Job Opp: Tenure-Track Position in Art – Ceramics and Director of Ceramics Apprenticeship Program

Tenure-Track Position in Art – Ceramics and Director of Ceramics Apprenticeship Program

Job Location: Berea, KY
Posted:  November 6

College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and
interracial college in the South. With an emphasis on service to the
people of Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600 students from 40
states and 60 countries. As a reflection of its continuing commitment to
interracial education, Berea is among the most racially diverse private
liberal arts colleges in the United States. Berea admits only students
whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards
each of them a four-year tuition scholarship. Berea’s students excel in
the College’s supportive but demanding academic environment, and many
are the first in their families to graduate from college.
The College is
one of seven federally recognized Work Colleges, and all students hold a
labor position in which they work 10-12 hours per week. Graduates
distinguish themselves in a variety of fields, including social service,
government, ministry, the arts, business, education, medicine, and
science, and many go on to earn graduate degrees.

Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains,
the town of Berea (pop. 16,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and
is approximately two hours from Cincinnati, Louisville, and Knoxville.
More information about Berea College is available at
Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial
love and social equality, welcomes all people of the earth to learn and
work here.

The Berea College Art and Art History Program
invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position as
Assistant Professor of Ceramics and Director of the Ceramic
Apprenticeship Program (CAP). An MFA in ceramics, an exhibition record,
and quality college teaching experience are required. Teaching
responsibilities include five courses per year, offered for a wide range
of undergraduates, both majors and non-majors, including all levels of
ceramics, foundation design, and a course in the College’s General
Education core. As CAP Director, responsibilities are to provide
long-term vision; technical knowledge; budget and labor supervision, and
leadership based in teamwork for the Apprenticeship program; and to
work closely with student apprentices, the Resident Potter, and the
College’s Student Crafts program. A successful candidate must bring a
broad artistic understanding of ceramics as art in the 21st century, a
strong technical knowledge of ceramic making and production, and provide
long-term vision and leadership for the both the academic and CAP
programs. Responsibilities of this position also include advising
students and committee service.

Please submit all application materials to Lisa L. Kriner, Director of Visual Art, at,
including: a letter of application, a c. v., 20 images of candidate’s
studio art, 20 images of student art (images may be jpg or ppt and will
be viewed on a Mac), a statement of studio teaching philosophy, evidence
of quality undergraduate teaching, three recommendation letters, and
unofficial transcripts. For full consideration, all application
materials must be received by December 31, 2012.