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 upcoming 2011 – 2012 academic year for the position of:
Visiting Artist/Instructor – Ceramics (Competition 1011-JA-FT-30)
Nine (9) month appointment – over two (2) semesters from August 25, 2011 to May 31, 2012.
This position has been an integral part of the Ceramics program for over 20 years and is currently funded under the ACAD Rawlinson Visiting Faculty Program made possible by the generous donation of the Jill Rawlinson Fund.
To complement existing instructional resources, the Visiting Artist in Ceramics will instruct a total of four (4), six (6) hour long studio courses at all levels of the undergraduate BFA in Ceramics program and will be expected to participate in Ceramics program activities and administrative workload. The Visiting Artist will receive remuneration (on a prorated-basis) in line with the salary of a full time instructor teaching a two course per semester load and will be provided with a generous studio space within the Ceramics facility. Firing and glazing materials will also be provided. The Visiting Artist will be expected to maintain an active personal research/studio practice during the time at ACAD and will be invited to mount a solo exhibition/presentation of her/his research/studio practice at the college in April 2012.
The successful candidate will have: a significant professional exhibition record and recognition as a ceramist, an MFA or an equivalent degree or combination of education and professional experience in ceramics, substantial teaching experience at the post secondary level, 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 pottery are particularly sought for this academic year.
Please submit applications by March 31, 2011 including: letter of application; the names/email/telephone contacts of three (3) referees; a current curriculum vitae; Two statements, one outlining teaching philosophy and practice and one regarding studio and research practice; twenty (20) digital images of recent studio work accompanied by a corresponding numbered list including titles, medium and size to:
Alberta College of Art + Design
1407 - 14th Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 4R3
For further information about the college, Calgary, Alberta, Canada and this position please visit our web site 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.