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Assistant Professor
Alfred University, New York State College of Ceramics

  • Jan. 5, 2017
  • Assistant Professor
  • School of Art and Design
  • Alfred University, New York State College of Ceramics
    Alfred, NY
    United States
  • open until filled
  • August 2017
  • Assistant Professor
  • Art - Ceramics
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Alfred University
Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Position: Ceramic Art

The School of Art and Design, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, is seeking candidates for a tenure track faculty position, at the assistant professor rank, whose practice integrates with the expanding field of ceramic design.

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:

The Division of Ceramic Art seeks a dynamic artist who will participate in shaping the future of ceramic art and design at Alfred. The successful candidate will have an active exhibition record and growing prominence in their field. We are seeking applicants immersed in one or any combination of the genres: ceramic design, design for industry, digital design, architectural ceramics or forms at the intersection of these. While the applicant’s relationship to material specificity or plurality may be open and variable, interested candidates should possess a strong background in ceramic methodology, with an ability to address contemporary practice across genres. Additionally, we encourage applications from studio artists and/or designer-makers with any of the following competencies or interests: craft/art/cultural theory; glaze chemistry/material science; digital methodologies/technologies. The position includes program conceptualizing and building. A strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education is expected. We invite applicants from across the globe.

Minimum qualifications include an M.F.A. in studio art or design or its equivalent, an active professional creative practice including a record of exhibitions and projects beyond the local and regional level. Three years previous college-level teaching experience or equivalent is preferred. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Alfred University
The School of Art and Design at Alfred University is an accredited member of NASAD, with 34 full-time faculty serving approximately 500 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 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.

Application Process
Email your letter of interest, CV, artist statement, teaching philosophy, 20 labeled images of examples of personal work and 20 labeled images of examples of student work in addition to contact information for three references (address, phone number, and email) as one PDF document to

For further information about the position, contact Division Head, Professor Linda Sikora at

Review of early applications has begun. The search timeline has been extended and the position remains open until filled with a start date of January 2018.

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  • Human Resources
    School of Art and Design
    Alfred University, New York College of Ceramics
    2 Pine Street, BMH 156
    Alfred, NY 14802


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