job posting- Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Position: Ceramic Art – Alfred University


The School of Art and Design, New York State College of Ceramics at
Alfred University, is seeking candidates for a tenure track faculty
position, at the assistant professor rank, whose practice integrates
with the expanding field of ceramic design.

The Division of
Ceramic Art, within the School of Art and Design at Alfred University,
has a distinguished history as a premier institution for education in
the arts and fosters a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary environment for
research and practice. The Division of Ceramic Art is comprised of six
full time faculty, a teaching fellowship, a rotating international
chair, and three full time technicians. The scope of the Division of
Ceramic Art is wide-ranging, embracing history and innovation, tradition
and emerging forms of visual art. The material intensive curriculum
develops skill and intellect through theory, technological research, and
creative practice. Undergraduate and graduate programs are strongly
intertwined. In our two-year MFA program, graduate students navigate
wide-ranging practices in the visual arts. More information about the
program can be viewed at: www.alfredceramics.com.

The
Division of Ceramic Art seeks a dynamic artist who will participate in
shaping the future of ceramic art and design at Alfred. The successful
candidate will have an active exhibition record and growing prominence
in their field. We are seeking applicants immersed in one or any
combination of the genres: ceramic design, design for industry, digital
design, architectural ceramics or forms at the intersection of these.
While the applicant’s relationship to material specificity or plurality
may be open and variable, interested candidates should possess a strong
background in ceramic methodology, with an ability to address
contemporary practice across genres. Additionally, we encourage
applications from studio artists and/or designer-makers with any of the
following competencies or interests: craft/art/cultural theory; glaze
chemistry/material science; digital methodologies/technologies. The
position includes program conceptualizing and building. A strong
commitment to undergraduate and graduate education is expected. We
invite applicants from across the globe.

Qualifications
Minimum
qualifications include an M.F.A. in studio art or design or its
equivalent, an active professional creative practice including a record
of exhibitions and projects beyond the local and regional level. Three
years previous college-level teaching experience or equivalent is
preferred. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Alfred University
The
School of Art and Design at Alfred University is an accredited member
of NASAD, with 34 full-time faculty serving approximately 500 students.
The School is unique among institutions of higher education with an open
curriculum, allowing a robust and diverse experience in studio art,
design, and art history courses. Students and faculty alike thrive in an
intensive and supportive learning environment. School of Art and Design
students are fully integrated into Alfred University’s community of
2,000 students. The New York State College of Ceramics (NYSCC) includes
the School of Art and Design, the Inamori School of Engineering, and
Scholes Library. The NYSCC was established in 1900 to advance research
in art, design, and engineering. That intellectual and creative legacy
exists in all of the areas of study in the School of Art and Design.

Alfred University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Application Process
Email
your letter of interest, CV, artist statement, teaching philosophy, 20
labeled images of personal work and labeled images of student work, in
addition to contact information for three references (address, phone
number, and email) as one PDF document to humanresources@alfred.edu.

For further information about the position, contact Search Chair, Professor Walter McConnell at mcconnw@alfred.edu.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016 and remain open until the position is filled.

www.alfredceramics.com/assistant-professor-teaching-position.html

Online Courses with Matt Katz (a better way to spend your summer!)

The course is
a 5 week, intensive, online class, and it basically the same course that Matt Katz
teaches to Graduate and Undergraduate students at Alfred.
It is
available to everyone, and is offered for transferable credits for
undergraduate students.
The course
will be offered and twice this summer May-16th-June 24th and June 27th-August
5th.
The class is
presented as a series of videos, that are posted Mondays, Wednesdays, and
Fridays. You can watch them at your leisure. The only restriction is that once
a week we have a live discussion on the three previous video, so If you are
behind, you may miss out on part of the discussion.  After the class is done, you should have
access to the videos for another 4-6 weeks to go back and re-explore.
Additionally, we will have readings and optional labs.
As far as the
nitty gritty you can find all that here
and here
The cost is
$1320, to sign up, you can contact the registrar’s office registrar@alfred.edu
or 607-871-2123
Additionally,
this summer we will be offering our classes:
Topics:
Introduction to Glazes Online
.
This
is our introductory class, teaching the science of glazes, translated into
English for the artist’s community. It is the much beloved, gold standard
course for understanding glazes for makers of all levels of experience.
This class is going to be offered twice this
summer, from May-16th-June 24th and again from June 27th-August
5th.

