Resident Artist Opportunity at IU Southeast Ceramics

The IU Southeast Ceramics Area is seeking an outstanding artist/educator for a yearlong Resident Artist position at the rank of Adjunct Faculty beginning August 2016. We are looking for someone who can be an active presence in the Ceramics studio and work alongside the other faculty and students in our program.
The position requires an active exhibition record and competence in a wide range of ceramic processes/techniques. The person hired will teach one beginning ceramics course each semester and work in the studio as needed to help with the basic operations of the IU Southeast Ceramics area. Teaching an additional 3D design course each semester may be an option for the hired person depending on course availability and qualifications.
All clay, glazes, and firing will be provided within reason. A 90 sq. ft. studio in the ceramics area with a locking door will be provided along with 24/7 building access. Additionally, an NCECA conference pass will be provided to the person hired.

The IU Southeast Ceramics studio consists of:
– 3,000 square feet of studio and workspace
– a computer controlled, gas firing, Bailey car kiln
– a gas fired test kiln
– 4 computer controlled electric kilns (Skutt and L&L)
– 1 Soldner Pro mixer, 1 Bluebird mixer, and 1 Walker pugmill
– plaster mixing and mixed media work area with plaster mold dryer
– experimental exhibition and installation space (The SpaceLab)
– comprehensive glaze mixing room
– a 40’x20’ covered outdoor kiln pad with wood firing anagama style kiln and in-progress gas fired soda kiln
– 24/7 access to welder, ball mill, drill press, panel saw, Shop-bot CNC router, and other tools

The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation in ceramic methods of construction, varied conceptual approaches available to the ceramic artist, and be available to help manage the IUS ceramics studio. Preference will be given to candidates who are also versed in interdisciplinary approaches and have a broad understanding of new approaches to art making.

MFA degree required. An active current professional practice and exhibition record is also required.

To apply:
please email one PDF file containing a letter of application, artist statement, teaching philosophy, CV, 20 images of professional work, 10 images of student work with an annotated image list, and contact information for three references, to:
Brian Harper, Associate Professor of Fine Art and Ceramics Area Head

Deadline for applications is April 1st, or until position is filled.
** Any questions may be directed to Brian Harper at