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Technical Faculty Position: Ceramics Lab Director

CalArts - California Institute of the Arts
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Nov 4, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Other Arts
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The production labs in the School of Art are established to support the work of all students enrolled in the School. The Lab Director oversees the day to day functions of the Ceramics Lab; maintains the facility and supervises its student employees.

This position will orchestrate the use of the facility; oversee repairs and maintenance of the equipment, provide orientation for new students and guidance for continuing students; supervise student assistance and work-study records; and provide support for workshops. They will maintain and supervise tools and work area with special care in relation to safety issues; plan and implement the necessary changes to keep the facility abreast of technological developments, in sync with curricular needs.

Responsibilities include managing the budget and inventory for the area under the guidance of the Assistant Dean for Technology and Facilities and faculty curricular advisor. All technical faculty report to the Dean through the Assistant Dean for Technology and Facilities.  

The Art School seeks to employ faculty who can engage our diverse communities of learners at the highest levels of artistic endeavor and critical thinking. We welcome candidates who possess a demonstrated worldview and cultural competency to support teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students of varied backgrounds, capabilities, perspectives, social identities and gender expressions. CalArts is an equal opportunity employer.

The qualified applicant must have experience teaching at the college level or comparable experience through activist community engagement, workshop facilitation, and other forms of instruction.  Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Instructional duties are limited to technique, but call for approximately two workshops (a series of six orientation sessions, or other informal instruction, may equal one workshop) or one class per semester. Independent study projects are limited to no more than seven per semester. There is an additional responsibility for arranging ceramic workshops taught by outside instructors. All these teaching responsibilities are to be arranged in consultation with the Dean, Program Director, and faculty advisor.

There are several times of the year when technical faculty must be fully present on campus.  These are Practicum preparation and supervision, budget planning and year-end inventory, and preparation for CSSSA.

Commitment of a minimum of the equivalent of four days per week on campus with office hours posted.

How to Apply 

This position has a starting date on or after July 1st, 2022, and in time for the start of the Fall semester. Review of applications will begin Dec 30th, for full consideration apply by that date. Please follow the Interfolio link to apply ( and submit the following:


    Cover letter (that describes your interest in the position, relevant qualifications, approach to teaching, and a reflection on your past and potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion within your role). CV.
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