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Assistant/Associate Professor in Print Media, Emily Carr University of Art + Design

The Print Media area at Emily Carr University focuses on developing critically-engaged and contextually aware print-based work. Situated within the interdisciplinary Visual Arts BFA in the Audain Faculty of Art, the Print area fosters the development of student practice within the context of contemporary cultural production, with a strong technical and conceptual foundation, and a keen awareness of the relationship between print media, and a range of disciplines and practices. Our 1,000 sq ft purpose-built print media studio supports work in plate and stone lithography, letterpress, book arts, intaglio, relief and screenprinting.

Candidates should be able to teach printmaking at multiple levels, from Foundation to Graduate Studies, and will be expected to contribute to developing curriculum in an institution that is committed to the interrelation of theory and practice. The successful candidate will join a rigorous and committed team of Art faculty that also includes the following curriculum areas: Ceramics, Painting, Photography, Illustration, Drawing, Print Media, Sculpture + Expanded Practices, New Media + Sound Arts, Performance, Interdisciplinary Visual Art and Praxis, as well as minors in Curatorial Practices and Art + Text. Candidates should be equally fluent in contemporary print discourse and studio practice and in balancing the conceptual, aesthetic and technical demands of the discipline. Additionally, faculty are expected to participate in portfolio reviews, upper-level critiques, provide graduate student supervision, serve on administrative committees, engage in research, and to be an active member of the Emily Carr community. The successful candidate will have an active print- based practice, which could include working with textiles, book media, community-based or socially-engaged projects, and engage with the broader field through various forms of dissemination.


A successful candidate will have the following qualifications and/or related experience:

MFA or equivalent graduate degree in a related field, or the equivalent combination of education and professional experience; teaching experience is required; experience teaching university level or post secondary in a related subject area is preferable; intercultural competence; strong communication and facilitation skills; expertise in a range of printmaking processes, including the ability to integrate traditional and experimental print techniques; knowledge and ability to teach a range of material processes, such as plate and stone lithography; intaglio processes; relief processes such as woodcut, stonecut, and stamping; screenprinting; textile printing; letterpress; bookmaking and publishing; and/or papermaking; strong evidence of excellence in print practice that may include hybrid and/or expanded print-based work intersecting with other areas such as: sculpture, site-specificity and installation, performance, socially-engaged, community based and/or activist work, public art, collaborative printmaking, and other areas of enquiry;
demonstrated engagement with Print in the broader field, including print in the global art-historical context, knowledge of and/or engagement with indigenous print approaches and histories, and more.

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