The IU Southeast Ceramics Program provides a a yearlong Resident Artist position at the rank of Adjunct Faculty for an outstanding artist/educator. We look for someone who can be an active presence in the Ceramics studio and work alongside the other faculty and students in our program.
The position requires an active exhibition record and competence in a wide range of ceramic processes/techniques. The person hired teaches one beginning ceramics course each semester and works in the studio as needed to help with the basic operations of the IU Southeast Ceramics area. Teaching additional 3D design courses each semester is often an option, depending on course availability and qualifications.
Clay, glazes, and firing is provided within reason. A 90 sq. ft. studio in the ceramics area with a locking door is provided along with 24/7 building access. Additionally, an NCECA conference pass is provided.
– 3280 square feet of studio, clay and glaze mixing, and indoor firing space
– A ventilated main studio with 10 electric wheels with workspace for hand building, extruding, slab rolling, etc.
– Brent slab roller
– Brent extruder
– Amaco ball mill
– Ventilated clay mixing room with 3 clay mixers (Soldner Professional, Bluebird, Walker pug mill)
– Indoor ventilated kiln room with 2 gas reduction kilns (Bailey Car Kiln and a smaller gas kiln), 4 computer controlled electric kilns (Skutt and L&L)
– 45′ x 20′ covered outdoor kiln area with wood kiln, saggar kiln, raku kiln, and a cross-draft gas soda kiln
– Ventilated glaze room with spray booth and stainless steel countertops
– Material inventory of over 100 clay and glaze materials
– Mixed media and plaster work area with outdoor access, plaster mold dryer, and compressed air
– 21 ton log splitter
– Covered storage space for over 5 cords of wood for the wood kiln
– Panel saw
– CNC router
– Lincoln arc welder
– Drill Press
– An assortment of hand and power tools
– Private studios for 4 BFA students and 2 Post-Baccalaureate students
– The SpaceLab, an exhibition and installation space located in the Ceramics area. More about the SpaceLab at http://spacelabproject.com/
MFA degree required. An active current professional practice and exhibition record is also required.
The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation in ceramic methods of construction, varied conceptual approaches available to the ceramic artist, and be available to help manage the IUS ceramics studio. Preference will be given to candidates who are also versed in interdisciplinary approaches and have a broad understanding of new approaches to art making.
Our current resident will be staying for a second year. Therefore, we will not be accepting applications again until March 2023. Please email Brian Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Applications must be compiled into one PDF and include:
– letter of application
– artist statement
– teaching philosophy
– 20 images of professional work and 10 images of student work with an annotated image list
– contact information for three references
* If your application includes time-based media, please link to it from your PDF
Email applications to:
Brian Harper, Associate Professor of Fine Art and Ceramics Area Head
Find IUS Ceramics on Instagram:
Find IUS Ceramics on Facebook: