job posting: ACAD Visiting Faculty, Ceramics

The School of Craft + Emerging Media at ACAD welcomes applications for the following limited term faculty appointment commencing end of August 2018 until April 30, 2019: Visiting Faculty, Ceramics

The Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD), founded in 1926, is one of Canada’s most distinguished training grounds in art, craft, and design.  ACAD offers a broad and dynamic spectrum of study at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Its 14 academic departments offer courses in diverse disciplines including art history, theory, and criticism; ceramics; fibre; glass; jewellery and metals; painting and drawing; performance; photography; printmaking; sculpture; sound; media arts; graphic design; advertising; character design and illustration. In addition to studio-based education and training, a strong program in liberal studies emphasizes the critical role that the humanities and social sciences can play in students’ development.

Innovation and renewal in our curriculum is an ongoing process that responds to cultural and technological shifts in arts, crafts and design practice on students’ curricular needs. Our faculty comprises renowned professionals who are first-class instructors as well as active practitioners. As leaders in their fields, they are committed to building a diverse, stimulating environment for the exchange of ideas and the acquisition of technical skills and crafts.

ACAD is located in Calgary, Alberta in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Calgary is a cosmopolitan urban centre, with a diverse population of over 1.2 million people. This vibrant city has outstanding post-secondary and cultural institutions as well many varied recreational opportunities.

About the School of Craft + Emerging Media, Ceramics Program

ACAD’s Ceramics faculty is a diverse, engaged group of notable teachers and practitioners connected to the field at home and abroad. Each year, a new visiting artist complements the energy and expertise of ceramics faculty, teaching and working alongside students in the studio. The visiting artist contributes a fresh and diverse perspective, enhancing the learning experience and serving as a catalyst for critical dialogue within the college.

In the Ceramics program students explore the role of function, sculptural approaches, emerging technologies, historical precedents, and contemporary practice within a comprehensive, studio-based and theoretical program of study.

>>Click here to find out more about SCEM, Ceramics Program

The Opportunity

(Competition # 1718-JA-FT-20)

To complement existing instructional resources, this position will instruct four (4) 4.5 hour-long studio courses at all levels of the undergraduate BFA in Ceramics program. Salary will be commensurate with experience and education. In addition, the successful candidate will be provided with two (2) course releases towards research and studio practice. They will be required to report and present on research activities as well as mount an exhibition of their studio practice and research at the College while in residence at the College.

The successful candidate will be capable of teaching all forms of Ceramic practice through core courses and studio supervision, including vessel, sculptural, figurative, installation and performance.  The candidate will possess an active studio practice that will contribute to the breadth of the program and demonstrate a critical and creative engagement with contemporary discourse on Craft and Ceramics.  In combination with a collaborative spirit and professional commitment to the field, experience in academic service, curricular innovation, and Ceramics studio management will be considered an asset.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching four (4) x 4.5 hour long studio courses at all levels of ACAD’s Ceramics program
  • Maintaining a research/studio practice, and contributing to research and scholarship in the field of contemporary Craft, specifically Ceramics
  • Creating and exhibiting a new body of work
  • Reporting and presenting on research activities in the form of artist talks and/or workshops
  • Demonstrating a commitment to pedagogical and academic excellence
  • Participating in academic service, curricular program development, and the management of the Ceramics studio environment (as appropriate)

The successful candidate will have:

  • An MFA or an equivalent degree or combination of education and professional experience in Ceramics
  • Previous post-secondary teaching experience
  • A professional exhibition record as a Ceramist
  • Excellent technical skills, and a wide knowledge of all aspects of the discipline, with a particular regard for international practice in Ceramics
  • Be community-oriented; comfortable interacting with students, faculty, artists, and the public; and able to balance between research, practice, and pedagogy

Preference will be given to applicants with a strong studio practice in experimental or sculptural ceramics.

Full details and application process can be found here.

job posting: Limited-Term Appointment Position in Ceramics

Concordia University’s Department of Studio Arts
invites applications for one limited-term appointment position in
Ceramics at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, effective
August 1, 2016 to May 14, 2017.

