The Robert Chapman Turner Teaching Fellow in Ceramic Art
The School of Art and Design in the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University is seeking candidates for The Robert Chapman Turner Teaching Fellow in Ceramic Art. The Turner Teaching Fellow will be an emerging artist with an MFA or equivalent degree. Prior teaching experience is welcome, but not required. The fellowship is non-tenure track, it is renewable up to three years. A stipend is provided for professional development along with a studio space and full access to ceramic facilities.
Established in honor of Robert Chapman Turner, distinguished Professor Emeritus at Alfred, the Turner Teaching Fellowship is a full-time faculty position within the Division of Ceramic Art. All ceramic genres are eligible for consideration. Teaching responsibilities will consist of classes at the undergraduate level. The candidate’s area of expertise will factor into the teaching assignments.
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.
Required: MFA or equivalent degree; emerging record of scholarly/creative productivity appropriate to teaching at the college level; ability to work collaboratively within the department, the school, the university, and the community; to communicate with and mentor students on all levels. Preferred: Experience teaching and advising students.
The School of Art and Design at Alfred University is an accredited member of NASAD, with 32 full-time faculty serving more than 400 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 approximately 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.
Alfred University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and actively seeks diversity among its employees.
Email your letter of interest, CV, artist statement, teaching philosophy, 20 labeled images of personal work and 20 labeled images of student work if available, in addition to contact information for three references (address, phone number, and email) as one PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information about the position, contact Search Chair, Assistant Professor Matt Kelleher at email@example.com.
Review of applications will begin on January 5, 2018 and remain open until the position is filled.
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