Posted on September 21, 2022 – open until filled
The Division of Ceramic Art at the School of Art and Design, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, is seeking candidates for a full-time Assistant Professor position of Ceramics beginning in the fall 2023.
The successful candidate will be motivated to join a team of faculty working across and at the intersections of ceramic research in fine art, craft and design. A successful candidate will be immersed in ceramic art as a core part of their practice, have a clear dedication to working as an educator with a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and may be at any stage in their career. Experience and creative practice employing other materials or crossing over into other disciplines is fully supported but the candidate’s teaching will emphasize their foundation in ceramic material and contribute to expanding education in ceramic methodologies at Alfred. At the graduate level, candidates need not be fluent in every technical realm but will have the conceptual competency to support the full diversity of directions graduate students explore in their studio practice. Additionally, we encourage applications from studio artists with any of the following competences or interests: craft/art/cultural theory; writing /publishing, glaze chemistry/material science, digital methodologies/technologies; program conceptualizing and building. We invite applicants from across the globe.
The Division of Ceramic Art, School of Art and Design has a distinguished history as a premier institution for education in the arts and fosters a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary environment for research and practice. Comprised of six full time faculty, a teaching fellowship, a rotating international chair and three full time technicians, the scope of the Division of Ceramic Art is wide ranging, embracing history and innovation, tradition and emerging forms of visual art. The material intensive curriculum develops skill and intellect through theory, technological research and creative practice. Undergraduate and graduate programs are strongly intertwined. In our two-year MF A program graduate students navigate wide-ranging practices in the visual arts.
The School of Art and Design at Alfred University is an accredited member of NASAD, with 33 full-time faculty serving more than 400 students. The School is unique among institutions of higher education with an open curriculum, allowing a robust and diverse experience in studio art, design, and art history courses. Students and faculty alike thrive in an intensive and supportive learning environment. School of Art and Design students are fully integrated into Alfred University’s community of 2,000 students. The New York State College of Ceramics (NYSCC) includes the School of Art and Design, the Inamori School of Engineering, and Scholes Library. The NYSCC was established in 1900 to advance research in art, design, and engineering. That intellectual and creative legacy exists in all of the areas of study in the School of Art and Design. The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University has been a unique public/private partnership in higher education for more than 100 years.
Located in rural Western NY, Alfred University is the second oldest co-educational college in the United States and one of the earliest to have enrolled African-American and Native American students. Ideal candidates will demonstrate an appreciation of issues that matter to our university community, such as diversity and social justice.
• Minimum qualifications include an M.F.A. or its equivalent.
• Active professional creative practice.
• Demonstrated commitment to excellence and impact in teaching.
• Three years college-level teaching experience is preferred.
To apply, please submit PDF documents of following:
• Letter of interest
• Teaching & learning impact statement
• Statement of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access
• Artist statement (300 words max)
• 20 images of creative research with image information
• 20 images of student work with image information
• Contact information for three references (email and phone)
*(Document must be under 10MB)
For further information about the position, contact Professor Hanes email@example.com or Professor Sikora firstname.lastname@example.org Review of applications will begin on Monday, December 5, 2022 and remain open until the position is filled.
Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
Alfred University, Alfred, NY, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation.
Protected veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.