Topics: Introduction to Clays
Online.

This is the sister course to Glazes, where
in, we dive into what makes clays work and not work. Studying how to make the
most of your studio, clays and firings.
This class is also going to be offered twice
this summer, from May-16th-June 24th and again from June
27th-August 5th.
**Brand new
course** Topics: Glaze Effects and Color
(aka Glazes II)
This is our advanced glaze course, where we
dive deep into the science of what makes glazes cool. Exploring the subtleties,
tips and tricks of glaze chemistry.
This class is also going to be offered once this summer, from June 27th-August
5th.
The
cost of each full course is $1320 which is structured to offer 4 academic
credits.
To
sign up, you can contact the registrar’s office registrar@alfred.edu or 607-871-2123
 
Instructor: Matt Katz is the creator and
instructor for Introduction to Glaze Formulation Online. Matt has taught
ceramic material courses at The School of Art and Design at Alfred
University for over 12 years. He received a BFA from The School of Art
and Design and a MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Matt’s
extensive study at the Inamori School of Engineering and engagement as a
studio artist have enabled him to design a new version of glaze
formulation that combines the intuition of the artist with the science
of the ceramic engineer. Katz strives to make a complex subject
understandable for individuals of all backgrounds and experience levels.




job posting: 3 opportunities @ Alfred University

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Position: Ceramic Art

The School of Art and Design, New York State College of Ceramics at
Alfred University is seeking candidates for a tenure track faculty
position in the Division of Ceramic Art at the assistant professor rank
with an emphasis in functional pottery, vessel, and design.

The Division of Ceramic Art, within the School of Art and Design at
Alfred University, has a distinguished history as a premier institution
for education in the arts and fosters a comprehensive,
multi-disciplinary environment for research and practice. The Division
of Ceramic Art is comprised of six full time faculty, a teaching
fellowship, a rotating international chair, and three full time
technicians. The scope of the Division of Ceramic Art is wide-ranging,
embracing history and innovation, tradition and emerging forms of visual
art. The material intensive curriculum develops skill and intellect
through theory, technological research and creative practice.
Undergraduate and graduate programs are strongly intertwined. In our
two-year MFA program, graduate students navigate wide-ranging practices
in the visual arts. More information about the program can be viewed at:
www.alfredceramics.com.

The Division of Ceramic Art seeks a dynamic artist who will
participate in shaping the future of ceramic art at Alfred. The
successful candidate will have an active exhibition record and growing
prominence in the field; three years teaching experience or equivalent
preferred; salary will be commensurate with experience. We are seeking
applicants immersed in one or any combination of the genres: functional
pottery, ceramic vessel, design, industrial design, or forms at the
intersection of all these. While the applicant’s relationship to
material specificity or plurality may be open and variable, interested
candidates should possess a strong background in ceramic methodology,
with an ability to speak to contemporary practice across genres.
Additionally, we encourage applications from studio artists with any of
the following competencies or interests: craft/art/cultural theory;
glaze chemistry/material science; digital methodologies/technologies;
program conceptualizing and building. A strong commitment to
undergraduate and graduate education is expected. We invite applicants
from across the globe.

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications include an M.F.A. in studio art or design or
its equivalent, an active professional creative practice including a
record of exhibitions and projects beyond the local and regional level.
Three years previous college-level teaching experience is preferred.

Alfred University

The School of Art and Design at Alfred University is an accredited
member of NASAD, with 35 full-time faculty serving more than 500
students. The School is unique among institutions of higher education
with an open curriculum, allowing a robust and diverse experience in
studio art, design, and art history courses. Students and faculty alike
thrive in an intensive and supportive learning environment. School of
Art and Design students are fully integrated into Alfred University’s
community of 2,000 students. The New York State College of Ceramics
(NYSCC) includes the School of Art and Design, the Inamori School of
Engineering, and Scholes Library. The NYSCC was established in 1900 to
advance research in art, design, and engineering. That intellectual and
creative legacy exists in all of the areas of study in the School of Art
and Design.

