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Assistant or Associate Professor of Ceramic Art

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The School of Art and Design, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University is seeking candidates for a tenure track faculty position in the Division of Ceramic Art at the rank of assistant or associate professor with an emphasis in ceramic art, sculpture.

  • 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.

Requirements:

The Division of Ceramic Art seeks a dynamic artist who will participate in shaping the future of ceramic art at Alfred. We are seeking applicants immersed in one or any combination of genres; ceramic sculpture, sculpture and/or installation, design, performance, or forms at the intersection of all these. 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 speak to contemporary practice across genres. Additionally, we encourage applications from studio artists with any of the following competencies or interests: craft/art/cultural theory; glaze chemistry/material science; digital methodologies/technologies; program conceptualizing and building. A strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and teaching is expected. We invite applicants from across the globe.

Minimum qualifications include an M.F.A. in studio art or design or its equivalent.

Experience:

The successful candidate will have an active exhibition record and established recognition in the field; three years teaching experience or equivalent is required; salary will be commensurate with experience.

The School of Art and Design at Alfred University is an accredited member of NASAD, with 35 full-time faculty serving more than 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 mt 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 lnamori 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.

Include your letter of interest, CV, artist statement, teaching philosophy, 20 images (with image list) of personal work and 20 images (with image list) of student work examples. Include contact information for three references (address, phone number, and email). 

For further information about the position, contact Search Chair, Professor Johnathan Hopp at hopp@alfred.edu Review of applications begins November 1, 2019 and is on-going until the position is filled.
 

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