A new position is open at the Cleveland Institute of Art. A partial text of the job posting follows, but for more information please click here.
Assistant/Associate Professor – Ceramics Department (Update: Position Filled)
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.
• A committed educator with demonstrated ability to teach at the college level
• A successful and engaged ceramic artist / designer
• A forward-looking individual with vision and leadership abilities to develop curriculum, professional partnerships, and facilities for a contemporary ceramics program, experience with mold making and digital technologies preferred
• A service minded individual and team player who will engage with the faculty of the whole college
• A strong technical and professional background with capabilities in the full scope of ceramics practices and studio equipment with demonstrated experience in mold making and casting
• Ability to engage students through methods and processes that support research based education, problem solving, team leadership, project development, and professional practices.
• Familiarity with contemporary issues and historical context of both art and design in the ceramics field
• Experience in teaching and operating in facilities that include a broad range of materials and Technologies; CAD modeling experience preferred
• Ability to foster interest in professional practices, entrepreneurship, and industry
• A strong advocate for students, alumni, and the Craft + Design program at CIA
• A strong contributor committed to building and maintaining a professional and civil work
environment for all employees of the Institute.
• Ability to teach course material on an environmental level, working with majors from all of the Craft media and in our first year Foundation Program
MFA preferred, (or equivalent degree level of professional experience within the ceramics field), and a record of professional work and achievement. Additional experience preferred: teaching; curriculum development; course management; communication; organization of teaching materials (lectures, handouts, projects, initiatives, and student resources); leadership; internship/industry/education connection and collaboration skills; project management.
All full-time ranked faculty members are expected to participate in departmental and school-wide committees, curriculum development, advising of undergraduate students, and assessment of programs.
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