Artist-in-Residence/Post Graduate in Ceramics

artist-in-residence will work to discover new ceramic technology and
cutting-edge knowledge in the field of ceramics in conjunction with the
faculty and students of the WVU ceramics program.

School of Art and Design-College of Creative Arts

Position Announcement


Position Description: The School of Art and Design with the College
of Creative Arts (CCA) at West Virginia University (WVU) seeks
applications for an artist-in-residence/post graduate appointment in
ceramic research with WVU’s Ceramic Technology Research Program. The
position is a full-time (1.0 F.T.E), temporary, benefits eligible,
non-tenure track, faculty appointment beginning October 16, 2014 and
ending May 15, 2015. The position is renewable for up to three years
contingent upon the candidate’s successful annual review and the
availability of continued funding.

This self-directed, artist-in-residence appointment is intended to
provide an emerging ceramic artist with an opportunity to produce a
significant body of work that advances the field of ceramics at WVU. The
artist-in-residence will work to discover new ceramic technology and
cutting-edge knowledge in the field of ceramics in conjunction with the
faculty and students of the WVU ceramics program.

The candidate will have full access to all WVU ceramic facilities,
materials, studio space and equipment, assist with the WVU Ceramics
3-D/Production Studio, participate with the School as a collaborator and
mentor for undergraduate and graduate students in the School’s BFA and
MFA programs, and teach one course per year. During the term of
appointment, the candidate is expected to present one public lecture on
the findings of his/her research/creative work in ceramics.

Required Qualifications:
• MFA in Ceramics completed by October 15, 2014
• Experience with 3-D prototype software and equipment.
• Knowledge of production studio methods is desirable, but not required
• Successful applicants must have a valid driver’s license and a
personal vehicle in order to commute between WVU ceramic’s studios

Salary and Benefits: $18,044 for the initial 7 month appointment
(October 16, through May 15, 2015) and if renewed, thereafter $23,200
annually. The position is benefits eligible. Semi-private studio
space, most ceramic materials, all firings, and access to a 3-D ceramic
printer will be provided for the candidate’s use.

Deadline: Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Application: For a complete application, interested candidates should
submit the following application materials via email with all files
saved as JPGs or PDFs:
• letter of application
• current curriculum vitae
• one-page artist’s statement
• names and full contact information (address, phone and email) of three (3) current references
• 15 to 20 images of the candidate’s recent creative work

• applications should be emailed to:
Shoji Satake, Associate Professor/Ceramics Area Coordinator
Email: [email protected]

• questions about the position should be directed to the same email address

The School of Art and Design ( is a dynamic
program with a growing reputation whose mission is to contribute to the
greater good of art, education and culture. Approximately 250
undergraduate students and 20 graduate students are currently enrolled,
and the graduate program is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World
Report. The School has 17 full-time and 14 part-time faculty and is the
only institution in the state that offers professionally-accredited
(NASAD) programs including a BFA and MFA in Studio Art, a BA and MA in
Art History, and a MA in Art Education. Teacher Certification is also

The College of Creative Arts ( is one of 15 colleges
within the university, includes the Schools of Music, Theatre &
Dance, and Art & Design, and offers the state’s premiere training in
the visual and performing arts. Each of these units has a national
profile of excellence and all programs are nationally accredited (NAST,

The College of Creative Arts is housed in WVU’s Creative Arts Center
and has more than 70 full-time faculty and 20 professional staff whose
mission is to educate succeeding generations of artists, teachers, and
scholars through an experiential student-centered approach to learning.
The College advocates the Arts as a medium through which the diversity
of human experience is understood and valued. Exemplifying excellence
and innovation in performance, exhibition, scholarship, and creative
research, the College offers artistic and cultural opportunities for the
citizens of West Virginia and the regional community.

West Virginia University ( is classified as a
Doctoral/Research University-Extensive and is the state’s only
comprehensive doctoral-granting, land grant institution. WVU has a
current enrollment of with approximately 28,000 undergraduate and 5,500
graduate students enrolled in more than 184 graduate and undergraduate
programs. The university community is committed to student-centered
priorities, academic excellence, research, creative activity and service
to the state.

The city of Morgantown has 55,000 residents and has been ranked as
the #1 Small City in America,” the “Best Small City in the East,” and
the “3rd Best Small Town” in the nation. Boasting a strong economy and
an unemployment rate well below the national average, the area also
offers a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities.

West Virginia University has created a dual career program to help
faculty partners or spouses find employment in and around the university

West Virginia University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity
employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans
are especially encouraged to apply.

This announcement is available in alternative format (e.g., large
print, Braille, audio tape, disk) by contacting the School of Art and
Design by phone at 304-293-2140 or by mail at Room 419-A, Creative Arts
Center, Box 6111, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6111.

RBC Emerging Artist People’s Choice Award

The Gardiner Museum presents the 4th Annual RBC Emerging Artist People’s Choice Award
from September 2 to October 14, 2014. Supported by the RBC Emerging
Artists Project, the $10,000 award – voted by the public at the
exhibition and online – honours a Canadian artist (or permanent
resident) who has been out of school and practicing professionally with
clay as part of his/her artist practice for seven years or less. A
national panel of artists, curators and arts educators nominated the
five exceptional artists.

Online voting begins Wednesday, September 3 at 12 noon and ends Sunday, October 12 at 11:59 pm.
You can also vote at the exhibition from September 2 to October 12.

Find all the details here….