The University of Oregon's Department of Art is accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Ceramics. This position is at the rank of Assistant Professor and the salary will be commensurate with experience. Start date is September 2017.
We are seeking a colleague with a dynamic approach to creative practice and pedagogy that will contribute to an established and progressive art department. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge and experience in teaching a range of traditional, experimental, and extended forms within the field of Ceramics. The successful candidate will possess a broad knowledge of scholarship, including critical histories and theories related to Ceramics and the field of craft within the larger context of contemporary art. The competitive applicant should have a research and creative practice that is grounded in Ceramics, with fluency in interdisciplinary and experimental approaches. The candidate will exhibit an ambitious professional record that indicates a commitment to a sustained and evolving creative practice. The candidate must be able to work cooperatively with diverse faculty and student populations. This position requires experience in teaching beyond graduate school, a MFA or equivalent degree, and an active professional practice.
Primary teaching responsibilities will be focused in Ceramics with opportunities for teaching across media areas, including graduate seminars, advanced studios, and foundations. All of the Department of Art faculty contribute to the interdisciplinary graduate program. The University of Oregon operates on a system of three, 10-week quarters with 1 additional week for final exams. Faculty in the Department of Art have a teaching load of five courses per year. The candidate will work collaboratively with another Ceramics faculty member to oversee the Ceramics area, which includes curriculum and facilities development, and the supervision of a 1.0 FTE lab technician, student employees (undergraduate and graduate), and nontenure-track faculty. Service responsibilities include various departmental and school committees, as well as student advising and participation in shared governance. The candidate will be expected to maintain an ambitious professional record that indicates a commitment to a sustained and developing creative practice.
The Ceramics area (http://art.uoregon.edu/ceramics) has a dedicated studio technician who supports a broad-based, technically comprehensive facility. The area resources extend through the department and School of Architecture and Allied Arts to include laser cutters, 3D printers, CNC routers, multiple wood shops, metal shops, a plastics shop, a motion capture lab, physical computing shop, printing services and computing labs. The University of Oregon supports faculty by providing a dedicated studio space and a fund for professional development. Additionally, the Pacific Northwest and the state of Oregon have a vibrant range of accessible funding, opportunities, and resources for artists.
Situated within a nationally recognized research institution, the Department of Art attracts students and faculty who value the study of studio art in the context of a larger intellectual and critical environment. Our curriculum reflects a diverse and fluid set of creative practices and critical methodologies. Students engage broad and interdisciplinary approaches, as well as depth within specific media and practices. A robust visiting lecture series, bringing 10-15 artists, critics and curators to campus each year, complements the curriculum. Nationally and internationally active, the faculty thrive on making connections between their individual studio practices and teaching. While we have diverse backgrounds, philosophies and approaches, we have a strong commitment to a collective mission and a shared governance model. The Department of Art (http://art.uoregon.edu/) is one of the two largest departments within the School of Architecture and Allied Arts (A&AA), which also includes Architecture, the History of Art and Architecture, Arts Administration, Product Design, Landscape Architecture, Historic Preservation, and Planning, Public Policy and
Management. With roughly 500 undergraduates and 30 graduate students, the Department of Art offers BA/BS, BFA and MFA degrees; the curriculum encompasses ceramics, art & technology (print media, animation, video and interactivity), fibers, jewelry and metals, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. The Department includes 20 tenure-track faculty and 12 Career Instructors.
The University and Community:
The University of Oregon is an AAU Research I institution and has over 24,000 undergraduate students and approximately 4,000 graduate students. The UO is known for its spirit of cooperation and collaboration, and for its ability to provide a variety of personal and professional opportunities that enrich the academic community. The University actively supports an institutional commitment to diversity and multiculturalism. Through this search, the Department of Art seeks to further this commitment and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented groups.
The University of Oregon is located in Eugene, Oregon’s second largest city. Located 110 miles south of Portland, the Eugene metro area (pop. 216,000) is in a region noted for its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment. Within only an hour’s drive are ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, and the Cascade and Coast mountain ranges.
Review of applications will begin February 3, 2017. While the position will remain open until filled, please submit application materials by February 3, 2017 to ensure consideration. No incomplete applications will be reviewed.
Application: A complete application must include a cover letter outlining specific interests and qualifications, a CV that includes activities related to one's art practice and teaching (i.e. courses taught, service, etc.), an artist statement, a teaching philosophy, 20 images of he candidate’s own work, 10 images of student work, and an image identification information describing the title, size, media, date work was completed and project details, and in the case of student work, include the course title. A list of three references must be submitted at this time, with the possibility that reference letters and syllabi may be requested at a later date.
