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Assistant Professor of Art – Printmaking

The Department of Art at the University of Memphis is seeking a tenure-track faculty member committed to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Printmaking, Senior Thesis & Exhibition, and Professional Practice Capstone Courses. The tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor will start on August 15, 2022. The accomplishments of candidates for this position must reflect their commitment to working with an inclusive student population, and their ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural academic goals of the university.

In addition to maintaining an active practice as a printmaker, primary responsibilities of the position involve teaching and curricular development in the printmaking program with a desired interest in the following areas:

• Emerging digital technologies
• Contemporary and experimental printmaking practices
• Non-toxic and sustainable printmaking methodologies
• Collaborative projects
• Interdisciplinary approaches to making intent on expanding the direction of printmaking’s relevance and potential in the art world
• Broadening the context of printmaking socially, culturally, historically, and politically

Experience is preferred in processes including stone lithography, intaglio, silkscreen, bookmaking, relief, and digital as well as developing and maintaining an eco-friendly facility. Ideal candidates will also possess strengths in theory, the history of printmaking, and the history of issues of community engagement, gender, and race.

The successful candidate would be joining a faculty of educators who:
• Value innovation and collaboration within our student-centered instruction
• Collectively work to address and remedy inequities within the classroom, community, and institution
• Create and promote non-hierarchical learning environments
• Prioritize the creation of a classroom that is engaging, fulfilling, and relevant to all students

This position typically requires a 3/3 teaching load, primarily in printmaking. The faculty member would teach, advise, and recruit at both the undergraduate and the graduate levels. The position also includes administrative oversight of the printmaking studios including facilities for screen printing, stone lithography, digital, intaglio and relief. Other duties will include developing curriculum, engaging in professional activities, as well as participating in department, college, and university-wide service.

The University of Memphis Art and Art History Department is committed to diversity in hiring, retention, and curricular development to ensure excellence, equity, and social justice—but also to ensure our faculty and our curriculum both correspond to and broaden the life-worlds of the students we serve. As such, the department welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, especially BIPOC. As one third of University of Memphis’ student body is comprised of Black students, applicants with expertise in and commitment to supporting the success of Black students are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Art seeks a dynamic artist/educator whose practice demonstrates a critical and technical engagement with contemporary issues in the creative and scholarly field of printmaking. A successful candidate will also demonstrate an understanding of the history of art and the relationship between art and culture.

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