job posting: Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Ceramics

Concordia University’s Department of Studio Arts in the Faculty of Fine Arts invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Ceramics to begin August 1, 2019.

Position Description

As the only dedicated university-level program in Quebec and one of only seven in Canada, Ceramics at Concordia University is a fast-growing and dynamic program that promotes the development of new approaches and interdisciplinary exploration. Courses offer a strong material grounding while addressing a broad range of contemporary art practices including object-oriented, space and time-based approaches. This year the program received a major capital investment in state-of-the-art equipment and renovated facilities to increase firing capacity and facilitate innovation.

We are seeking applicants with an established practice in ceramic sculpture or installation. Candidates should demonstrate a strong understanding of both discipline-based and expanded approaches to ceramics, as well as a sound knowledge of art history and theory in ceramics and sculpture. The ideal candidate will have an advanced working knowledge of ceramic materials and processes, including expertise in hand-building and slip-casting techniques. Interest and experience in 3D digital fabrication would be considered advantageous. Since this position will play a strategic role in the ongoing development of new curriculum and research initiatives both inside and outside the Studio Arts Department, preference will be given to candidates with the strongest research-creation and exhibition record who demonstrate the potential to meet the steering and leadership goals of the program and the department.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in ceramics and graduate-level studio seminars in ceramics and sculpture, recruit and supervise graduate students, provide direction and leadership in the program and engage in administrative duties. Other responsibilities include the expectation to maintain an active professional practice and to participate in service within the larger university community.

Qualifications

Applicants should hold a MFA degree (or equivalent), have a strong exhibition/research record, a minimum of two years college and/or university teaching experience and administrative experience. Prior activities demonstrating leadership, service and commitment to diversity is strongly sought. Although courses are taught in English, fluency in French would be considered an asset.

About the Faculty and Department

With over 4,000 students, faculty, and staff, the Faculty of Fine Arts is among the five largest visual and performing arts schools in North America. Montréal, our home, is exceptional: with 170,000 university students, a vibrant cultural scene, and the most affordable tuition in Canada, the city ranks among the top ten best destinations in the world for tertiary education. While supporting a significant Anglophone population, Montréal is the second largest French-speaking city in the world after Paris. North America’s number one choice for international events and festivals, Montréal was the first metropolis to be designated a UNESCO City of Design by the Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity. Nestled in the heart of this pulsing city, embraced by a dynamic research university, the Faculty of Fine Arts benefits from extraordinary access to brilliant practitioners, thriving venues, cross-cultural perspectives, and an extensive network of outstanding facilities for research and production.

Taking advantage of our place within the rich fabric of a research university and our long history as one of the premier sites in Canada for the study and creation of the arts and arts-based scholarship, the Faculty of Fine Arts is currently engaged in a transformative movement in which pedagogical, conceptual, theoretical, and material practices find resonance with a significant diversity of approaches. In our university community, we value equally those practices that embrace aesthetic activism, live performance, historical scholarship, technical experimentation, skills-based production, community fieldwork, as well as traditional and digital fabrication. At the heart of this dense array is the Department of Studio Arts, which, with more than 90 full-time and part-time professors who are among Canada’s most celebrated artists, occupies a significant place within the Faculty’s long-term plan to support both medium-specific training and multi-disciplinary experimentation. The internationally renowned MFA program has been active for over three decades and is one of the few to incorporate a third year for graduate students to prepare thesis work and transition into the next phase of their career. Attracting one of the most talented cohorts in the nation, undergraduate programs are offered in Ceramics, Fibres and Material Practices, Intermedia (Video, Performance and Electronic Arts), Painting and Drawing, Photography, Print Media, Sculpture and Studio Art.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted electronically as a single, multi-page PDF document to cera.hire@concordia.ca on or before November 15, 2018. Please name your document file using your last and first names only (e.g. “LastName, FirstName”). For video and/or other media files, please provide a link to a website in the PDF document. Submissions should include the following items in the order specified below:

  1. Cover Letter;
  2. Curriculum Vitae;
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy and interests;
  4. Research statement;
  5. Documentation of artwork (20 images);
  6. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course syllabi with assignments, student evaluations and 20 images of student work); and
  7. Names and contact information of three referees.

Short-listed candidates will be required to provide an attestation of terminal degree. All inquiries regarding this position should be directed to chair.studioarts@concordia.ca.

 


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Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a start date of August 1, 2019. Appointments at a more senior level may also be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

job opportunity: Full Time Permanent Studio Technician @ Medalta

If you’re a ceramic artist who is looking for your dream job, you’ve found it. Medalta is an amazing place to work and to create! Ok, we may be a little biased, but if you know what quartz inversion is, you should definitely send in your resume. How about the difference between oxidation and reduction? Then you’re who we’re looking for – A full time Studio Technician for the Medalta International Artists in Residence program.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Shaw International Centre for Contemporary Ceramics. These duties include, but are not limited to:
o Material Management.
o Communication with resident artists, students, and staff.
o Operation and repair of studio equipment.
o Facilitation of educational experiences
o Maintaining a healthy and creative studio environment.

