Faculty and Staff
Employment Opportunities

Date Posted: 11/26/13

Position Title: Assistant Professor: Foundations

and Grade:
Tenure Track Faculty Position

Location: School of Art and Design

and Duties:
The School of Art and Design, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University is seeking candidates for a tenure track faculty position in the Foundations Division at the assistant professor rank. The Foundations Division is an innovative, broad-based, full year introduction to contemporary art practices for all first year students in the School of Art and Design. The program features collaboratively taught courses, and a Wednesday course that gathers together all students for large-scale collaborative projects, films, and visiting artist lectures. Information about the programs can be viewed on the Foundations blog site: www.alfredfoundations.com.
The Foundations Division seeks a dynamic artist working in the field of contemporary art to be a member of a first year program that provides a rich innovative learning experience which addresses relevant contemporary, historical and theoretical issues for young artists. Candidates will have a deep relationship with drawing, both as a traditional process and as a versatile and expansive contemporary vehicle for expression. Candidates must possess the ability to teach across disciplines as well as demonstrate proficiency in the field in which their own practice is situated.

The successful candidate will be an energetic forward-thinking individual interested in working with a creative faculty team to facilitate programs, develop curriculum, mentor and advise students, conduct assessment and reviews, be versed in innovative teaching methods and uses of technologies within the studio classroom. Experience with collaboration, either in a teaching context or within an art practice, is highly desired.
Requirements: Qualifications
Minimum qualifications include an M.F.A. in studio art or design, an active professional creative practice, including a record of exhibitions and projects beyond the local and regional level, and previous college-level teaching experience.

Alfred University
The School of Art and Design at Alfred University is an accredited member of NASAD, with 35 full-time faculty serving approximately 500 students. The School is unique among institutions of higher education with an open curriculum, allowing a robust and diverse experience in studio art, design, and art history courses. Students and faculty alike thrive in an intensive and supportive learning environment. School of Art and Design students are fully integrated into Alfred University’s community of 2,000 students. The New York State College of Ceramics (NYSCC) includes the School of Art and Design, the Inamori School of Engineering, and Scholes Library. The NYSCC was established in 1900 to advance research in art, design, and engineering. That intellectual and creative legacy exists in all of the areas of study in the School of Art and Design.
Alfred University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and actively seeks diversity among its employees.
Application Process
Email your letter of interest, CV, artist statement, teaching philosophy, 20 labeled images of examples of personal work and 20 labeled images of examples of student work in addition to contact information for three references (address, phone number, and email) as one PDF document to Ms. Billie Burns (burns@alfred.edu) or on a CD via mail to:

Foundations Search
School of Art and Design
NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University
2 Pine Street
Alfred, NY 14802

For further information about the position, contact Search Chair, Associate Professor Angie To at toay@alfred.edu.
Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2014 and remain open until the position is filled.

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