Artist In Residence: 3 D/ Ceramicist

Lyon College

Lyon College invites applications for an artist in residence with an emphasis on ceramic and three-dimensional visual art beginning August 2019. The position is an up to two-year, non-tenured teaching appointment. An MFA in ceramics or sculpture and a record of notable creative output is required.

Lyon College is located in Batesville, Arkansas, a safe and historic town of 10,000 that serves as commercial, medical, social, and governmental hub for an eight-county area and named by USA Today as the best city to live in in Arkansas. The College currently enrolls almost 700 undergraduate students from 24 states and 15 foreign countries. Entering freshmen have an average high school GPA of 3.5 and an average ACT composite of 24 and SAT score of 1117.


Responsibilities include maintaining regular studio practice, teaching ceramics and introduction to visual arts courses (four courses per year), maintaining the newly acquired Kilted Kiln studio space, and fostering artistic growth on campus and in the local community. Additional responsibilities will include installation of exhibitions of two gallery spaces on campus and aiding the art program in recruitment of prospective students.


Prior gallery experience preferred. An understanding of and desire to be at a small, selective liberal arts college is essential. Applicants must have strong professional experience and an active exhibition record. The artist in residence will be provided with studio space, on-campus housing, an exhibition opportunity, and salary. Extra income opportunity and community involvement is optional with teaching of community pottery workshops. The Lyon College Kilted Kiln studio space is located in downtown Batesville on Main Street and in addition to a college instructional space it also serves the local community through ongoing workshops.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a PDF with 10-12 images of personal artwork (one 4”x6” 72 dpi image per page with information) and the names, phone numbers, and contact information for three current references to “Artist in Residence” electronically to or by mail to Mr. Donald Taylor, Lyon College, 2300 Highland Road, Batesville, AR 72501. Please note e-mails must be smaller than 25MB. Links to websites and samples of student artwork may also be sent for additional consideration. Review of applications will begin June 13 and will continue until position is filled.

Lyon College does not discriminate with respect to the hiring of applicants or with respect to the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin. It is the continuing policy of Lyon College to comply with any applicable state and federal law regarding equal employment opportunities.

Posted on June 4