To apply, go to: http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/519404/assistant-professor-ceramics
EO/A/ADA institution committed to cultural diversity. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status
The Red Lodge Clay Center is pleased to announce its 2017-2018 Artist-In-Residence programs. Please pass this information along to the students in your programs and to your colleagues. We offer numerous opportunities for emerging, Post-Baccalurete, Post-Graduate, and Professional Ceramic Artists. These programs include Long-term and Short-Term residency periods as well as Artist-Invite-Artists Groups, and the MJ Wood - DO GOOD Residency for community-based, socially conscious work.
We are currently accepting applications for all residencies; Deadlines to receive applications are as follows:
To learn more about our programs, or apply, visit our website: http://www.redlodgeclaycenter.com/residency-info/
Applications are submitted through Slideroom.com and require an application fee at the time of submission.
If you have any questions regarding our Residency Programs, please contact Sean O’Connell, Education & Communications Coordinator.
firstname.lastname@example.org or, call: (406) 446-3993
Arrowmont is accepting solo and two-person exhibition proposals for the Geoffrey A. Wolpert Gallery. There are four, two-month exhibition slots available in 2017.
The Wolpert Gallery is a 202 square foot gallery located at the main entrance of the school. The gallery includes two walls joined at a 90 degree angle, one 13.5' long, the other 15' long, and room in the middle for three-dimensional work.
Shipping fees to and from the gallery are the responsibility of the artist. Installation, reception, postcards and promotion will be provided by Arrowmont. Preference will be given to artists whose work is contemporary and based in traditional craft practices.
Applicants must provide an exhibition proposal, artist statement, CV and 10-15 images with image information. Please state in your proposal whether you are applying for a solo or two-person exhibition. Click here to apply. Application fee is $20. Deadline is November 18, 2016.
For more information, visit: www.arrowmont.org/visit/galleries/call-for-entries/
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is pleased to announce an open call to all professional artists, age 18 and up, who design and produce their own work, to show in our 11th Annual Juried Exhibition. Open to all media, this exhibition aims to curate a selection of exemplary contemporary work from artists around the country. On view from April 29- June 4, 2017, the exhibition will be supplemented with a published catalog which includes color images of included work, along with artists' statements, jurors statement and bio.
Meet the Juror / Lisa Tremper Hanover
Lisa Tremper Hanover was named Director & CEO of the James A. Michener Art Museum in March 2012 after a successful tenure as Director of the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College. While at the Berman, she coordinated and supervised the establishment of the first museum program on the Ursinus campus, organized over 300 exhibitions and attendant programming, expanded the permanent collection to over 4,000 works of art, and raised the profile of the institution to a national level. Successful endowment and capital campaigns resulted in a dramatic expansion with one of the only visible storage galleries in an academic museum in the country. The Berman Museum achieved accreditation status with the American Alliance of Museums in December 2004.
As leader of the Michener Art Museum program, Hanover has overseen the transformation of the physical facility with new façade landscaping, revitalization of permanent collection galleries, refreshed curatorial efforts, a celebration of the Museum's 25th Anniversary of operation, and negotiated for the highly successful exhibition From Philadelphia to Monaco: Grace Kelly - Beyond the Icon presented in 2013-2014 to over 100,000 visitors. The Michener was accredited by the American Alliance of Museums in 2001 and achieved subsequent reaccreditation in 2016.. A leader in the museum field, Hanover has conducted numerous Museum Assessment Program reviews and served on AAM Accreditation teams.
In addition to presenting at numerous regional and national conferences, Hanover has served as President of the Association of Academic Museums & Galleries, Pennsylvania Federation of Museums & Historical Organizations, and presented over 250 public lectures to professional organizations. Hanover has juried over 85 art exhibitions and public art commissions and served on the Board of Directors of the Wayne Art Center, The Baum School of Art, and the Wood Turning Center of Philadelphia.
midnight, February 28, 2017 - all entries due
April 29 - June 4, 2017 - exhibition dates
5:30-7:30pm, April 28, 2017 - opening reception
Open to all professional artist, ages 18 and up, who design and produce their own work. Work must have been created within the last three years and may not have been previously shown at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts. All work MUST BE FOR SALE. All media welcomed; video artists must supply their own equipment.
