Monday, November 12, 2012

Tenure-Track Position in Art – Ceramics and Director of Ceramics Apprenticeship Program

Job Location: 
Berea, KY
Job Category: 
November 6
Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. With an emphasis on service to the people of Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600 students from 40 states and 60 countries. As a reflection of its continuing commitment to interracial education, Berea is among the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. Berea admits only students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards each of them a four-year tuition scholarship. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive but demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate from college. The College is one of seven federally recognized Work Colleges, and all students hold a labor position in which they work 10-12 hours per week. Graduates distinguish themselves in a variety of fields, including social service, government, ministry, the arts, business, education, medicine, and science, and many go on to earn graduate degrees.
Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop. 16,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and is approximately two hours from Cincinnati, Louisville, and Knoxville. More information about Berea College is available at
Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial love and social equality, welcomes all people of the earth to learn and work here.
The Berea College Art and Art History Program invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Ceramics and Director of the Ceramic Apprenticeship Program (CAP). An MFA in ceramics, an exhibition record, and quality college teaching experience are required. Teaching responsibilities include five courses per year, offered for a wide range of undergraduates, both majors and non-majors, including all levels of ceramics, foundation design, and a course in the College’s General Education core. As CAP Director, responsibilities are to provide long-term vision; technical knowledge; budget and labor supervision, and leadership based in teamwork for the Apprenticeship program; and to work closely with student apprentices, the Resident Potter, and the College’s Student Crafts program. A successful candidate must bring a broad artistic understanding of ceramics as art in the 21st century, a strong technical knowledge of ceramic making and production, and provide long-term vision and leadership for the both the academic and CAP programs. Responsibilities of this position also include advising students and committee service.
Please submit all application materials to Lisa L. Kriner, Director of Visual Art, at, including: a letter of application, a c. v., 20 images of candidate’s studio art, 20 images of student art (images may be jpg or ppt and will be viewed on a Mac), a statement of studio teaching philosophy, evidence of quality undergraduate teaching, three recommendation letters, and unofficial transcripts. For full consideration, all application materials must be received by December 31, 2012.

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