Alberta University of the Arts is accepting applications for a Visiting Faculty in the ceramics program.
To complement existing instructional resources, this position will instruct four (4) 4.5 hour-long studio courses at all levels of the undergraduate BFA in Ceramics program. Salary will be commensurate with experience and education. In addition, the successful candidate will be provided with two (2) course releases towards research and studio practice. A studio and kiln access is included. They will be required to report and present on research activities as well as mount an exhibition of their research during their appointment at the University.
The successful candidate will be capable of teaching all forms of Ceramic practice through core courses and studio supervision. The candidate will possess an active studio practice that will contribute to the breadth of the program and demonstrate a critical and creative engagement with contemporary discourse on Craft and Ceramics. In combination with a collaborative spirit and professional commitment to the field, experience in academic service, curricular innovation, and Ceramics studio management will be considered an asset.
- Teaching two (2) studio courses per semester at all levels of AUArts’ Ceramics program.
- Maintaining a research/studio practice, and contributing to research and scholarship in the field of contemporary Craft, specifically Ceramics
- Creating and exhibiting a new body of work.
- Reporting and presenting on research activities in the form of artist talks and/or workshops.
- Demonstrating a commitment to pedagogical and academic excellence.
- Participating in academic service, curricular program development, and the management of the Ceramics studio environment (as appropriate).
The successful candidate will have:
- An MFA or an equivalent degree or combination of education and professional experience in Ceramics.
- Previous post-secondary teaching experience.
- A professional exhibition record as a Ceramist.
- Excellent technical skills.
- A wide knowledge of all aspects of the discipline, with a particular regard for international practice in Ceramics.
- A community-oriented disposition: comfortable interacting with students, faculty, artists, and the public; able to balance research, practice, and pedagogy.
Preference will be given to applicants with a strong studio practice rooted in sculpture and/or experimental approaches.