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Assistant Professor of Printmaking

Position summary: The Department of Art & Art History in The College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University is seeking candidates for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Primary responsibilities include instruction and research along with student advising, curriculum development, and service on departmental, college and university committees. Additional responsibilities include leadership and on-going development of the printmaking area, oversight of budget and materials, and studio maintenance. The appointee will teach five courses per year and is expected to maintain an active professional studio practice. The appointment will begin August 16, 2018.

Required qualifications: MFA degree in studio art with expertise in the theory and practice of historical and contemporary printmaking. Applicants must demonstrate competence in a range of printmaking processes such as etching, intaglio, lithography, screen, relief, and digital printing. Outstanding candidates will have an active exhibition record, a sustained creative research practice in printmaking, evidence of effective teaching as instructor of record at the college level, knowledge of non-toxic and sustainable materials and processes, and strong written and interpersonal skills. Ability to teach beginning through advanced printmaking, Drawing 1, and 2D design. Additional capability to teach some of the following general courses on rotation with other studio faculty: Professional Studio Practices, Orientation to Art, BA capstone, and a cross-disciplinary BFA Critique seminar.

Desired qualifications: Proficiency in interdisciplinary approaches and/or secondary areas of expertise, such as use of digital tools.

Application Procedure: Application materials will be submitted online through Auburn University’s employment site:

Please submit the following:

- Letter of application addressing professional qualifications as they relate to the position and listing the applicant’s website.
- Curriculum Vitae
- One-page Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- One-page Artist/Creative Research Statement
- Examples of professional work: 20 images with image identification list as a single pdf (no larger than 10MB)
- Examples of student work: 20 images with image identification list indicating course level and assignment as a single pdf (no larger than 10MB)
- Names and contact information of 3 references (letters will be requested at a later date for short-listed candidates)
- Two sample syllabi
- Optional: Student evaluations

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Following the initial screening of applications, short-listed candidates will be scheduled for preliminary interviews via video conference and reference letters requested. Finalists will be required to submit an official transcript of the terminal degree prior to being invited to campus for in-person interviews.

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Final appointment is contingent upon funding.

Internal Number: P1062F

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