The following job posting comes to us from the Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, Texas. For a complete posting, including application guidelines, please click here.
Job Title: Ceramics Department Faculty Member
Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold an MFA in Ceramics with a preferred emphasis in ceramics sculpture. The candidate must be qualified to teach beginning to advanced levels in ceramics to both college and community art program students. The candidate should be comfortable with clay and glaze formulation, kiln firing and construction techniques, and non‐traditional approaches in the field. The candidate should possess a commitment to teaching and mentoring in a small institution with a low student‐to‐faculty ratio in both the BFA and community programs. The candidate should also display a strong collaborative spirit for teamwork and service to the ceramics department and the School.
Candidates should have an interest in and commitment to intellectual issues in both historical and contemporary ceramics art, design, and theory. Candidates should be comfortable working across disciplines and encompassing broad approaches to artistic methodologies and curricula, and they should be well‐versed in wheel throwing, hand building, sculptural techniques, mold making and slip casting, vessel making, figurative construction, a variety of glazing and finishing techniques as well as operating and firing electric and high fire natural gas kilns.
Position Description: Full‐time starting August 1, 2015. The successful applicant for this position will be responsible for teaching studio courses in ceramics in both the BFA and the community programs and assist with Ceramics departmental needs.
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