Job Opening at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design!

The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University) invites applications for:

 

Individual Course Appointment:

(Jewellery and Metalsmithing)

Division of Craft

This is a one semester appointment with possibility of a second semester.  • The successful candidate(s) will be assigned the equivalent of up to 2 undergraduate courses in the semester.

 APPLICATIONS DUE

As soon as possible           (Review of Applications will begin immediately)

 

NSCAD is at the forefront of North American art schools and is noted for its dedicated community of faculty, students and staff. The Division of Craft is supported by academic studies in craft history and critical theory.

 

The Jewellery and Metalsmithing Department is seeking a candidate(s) with appropriate graduate level credits or equivalent experience.  Post-secondary teaching experience and jewellery fabrication knowledge will be considered an asset. It is expected that the candidate will teach on or both of the following courses:

 

CAD/CAM for Jewellery and 3D objects (September 2012)

  • Must be able to teach and advise students on  basic and complex operations within 3D software: (Rhino)
  • Must be experienced with CAM processes with emphasis on rapid prototyping.

 

Jewellery Workshop: Precision Fabrication (September 2012)

  • Proficient in manually controlled lathe and milling operations such as: turning, boring, parting, milling, drilling, indexing, threading on simple and complex set ups and related health and safety concerns.
  • Familiar with a range of materials within the context of jewellery and small objects such as wax, plastic, aluminum or exotic wood.

 

For more detailed information on the above, please contact Kye Yeon Son at kson@nscad.ca

 

Applicants should include a current curriculum vita, a maximum of 10 digital images (on one CD-ROM or DVD-ROM) of professional work and the names and contact information for three references.  A statement of teaching philosophy and an artist statement should be included.

 

Salary will be in accordance with the Faculty Salary Grid. Hiring will be in accordance with the policy on No Discrimination. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

DIRECT APPLICATIONS TO

Dr. Kenn Gardner Honeychurch

Acting Provost and Vice President

Office of Academic Affairs and Research

NSCAD University

5163 Duke St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3J6   Fax: 902-425-4664

Email: emacdonald@nscad.ca

 

NSCAD University

Founded in Halifax in 1887, NSCAD University is an international centre of excellence for the study, practice, and teaching of the visual arts. NSCAD University offers Master of Design and Master of Fine Arts degrees along with Bachelor of Design degrees in Interdisciplinary Design, and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Ceramics, Film, Fine Art, Intermedia, Jewellery and Metalsmithing, Photography, and Textiles. Currently, there are over 1000 students enrolled in graduate and undergraduate programs. 

For more information, please visit www.nscad.ca

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