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Assistant or Associate Professor, Printmaking (Tenure-Track)

Massachusetts College of Art and Design is seeking candidates for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in the FA2D Printmaking Department beginning Fall of 2020.

The ideal candidate will be capable of teaching both innovative and traditional approaches to printmaking, and engaging a diverse student body. We are searching for a colleague with demonstrated teaching and mentoring abilities who will help our students develop an understanding of critical discourse, cultural history, and creative and social issues. The successful applicant will also be committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success.

The MassArt Printmaking Department focuses on the medium as the principal means of artistic exploration and expression in teaching its undergraduate and graduate students. The Department currently comprises two full-time faculty, a full-time Studio Manager, and several adjunct faculty. It has historically defined itself by the wide range of visions and practices within the contemporary printmaking discourse. We encourage students to investigate creative possibilities and innovative processes that cross disciplines and media. Our department offers practical experience for our students through an annual Master Print Series as well as several generous awards for eligible sophomores, seniors, and alumni.

Housed in a 9,000 square-foot, high-ceilinged, open-plan facility, the printmaking studio has five intaglio presses, four lithography presses, a fully-equipped silkscreen studio, a computer area, and a dark room. This open-plan facility enables students to work both individually and collaboratively. The department is supported by a full-time Studio Manager with student monitors.

The printmaking curriculum offers a range of courses in traditional techniques of intaglio, relief, lithography, silkscreening, papermaking, and artist books, while also encouraging experimentation with new technologies, alternative formats and materials, and mixed media. An annual Master Print Series offers students professional experience working with the Department's Visiting Artist.

All printmaking elective classes are open to the college-wide community. In the first semester of their sophomore year, printmaking majors are required to take at least three printmaking electives, such as: Beginning Etching, Beginning Lithography, Beginning Silkscreen, and the digitally-oriented Contemporary Printmaking. In addition, sophomores are also required to take a three-credit seminar in both the Fall and Spring semesters. In the junior/senior majors' seminar--a six-credit course each semester--students are entitled to individual studio spaces in the print shop.

Summary of Duties
-Teaching an undergraduate Printmaking Major Studio, and elective courses within the FA2D Printmaking Department's and/or the college-wide curriculum;
-Supervising student scholarships, awards, and Master Print projects;
-Teaching and advising undergraduate students in all levels of printmaking;
-Participating in college-wide, departmental, and professional activities including, but not limited to: end-of-term review boards, annual award jurying, committee assignments, departmental planning, and the organization of annual student exhibitions and publications.

Please visit the 'External Link' below for more information about minimum qualifications and skills, salary and benefits, and to access the application.

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