Alfred University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Application Process

Email your letter of interest, CV, artist statement, teaching
philosophy, 20 labeled images of examples of personal work and 20
labeled images of examples of student work in addition to contact
information for three references (address, phone number, and email) as
one PDF document to Ms. Shelly Grant (grantsh@alfred.edu) or on a CD via mail to:

Ceramics A Search
School of Art and Design
NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University
2 Pine Street
Alfred, NY 14802

For further information about the position, contact Search Chair, Professor Linda Sikora at sikoral@alfred.edu.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2014 and remain open until the position is filled.

Associate/Full Professor, Tenure Track Position: Ceramic Art

The School of Art and Design, New York State College of Ceramics at
Alfred University is seeking candidates for a tenure track faculty
position in the Division of Ceramic Art at the rank of associate or full
professor with an emphasis in sculpture/ceramic sculpture.

The Division of Ceramic Art, within the School of Art and Design at
Alfred University, has a distinguished history as a premier institution
for education in the arts and fosters a comprehensive,
multi-disciplinary environment for research and practice. The Division
of Ceramic Art is comprised of six full time faculty, a teaching
fellowship, a rotating international chair, and three full time
technicians. The scope of the Division of Ceramic Art is wide-ranging,
embracing history and innovation, tradition and emerging forms of visual
art. The material intensive curriculum develops skill and intellect
through theory, technological research and creative practice.
Undergraduate and graduate programs are strongly intertwined. In our
two-year MFA program, graduate students navigate wide-ranging practices
in the visual arts. More information about the program can be viewed at:
www.alfredceramics.com.

The Division of Ceramic Art seeks a dynamic, mid-career artist who
will participate in shaping the future of ceramic art at Alfred. The
successful candidate will have an active exhibition record and
established recognition in the field; three to five years teaching
experience or equivalent is required; salary will be commensurate with
experience. We are seeking applicants immersed in one or any combination
of genres; ceramic sculpture, sculpture and/or installation, design,
performance, or forms at the intersection of all these. While the
applicant’s relationship to material specificity or plurality may be
open and variable, interested candidates should possess a strong
background in ceramic methodology with an ability to speak to
contemporary practice across genres. Additionally, we encourage
applications from studio artists with any of the following competencies
or interests: craft/art/cultural theory; glaze chemistry/material
science; digital methodologies/technologies; program conceptualizing and
building. A strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education
is expected. We invite applicants from across the globe.

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications include an M.F.A. in studio art or design or
its equivalent, an active professional creative practice including a
record of exhibitions and projects beyond the local and regional level.
Three or more years previous college-level teaching experience is
required.

Alfred University

The School of Art and Design at Alfred University is an accredited
member of NASAD, with 35 full-time faculty serving more than 500
students. The School is unique among institutions of higher education
with an open curriculum, allowing a robust and diverse experience in
studio art, design, and art history courses. Students and faculty alike
thrive in an intensive and supportive learning environment. School of
Art and Design students are fully integrated into Alfred University’s
community of 2,000 students. The New York State College of Ceramics
(NYSCC) includes the School of Art and Design, the Inamori School of
Engineering, and Scholes Library. The NYSCC was established in 1900 to
advance research in art, design, and engineering. That intellectual and
creative legacy exists in all of the areas of study in the School of Art
and Design.

Alfred University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Application Process

Email your letter of interest, CV, artist statement, teaching
philosophy, 20 labeled images of examples of personal work and 20
labeled images of examples of student work in addition to contact
information for three references (address, phone number, and email) as
one PDF document to Ms. Shelly Grant (grantsh@alfred.edu) or on a CD via mail to:

Ceramics B Search
School of Art and Design
NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University
2 Pine Street
Alfred, NY 14802

For further information about the position, contact Search Chair, Professor Walter McConnell at mcconnw@alfred.edu

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2014 and remain open until the position is filled.

