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Ceramics Lecturer
 The Department of Art and Visual Culture (AVC) in the College of Design at Iowa State University is offering a three-year lecturer position in ceramics starting August 15, 2017.  Responsibilities will include teaching 4 to 5 courses as needed that could include the following: beginning through graduate level ceramics, foundations courses. Maintain the ceramics studio. Qualified candidates will bring a contemporary perspective on the area of ceramics including traditional and digital processes.

Required qualifications:  MFA in fine/visual/studio arts or BFA in fine/visual/studio arts and masters in related discipline.

Preferred qualifications:  Teaching experience in higher education. Experience maintaining a ceramics studio; experience teaching hand building, wheel throwing, glaze chemistry, kiln building, 3-D printing; experience firing electric and gas kilns and experience working with a range of issues in ceramics; ability to teach in an interdisciplinary setting.  Evidence of professional development must be presented, including exhibitions and workshops.

Questions regarding this vacancy: Ingrid Lilligren, or call 515-294-8883.

Guaranteed consideration date: January 16, 2017.

Deputy Director
Arrowmont is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for the right individual. We’re looking for a knowledgeable, enthusiastic, committed professional to serve as Deputy Director. Working with Arrowmont’s talented staff and reporting to the Executive Director, the Deputy Director will manage the day-to-day operations of the School. This is a key administrative position and vital resource within the organization. Arrowmont is continuing its growth as one of America’s major arts and crafts educational institutions.

For detailed information about the position and how to apply, go to .  The position is open until filled.

Senior Lecturer Ceramics at the ANU School of Art

The ANU School of Art teaches and researches in the visual arts and design, and the position involves the delivery of undergraduate and graduate studies in the Bachelor of Visual Art, Bachelor of Design, and Masters of Visual Arts, Masters of Design and the School of Art Higher Degree by Research program.  The candidate will show leadership in curriculum development and teaching methods and have the ability to initiate and resource research projects committed to practice led research and innovative approaches to ceramics and other disciplines.

Position description and application process will be found at this link

Applications close: 27 Nov 2016 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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