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Visiting Professor in Ceramics and Sculpture

Clarke University Dubuque, IA

  • Expired: September 24, 2020. Applications are no longer accepted.

Clarke University is seeking qualified candidates for a Spring 2021 semester visiting professor, rank open and determined by academic credentials and prior experience, position in Ceramics and Sculpture. The successful candidate will possess an MFA or terminal degree in Ceramics or Sculpture (required at time of hire) and demonstrated expertise in both ceramic and sculpture processes and techniques. Prior successful teaching experience at the college level beneficial and the ability to offer coursework in digital fabrication is desired.

Courses are typically rotated within a 3/3 teaching load with intermediate and advanced courses stacked.Candidates should be experienced with firing/maintaining gas and electric kilns, implementing safety training, metal fabrication techniques, woodshop, time-based media, hand building, throwing-on-the wheel, and environmental safety policies. Additional responsibilities include maintaining the materials and equipment in the ceramics and sculpture studios.Ceramics studios includes 12 electric wheels, slab roller, extruder, and hand building assembly area. The adjacent kiln room includes 4 electric kilns, a Bailey gas shuttle kiln, and ventilation.

Glaze studio has both cone 04 and cone 10 glazes with a glaze formulation table and chemicals for glaze mixing. Glaze room also has space for mold making and casting for both ceramics and sculpture applications. The Sculpture studios include an assembly area, full woodshop, metal fabrication area, and outdoor courtyard.

Woodshop includes a SawStop table saw, band saw, compound miter saw, stationary sanding machine, drill press, radial armsaw, clamps, hand tools, and proper ventilation. The metal shop includes a MIG welder, Oxy-Acetlyene torches, stationary vise, hand tools, and ventilation. Digital capabilities include a laser cutter, 3D printer, and video software for editing.

There is also a storage area for student work.The Art + Design Program at Clarke offers a comprehensive, undergraduate programs in studio art, graphic design, digital media studies and a minor in interdisciplinary arts.Clarke University is a Catholic academic community that believes learning is lifelong and life changing. We inspire intellectual curiosity, cultural engagement, professional preparedness, spiritual exploration, and a commitment to contributing to the common good in a global society. Founded in 1843 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVMs), it is the only BVM University in the United States.At Clarke University, everything we do is focused on making an impact on students so they can positively impact the world.

For students, it means a place where more than facts are studied it means new ways of thinking are explored. For faculty and staff, it means more than just coming to work every day it means truly collaborating across the university to put student success first. It also means living and working in a thriving city named one of the "most livable" small cities and one of "Best Green Places" in the country.To apply for this position, visit and upload a current CV/resume, letter of application, names of three references, teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts of graduate work, and a digital portfolio or website link of personal and student artwork.

Applications are being accepted immediately and the position will remain open until filled. For more information, please visit may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Joe Klinebriel, at AA/EOEClarke University is committed to fostering a welcoming campus community that celebrates the unique contributions of each person and promotes an inclusive learning environment.

Clarke University does not discriminate against any employee or any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability or genetic information.

Clarke University


Dubuque, IA
52002 USA
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