Wednesday, 12 December 2007
ACAD Teaching opportunity
The Alberta College of Art + Design is one of only four publicly funded Canadian post-secondary institutions devoted exclusively to the advanced education of visual artists and designers. The college has recently entered into a vital new phase in its development and embraced a new mandate and vision that endorse a model of the institution as a laboratory for experimentation and as a catalyst for cultural development and creative inquiry into the arts and emergent cultural fields.
The college welcomes applications for the following position commencing in the fall semester of the 2008-2009 academic year:
Visiting Artist/Instructor – Ceramics
Eight (8) month appointment over two (2) semesters from August 27, 2008 to May 6, 2009
To complement existing instructional resources, this position will instruct four (4) six (6) hour long studio courses at all levels of the undergraduate BFA in Ceramics program. In addition, the successful candidate will receive a stipend equivalent to the instructional salary of two (2) six (6) hour long studio courses, towards research and studio practice. The successful candidate will also be required to mount an exhibition of their studio practice and research at the college.
The successful candidate will have an MFA or an equivalent degree or combination of education and professional experience in ceramics, previous teaching experience, a professional exhibition record as a ceramist, excellent technical skills and a wide knowledge of all aspects of the discipline, with a particular regard for the international ceramics profession. Applicants with a studio practice and teaching experience in the areas of experimental /interdisciplinary approaches ceramics are particularly sought for this academic year.
Please submit applications by February 29 , 2008 including: a letter of application; current curriculum vitae; the names and contact information for three (3) references; artist statements outlining philosophies and practices regarding teaching and studio practice; and a digital portfolio of your recent studio work containing twenty (20) images accompanied by a corresponding numbered list including titles, medium and size to:
Alberta College of Art + Design
Attention: Human Resources
1407 14th Avenue NW
Calgary AB Canada
Electronic submissions are preferred. Submitted materials will only be returned if accompanied by appropriate self-addressed envelopes/containers with sufficient Canadian postage or prepaid courier shipping forms.
For more information on the college, please visit our website at www.acad.ca. Alberta College of Art + Design is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes expressions of interest from all qualified applicants for consideration for this or other suitable vacancies. While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest, please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. In situations with several qualified candidates, preference will normally be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
And here's a bit of work by current ACAD faculty to get you inspired.