Full-time Faculty, Ceramics, Fine & Applied Arts (Special Appointment)
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Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution located on a wooded 131-acre campus in Milton, MA just seven miles from downtown Boston. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Curry College offers 24 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as four graduate programs.
Curry College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in every aspect of its operations. The College values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds. Curry College is an equal opportunity employer that encourages diversity in the workplace.
The Department of Fine and Applied Arts at Curry College seeks an Assistant Professor in Ceramics, for a one-year special appointment to begin in Fall 2017.
The successful candidate will be an experienced and engaged colleague who is passionate about teaching Ceramics, Three-dimensional Design, and Drawing. Knowledge and experience in hand-built and wheel-thrown clay projects is paramount, as well as glazing techniques, electric kiln loading and firing practices, studio maintenance, and clay recycling. Applicants must possess traditional theory and practice involving formal principles of design, with the ability to teach foundational courses through senior-level independent studio projects. The ideal candidate has innovative approaches in teaching for various learning styles.
Additional responsibilities include curriculum development in collaboration with the faculty within the Department, and to work collaboratively with our Admission and Student Affairs departments to maximize opportunities for student recruitment and engagement. Administrative duties include participation in departmental initiatives, committee services, and curriculum development and growth.
The position requires an MFA degree (new graduates by May 2017 welcome to apply); must be able to produce work that informs their teaching, and be active in the art community through participation in exhibitions, organizations and conferences. The review of applications will begin immediately, with preference given to those received by February 1, 2017.
At the College’s discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the College, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.
Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.
Please apply online at: http://www.curry.edu/about-curry/employment/job-opportunities.html for consideration. Interested applicants must submit curriculum vitae, cover letter including a description of your teaching philosophy, and a copy of your unofficial transcript (an official transcript will be required upon acceptance of an offer of employment), a link to your on-line professional portfolio providing examples of professional work and examples of students work with an indication of learning outcomes and a list of three professional references including complete contact information and professional titles.