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Art, Advanced Drawing/Printmaking, Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor, University of Central Oklahoma

The Department of Art at The University of Central Oklahoma, a NASAD accredited department, invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor in Advanced Drawing and Printmaking beginning August 2022. The Department seeks a candidate with a strong studio and teaching emphasis in drawing and printmaking with a contemporary fine arts approach. The ideal candidate will be able to approach drawing/printmaking in a contemporary manner while emphasizing strong formal, technical and conceptual skills as well as guide senior drawing students in their capstone projects. This expertise should be reflected in their CV and portfolios.

Position Overview

Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies. Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university. Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers. Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty. Serves on department, college, and university committees as requested. Prepares departmental reports as requested. Engages in teaching, service, and scholarly and/or creative activities as defined by the tenure and promotion policy in the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbook. Faculty are expected to support & facilitate the department/school/college academic and university missions, visions, & long-term goals.

The University of Central Oklahoma is AA/EOE. The University of Central Oklahoma strongly promotes diversity. The department of Art is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women.


The successful candidate will teach three studio courses per semester in upper-level drawing courses, Intro to Printmaking and Intaglio as well as possible courses in Drawing I, Figure Drawing, or Color, (dependent on enrollment). The selected candidate will be expected to create a studio environment that encourages innovation, experimentation, and critical thinking and develop curriculum that is designed to introduce a variety of techniques, materials and processes. The position will be responsible for coordinating the drawing and printmaking area of emphasis, oversight of the drawing/printmaking adjunct faculty, and in collaboration with the art chair and faculty, participate in student recruitment. Additional responsibilities are expected in department, college, and university service.

Required Qualifications

An MFA in studio arts with an emphasis in advanced drawing and printmaking and two years full-time teaching experience at the college level is required. The candidate must have a strong knowledge of contemporary and historical issues in drawing and printmaking and possess a strong portfolio demonstrating a current and active exhibition and scholarly record.

Teaching, research, departmental/school and university experience is expected. Candidates must have an earned MFA degree (with a minimum of 60 graduate hours) awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval). **NOTE** If the MFA is not obtained and submitted by the time of employment, the position will change to TT-instructor for qualified candidates with a minimum of a master's degree.


Experience with managing stacked courses is preferred but not required.

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