School of Craft + Emerging Media at ACAD welcomes applications for the
following nine (9) month limited term faculty appointment commencing in
August 2017:


Visiting Faculty, Ceramics





Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD), founded in 1926, is one of
Canada’s most distinguished training grounds in art, craft, and design.  ACAD
offers a broad and dynamic spectrum of study at the undergraduate and
graduate levels. Its 14 academic departments offer courses in diverse
disciplines including art history, theory, and criticism; ceramics;
fibre; glass; jewellery and metals; painting and drawing; performance;
photography; printmaking; sculpture; sound; media arts; graphic design;
advertising; character design and illustration. In addition to
studio-based education and training, a strong program in liberal studies
emphasizes the critical role that the humanities and social sciences
can play in students’ development.


and renewal in our curriculum is an ongoing process that responds to
cultural and technological shifts in arts, crafts and design practice on
students’ curricular needs. Our faculty comprises renowned
professionals who are first-class instructors as well as active
practitioners. As leaders in their fields, they are committed to
building a diverse, stimulating environment for the exchange of ideas
and the acquisition of technical skills and crafts.


is located in Calgary, Alberta in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Calgary is a cosmopolitan urban centre, with a diverse population of
over 1.2 million people. This vibrant city has outstanding
post-secondary and cultural institutions as well many varied
recreational opportunities.



About the School of Craft + Emerging Media, Ceramics Program


Ceramics faculty is a diverse, engaged group of notable teachers and
practitioners connected to the field at home and abroad. Each year, a
new visiting artist complements the energy and expertise of ceramics
faculty, teaching and working alongside students in the studio. The
visiting artist contributes a fresh and diverse perspective, enhancing
the learning experience and serving as a catalyst for critical dialogue
within the college.


the Ceramics program students explore the role of function, sculptural
approaches, emerging technologies, historical precedents, and
contemporary practice within a comprehensive, studio-based and
theoretical program of study.




The Opportunity


(Competition # 1617-FE-FT-28)


complement existing instructional resources, this position will
instruct four (4) 4.5 hour-long studio courses at all levels of the
undergraduate BFA in Ceramics program. Salary will be commensurate with
experience and education. In addition, the successful candidate will
receive a research grant of $5,000.00 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 College while in residence at the College.


successful candidate will be capable of teaching all forms of Ceramic
practice through core courses and studio supervision, including vessel,
sculptural, figurative, installation and performance.  The
candidate will possess an active studio practice that will contribute
to the breadth of the program and demonstrate a critical and creative
engagement with contemporary discourse on Craft and Ceramics.  In
combination with a collaborative spirit and professional commitment to
the field, experience in academic service, curricular innovation and
Ceramics’ studio management will be considered an asset.


Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching four (4) x 4.5 hour long studio courses at all levels of ACAD’s Ceramics program
  • Maintaining
    a research/studio practice, and contributing to research and
    scholarship in the field of contemporary Craft, specifically Ceramics
  • Creating and exhibiting a new body of work
  • Reporting and presenting on research activities in the form of artist talks and/or workshops
  • Demonstrating a commitment to pedagogical and academic excellence


The successful candidate will have:

  • An MFA or an equivalent degree or combination of education and professional experience in Ceramics
  • Previous post-secondary 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 international practice in
  • Be
    community-oriented; comfortable interacting with students, faculty,
    artists, and the public, and demonstrate a balanced approach between
    research, practice, and pedagogy


Preference will be given to applicants with a strong studio practice and teaching experience in pottery.



How to Apply


>>> Please
submit applications by clicking on the Apply Now tab at the bottom of
this page. The application must cover letter, a current CV, and the

  • 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.)


of recommendation are not required with application but will be
requested at a later stage, if application is successful.


Applications must be submitted in a single PDF document.


Once you have created an account, choose the “Upload Resume” option.  You will only be able to upload one file, so make sure all required material is combined into a single PDF document. Incomplete submissions may not be considered. Once you have submitted your application, you will not be able to make changes or add additional documents. Please visit ACAD’s How to Apply page to ensure your application is complete prior to submission.


Review of applications will begin on April 8th, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.


Further information about the College 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.


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 or (403) 284-7683.


While we thank all candidates for their interest, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.