Posted on June 28, 2022 – open until filled
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design seeks qualified applicants for teaching ceramics on campus in the Fine Arts department as Adjunct Faculty who will be part of a growing, dynamic community of diverse educators. RMCAD is a small, premier college certified by HLC and NASAD offering degrees in fine and applied arts. RMCAD’s on-campus program consists of eight-week courses offered monthly. Adjunct faculty are assigned courses based on availability and student enrollment. Planned courses take place in the fall semester.
RMCAD is committed to supporting faculty in educational care through teaching, academic excellence, engaged pedagogical practices, and professional development. Our goal is to support students in their journey to becoming engaged citizens and actualized human beings prepared to flourish in a complex, global world. Students in Foundations + Fine Arts study in a variety of academic disciplines emphasizing the knowledge base needed to pursue an informed, meaningful, and effective studio practice.
Faculty in this role will teach courses introducing students to the ceramic processes of fabricating, surfacing, and firing clay objects. Students will learn both wheel throwing and hand-building methods as well as how to properly apply surfacing materials such as slips, underglazes, and glazes. Additionally, students will receive instruction on how to load and fire electric ceramic kilns. At the conclusion of this course, students will have acquired the technical skills and knowledge needed to use clay as an artistic medium.
• MFA or MA in ceramics
• Must reside in the greater Denver area or be willing to relocate
• Must be proficient in ceramics materials and processes
• College-level teaching experience preferred
HOW TO APPLY
Review of applicants will begin immediately. Please use the online application link to submit your cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, examples of your professional work (website link or digital portfolio of 10 images), and student work (preferred but not required). PDF format is preferred, however the size limit for individual files is 5MB.
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD) is an innovative, rigorous, and community-oriented global learning environment that inspires passion for critical thinking and prepares learners to be forces of change in the creative industries, our communities, and the world. RMCAD was established in 1963 by Philip J. Steele, who had a vision to provide students with a quality higher education in art and design. RMCAD continues to experience growth since its comparatively modest beginnings and now thrives on a lush, historic campus including more than 23 acres of land and 16 buildings. We are also pioneers in the online learning environment for art and design. RMCAD currently has over 1,600 students enrolled.
RMCAD is dedicated to living its mission and values, specifically that “Our students come first.” The college continuously works with faculty and staff towards developing an evolving student-ready paradigm. RMCAD is dedicated to diversity and inclusion and maintains a policy of inclusiveness that recognizes values, and reflects the diversity of the community it serves. The college fosters a dynamic learning and working environment that encourages multiple perspectives. We welcome people from a multitude of backgrounds who are committed to creativity, academic excellence, societal and cultural evolution and betterment, civility, mutual respect, social justice, and the free and open exchange of ideas.
RMCAD’s degree offerings in Art + Design are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design is a non-tenure institution.