio management, student
advising and portfolio review. Spatial Arts is located in a separate
facility from the main Art building and includes a wheel throwing and
handbuilding areas, a glaze room, a clay mixing room, gas, electric and
wood fired kilns. Also housed in the facility are a complete wood shop,
metal shop, and a foundry. Spatial Arts has a full time technician.


Candidates are required to have an MFA degree in ceramics or related
discipline and an active exhibition record. University level teaching
experience is preferred. Candidates should be able to demonstrate
knowledge of ceramic techniques and processes, be well versed in
contemporary and historic issues in ceramics and visual art.
Questions regarding the use of this website should be directed to the
Human Resources Department at Questions regarding the
nature of the position should be directed to the search committee chair,
Steven Finke at For additional information on NKU, visit and

Applications will be reviewed beginning June 30, 2016.

Applicants will need to upload the following documents in PDF format, 9MB maximum size for each:
1. Cover Letter
2. CV
3. Portfolio – 20 images of personal work with image list
4. Artist Statement
5. Teaching Philosophy
6. Names and contact information for three references
7. Portfolio of student work (if available) – 10 images with list
Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go
through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state

Minimum Education


Official announcement and application portal on the following
Northern Kentucky University Human Resources website under Full-Time

NKU Ceramics

NKU Spatial Arts Program