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:

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 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
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
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

For further information about the position, contact Search Chair, Professor Walter McConnell at

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