How to Apply:
There is a $35 application fee per submission. Submissions may include up to three artworks. All submissions must be entered via our online submission form. Entrants must create a Submittable username and password, then log in to complete their submission. Applicants are allowed to submit up to three artworks. Images must be in .jpg format - max. 1500x1500 pixels, at 300dpi. Video submissions must be uploaded as MP4. All applicants must submit a 75-100 word artist statement. Please note that entries will be disqualified for failure to follow the submission guidelines/instructions.
Link to Application
About GoggleWorks Center for the Arts:
Located in the former Willson Goggle Factory building, GoggleWorks is the largest arts center of its kind in the country. The five-story, 145,000-square-foot complex features six large teaching studios in ceramics, hot and warm glass, metalsmithing, photography, and woodworking; 35 juried studios for artists and makers working in a variety of mediums; and dozens of music, arts, and other cultural organizations.The complex also includes several major exhibition galleries, a 131-seat film theatre, a cafe and STORE featuring the work of over 200 artists from GoggleWorks and beyond. GoggleWorks is open to the public daily from 9am-9pm. Admission and parking are always free. Learn more at goggleworks.org.
Call for Applications:
Position Begins in September 2017
Cranbrook Academy of Art, ranked nationally as one of the top ten programs in graduate art education, seeks a new leader for the Ceramics department. The successful Ceramics candidate should demonstrate a strong record as a professional artist at the highest level in the field, have teaching experience at the graduate level and strong interpersonal and communication skills to lead the department of 15 students.
Cranbrook Artists-in-Residence are the singular leaders of their departments. They are given the autonomy to determine the department’s pedagogy and the responsibility for its success. At Cranbrook, Artists-in-Residence are not typical faculty members. They are full-time artists and designers who live on campus, and whose personal studios are located within their departments. During the academic year, September-May, the Artist-in-Residence mentors 15 graduate students in a collegial environment including nine additional departments: 2D Design, 3D Design, Architecture, Fiber, Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Print Media, and Sculpture. Within the department, each Artist-in-Residence selects their students, guides the development of each individual, and nurtures a productive and interactive environment. The degree program culminates in an exhibition and written masters-statement approved by the department head.
Candidates for this position must be unusually well qualified to provide open, independent learning, resulting in rigorous production, critique and discussion, and inspire research, innovation and experimental paradigms. It is anticipated that the Artist-in-Residence will also advocate the program via the web, publication and national/international lectures as an active component of recruiting future students.
Cranbrook is not simply a graduate program; it is a community of artists and designers, living and working together on a campus that was designed specifically for that purpose. Cranbrook Artists-in-Residence are provided with a private studio, housing on campus and benefits in addition to salary.
The Ceramics Artist-in-Residence should respect the history of ceramics while embracing the visual and conceptual elements of the field through a wide-range of formats and methods, including new technologies. Conceptual models for Ceramics should be characterized by an interdisciplinary, expansive approach that can be used as an open framework for building new visions that will evolve the future of the discipline. The department boasts five large, energy efficient, state-of-the-art, Blaauw gas kilns- three fully computerized and two manual, and several medium and small electric kilns. The studio is equipped with all the essentials and more: blunger, hydraulic extruder, tile saws, spray booth, grinders, sandblaster etc. In this way we hope not only to cater to the already established ceramic tradition- we aim for the department to be at the frontline of contemporary ceramic art and design.
Candidates for this position must be working artists with a sustained record of peer recognition; a demonstrated commitment to college-level teaching; a Master’s Degree or higher; excellent communication skills and leadership skills; the ability to provide a productive and interactive learning environment; the capacity to make a significant contribution to their field and to the Academy.
Position commences September 2017.
Applications consist of two pieces: a single PDF document and a completed Cranbrook Faculty Application form.
Cranbrook Faculty Application Form:
The PDF should contain a cover letter, departmental philosophy, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. It should also include a portfolio of the candidate’s work (20 images). The PDF should be labeled with FirstInitial.LastName.pdf
Applications received by October 15, 2016 will be given priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Materials should be sent to email@example.com.
For more information about the Academy and our programs, please visit our website: http://www.cranbrookart.edu.
SUNY New Paltz is seeking an outstanding artist and educator for a full-time position at the rank of Lecturer during Fall 2016 semester.
Responsibilities: The position consists of a teaching load of 3 courses in Fall 2016 at the undergraduate level from the following: Basic Ceramics, Intermediate Ceramics Processes and Techniques, and Wheel Throwing. In addition to teaching, the position will work with ceramics faculty to establish a new initiative in ceramic design, fabrication, and production. We are in the planning and development stages of a small-scale ceramic manufacturing and digital design center that will act as a bridge between designer, maker, educator, and community. These additional responsibilities equal the balance of the full-time position.
