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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Ceramics


Studio Artist: CERAMICS. University of Oregon. Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Ceramics. Salary commensurate with experience. Starting Sept. 2017. MFA, active professional practice, and college teaching required. The ideal candidate should possess a solid foundation in a wide range of ceramic-related methodologies and familiarity with contemporary approaches to creative practice and pedagogy. Candidates should have a fluency in critical theory and historical precedents within a contemporary art and craft discourse. Teach introduction through advanced courses in Ceramics while contributing to the department’s interdisciplinary graduate program. Additional interdisciplinary opportunities in foundations and graduate coursework available. Ability to work cooperatively with diverse faculty and student populations.

See full position announcement and application procedures at

Application: Must include cover letter stating your interests and qualifications, CV, artist statement, teaching philosophy; 20 digital images of own work, 10 images of student work, image identification information, and list of three references. Review of applications will begin February 3, 2017.

The UO is an EO/AA/ADA institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

Lecturer in Ceramics

The University of North Texas seeks an accomplished artist/craftsperson with a commitment to excellence in teaching and professional practice in the field of Ceramics. This is a full time, non-tenure track position with a 3/3 teaching load for one to three years beginning August 2017.

Responsibilities: Teach all levels of undergraduate and graduate courses in ceramics plus supervision and maintenance responsibilities shared with lab technician. An active professional practice, participation in the development and coordination of the ceramics program, and participation on institutional committees and student advising is expected.

Minimum Qualifications: MFA in Ceramics or related field with demonstrated teaching experience and an active record of creative work appropriate to rank. The successful candidate will have proficiency in a wide variety of clay construction processes and firing techniques and a broad understanding of contemporary trends and historical precedents. Teaching and studio management experience beyond graduate school preferred.

Review of applications begins January 15, 2017 and will continue until position is closed. All applicants must apply online at (System ID# 6001333). Please submit: letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, 20 images of your work plus images of your student works if available, and the names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of 3 references.

MILTON ACADEMY – Milton, Massachusetts
Full-time sculpture and ceramics teacher

Milton Academy is seeking a full-time sculpture and ceramics teacher for a full-time position beginning in September 2017. 

The visual arts department seeks an instructor both with a strong background in using three-dimensional design media in arts production, including 3D modeling and printing, robotics and other new genres, and with experience overseeing a machine tools studio, a maker-space studio, a ceramics studio and kilns. Candidates should possess lively interests in pedagogy, innovative uses of technology, and the most contemporary trends in art creation.

Practicing artists with experience teaching art at the secondary school level and who hold an advanced degree in visual arts are preferred. Teacher certification is not required. Demonstrated ability working in a diverse community is essential, as are commitments to academic excellence and to the value of individuality in the context of community.

All teachers advise 6-8 students. Teachers are also expected to advise a student activity or coach a team or intramural sport, in addition to other responsibilities. Faculty members residing on campus typically live and work in a dormitory.

Interested candidates should apply online at

BATES COLLEGE - Lewiston, Maine
Lecturer in Ceramics, Art and Visual Culture

Bates College is seeking a ceramic artist with expertise across ceramic processes and techniques for a 4/5ths position to begin August 2017. The appointment is a three-year Lectureship with the possibility of renewal. A terminal degree with an emphasis in ceramics is required and a minimum of two years experience teaching undergraduates is preferred. An active exhibition record is expected. We are looking for candidates with knowledge of historical and contemporary practices who have broad approaches to teaching undergraduate ceramics. The ability to teach additional studio courses that enrich the curriculum would be desirable.

Bates and the Department of Art and Visual Culture are committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus and the curriculum. We welcome application from all individuals with the ability to contribute to the college’s continuing commitment to social and cultural diversity, and inclusiveness. The search committee expects applicants to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas and describe how their research, teaching, and/or outreach can further this goal.

Responsibilities include teaching four courses, managing and maintaining the ceramics facility, and service to the college.

In addition to a C.V. please submit a portfolio of twenty images of recent work, an artist’s statement, a description of the candidate’s experience and interest in advancing the goals of diversity and inclusion described above, and three professional references. Please include 10-20 images of student work if available.

