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Assistant/Associate Professor - Ceramics Department

Cleveland Institute of Art

The Cleveland Institute of Art is seeking a qualified individual to fill a full-time ranked position as Assistant / Associate Professor in the Ceramics Department. The position offers the opportunity to join a vibrant and experienced faculty, to provide vision and innovation toward ceramic, art, and design education, and to collaborate and to teach across disciplines in the Craft and Design Environment.

The Ceramics Department at the Cleveland Institute of Art is known internationally by its faculty, alumni, and visiting artists. Ceramics is one of three majors in the Craft + Design Environment, and offers a comprehensive program that includes sculpture, utilitarian, ceramic design work, and a curriculum to afford a breadth of opportunities across contemporary art and design.

Position begins August 2015. Review of applications is scheduled to begin November, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Victoria & Albert Museum Ceramics Residency 2013 / London, UK

Victoria & Albert Museum Ceramics Residency 2013

Victoria & Albert Museum Ceramics Residency 2013 / London, UK
Applications deadline: April 7, 2013

Residency description

The V&A is inviting applications from UK-based studio ceramicists who wish to develop their practice in designing and making ceramics through working with the V&A’s collections and through public engagement activities.

The Residency will be based in a purpose-built studio in the Ceramics galleries, at the V&A in London. This is part of an exciting new programme of residencies specifically situated in the Ceramics galleries. This Residency will take place over a six-month period from October 2013 –March 2014 in London.

The residency is open to UK-based established practitioners. It will provide a monthly bursary (taxable) and additional budget for materials and equipment. A team drawn from the Museum’s staff will provide support throughout the project. We are interested in practitioners who: wish to work with the Museum’s resources and collections; would welcome the opportunity to actively work on projects with the public; and are interested in presenting and interpreting their work for visitors. Applicants should have a track record of innovation and regular exposure of new work, and be able to demonstrate ongoing development in their practice.

The Ceramics Studio is situated in the heart of the extensive Ceramics Galleries. Further multidisciplinary residency studios are situated in the Sackler Centre for arts education at the V&A. This programme is integral to the philosophy of the V&A, helping to make the Museum’s learning programmes dynamic and creative. Past Residents have gone on to achieve significant success in their professional careers, winning prizes and securing gallery representation.

Closing date for applications is April 7,  2013.
Interviews will take place on April 24, 2013.

Bursary
The artist will be paid £8,400 during their 6 month residency in monthly instalments. This includes Income Tax and National Insurance. This fee is inclusive of travel costs within the UK and living expenses. There will be an additional budget for studio equipment and materials to be agreed with the Residency Co-ordinator.

Application instructions
Applicants should apply online at the V&A’s website at www.vam.ac.uk/jobs where you will be asked to submit a current CV and complete an application form. In addition to submitting your application on-line, please also upload 8 images of your work with your application.

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Taiwan Ceramics Residency Program 2013 / New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum

Taiwan Ceramics Residency Program 2013 / Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei

Taiwan Ceramics Residency Program 2013 / Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei
Applications deadline: March 31, 2013

Residency description
Situated in southwest of Taipei Basin, Yingge is known as Jingdezhen of Taiwan for its plentiful supply of clay, convenient transportation, and various types of kilns. While its neighbor, Sanshia, has a rich cultural heritage, the town is blessed with enchanting historical ambience.

The Yingge Ceramics Museum was opened in 2000. Since then, the museum has dedicated itself to preserving the town’s cultural legacy while instilling new energy into the area. With such conviction, we decide to encourage ceramic artists, both local and foreign, to come experiencing the life in a pottery town through a one-to-three-month short-term residency program.

The residency program is open to both foreign and domestic artists. Interested applicants must have at least two years of experience in ceramic creation.

Residency program is three months in length and takes place from July to November in 2013.

Benefits and Responsibilities
The museum offers each artist in residence:
1) A round-trip travel subsidies (up to the equivalent of high speed rail fare in economy class for domestic travelers/up to the equivalent of international airfare in economy class for international travelers).
2) A daily stipend of NTD$600 (60 USD), which includes income 20% tax withholding (actual NTD$480 per day) up to 90 days.
3) An independent studio apartment, semi-open studio spaces.
4) Basic studio materials needed during the creative process not exceeding NTD$30,000 (1000 USD).

