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Open Position: Ceramics Professor at Marymount

posted Apr 19, 2013, 5:27 PM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster

The Department of Graphic Design & Fine Arts invites applications for a one-year, fixed-term position in Studio Art, beginning August 2013, with the possibility of continuation.

The position will be responsible for teaching studio art courses at the undergraduate level, including sections within the Foundations curriculum. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will be responsible for supervising the installation of a new ceramics and sculpture studio on campus, and for its ongoing operation and maintenance. Priority will be given to applications received before May 15.

The successful candidate should be able to teach a range of ceramics and sculpture techniques, including:

  • hand-building techniques;
  • wheel-throwing skills;
  • ceramic sculpture;
  • glaze chemistry and kiln firing experience;
  • multi-media construction and assemblage;
  • additive and reductive sculpture;
  • mold making;
  • plaster and ceramic slip casting.

Preference will be given to those candidates with previous teaching experience beyond graduate assistantships, as well as a strong, cohesive body of work, and significant professional activity both locally and nationally.

Minimum Qualifications

• Preference given to applicants with an MFA or PhD in ceramics or sculpture. Graduate degree candidates with at least 18 credits of coursework and significant experience in a ceramics studio will also be considered.

• Teaching experience in studio art at the undergraduate level, with preference given to candidates with experience beyond graduate assistantships.

• A competitive portfolio of work, and an active record of exhibitions or scholarship.

• Experience with additional artistic media or topics that might contribute to the department’s offerings.

• Experience in maintaining a ceramics and sculpture studio, including installation, proper handling and maintenance of equipment; inventory, storage, and disposal of materials; and the ability to meet the physical demands of starting up and maintaining the ceramics studio.

See web site for all the information.


Bridget Murphy
Chair, Graphic Design & Fine Arts
School of Arts & Sciences
Marymount University