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
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 (http://apply.interfolio.com/98347)
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).