Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick

Lundi 25 mars 2013

EMPLOI: Alberta College of Art + Design - Visiting Artist (VA)/Instructor/Researcher – Ceramics

The Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD) is committed to an academic studio-based education for students in fine art, design, craft and digital media. The result is a rigorous studio program, which produces critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, and artists with well-defined practices. ACAD is a leading centre for education and research; a catalyst for creative inquiry and cultural development. We engage the world and create possibilities.

Calgary, the cultural capital of Canada for 2012, is situated at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. ACAD, an integral part of Canada, Alberta and Calgary's cultural community, offers four year bachelor's programs and is developing our first graduate program. The College is developing an exciting long term vision that reaffirms its educational mission within an arts and cultural context where design and creativity are keys to the cultural prosperity agenda.

The Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD) welcomes applications for the following position commencing in the fall semester of the 2013-2014 academic year:

Visiting Artist (VA)/Instructor/Researcher – Ceramics

This is a nine (9) month appointment over two (2) terms commencing August 20, 2013 to May 31, 2014.

To complement existing instructional resources, this position will instruct four (4) six (6) hour-long studio courses at all levels of the undergraduate BFA in Ceramics program. Salary will be commensurate with experience and education, and will be as per our current salary schedule for Sessional Faculty. In addition, the successful candidate will receive a stipend of $16,000.00 towards research and studio practice and will be required to report and present on research activities as well as mount an exhibition of their studio practice and research at the college.


The successful candidate will have an MFA or an equivalent degree or combination of education and professional experience in ceramics, previous teaching experience, a professional exhibition record as a ceramist, excellent technical skills and a wide knowledge of all aspects of the discipline, with a particular regard for the international ceramics profession. Applicants with a studio practice and teaching experience in pottery are particularly sought for this academic year.

The successful candidate will be community-oriented; comfortable interacting with students, faculty, artists, and the public; and demonstrate a balanced approach between research, practice, and pedagogy. The incumbent will be expected to participate in Ceramics program activities and administrative workload.

Please submit applications electronically by April 8, 2013 via our careers page at Only applications submitted electronically will be considered.

Submission instructions:

Applications should consist of a single PDF document including: a letter of application; current curriculum vitae; artist statements outlining philosophies and practices regarding teaching and studio practice; a digital portfolio of your recent studio work containing twenty (20) images accompanied by a corresponding numbered list including titles, medium and size; a statement on your proposed research topic (topics can include explorations in creative practice, technical process, content development, etc.); and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Further information about the College and this position is available on our website at ACAD is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of the College. We encourage expressions of interest from all qualified applicants for consideration for this or other suitable vacancies although applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The collection of personal information is for the purpose of determining eligibility and suitability for employment as authorized by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act, section 33(c). If you have any questions about the collection of your information, please contact Human Resources at

Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Correspondence may be directed to

Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD)
1407 14 Ave NW 
Calgary, AB 
T2N 4R3

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