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Assistant/Associate Professor of Printmaking (Tenure Track)

The Hartford Art School invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Printmaking beginning in Fall 2021.

The position requires teaching three courses each semester for all levels of students from First Year Foundations Drawing through Sophomore, Junior and Senior-level Printmaking classes. Expectations include actively and regularly engaging in the Printmaking Department and Art School, extracurricular activities, student advising, committee service, program development, as well as producing a record of creative or research activities that meet tenure requirements. The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which values diversity in all its forms. For this reason, the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply.

Ultimately, we are searching for an educator who will foster a collaborative environment that will actively engage students in interdisciplinary activities that reach past the walls of the Printshop, into the Art School, the University, the surrounding communities and beyond. Someone who brings a palpable passion for teaching — someone willing to serve as a mentor, team player and leader — will be the best person to see the Printmaking Department into its next era.

The Printmaking department offers a BFA within Hartford Art School’s comprehensive undergraduate program, which is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and renowned for rigorous studio-based and academic programs within a liberal arts university setting. Each of our roughly 300 undergraduate students receive personal attention and mentoring from our dedicated faculty in a wide range of programs, including art history, ceramics, illustration, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, integrated media arts, and visual communication design. A highlight of the Printmaking Department is our Hartford Art School Print Workshop that has been running for over 40 years. The annual workshop invites professional artists into our shop to create work with the assistance of a master printer, students, staff and faculty. In addition, our Kaman Print Study Center houses the prints produced during these workshops, alongside a collection of historical and contemporary works on paper.

Required Qualifications
An MFA in Printmaking (or closely related discipline) at the time of appointment or by August 2021 and a minimum of two years teaching experience at the college level are required. The ideal candidate will also be someone who seeks to create an inclusive and diverse community as an integral part of their pedagogy.A successful applicant will possess an understanding of both contemporary and historical printmaking and have a clear vision for moving the department into the future. The candidate should be able to work in a variety of traditional printmaking media while instructing students in creating a sustainable practice in terms of materials and methods. The Printmaking Program currently creates space for students to deploy a wide range of techniques to create work along a broad spectrum of imagery and content. It is also important that the candidate understand how to operate, maintain and safely utilize all equipment in the printshop. Online teaching experience is a bonus.

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