Saturday, February 18, 2012

Director Search - Appalachian Center for Craft

We are in the midst of some very exciting developments at the Appalachian
Center for Craft.  TTU has finally approved the spit of the Department of
Music and Art, and our current Craft Center director Ward Doubet will be
moving down to the main campus to be Chair of the Art Department, so we are
conducting a search for a new director.  Ward was already acting as Art
Chair for all practical purposes, so the primary change is that the new
director will have far less to do with the academic mission and will focus
instead on other program development, publicity, recruiting, fundraising,
etc.  The BFA program is still the centerpiece of what we do, but Ward will
be in charge of that part of our programs.  In the current job market we are
hoping to attract a lot of exciting candidates.  If you know anyone who
might be interested in this position please encourage them to go to stingId=138769

or more information.  Note that the entire application
process is now online.  If anyone has questions or has trouble accessing the
information online please have them contact me at

As part of the same developments our full-time tenure-track painting and
foundations positions have been restored and we now processing candidates
and have moved beyond accepting applications.  We are thrilled with all
these changes, at a time when so many schools are cutting back and
eliminating positions.  As a member of both search committees, I have been
interviewing candidates and their referees, and everyone I have spoken to
seems surprised and pleased that we still place such emphasis on materials,
process, and technique.  We are very proud of that.

Please email me off-list if you have any questions or comments.

- Vince

Vince Pitelka
Appalachian Center for Craft
Tennessee Tech University

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