Part-Time Faculty: ARI 225 Ceramics Slip-casting &
Minimum $1.370/credit hour
As determined by department/chair
Unionized Position Code
The School of Art within the College of Visual and Performing Arts
seeks a Part-Time Instructor to teach ARI 225 Ceramics Slip-casting
& Mold Making, a three credit hour course, during the 2022
Designed for beginner/ intermediate undergraduate ceramic students,
ARI 225 is an introduction and immersion into the ceramic process
of mold making and slip-casting. Focused on the development of
artistic practice, this course will explore major themes within
ceramic production and allow the student to work through concepts
using clay, plaster and glaze.
Job Specific Qualifications
Familiarity with a complex ceramics facility, including clay
mixers, gas and electric kilns and previous experience working with
molds and slip-casting at an accomplished, artistic level.
Job specific responsibilities:
Demonstrate relevant mold-making techniques (press mold, two-part
press mold, multi-part slip casting mold) as well as surface
considerations (slip, underglaze and glaze related to low and
mid-range ceramics) associated with the assignments. This includes
preparing powerpoint presentation of contemporary and historical
references, preparing parts of the demonstration ahead of time so
that the entire process can be covered during a class time.
Demonstrate and be comfortable with loading both bisque (electric)
and gas kilns.
• Developing and/or updating a class syllabus.
• Preparation of lectures, projects or other student
• Maintaining regularly scheduled office hours-minimum 2
• Presenting instruction based on the competencies and performance
levels of the course.
• Meeting all designated class periods. If you are unable to meet
your class due to illness or emergency, you should exercise your
best effort to reschedule the class or to obtain a substitute. You
must also notify the department chair of your absence and of your
plan to cover the class.
• Submitting completed mid-semester progress reports and final
grades according to University regulations.
• Grading student assignments and exams in timely manner.
• Providing departmentally sanctioned forms for completed student
• Building a positive rapport with students and other
Large capacity digital scale, slip-o-matic slip mixer, spray booth,
electric and mid-range gas kilns.
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a
curriculum vitae and cover letter.
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