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[Alberta CA] [Job Offer] Full time Jewelry Program Teacher


Last Call: Permanent Job offer at the Alberta College of Art and
Design in Jewellery

Hi All,

The Jewellery and Metals program at the Alberta College of Art and
Design is hiring a permanent full time instructor. The deadline is
coming up soon. Please pass the word.

Thank you,
Best wishes,
Charles Lewton-Brain

Job Description:

ACAD’s School of Craft + Emerging Media welcomes applications for
the following Permanent Faculty position commencing in the fall
semester of the 2014-2015 academic year: Assistant Professor,
Jewellery + Metals (Competition # 1314-DE-FP-28) Job Description The
successful candidate will be expected to teach, demonstrate an active
research/studio practice, and contribute to the strategic plan of the
College through engagement in administrative service.

Summary of Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

  • Teach in all levels of the BFA and proposed MFA in Craft Media
    program, studio and lecture/seminar courses;

  • Contribute actively to curriculum development in the School of
    Craft + Emerging Media and the strategic initiatives of ACAD’s
    Research and Academic Affairs;

  • Maintain research/studio practice and contributions to research and
    scholarship in the field of contemporary Craft, specifically
    Jewellery and Metals;

  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuing pedagogical and academic

  • Provide service to the Faculty and College governance framework,
    including outreach activities that contribute to the academic life
    and profile of the College.


The successful candidate will:

  • Hold a minimum of a Masters level degree or an equivalent level of
    graduate education.

  • Have a minimum of three (3) years post-secondary teaching
    experience at the graduate and undergraduate levels (outside of
    graduate teaching assistantships) in studio, lecture, and seminar
    class formats;

  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of jewellery industry/studio
    practice outside of post secondary education. Experience and
    knowledge of the industry world, jewellery stores, the spectrum of
    jewellery practice, from conceptual to industry. Currency in
    understanding the field. Understanding of business, marketing and
    entrepreneurial skills and methods;

  • Have an active jewellery/metals practice is preferred. An
    established exhibition record and professional accomplishments are

  • Have a sound knowledge and ability to practice and teach jewellery
    and metal-working technologies, methodologies, including
    goldsmithing, casting, production methods, in-depth stonesetting,
    silversmithing, holoware making, chasing/repoussee, etching, machine
    tool work, forging, enameling, anodizing aluminum and reactive
    metals, tool making, etc.;

  • Have experience and knowledge of digital object design, 3-d
    prototyping and current fabrication technologies;

  • Have excellent communication, interpersonal, time management, and
    organizational skills;

  • Have social and theoretical understandings of technology, art and

  • Have the ability to organize collaboration in studio production or
    research; * Have excellent communication, interpersonal and time
    management/organizational skills;

  • Be community-minded and team oriented.

  • Have experience teaching and working in interdisciplinary and
    trans-disciplinary contexts

  • Have a good knowledge of Jewellery and Metals history, contemporary
    theory and discourse in jewellery practices;

  • Have a broad knowledge of history, theory and practice as it
    applies to Craft, Art and Design;

Submission Instructions

Please submit applications as per the instructions on our How To
Apply webpage at

In addition, include: artist statements outlining philosophies and
practices regarding teaching and studio practice. Only applications
submitted electronically will be considered. Please package all files
as a single PDF document and do not submit as a "zip"or "Stuffit"
compressed file.

Please submit applications no later than Friday, February 28, 2014.