Limited-term appointment positions are subject to budgetary approval
and departmental or unit need.  Individuals holding limited-term
appointments may be reappointed, given continued funding and need, as
well as satisfactory job performance.  Together, initial appointments
and subsequent reappointments may not exceed 36 months or a span of
three consecutive years.

Studio Arts is the largest department in the Faculty of Fine Arts and
enjoys a longstanding reputation as one of Canada’s foremost
environments for the study and creation of visual art.  BFA 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. For more than 30 years, Studio
Arts has maintained an MFA program of international stature.  The
department emphasizes the importance of studio production, and has an
experienced technical staff and a faculty complement of more than 100
full-time and part-time professors, including some of the most
celebrated contemporary artists in the country.

During the initial appointment, the successful candidate will
normally be expected to teach up to 18 credits at the undergraduate
level and up to 21 credits per annum if reappointed. Successful
applicants should be prepared to advise and participate in reviews at
the graduate level. Responsibilities will also include active
involvement in committee and administrative work.

Candidates for this position should possess an MFA degree or
equivalent with a preference of two years university teaching
experience.  We are seeking a practicing ceramicist who is actively
engaged within the field. The ideal candidate should show an unequivocal
engagement with the materials of ceramics, demonstrate technical
expertise in handbuilding and a strong understanding of the issues
surrounding the contemporary practice of ceramics.  Although classes are
taught in English, fluency in spoken and written French would be
considered an asset.

Submissions should include:

  • a letter of application
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of teaching philosophy
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course syllabi and evaluations)
  • a list of courses taught with course descriptions
  • documentation of past and present artwork (20 images)
  •  examples of student work (20 images) sent on DVD, CD, or USB Stick
  • the names and contact information of three referees

All short-listed candidates will be required to provide an attestation of terminal degree.

Applications with a self-addressed, stamped envelope should be submitted or postmarked on or before March 7, 2016 to:

Mailing address:

Departmental Hiring Committee, Department of Studio Arts, Concordia University
Re: LTA Position in Ceramics
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W., VA-250, Montreal, Quebec, Canada  H3G 1M8
Fax:  514-848-2281

Civic address for in-person and courier delivery: 

Visual Arts Building
Sir George Williams Campus
1395 René-Lévesque Blvd. W., VA-250, Montreal, Quebec, Canada  H3G 2M5

General inquiries regarding this position may be directed, by e-mail, to

To learn more about working at Concordia, applicants are encouraged to consult:

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position
for August 1, 2016.  Review of applications will begin immediately and
will continue until the position is filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however,
Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given
priority. Concordia University is committed to employment equity.

job posting: Assistant Professor Position in Art (Ceramics)

Francisco State University, School of Art seeks applicants for a
tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Ceramics beginning August
2016. MFA in Art with an emphasis in ceramics required. Salary
commensurate with qualifications.

Position title:

Assistant Professor Position in Art (Ceramics)

Start date:

August 2016


Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The CSU provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Position Summary

The position is in the School of Art at San Francisco State
University. SF State is a member of the California State University
system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and
graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of
scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in
instruction and intellectual accomplishment. The School of Art is
focused on developing socially engaged art practitioners, art
historians, and arts professionals whose individual and collective
efforts contribute to personal and intellectual growth, as well as
community-building and cultural production.

The position is focused on the discipline of ceramics as a socially
engaged practice that can manifest in many forms including ceramic
sculpture and/or installation, functional vessels, performance, or forms
that encompass some or all of these.

The position includes a full-time faculty workload per the Collective
Bargaining Agreement between the California State University and the
California Faculty Association. The workload primarily includes teaching
assigned undergraduate courses in Art and MFA seminars, conducting an
active ongoing scholarship program of creative work and exhibition which
advances knowledge in the field of one’s specialty. The teaching
assignments will be in existing ceramics courses in hand-building
foundations, wheel throwing, ceramic sculpture, glaze calculations, mold
making, kiln building, soda/pit firing, as well as courses in emerging
technologies in the field (to be developed). Graduate courses include
interdisciplinary critique seminars and special topic graduate studios
(to be developed). The scholarship may address a range of topics in the
areas of ones expertise.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assist
in maintaining and supervising two ceramics facilities, productive
participation on departmental, college, and university-wide committees;
mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students; holding
regular office hours; curriculum development and improvement,
particularly with regard to student learning outcomes; and remaining
current in both subject area and teaching methodologies.

