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Instructor ART 111 - Ceramics 2

Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Kalamazoo, MI

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Arts & Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts
Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Community College
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Instructor ART 111 - Ceramics 2


Part Time

Pay Rate::

$3,749.70 for semester course

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Job Summary::

Are you an artist and teacher looking to share your knowledge and creativity, while utilizing your teaching and instructional skills to engage and connect with students? Would you like to do something that positively contributes to the community of Kalamazoo and the people who live here? If yes, read on!

About Us
Kalamazoo Valley Community College is a comprehensive, fully accredited, public, two-year college in Kalamazoo, MI. We offer associate degrees in more than 60 areas of study and 50 certificate programs. Kalamazoo Valley Community College creates innovative and equitable opportunities that empower all to learn, grow, and thrive.

About the OpportunityKalamazoo Valley is seeking part time instructor to teach ART 111 Ceramics 2 during the summer semester beginning in May 2024. This class will meet at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 314 South Park St. in Kalamazoo. This course will further explore clay. Students will continue with designing and making of functional forms with an emphasis on developing wheel throwing skills. Glaze theory and formulation of glazes will be explored.

Student Outcomes – Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate functionalism in form
  • demonstrate discrimination in form and take part in evaluation process
  • design and make a set of bowls and/or plates
  • design and throw series of pitcher forms with a functional spout and a pulled handle
  • demonstrate trimming techniques
  • complete two (2) different covered forms of aesthetic quality with fitted lids
  • demonstrate combined forms of wheel and hand construction
  • develop a glaze series test with color variations using the line blend method

Minimum Qualifications::

Master’s degree in applied arts or art education with concentration in ceramics.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience::

College and/or adult teaching experience in ceramics preferred.

Work Hours::

Course meets Monday and Friday, 10:00 a.m.-12:50 p.m.

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Special Instructions to Applicants::

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KVCC reserves the right to interview and hire qualified candidates prior to the published closing date of this posting. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

EEO Statement:

As an employer, KVCC encourages, welcomes, and fosters differences because we believe that diversity makes us great. Diversity extends beyond race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability, and encompasses people of all abilities, identities, circumstances, and characteristics. All qualified applicants will be given equal opportunity and consideration for employment; please consider joining us as we continue to enrich lives by teaching and serving our community with excellence. Prior to a job offer, candidates will be required to complete a criminal record background check. For some positions, a credit history investigation will also be required. Information gathered will be used for job-related purposes to the extent permitted by applicable law and will not result in an automatic disqualification from an employment opportunity.

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