Necessary Requirements:
o At least three years working in a professional studio environment
o At least a bachelors degree with a major in ceramics
o Highly evolved organizational skills with attention to detail

Wage: This is a full time permanent position. Medalta offers a competitive wage and benefit program. In addition, a fully equipped studio is provided at the Shaw International Centre for Contemporary Caramics

To Apply: Please send Cover letter and resume by mail, fax or email to Darla@medalta.org with the subject line Studio Technician. Competition closes September 17, 2018.

www.medalta.org

job posting: Visiting Assistant Professor in Ceramics/Sculpture – U of Florida, Gainesville

Position: Full-time, nine month, faculty position, 1.5 years (3 semesters, Spring 2019, Fall-Spring 2019-2020

Date of Expected Hire: January 1, 2019

See the complete posting here: http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/508254/visiting-assistant-professor-in-ceramicssculpture

The University of Florida’s School of Art + Art History (SA+AH) seeks a full-time assistant professor in studio art with expertise in ceramics to contribute to the growth of our vibrant program. We seek a forward-looking educator with strong intellectual, communication, organizational, and leadership skills to contribute to and advance the program through teaching and service. This faculty position will teach undergraduates in ceramics, sculpture and our first year studio foundation course, W.A.R.P. (Workshop in Art Research and Practice) as well as teach graduate students in Ceramics. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an understanding of contemporary art issues, methods, and technologies, and engage questions of culture and community.

Responsibilities: Teach a 3/2-course load at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Actively engage in service to the Ceramics area, the Sculpture area, the School of Art + Art History, the college and the community. The ideal candidate will have a vibrant practice engaged with contemporary ceramics and conversant with contemporary art theory and practice. We seek an innovative artist/educator who can engage students at all levels of undergraduate studio education as well as graduate students in ceramics.

arts.ufl.edu/academics/art-and-art-history/programs/ceramics/

job posting: Blue Sage Pottery and Art Gallery – Studio Assistant and Sales Associate

Blue Sage Pottery & Art Gallery is currently seeking a full time employee to work as both a Studio Assistant/ Potter and as a Sales Associate.  The studio and gallery is located in Amarillo, Texas on Historic Rt. 66.  Amarillo is a small friendly city with a low cost of living, great school system and easy access to Palo Duro Canyon State Park and other local attractions.

Job Title: Studio Assistant/Potter and Sales Associate

Salary: The salary for this dual position is $30,000 per year, and it is a 40 hour per week position.

About us: Blue Sage Pottery & Art Gallery is a pottery studio and retail art gallery owned by husband and wife, Kent and Megan Harris.  At Blue Sage we design and make high quality handmade stoneware pottery. We make over forty different types of pots on the potter’s wheel for the home, kitchen & garden.  All of our pottery is made by hand, so any experience throwing pots, glazing and loading/firing kilns is a plus! (We are very interested in hiring someone with experience as a production potter that can also “wear other hats” in the business).  In addition to making handmade pottery, we teach several group classes per week. Our studio is both a fully equipped production studio and teaching space.  In the adjacent art gallery, we sell our pots as well as fine art and handmade gifts by other artists.

Job Duties:

Studio Assistant/ Potter:

  • Prepare clay
  • Throw and trim production pots
  • Wax & glaze pottery
  • Keep student work organized
  • Help teach classes
  • Prepare for classes
  • Clean up after classes
  • Make and sieve glazes from raw materials
  • Prepare for firings
  • Load, fire, and unload kilns
  • Keep studio and kiln yard tidy

Sales Associate:

  • Greet and assist customers with their gallery purchases
  • Run register, make receipts, carefully wrap purchases etc.
  • Pack and ship orders
  • Deliver artworks
  • Clean gallery and packing room as needed
  • Operate online sales gallery as needed
  • Assist in photographing artwork & editing photos
  • Assist with marketing efforts

Required Skills:

  • Studio Pottery experience
  • Must be able to lift 30 pounds
  • Must be able to do repetitive movements for long periods of time
  • Must be able to work Saturdays and three evenings per week
  • Ability to work both as an individual and as a team member
  • Ability to pay attention to the details
  • Retail experience

Preferred Skills:

  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Fine Arts or Studio Arts
  • Five or more years wheel throwing experience
  • Basic knowledge of clay and glazes
  • Adobe Photoshop proficiency
  • Proficiency with technology
  • Experience with e-commerce
  • Teaching experience of some kind

How to Apply:
Please apply by e-mailing a letter of introduction, a resume and contact information for three references to Kent Harris at bluesagepottery@sbcglobal.net.  The e-mail application deadline is June 31st, 2018.  We will then choose applicants for skype and/or local interviews that will be conducted in July.  Applicants with studio pottery experience will be asked to demonstrate pottery skills. Thank you for your interest!