Minimum Qualifications: MFA in studio art or the equivalent, with an active professional practice and record; University-level teaching experience; outstanding communication and organizational skills; ability to engage creatively and collaborate effectively with teaching faculty, technicians, and a diverse student population.
Preferred Qualifications: University-level teaching experience beyond graduate TA; experience in ceramic design and production including digital fabrication processes; experience with additive manufacturing, 3d printing, and CNC prototyping; experience with wood shop operation and safety.
Please ensure that application materials address the minimum qualifications. Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration for the position.
Benefits: The position includes: a 150 square foot studio in our state-of-the-art facility; all clay, glaze materials, and firings within reason; fee access to numerous ceramic, PLA, and ABS 3d printers, a 4 x 8 CNC mill, ceramic decal printer, vinyl cutter, laser cutter, 3d scanners; fee access to the Makerbot Innovation Center andHudson Valley Center for Advanced Manufacturing.
To Apply: Please email (or provide a link in email) one PDF file with the following:
letter of application
20 images of professional work with an annotated image list
10 images of student work with an annotated image list
contact information for three references.
Multiple files will not be accepted. Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Priority deadline for applications is June 1st. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
College of Visual and Performing Arts
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Fine Arts Studio Lab Technician
A 10.5 month position; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience
Position Availability: August 1, 2016
Application Deadline: April 8, 2016 (application materials received after the deadline may be considered if an acceptable candidate has not been found)
Applications should consist of:
Email with attachments to:
Tom Stanley, Chair, Department of Fine Arts
305 McLaurin Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733
Teach Lab / Tutor Specialist
Full-time hourly staff position, 12-month, renewable. Appointment date: by June 1, 2016. Salary will depend on qualifications.
Duties: Oversee the technical operations of metal fabrication shop, foundry, ceramic studios, and kiln maintenance. Coordinate shop monitor schedule with graduate students and faculty. Responsible for studio and staff compliance with EPA and OSHA regulations. Instruct and test students in the safe use of equipment and the proper handling/storage of materials. Organize and maintain inventory of tools and equipment in classroom and shop facilities in Sculpture, Ceramics and Foundations. Inventory management and stocking of bulk ceramic materials. Repair equipment and keep all tools in safe, working order. Coordinate supply orders and track expenditures for bulk materials. Work with 3D and Foundations faculty and other School of Art faculty on projects in the School of Art as needed.
Excellent organizational, communication, and office skills (Word & Excel). Ability to work effectively and professionally with students in an educational environment. Knowledge of use and maintenance of sculpture and ceramics equipment. Experience in metal fabrication. Demonstrated skills in welding (arc, mig, tig), metal casting, basic electrical and plumbing repairs. Experience in ceramics and a working knowledge of ceramic materials. Phone and computer skills essential. Current driver’s license and High School degree required. Must be able to lift 50lbs.
Desired Experience: Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art. Ability to solve a range of unique technical problems with creative solutions is ideal for this position. Foundry experience including bronze, aluminum, and iron casting. Ceramics experience. Experience building and maintaining gas and electric kilns. Basic wood and carpentry skills. Past experience facilitating workshops and leading technical demonstrations is desirable.
For consideration, an employment application must be completed which is available Here
The Clay Studio Is now accepting applications for The Resident Artist Program.
The Clay Studio Resident Artist Program offers individuals the opportunity to further develop their work, to establish professional contacts and standards, and to work within a community of like-minded individuals in an urban environment for up to five years. One of the longest ceramic residencies in the world, The Clay Studio Residency allows artists to become successful members of The Clay Studio community, and the Philadelphia art community, while making national and international connections as well.
Currently the rent for residents is $125 due to grants received from the Windgate Foundation and the NEA. Should either of these grants not be renewed, rent will be raised but will not exceed $175.00 per month beginning January 1st 2016. Should grants not be renewed in January 2017, the rent will return to $250, the standard Clay Studio subsidized rate.
The studio rentals are on a year-to-year basis. A $250.00 refundable security deposit and a yearly Clay Studio membership fee of $60.00 are also required upon entry into the program. Resident Artists also pay for the materials they use and firings (based on individual usage). Residents share common housekeeping work and contribute time to The Clay Studio as well.
Sybille Zeldin Fellowship
We are happy to announce that one of the incoming Residents this year will be chosen as the Sybille Zeldin Fellow. The Fellowship provides a $500 per month stipend and a solo exhibition at The Clay Studio.
A residency at The Clay Studio includes:
Apply through Slide Room. Application Deadline Friday, April 22nd, 2016.
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