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Bates College: Ceramic Artist Job Search

Published January 5, 2012

Bates College is seeking a ceramic artist with expertise across ceramic processes and techniques for a full-time, three-year position to begin August 2012.


A terminal degree with an emphasis in ceramics is required, and a minimum of two years experience teaching undergraduates is preferred. An active exhibition record is expected. We are looking for candidates with knowledge of historical and contemporary practices, who have broad approaches to teaching undergraduate ceramics. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates who have the ability to enrich our commitment to a diverse community and curriculum in meaningful ways. The ability to teach three- dimensional studies and/or drawing, or other courses that make links to or enhance the studio curriculum would be desirable.


Responsibilities include teaching five courses, managing and maintaining the ceramics facility. Applicants should submit electronically, in PDF form, to a letter of application, curriculum vitae, artist’s statement, three letters of recommendation, graduate school transcripts, and a portfolio of 20 images of recent work. Please include an additional 10 images of your students’ work if available. Portfolio specifications: submit a single PDF file set up as a slide show with maximum 30 images (candidate’s portfolio, students’ work). Each image file should be no larger than 1MB. Please include in the subject line your last name and Ceramic Artist R2064.


Review of applications begins January 2 and continues until the position is filled. Salary and benefits are competitive.