Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Lecturer position in Ceramics at Northern Kentucky University

The Visual Arts program in the School of the Arts at Northern Kentucky University invites applications for a full time one year non-tenure track lecturer position in Ceramics beginning August 2016. Ceramics is part of a Spatial Arts area and offers both a sculptural and a vessel approach to using clay. We offer BA and BFA degree tracks that focus on developing skills, diverse use of materials and conceptual development, providing the student fluent expression of their artistic vision. Established in 1968, NKU is a 15,000 student, nationally recognized, metropolitan university located seven miles from Cincinnati, Ohio. Greater Cincinnati offers an outstanding quality of life, a vibrant arts community, and an affordable cost of living. NKU is committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky /Greater Cincinnati region of over two million people.

NKU Ceramics
NKU Spatial Arts Program

Primary Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to teach three classes per semester and serve on program committees. Candidates should have the ability to teach all levels of Ceramics, including clay and glaze formulation, as well as integrate into the Spatial Arts area. The candidate may be needed to teach occasional courses in foundations. Further responsibilities include ceramic studio management, student advising and portfolio review. Spatial Arts is located in a separate facility from the main Art building and includes a wheel throwing and handbuilding areas, a glaze room, a clay mixing room, gas, electric and wood fired kilns. Also housed in the facility are a complete wood shop, metal shop, and a foundry. Spatial Arts has a full time technician.


Candidates are required to have an MFA degree in ceramics or related discipline and an active exhibition record. University level teaching experience is preferred. Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge of ceramic techniques and processes, be well versed in contemporary and historic issues in ceramics and visual art.
Questions regarding the use of this website should be directed to the Human Resources Department at jobs@nku.edu. Questions regarding the nature of the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Steven Finke at finke@nku.edu. For additional information on NKU, visit http://www.nku.edu and http://art.nku.edu.

Applications will be reviewed beginning June 30, 2016.

Applicants will need to upload the following documents in PDF format, 9MB maximum size for each:
1. Cover Letter
2. CV
3. Portfolio – 20 images of personal work with image list
4. Artist Statement
5. Teaching Philosophy
6. Names and contact information for three references
7. Portfolio of student work (if available) – 10 images with list
Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

Minimum Education


Official announcement and application portal on the following Northern Kentucky University Human Resources website under Full-Time Faculty: https://jobs.nku.edu/

NKU Ceramics
NKU Spatial Arts Program

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