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Part-Time Faculty: ARI 225 Ceramics Slip-casting & Mold-Making (Spring2022)

Syracuse University
New York, United States
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Posted Date
Jan 14, 2022

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Job # 076219 Job Title Part-Time Faculty: ARI 225 Ceramics Slip-casting & Mold-Making (Spring2022) Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Minimum $1.370/credit hour FLSA Status Exempt Hours
As determined by department/chair Job Type Part-time Rank PTI/Adjunct Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code UA Job Description
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 spring semester.

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. Qualifications
BA/ BFA 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. Responsibilities
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 This includes preparing powerpoint presentation of contemporary and historical references, preparing parts of the demonstration ahead of time so that the entire process can be covered during a class time.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.

In addition:
• Developing and/or updating a class syllabus.
• Preparation of lectures, projects or other student assignments.
• Maintaining regularly scheduled office hours-minimum 2 hours/week.
• 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 evaluations.
• Building a positive rapport with students and other faculty.

Physical Requirements
Not Applicable Tools/Equipment
Large capacity digital scale, slip-o-matic slip mixer, spray booth, electric and mid-range gas kilns. Application Instructions
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a curriculum vitae and cover letter.

About the College of Visual and Performing Arts
The College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University is committed to the education of cultural leaders who will engage and inspire audiences through performance, visual art, design, scholarship, and commentary. We provide the tools for self-discovery and risk-taking in an environment that thrives on critical thought and action. To learn more about the college, our distinguished faculty, and our program, please visit our websites at,

About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit About the Syracuse area
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal. EEOC
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities. Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members. Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Quick Link Job Posting Date 01/14/2022 Application Deadline Open Until Filled No Priority Consideration Job Category Faculty Message to Applicants
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