A selection committee composed of relevant experts, scholars, and museum representatives reviews all applicants and decides the final list. A notice will be mailed to all candidates on Apr 15th 2013 after final result is confirmed. The short list of candidates will be posted at the same time on the official website of the museum.

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Studio Art Technician at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA

Studio Art Technician in Ceramics at the University of ArkansasStudio Art Technician at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA
Posted: February 2013 (Continuous)

Job description
The Department of Art at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville seeks applications for a Studio Art Technician to begin August 2013. The position is a 9-month and full-time position with benefits, and is a three-year position with possibility to renew. The successful candidate will have experience supervising shop facilities to include the organization, maintenance, repair, and purchase of equipment and tools, managing budgets, training and supervising shop monitors and students, and coordinating with faculty. The Department of Art is especially interested in candidates who have completed their MFA in Studio Art and who have instructed courses at the university level, as there will be an opportunity for the candidate to teach one course per semester.

Job duties
Oversee the technical operations of the wood shop, metal shop, foundry, and ceramic studios. Train and supervise graduate assistants and work-study personnel and coordinate shop monitor schedule with graduate students and faculty. Responsible for coordinating department safety concerns to ensure studio, faculty, and staff compliance with Environmental Health & Safety, EPA, and OSHA regulations. Provide woodshop safety training to students, coordinating with Foundations faculty, and test students in the safe use of equipment and the proper handling/storage of materials. Organize and maintain inventory of tools and equipment in classroom and shop facilities. Repair equipment, submit work orders as needed, and keep all tools in safe working order. Purchase needed supplies for safety, equipment repair, and maintenance of 3D shops and classrooms. Coordinate supply orders, track expenditures for bulk materials, and manage 3D replacement parts/equipment budget. Work with department faculty on special projects as needed to organize, repair, and maintain all labs. Teaching courses beyond the regular workweek is possible for additional income. 

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Assistant Professor of Ceramics at Western New Mexico University, Silver City, USA

Assistant Professor of Ceramics at Western New Mexico University, Silver CityAssistant Professor of Ceramics at Western New Mexico University, Silver City, USA
Posted: February 2013 (Continuous)

Job description
Applications are invited for a nine-month, tenure-track, faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a contract starting August 2013. WNMU is seeking a dynamic teacher, and a creative colleague, who possesses a technically skilled broad knowledge who is willing to direct our clay program. The successful candidate will teach 3 four credit hour courses per semester, manage and facilitate the ordering of supplies and work-study for the clay studios and work collaboratively with the members of the Expressive Arts Department and community to foster a progressive atmosphere for exploring the arts. Additional position responsibilities include advising, program development, assessment, university service, scholarly activity, community service, and advisement of student organizations. During the interview candidates will make a thirty (30) minute class presentation on a topic selected by the search committee. This full-time nine month position may include summer courses. Research, grant writing, experience with university, community, and professional committees and organizations are desired. Previous successful interaction with diverse groups and proficiency in Spanish are preferred for all positions.

Appointment: August 2013
Job type: Faculty (Full time)
Location: 1000 W. College Ave., Silver City, NM 88062, USA

Job duties: The successful candidate must demonstrate their teaching abilities, be a team player, open to collaboration; committed to research and teaching, and a forward thinker to prepare students for a rapidly changing society. We are looking for a professor with versatility, a vibrant creative practice, flexibility and strong interpersonal and communication skills and willing to interact with our arts community. Applicant needs to be able to lift 50 lbs. and maintain a ceramic facility that includes: an Alpine 24 cubic ft. down draft kiln, soda kiln, catenary salt kiln, 2 raku kilns, three Skutt 1227 electrics kilns and a Peter Pugger clay mixer.

Minimum requirements: Candidates must have a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) that can bridge the functional vessel and sculptural forms. Successful candidates will be able to teach all levels of clay courses, have 2 years teaching experience documented by student work, and an active exhibition and or publication record. Additionally the candidate needs to have knowledge of historical and contemporary concepts in ceramic arts, experience with high and low fire processes, clay and glaze formulations, firing techniques, safety procedures with a can do attitude. Candidates must also have commitment to working successfully with a diverse, multi-cultural student body.

