ALFRED, New York — We have an exciting treat for you this week: another job posting from the field of contemporary ceramics! This time the position is at Alfred University. Remember: Cfile is only the messenger—send your inquiries to the school, not to us! Here is the link to the original job posting.
The School of Art and Design, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, invites applicants for Assistant Professor, tenured, whose practice integrates with the expanding field of ceramic design.
While the applicant’s relationship to material specificity or plurality may be open and variable, interested candidates should possess a strong background in ceramic methodology, with an ability to address contemporary practice across genres. Additionally, we encourage applications from studio artists and/or designer-makers with any of the following competencies or interests: craft/art/cultural theory; glaze chemistry/material science; digital methodologies/technologies. The position includes program conceptualizing and building. A strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education is expected.
Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include an M.F.A. in studio art or design or its equivalent, an active professional creative practice including a record of exhibitions and projects beyond the local and regional level. Three years previous college-level teaching experience or equivalent is preferred. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Application Process: Review of early applications has begun. The search timeline has been extended and the position remains open until filled with a start date of January 2018. Email your letter of interest, CV, artist statement, teaching philosophy, 20 labeled images of personal work and labeled images of student work, in addition to contact information for three references (address, phone number, and email) as one PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alfred University: The School of Art and Design at Alfred University is an accredited member of NASAD, with 34 full-time faculty serving approximately 500 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 Division of Ceramic Art, within the School of Art and Design at Alfred University, has a distinguished history as a premier institution for education in the arts and fosters a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary environment for research and practice. The Division of Ceramic Art is 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 MFA program, graduate students navigate wide-ranging practices in the visual arts. More information about the program can be viewed at: www.alfredceramics.com.
Alfred University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and actively seeks diversity among its employees.
For further information about the position, contact Search Chair, Professor Walter McConnell at email@example.com.
Do you love or loathe this news from the worlds of contemporary ceramics and contemporary ceramic art? Let us know in the comments.