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Assistant Professor of Drawing and Printmaking – Digital Emphasis

The Department of Art in the College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a full-time, tenure- track assistant professor (Internal Number: 319290) faculty position to begin fall semester 2018 (08/27/2018). Appointment at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, depending on qualifications and experience consistent with collegiate and University policy, will be a 100% appointment distributed over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May).

The Department of Art at the University of Minnesota seeks an artist with expertise in drawing and printmaking practice that emphasizes digital processes. With this position, we seek to strengthen the Department of Art’s newly formed area of Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking with a colleague who brings a broad perspective informed by active research on contemporary image making with competency that includes traditional and digital image making technologies. The ideal candidate will have a strong technical and theoretical foundation, as well as an expansive approach that embraces the changing role of mark-making and multiples in a digital context and considers our relationship to graphic images in a global society. We seek an energetic colleague with a strong professional record and the ability to teach across the curriculum, working with non-majors, BA, BFA, and MFA students.

• MFA in Art or equivalency**
• Evidence of an on-going and active professional record at a national and international level
• Minimum of one year full-time teaching at the university or college level (beyond graduate school teaching appointment or assistantship)
• Ability to teach Beginning Printmaking, which includes screen-printing, relief and digital techniques
• Demonstrable experience with contemporary practices in digital and manual integration in the field of drawing and printmaking
• Knowledge of the history, theory, and contemporary field of drawing and printmaking
• Ability to teach and provide leadership in digital drawing

• More than one year full-time teaching experience from the introductory through graduate level
• Experience teaching at an R1 research institution
• Ability to teach drawing at all levels
• Skills in etching, lithography, book arts, or letterpress techniques
• Demonstrated interest in incorporating emerging technologies into traditional media

**Department of Art Policy Statement

In lieu of an MFA, the following could be considered in determining professional recognition and experience:

Advanced studies at a foreign school that does not award MFA degrees
Extended advanced study with recognized artists in the field
Professional achievement that would provide a depth of knowledge of the field comparable to an MFA
Evaluation by leaders in the field attesting that because of exhibition record and other professional achievement, that person was the equal of an MFA
In evaluating these equivalencies, it should be kept in mind that depth of participation in the field, not simply time in residence, is being considered. Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their creative work and recognition in their field, b) relevance of their creative practice to the department's academic priorities and fields of inquiry, c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and d) strength of recommendations.

Application to this posting is a two-step process. Both steps must be fully completed for application to be reviewed.

Step 1: your application through the U of MN employment site
Step 2: your SlideRoom application

Both processes must be completed on-line. Mail or email submissions will not be accepted. SlideRoom will be open through December 01, 2017, 11:59 PM.
Relevant research areas: North America, Contemporary

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