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Kelly Kessler

...imagination bodies forth the forms of things unknown [Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream]

A blog of discovering clay. A chance to explore the philosophy and practicalities of twenty-first century pots. A collection of leads for my students and myself.



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Assistant Professor Ceramics at the Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD), Calgary, Canada

A permanent faculty position in ceramics? These jobs are rare as hen’s teeth:

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Assistant Professor Ceramics at the Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD), Calgary, Canada
Applications deadline: February 28, 2014

Assistant Professor Ceramics, Alberta Collee of Art Design, CalgaryACAD’s School of Craft + Emerging Media welcomes applications for the following Permanent Faculty position commencing in the fall semester of the 2014-2015 academic year: Assistant Professor, Ceramics (Competition # 1314-DE-FP-27).

The successful candidate will be expected to teach, demonstrate an active research/studio practice, and contribute to the strategic plan of the College through engagement in administrative service.

Summary of Responsibilities - The successful candidate will:
- Teach in all levels of the BFA and proposed MFA in Craft Media program, studio and lecture/seminar courses;
- Contribute actively to curriculum development in the School ofCraft + Emerging Mediaand to the strategic initiatives of ACAD’s Research and Academic Affairs;
- Maintain research/studio practice and contributions to research and scholarship in the field of contemporary craft, specifically ceramics;
- Demonstrate a commitment to continuing pedagogical and academic excellence;
- Provide service to the Faculty and College governance framework, including outreach activities that contribute to the academic life and profile of the College.

Qualifications - The successful candidate will:
- Hold a minimum of a Masters level degree or an equivalent level of graduate education.
- Have a minimum of five (5) years post-secondary teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate levels (outside of graduate teaching assistantships) in studio, lecture, and seminar class formats.
- Have a minimum of five (5) years of research/studio practice outside of post secondary education
- Have a sound knowledge of ceramic technologies, methodologies, including wheel throwing, hand-building, mold-making and casting, clay and glaze technology, and knowledge of kiln firing technologies;
- Have experience with digital object design and fabrication technologies;
- Have experience teaching and working in interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary contexts;
- Have a comprehensive knowledge of Ceramics history, contemporary theory and discourse in ceramics practices;
- Have a broad knowledge of history, theory and practice as it applies to Craft, Art and Design;
- Have excellent communication, interpersonal, time management, and organizational skills;
- Have social and theoretical understandings of technology, art and culture;
- Have the ability to organize collaboration in studio production or research;
- Have excellent communication, interpersonal and time management/organizational skills;
- Be community-minded and team oriented.

Preference may be given to candidates with:
- Ceramics studio management experience;
- An active Studio Pottery practice.

Submission Instructions
Please submit applications as per the instructions on our How To Apply webpage. In addition, include: artist statements outlining philosophies and practices regarding teaching and studio practice. Only applications submitted electronically will be considered. Please package all files as a single PDF document and do not submit as a “zip” or “Stuffit” compressed file.

Click here to submit your application.

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