Artist/Ceramics: The Robert Chapman Turner Teaching Fellow in Ceramic Art

The School of Art and Design in the New York State College of
Ceramics at Alfred University is seeking candidates for The Robert
Chapman Turner Teaching Fellow in Ceramic Art. The Turner Teaching
Fellow will be an emerging artist with an MFA or equivalent degree.
Broad-based knowledge of contemporary art is expected. Prior teaching
experience is welcome. The fellowship is non-tenure track and renewable
up to three years. The fellowship is $35,000 per year, plus a stipend up
to $3,000 per year for professional development.  A studio space will
be provided with full access to ceramic facilities.

Established in honor of Robert Chapman Turner, distinguished
Professor Emeritus at Alfred, the Turner Teaching Fellowship is a
full-time faculty position within the Division of Ceramic Art. All
ceramic genres are eligible for consideration. Teaching responsibilities
will consist of classes at the undergraduate level. The candidate’s
area of expertise will factor into the teaching assignments.

The Division of Ceramic Art within the School of Art and Design at
Alfred University has a distinguished history as a premier institution
for education in the arts and fosters a comprehensive,
multi-disciplinary environment for research and practice. The Division
of Ceramic Art is comprised of six full-time faculty, a teaching
fellowship, a rotating international chair, and three full time
technicians. The scope of the Division of Ceramic Art is wide-ranging,
embracing history and innovation, tradition and emerging forms of visual
art. The material intensive curriculum develops skill and intellect
through theory, technological research and creative practice.
Undergraduate and graduate programs are strongly intertwined. In our
two-year MFA program graduate students navigate wide-ranging practices
in the visual arts. More information about the program can be viewed at:
www.alfredceramics.com.

Qualifications

Required: MFA or equivalent degree; emerging record of
scholarly/creative productivity appropriate to teaching at the college
level; ability to work collaboratively within the department, the
school, the university, and the community; to communicate with and
mentor students on all levels. Preferred: Experience teaching and
advising students.

Alfred University

The School of Art and Design at Alfred University is an accredited
member of NASAD, with 35 full-time faculty serving more than 500
students. The School is unique among institutions of higher education
with an open curriculum, allowing a robust and diverse experience in
studio art, design, and art history courses. Students and faculty alike
thrive in an intensive and supportive learning environment. School of
Art and Design students are fully integrated into Alfred University’s
community of 2,000 students. The New York State College of Ceramics
(NYSCC) includes the School of Art and Design, the Inamori School of
Engineering, and Scholes Library. The NYSCC was established in 1900 to
advance research in art, design, and engineering. That intellectual and
creative legacy exists in all of the areas of study in the School of Art
and Design.

Alfred University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Application Process

Email your letter of interest, CV, artist statement, teaching
philosophy, 20 labeled images of examples of personal work and 20
labeled images of examples of student work in addition to contact
information for three references (address, phone number, and email) as
one PDF document to Ms. Shelly Grant (grantsh@alfred.edu) or on a CD via mail to:

Turner Teaching Fellow Search
School of Art and Design
NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University
2 Pine Street
Alfred, NY 14802

For further information about the position, contact Search Chair, Professor Anne Currier at curriera@alfred.edu.

Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2014 and remain open until the position is filled.

techical tuesday: Glaze Calculation Online from Alfred University.

 

