Research Associate – Technician Digital Fabrication Center
The School of Art and Design in the New York State College of Ceramics (NYSCC) at Alfred University seeks to fill a Research Associate/Technician position for the Digital Fabrication Center. This is a three-year temporary position. The successful candidate will: develop and manage the Digital Resource Center on campus; provide access to digital fabrication technology to students and faculty, artists and engineers in the NYSCC and the campus community; work closely and collaboratively with faculty and staff to equip, maintain, support and oversee fabrication facilities and associated research efforts in the School of Art and Design and the Inamori School of Engineering.
This is a technical specialist position that provides technical and creative support for the existing Digital Fabrication Center shared by the School of Art and Design and the Inamori School of Engineering. The Center serves students and faculty within course work and research in the use of 3D fabrication for a variety of uses. The technical specialist will provide support and leadership in the use of 3D technology for undergraduate and graduate programs and faculty within the two schools of the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.
MFA preferred or BFA with related experience in the field. Expertise is required in 3D digital fabrication technologies, Rapid Prototyping, laser cutting and CNC Machining, and 3D Scanning. Successful candidates should have proficiency in 3D modeling software and a working knowledge of materials and applications for all ceramic art applications and experience in making ceramic art. Practicing artists working in digital fabrication are preferred.
The School of Art and Design at Alfred University is an accredited member of NASAD, with 34 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 art history and studio art. 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 2,300 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. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Send resume, cover letter, and references to:
John Gill, Chair Ceramics Division, School of Art & Design, 2 Pine Street, Alfred, NY 14802
Review of candidates will continue until position is filled.
For more information contact Research Associate/Technician Digital Fabrication Search Chair, John Gill at firstname.lastname@example.org.