Visiting Assistant Professor of Glass

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 13, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Division of Sculpture/Dimensional Studies at the School of Art and Design, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, is seeking candidates for a full-time one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position of Glass for the 2021-22 academic year. The successful candidate will teach both introductory glass and advanced courses in glass casting and kiln forming, as well as working with graduate students in our cross-disciplinary MFA program. Applications are invited from artists and educators with expertise in glass casting and kiln forming.


  • Teaching one sophomore level Introduction to Glass Class and one Junior level Glass Casting/Kiln Forming course,
  • Advising individual research and professional practices at the senior and graduate levels.
  • P articipation in divisional faculty meetings, collaborating with other faculty, technicians, and students to maintain the glass facilities, and active engagement in professional research.
  • The successful candidate will also serve as the Co-Director of the National Casting Center.

The Sculpture/Dimensional Studies Division is one of six divisions at the School of Art and Design at Alfred University. The Sculpture/Dimensional Studies Program consists of six full-time faculty that draw on a diversity of conceptual and technical approaches to offer an expansive educational experience. The program is grounded in a material tradition while simultaneously promoting creative study challenging the ever-expanding field of sculpture. Whether students are engaged with installation, performance, social interaction, glass, metal, neon, wood, paper, or found objects, they can access extensive facilities and dynamic curricula that represent the breadth and depth of contemporary sculptural practice.

To apply, Please Submit:

  • Letter of interest
  • CV
  • Teaching philosophy including a diversity statement (500 words max)
  • Artist statement (300 words max)
  • 20 images of creative research with image information
  • 20 images of student work with image information
  • Contact information for three references

***Document must be under 10MB

Applications should be received on or before May 3rd for priority review. The position is open until filled. For more information, contact: Angus Powers at


  • Minimum qualifications include an M.F.A. or its equivalent and an active professional creative practice.
  • Three years of previous teaching experience at undergraduate and graduate-level preferred. ​​​​​​

Appointment begins in August 2021.

Alfred University:

Located in rural Western NY, Alfred University is the second oldest co-educational college in the United States and one of the earliest to have enrolled African-American and Native American students. Ideal candidates will demonstrate an appreciation of issues that matter to our university community, such as diversity and social justice.

The School of Art and Design at Alfred University is an accredited member of NASAD, with 33 full-time faculty serving approximately 400 students. The School is unique among institutions of higher education, with an open curriculum, allowing a robust and diverse experience in studio art, design, and art history courses. Students and faculty alike thrive in an intensive and supportive learning environment. Art and Design students are fully integrated into Alfred University's community. The New York State College of Ceramics (NYSCC) includes the School of Art and Design, the Inamori School of Engineering, and Scholes Library. The NYSCC was established in 1900 to advance research in art, design, and engineering. That intellectual and creative legacy exists in all of the areas of study in the School of Art and Design.

Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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