The IU Southeast Ceramics Area is seeking an outstanding artist/educator for a yearlong Visiting Artist position at the rank of Adjunct Faculty beginning August 2013. We are looking for someone who can be an active presence in the studio and work alongside the other faculty and students in our program. The position requires an active exhibition record and competence in a wide range of ceramic processes/techniques. The person hired will teach one beginning ceramics course each semester and work in the studio as needed to help with the basic operations of the IU Southeast Ceramics area. Teaching an additional 3D design course each semester may be an option for the hired person depending on course availability and qualifications.
All clay, glazes, and firing will be provided within reason. A 90 sq. ft. studio in the ceramics area with a locking door will be provided along with 24/7 building access. Additionally, an NCECA conference pass will be provided to the person hired. The IU Southeast Ceramics studio consists of:
– 3,000 square feet of studio and workspace
– a computer controlled, gas firing, Bailey car kiln
– a gas fired test kiln
– 4 computer controlled electric kilns (Skutt and L&L)
– outdoor firing area with a train kiln, raku kiln, and test kilns
– 2 Bluebird mixers
– plaster mixing and mixed media work area with plaster mold dryer
– experimental exhibition and installation space (The SpaceLab)
– comprehensive glaze mixing room
– a new 40’x20’ covered outdoor kiln pad is being built during the Summer of 2013.
The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation in ceramic methods of construction, varied conceptual approaches available to the ceramic artist, and be available to help manage the IUS ceramics studio. Preference will be given to candidates who are also versed in interdisciplinary approaches and have a broad understanding of new approaches to art making.
MFA degree required. An active current professional practice and exhibition record is also required.
To apply: please send a letter of application, artist statement, teaching philosophy,
curriculum vitae, 20 images of recent work, 10-20 images of student works (.jpg images
on MAC compatible CD) with annotated image list, and contact information for three
Brian Harper, Assistant Professor of Fine Art and Ceramics Area Head
Indiana University Southeast
4201 Grant Line Road
New Albany, Indiana, 47150
Deadline for applications is May 31st, or until position is filled.
** Any questions may be directed to Brian Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org
IU Southeast is one of eight degree-granting campuses constituting Indiana University and is located only 15 minutes from Louisville, Kentucky. Other teaching and exhibition opportunities may be available at area colleges and galleries. The Louisville area has a vibrant art and cultural environment:
Some of the galleries/museums:
21C – http://www.21cmuseumhotels.com/louisville/museum/
Land of Tomorrow Gallery (LOT) – http://www.landoftomorrow.org/
Swanson Reed Contemporary – http://www.swansonreedgallery.com/
Green Building – http://www.thegreenbuilding.net/gallery/
Carnegie Center for Art and History – http://www.carnegiecenter.org/
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft – http://www.kentuckyarts.org/
The Speed Art Museum – http://www.speedmuseum.org/
Louisville Visual Art Association – http://www.louisvillevisualart.org/
Area schools that may have other teaching opportunities:
University of Louisville – http://louisville.edu/
Kentucky School of Art – http://www.kentuckyschoolofart.org/
JCTC Fine Art Program – http://jefferson.kctcs.edu/en/academics/academic_divisions/downtown/hum-dt/finearts.aspx
AND … Lonely Planet says that Louisville is the #1 travel destination in America!
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