Essential Job Tasks

  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, lecture and discussion
    materials, readings and assignments, assessments, and learning
  • Prepare and deliver effective lectures to undergraduate and graduate
    students on topics such as glaze surface, kiln building and design,
    atmospheric firings and graduate seminars in Art.
  • Initiate, moderate, and facilitate classroom discussions.
  • Evaluate and grade students’ class work, assignments, papers, etc. in a timely manner.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations or other learning assessments.
  • Maintain student grades and other required records or reporting materials.
  • Guide and supervise department technicians in support of safe, clean studio facilities and equipment.
  • Conduct research in one’s field of interest and present
    documentation of an high level of activity associated with being a
    professional, working artist on a national and international level in
    significant institutions, and selections into collections, publication,
    and professional conferences.
  • Stay current on developments in the discipline by reading new
    literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional
  • Plan, evaluate and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
  • Hold regularly-scheduled office hours for the purpose of advising and assisting students.
  • Actively participate on assigned committees in accordance with department or College needs, and SF State’s strategic vision.
  • Supervise student laboratory work, graduate and undergraduate
    assistants, and assist with studio maintenance and supervision of the
    ceramics facilities at the main SFSU, and Romberg Tiburon campuses.
  • Additional duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Abilities

    • Terminal degree MFA in Art, with an emphasis in Ceramics, required.
    • 1-2 years of undergraduate teaching experience with a large, diverse student body or in a multicultural setting, required.
    • Minimum of one-year experience in the management of a ceramics
      facility preferred including heavy equipment operation, gas and electric
      kilns, and glaze chemistry lab.
    • Possess a broad knowledge of traditional and contemporary theory and
      practices in ceramics, and a capacity for exploring new directions in
      the discipline.
    • Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum design, instruction of individual and groups and learning assessment.
    • Planning and organizing skills sufficient to ensure implementation of assigned curriculum.
    • Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum design,
      instruction of individuals and groups, and the assessment of learning.
    • Planning and organizing skills sufficient to ensure implementation
      of the assigned curriculum, job duties, and established expectations.
    • Oral and written communication skills in the English language at a
      level that comprehends and conveys information to and from students,
      colleagues, and others in an effective manner.
    • Awareness and engagement with critical concerns in the discipline and capacity to continue to produce original creative works.
    • Interpersonal orientation that encourages productive interactions
      with students, colleagues, and other campus stakeholders and promotes
      collegiality in department, college and university contexts.
    • Application process

      Submit letter of intent/interest, a current CV, 20 images of recent
      personal work, 20 images of student work, statement of teaching
      philosophy and names and contact information for three professional
      references. Letters of recommendation may be requested at a later date.
      Submit all materials online at,
      by January 8, 2016. Late applications will not be reviewed. Questions
      concerning the position should be submitted to Gail Dawson, Director,
      School of Art,
      San Francisco State University is a member of the California State
      University system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000
      undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote
      appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through
      excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. SFSU faculty
      are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional
      achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative
      San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a
      strong commitment to diversity. We welcome applicants of all ethnic,
      racial and gender identities, sexual orientations as well as people with
      disabilities. We particularly encourage those who may be from
      historically underrepresented groups.
      A background check (including a criminal records check) must be
      completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position
      with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check
      may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment
      of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
      Questions regarding this position should be emailed to No phone calls please.

    job posting: Hamilton College Visiting Assistant Professor of Art

    Location: Clinton, NY 13323

    Closes: Feb 15, 2015at midnight Eastern Time
    (GMT-5 hours)

    Hamilton College invites applications
    for a one-semester sabbatical replacement, Visiting Assistant Professor
    of Art in sculpture and ceramics.  Demonstrated interest in
    contributing to a contemporary interdisciplinary setting with an
    increasingly diverse student body is desirable. Responsibilities
    include: teaching three classes for the semester, participating in
    Senior Projects, and maintaining 3D studio facilities. Ability to teach
    Introduction to Sculpture and Introduction to Ceramics is required. An
    established exhibition record is expected, along with working knowledge
    of the historical and theoretical discourse surrounding sculpture.
    Hamilton College offers competitive salary and benefits. The position
    begins on July 1, 2015, with an expectation of arriving to on campus by
    August 18, 2015. We recently moved into a new state of the art facility.
    To learn more about the Art Department at Hamilton please visit


    MFA or equivalent and a minimum of two years teaching experience at the college level required.

