Art (Ceramics) Tenure Track Faculty

Creating > Sharing > Inspiring


Contemplate, explore, and expound upon the subject you love. Bring your enthusiasm to life as an instructor at Harper College, where your work can have its greatest impact upon individuals from a wide variety of cultures. Feel the elation, as our students take your desire for excellence and make it their own.

We welcome you to inspire others, contribute to your profession, and enjoy the complete educational experience, collegial setting, and advanced technological resources of Harper. Teach more than your discipline. Teach your passion.

Skills & Qualifications: 

Teaching experience should include hand building, wheel throwing, and glazing at multiple levels, and expertise in firing gas and electric kilns, including raku. Additional responsibilities include maintenance and supervision of the ceramics studio and program, including managing the budget, material ordering and inventory of studio materials, equipment maintenance, and overseeing risk management and safety procedures. This position assists with the hiring, training, and overseeing of lab technicians and student aides. The successful candidate will also work cooperatively with non-credit programming at the college.


The Art Department is composed of six full-time faculty who teach foundation courses, painting, sculpture, ceramics, digital photography, printmaking, figure drawing, art history, art appreciation, and film appreciation. Our facilities include a ceramics studio with multiple kilns, a sculpture area with wood and metal studios, printmaking facilities, and Mac lab.


We are looking for candidates who are committed to teaching art within the community college environment and maintain a safe and thriving ceramic studio program.



  • A Master’s of Fine Arts degree is required.
  • Two years of post-secondary teaching experience required
  • The successful candidate should demonstrate commitment to teaching a diverse student population informed by course-level learning outcomes, and should use instructional strategies appropriate to the community college student and the discipline.
  • Experience teaching in the community college setting while maintaining a professional studio practice and active exhibition record is desired. 
  • Strength in teaching both sculptural and functional ceramics is preferred.
To Apply: 

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Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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