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Part-time Lecturer in Print Media

The department of School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University invites applications for a part-time Lecturer in Print, Paper, and Graphic Arts to teach courses aimed at the general population of students in the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering on the Tufts Medford campus.

We seek a dynamic artist in Print Media with strong grounding in the theoretical, historical, and practical aspects of the discipline and an exemplary teaching record to teach the following two courses during the Fall 2018 term:

Bookmaking & Artists’ Books

This course covers the production of books and publications in an art context. Students will learn basic bookmaking skills including how to create a variety of forms, structures, and bindings. The class will explore the relationships between image, text, and the sculptural book form. Students will also examine the historical and contemporary field of artist’s books and publications from the artist's monograph to the Xerox Book. Class time will be a mix of technical demonstrations, slides, lectures, and studio time.

Printmaking Without A Press

In this course students will be introduced to a variety of printmaking techniques that can be completed without the use of a press. Included are plexiglass and single line monotype techniques, wood and linoleum block printing, and several transfer techniques. Students will also learn basic registration procedures useful for printing multiples or works in a series. The class will experiment with a variety of imagery, as well as inks and paper. Examples of contemporary artists who use printmaking in their practices will be shown and discussed. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a portfolio exchange with classmates.

The position requires teaching (including regular office hours) only: neither service nor research is expected. All part-time faculty are invited, but not required, to attend occasional department and faculty meetings.

The successful candidate will have an MFA or equivalent, with a minimum of three years’ teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level.

Application Instructions
All applications must be submitted via Interfolio by clicking on the 'External Link' below. Candidates should submit the following:

Letter of application, including how you will contribute to building an inclusive educational environment;
Curriculum Vitae;
Contact information for three references (letters will be requested for finalists);
Teaching philosophy, including how you address diversity and inclusion into your teaching;
Required: 20 images of your work with image checklist. Optional: for video or other time-based media work, links to YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, or other media sharing sites; and Sample Syllabi.
For more information about the position, please contact Michelle Samour, Chair of the Department of Paper, Print, and Graphic Arts, at

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


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