Review of applications begins January 9, 2017 and continues until the position is filled. Salary and benefits are competitive.
Submit applications to: 

Ceramic Technician Position with option to teach

Job Description: The Ceramics program at FSU seeks an independent and responsible artist who is self-disciplined, motivated, works well with others and communicates clearly.

Studio Management: Maintain, order and track materials and equipment, keep accurate repair records, and inventory clay and glaze material for ceramic facilities. Maintain studio compliance with EPA and OSHA regulations: proper storage and labeling of materials and handling of waste materials. Maintain a system of communication to all studio members about the proper use of equipment and current studio policies for the ceramic facilities.

Technical Supervision And Training: Oversee the technical operations of the kiln, glaze and materials rooms, supervise and train the work-study and graduate assistant students and adjunct faculty involved in equipment maintenance and use, materials preparation, storage and cleaning of these areas in the ceramic facilities. Instruct and test all users in safe practices of firing kilns, preparing glazes and making clay.

Studio Administration: Provide support to work-study, undergraduate and graduate students in the ceramics area. Support the program coordinator in a variety of special projects: kiln building, buying and installing equipment, help with the sending materials to the yearly ceramics conference, assisting the student club, and end of the semester and year studio cleanup.

Required Education: MFA degree required in ceramics. Must have strong, broad-based ceramics skills that include knowledge of glaze/clay chemistry, an understanding of clay-working techniques, and experience with building, firing and repairing kilns. Must have strong supervisory and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work with Word and Excel software.

Required: 3 references for contact through email or cell phone.

Required Time and Compensation: 25 hours of work weekly during fall and spring semester, 20 hours a week in the summer with opportunities and adjunct pay to teach up to 5 classes a year as needed. Hourly-negotiated wage.

Application Deadline: August 1st until filled.

Send 5 images, letter of application, names of references and resume to
Holly Hanessian @
Start date: _________ and may be renewed upon evaluation yearly.

Adjunct faculty in Sculpture and Functional Art

(KCAD) is currently accepting applications for adjunct faculty in its Sculpture and Functional Art program to teach Ceramics I and Ceramics II.

Required Qualifications: MFA in a studio art; college-level teaching experience or teaching assistantships.

For a complete posting or to apply, access the electronic applicant system by logging on to

Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris and KCAD offer employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence. Learn more about the Ferris and KCAD missions and communities at and The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Applicants requiring accommodation or assistance completing an application or participating in the hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (231) 591-2150 or

Technical Assistant in Clay and Ceramics

The Department of Art at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a Technical Assistant in Clay and Ceramics.

For further details for this position and application instructions visit:
Applications accepted until position is filled.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.

Chairperson, Department of Art

The Department of Art at Florida State University (FSU) welcomes applications for a dynamic leader to direct a vibrant and forward-thinking program with a national reputation for excellence. We seek an artist/educator with a proven record of strong administrative experience. The candidate will guide our acclaimed program through active faculty development, student recruitment, academic planning, faculty evaluation, promotion and tenure, facilities use, budgeting and allocation of resources, and promotion of the department. The Chair is responsible for providing a shared vision and leadership, advocating effectively for the department within and outside the university, and encouraging collaborative interdisciplinary programming. Beginning 2017-2018 Academic Year.

Details and application process will be found at this link

Assistant Professor of Ceramics

The University of Dallas seeks an accomplished studio artist and teacher for a full-time, tenure-track position at the assistant level in the field of Ceramics. The position requires teaching on the undergraduate and graduate levels, active professional research, and service. The successful candidate will teach beginning through graduate courses within the ceramics discipline and within the foundations program.  Additional classes such as undergraduate and graduate seminars may be required. The candidate will develop the area curriculum, and contribute to the strength and energy of the Art Department ( and University of Dallas community. The position requires the desire and ability to serve on the undergraduate and graduate committees for students in all five department areas.

Interested individuals should go to; for a detailed description and link to application procedure.

The University of Dallas is a Catholic university which seeks to educate the whole person, encouraging its students to pursue wisdom, truth, and virtue as the primary ends of education ( The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, protected veteran status, age, or disability in the administration of its employment practices.

CRANBROOK ACADEMY OF ART - Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Artist-in-Residence/Department Head – Ceramics

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.

The Ceramics Artist-in-Residence/Department Head 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.

APPLICATION For further details for this position and application instructions visit:

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