Adjunct Faculty in Ceramics at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
Posted on May 17, 2022 – Open until filled
Lesley University seeks an Adjunct Faculty in our College of Art & Design’s Fine Arts department to teach a Fall 2022 semester course.
The selected individual will be responsible for Ceramics: Wheel Throwing. Course description is as follows: This course introduces students to throwing clay on the potter’s wheel. Students learn to center, shape, alter, combine, and carve wheel thrown forms. Projects focus on developing skill and expressive content in both wheel-thrown vessel and sculptural forms. Various surface treatments, slip/glaze applications, kiln loading, and firing methods are introduced. Ceramics studio available for student use. at Lesley University is seeking a qualified Adjunct Faculty member to teach Ceramics with a focus on Wheel Throwing
Faculty will encourage students to demonstrate a critical understanding of the research, interpretation and processes of wheel throwing and be introduced to both traditional, archeological methods to contemporary practices and conceptual applications.
Students will learn to work and communicate effectively during regular in-class group assignments and through critique processes.
A letter of interest, CV/resume, link to website (with updated images) including work from self and student where possible (can include a PDF) and a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching, professional activity, and/or service must be included for full consideration.
At Lesley University we strive for a supportive and equitable environment where people — regardless of race, physical ability, age, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other protected personal identities — can participate equally and fully as their true selves in all aspects of university life. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the fabric of our institution.
Located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is highly regarded for its graduate and undergraduate programs in the human arts of education, the arts, and applied social sciences. Lesley fosters a highly creative environment in which innovative ideas thrive, theory is integrated with practice and its 6,400 students and 90,000 alumni are empowered to improve and enrich communities. Lesley is committed to the ongoing pursuit of strategic diversity initiatives that help to position diversity, equity, and inclusion as fundamental to institutional and academic excellence at Lesley.
In doing so, Lesley strives for a campus culture and community that fosters a true sense of belonging for all, provides opportunity for everyone to participate equally and fully in the Lesley experience, and helps to develop each individual’s capacity to confidently and competently engage within and across difference. Given an evolving national context and the rapid change in the demographic profile of our country, the University has made a significant commitment to addressing and enhancing its campus climate and diversity capabilities as an institution.
Qualities and Capabilities
The successful candidate will have:
• A Masters in Fine Arts or BFA + experience (related fields (preferred)
• Teaching experience in Ceramics (or related fields) at the college; level or two years of professional experience in visual arts
• A strong portfolio and gallery exhibition work evidence through social media and professional website.
• Evidence of ceramics, wheel throwing, hand building and sculpture expertise including kiln loading, ceramic glazing (various processes) and general ceramic studio coordination