    Application Instructions

    Each document must be submitted in
    PDF format: cover letter, CV, artist’s statement, teaching philosophy,
    and a list of three references. Place 15 images of your own work in a
    single PDF (not to exceed 5MB) including your name, title, medium,
    dimensions, and date.  Please do the same with 10 student images as a
    single PDF. Interfolio recommends saving each image at 3MB,
    placing images into powerpoint and saving the document as a PDF.
    Powerpoint will compress the file into the appropriate upload size of 5
    MB or less. Please contact
    if you have questions or problems with your uploads.  Interfolio is
    free for candidates. Deadline for submission is February 15, 2015.

    Job Posting: Visiting Assistant Professor in Ceramics

    Position Announcement

    Title:                                    Variable-time Visiting
    Assistant Professor (Ceramics), School of Art and Design, SIU   Carbondale.
    Rank:                                   Visiting Assistant
    Professor (non-tenure track).
    Start Date:            January 1, 2013.
    This is a 4.5 month appointment with the possibility of renewal contingent on
    performance and curricular need.
    Qualifications:            MFA degree in
    ceramics required at time of application. Applicants must demonstrate a strong
    commitment to teaching. University teaching experience beyond graduate teaching
    assistantship level is preferred. Applicants must have good communication and
    organizational skills and have the ability to work closely and productively
    with another faculty member as well as undergraduate and graduate students in a
    successful BFA/MFA program. Knowledge and skill of traditional and contemporary
    ceramic techniques and methodologies is required. Applicants must also be able
    to teach courses in one or more of the School’s program areas in addition to teaching
    ceramics, such as  2-D, 3-D
    foundations, and or drawing.  Applicants
    must have an ongoing program of creative activity that promises continued
    professional achievement and recognition. 
    Computer skills are desirable.
    Duties                                      The
    assignment will include teaching courses in ceramics at various levels and/or
    teaching a course in another area within the School of Art and Design.  The assignment will include
    coordination and maintenance of the ceramics studio, including ordering of shop
    supplies and supervision of student workers and graduate assistants. This
    position requires the faculty member to have a regular and accessible presence
    in the ceramics studio.  A work
    space will be provided. 
    Application Deadline            November
    15, 2012 or until filled.
    Send letter of
    application, resume, three current (within the past 12 months) letters of
    recommendation, 20 slides of own work, 20 slides of students’ work, if
    available, and official
    transcript.  Further portfolio or
    dossier material may be requested. 
    Submit to:  Pattie Chalmers,
    School of Art and Design, Mail Code 4301, 1100 S. Normal Ave., SIU Carbondale,
    Carbondale, IL 62901.
    The School:            The School offers a BFA degree with
    specializations in Art Education, Industrial Design, Communication Design,
    Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture, Ceramics, Glass, and Metals/Blacksmithing;
    a BA degree in Art with specializations in General Studio, Art
    Education, and Art History, a BA in Design with specializations in General
    Design and Industrial Design; an MFA degree with specializations in Painting,
    Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture, Ceramics, Glass, Metals/Blacksmithing; and a
    graduate certificate in Art History. 
    The ceramics program at Southern
    Illinois University Carbondale is part of the School of Art and Design. The
    program has seven full time graduate students with individual studio spaces and
    offers BFA and MFA degrees. Facilities include a soda kiln and wood firing
    Southern Illinois
    University Carbondale has an enrollment of over 16,000 students and is a
    Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive institution.  The School of Art and Design, which is housed in the College
    of Liberal Arts, has 25 full-time faculty members, 450 undergraduate majors,
    and 50 graduate students and is accredited by the National Association of
    Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston,
    VA  20190; (703) 437-0700.
    SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer that
    strives to enhance its
    ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to
    serve a
    diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and
    will receive consideration.