job posting: Hood College – Visiting Assistant Professor of Ceramics/Director of Ceramic Arts Graduate Program


Under the general supervision of the Department Chair of Art and Archaeology, the full-time, (one year with possibility of renewal), Visiting Assistant Professor of Ceramic Arts is responsible for teaching 18 credits per year in Ceramic Arts, and directing the Graduate Program in Ceramic Arts, including but not limited to foundation courses such as handbuilding and wheel, advanced and graduate classes. As Program Director, the successful candidate will also oversee graduate students working toward a certificate, M.A., or M.F.A. in Ceramic Arts, as well as assume responsibility for scheduling courses, graduate student exhibitions, program assessment, and coordination with the program’s Advisory Council.

Education and/or Experience

Master of Fine Arts degree in Ceramic Arts required; a minimum of three years’ teaching experience within the context of an academically rigorous liberal arts institution and/or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred. Knowledge of the contemporary art scene, and an established record of professional exhibitions and/or published work preferred; knowledge of and ability to integrate computer/digital technology in the classroom. A strong service record and experience with committee and administrative duties. The applicant should have a wide range of experience in different types of art-based work outside of academia, including individual and team based work with artists, as well as experience with collectors and curators. Experience overseeing equipment maintenance and supplies, experience and knowledge of firing and problem-solving relating to kilns preferred.

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worth a read: Wedgwood at 260: The man and his company that changed the face of British ceramics

“His success was rooted in technological advancement, and a scientific understanding of his materials. “His invention of jasper was a pivotal moment,” says Blake-Roberts, “a stoneware material that would take mineral oxide throughout its body. That meant you could add cobalt for blue, copper oxide for green, manganese for black… It was used in furniture, ornamentation, and for tea sets. Say Wedgwood anywhere in the world, and it’s blue and white jasper they think of.”

Read the whole article HERE.