Have you ever wondered why cone temperatures are seemingly
random? Have you been frustrated by a glaze that you can’t get to stop crazing.
Have you had enough of your clay body slumping?  What is the deal with Cone 6 anyway? Have you ever wanted to
learn about how glazes work? Do you wonder what goes on in our clay bodies when
we fire them? Do you need a refresher in ceramic materials, or just want to
learn some cool things about clays and glazes?
 The New York
State College of Ceramics at Alfred University has a new opportunity for all
ceramicists out there. This December and January we will offer our Glaze
Calculation and Raw Materials course online. The course will be offered during
our Allen Term, which runs the course of our winter break, December 15th
to January 16th. The class is open to everyone around the world who
wants to learn about ceramic materials.  It is a perfect opportunity if you attended a school that
does not offer a materials course, or if you missed the window to take it at
your school.  The course will be
offered for credit for students currently enrolled at other schools. It is also
open to the general public, if you are a lifelong learner. Maybe you are
someone just getting started in ceramics and want to know more about what is
going on when you fire a glaze. It is also perfect for the professional who
wants to develop the glaze they see in their mind, but just can’t seem to get
on their work.
We will explore everything you need to know about ceramic
materials.  The nature of glazes
and clays, the background on raw materials, ceramic chemistry, how colors work,
oxidation and reduction, firing temperatures and schedules, glaze and clay
flaws and failure, special effect glazes, maximizing clay bodies, food safety,
the unity molecular formula. Everything that you need to know to make your
studio the best it can be.
The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University
is an internationally renowned school for the study of ceramics. We have a long
history of educators dedicated not just to ceramic art, but the holistic study
of Ceramics. Pioneers such as Daniel Rhodes, Val Cushing and John Gill have
strived to make ceramics a dynamic and exciting art form for over 100 years.
Alfred also has one of the world’s best ceramic engineering programs. Professors
like Dr. Bill Carty, pioneers in the study of ceramic science from the artist’s
perspective.
Glaze Calculation Online will be taught by Matt Katz,
Alfred’s professor specializing in ceramic materials. Matt has been teaching
Ceramic Materials at Alfred for over 12 years. Originally studying in the
school of art and design, Matt went on to study with Dr. Carty for many years. Matt
has a special perspective of materials from both the artist and engineer’s
point of view.  Matt’s experience
has allowed him to design a new version of glaze calculation that includes the
intrinsic knowledge of the artists with the wisdom of the ceramic scientist.
We hope that you will join us online this winter; it will be
a course you will always appreciate as you continue to strive to make your
studio experience better. 
Course listing:
Topics: Introduction to Glaze Formulation Online – ART 300 01
For more information regarding enrolment please contact the
university at 607-871-2123
If you have questions you can email Matt Katz:
katz@alfred.edu

employment opportunities: Alfred University

Date Posted: 2/17/14
Position Title: Raw Materials Technician
Classification
and Grade:
Technical Specialsit

Location: Ceramics Grinding Room
 
 
Responsibilities
and Duties:
Locate, order, and test raw materials, as well as keep
up-to-date concerning new raw materials and products. This includes
researching and proposing suitable alternatives to obsolete materials,
providing information to faculty and students regarding materials
properties, and advising as to which products may best suit their
particular needs.

Store materials when received and perform semi-annual physical inventories. This involves lifting heavy bags of materials.

Keep proper records in connection with the undergraduate and graduate
glaze labs and individual student purchases in the store. Manage
accounts payable and accounts receivable activities for the Grinding
Room.

Maintain and periodically update the Grinding Room website.

Research and implement a digital library with consistent photo images of
glaze/clay/reduction results, images with formula/recipe accessible
on web site.

Research disposal methodology for semi-solid non-hazardous waste.

Supervise and inform students regarding the use of equipment, mixing
procedures, materials use, and substitution. Provide instruction and
supervision to students in safe and competent use of raw materials,
mixing equipment, and laboratories.

Maintain a clean and safe working environment, including the basic
upkeep of equipment and facilities. Manage and conduct safety training
and ensure compliance with safety rules, regulations, and protocols.

Participate in University safety training and comply with safety rules,
regulations and protocols.

Participate in material tracking from procurement to disposal regarding hazardous material handling techniques.

Develop a digital library of glaze samples and formulas.

Assist the Kiln Specialists in the kiln room as needed.

Supervise student assistants.

Perform additional duties and assist with special projects as assigned.

   
Requirements: Formal Education: MFA in Ceramic Art preferred; or
BFA with related experience in the field (ceramic supply store
experience or equivalent). Other undergraduate or graduate degrees will
be considered with related experience in ceramic art materials.

Experience: Working knowledge of materials and applications for all
ceramic art applications; experience in making ceramic art, preferably a
practicing artist.

Additional Knowledge/Skills: Must be able to lift approximately 50 lbs.

Must be able to operate heavy equipment, including forklifts and dump trucks.

Knowledge of kilns and clay mixers’ operation and maintenance.

Send cover letter, resume, and list of three references, one of which is
previous supervisor, to Raw Materials Technician Search C/O Anne
Currier, Ceramics Chair, Harder Hall, One Saxon Drive, Alfred NY 14802.
Review of candidates will continue until position is filled.

Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment
opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or
applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical
or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital
status, genetic information, or political affiliation; minorities and
women are encouraged to apply.