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Assistant Professor of Art - Ceramics at Westminster College, Salt Lake City, USA

Assistant Professor of Art - Ceramics at Westminster College, Salt Lake CityAssistant Professor of Art - Ceramics at Westminster College, Salt Lake City, USA
Posted: December 2012 (Continuous)

Job description
The Department of Art at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah invites applications for a full-time (4+4 load) teaching position in Ceramics, at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2013.

The position is responsible for teaching all levels of ceramics courses at the undergraduate level.  In addition to teaching duties, the successful candidate will be responsible for operating and maintaining the Dolores Dore Eccles Ceramic Center, including kiln operation, materials ordering, implementing effective safety protocol, and other duties relevant to the position.

The candidate should demonstrate a strong understanding of visual principals and technical skills, as well as an engagement with theoretical and aesthetic dialogue within contemporary art practice.  Preference will be given to those candidates who demonstrate the above through a strong, cohesive body of work, as well as significant professional activity both locally and nationally.

Appointment: August 2013
Job type: Faculty (Full time)
Location: 1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Application instructions
Please apply for this position using our online application system by clicking the Apply link below. Please attach the following to your application:
- A letter of introduction that addresses your interest in Westminster College, outlines your experience with ceramics equipment and facilities, and any additional qualifications that may be relevant to this position.
- A teaching philosophy that addresses your experience and vision for undergraduate ceramics curriculum, outlines your commitment to student-centered learning, describes your history working with diverse populations of undergraduate students, and your understanding and implementation of theoretical and technical instruction in ceramics.
- Current curriculum vitae
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness, which may include syllabi, assignments, and course evaluations from beginning, intermediate, and advanced ceramics courses.
- Artist statement
- Contact information (telephone, email, address) for 5 professional references.

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Assistant Professor - Ceramics at Western Illinois University, USA

Assistant Professor - Ceramics at Western Illinois UniversityAssistant Professor - Ceramics at Western Illinois University, USA
Posted: February, 2013 (Continuous)

Job description
Successful candidate will teach three classes per semester, which may include 3D Foundation level classes.

Appointment: August 2013
Job type: Faculty (Full time)
Location: Macomb, IL 61455, USA

Application instructions
Complete applications include: 1) A letter of application, 2) Current curriculum vita or resume, 3) The names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references, 4) Copies of academic transcripts, 5) Statement of Teaching Philosophy, 6) Sample syllabus and related course assignments, 7) Portfolio of your work, 8) Samples of student work ,9) Include your own website link (if available). Note: Individual Documents must be under 2 MB in size in order to upload.

Screening will begin on March 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Stacy Dorethy at SS-Dorethy@wiu.edu (include: Ceramic Position Search in the subject line of your email). For assistance with the online application system call the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977.

About the employer
Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves more than 12,000 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU’s Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

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Ceramics Faculty Position at Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, USA

Ceramics Faculty Position at Indiana Wesleyan University, MarionCeramics Faculty Position at Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, USA
Posted: February 2013 (Continuous)

Job description
The Division of Art at IWU seeks a ceramicist with appropriate experience and qualifications to also teach in one or more of the following areas:  metalsmithing, sculpture, 3-D design.  An MFA is required.  The ideal candidate will possess a solid record of teaching, scholarship, and service, dedication to the ideals of liberal learning, and an educational philosophy based on the centrality of Jesus Christ and the integration of faith and learning.

The Division of Art offers the following majors: ceramics, fine art, graphic design, illustration, interior design, media design, painting, photography, pre-art therapy, printmaking, visual arts education. With 12 full-time faculty members and almost 300 students, the division is currently the largest art program in the Coalition for Christian Colleges and Universities.

Interested candidates must complete the online application on the university website. Questions may be addressed to Darlene Bressler, Vice President and Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences via tammy.mclaughlin@indwes.edu

Pending budget approval, the position will be open for fall of 2013. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The final candidate(s) selected must have the ability to pass a comprehensive background screen.

Appointment: August 2013
Job type: Faculty (Full time)
Location: Main Campus, Marion, IN, USA

Application instructions
Do not send supplemental materials to IWU until requested. Candidates will be contacted personally with additional instructions if needed.
Indiana Wesleyan University may contact you if your credentials qualify you for another position. The final candidate(s) selected must have the ability to pass a comprehensive background screen.

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