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Faculty Tenure Track [9 Mo] – Printmaking

Opportunity for an Assistant Professor in Printmaking/Print Media, School of Art, Kent State University.

Examples of Duties:
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
Teach courses in lithography, etching, relief and/or screen printing at the introductory, advanced and graduate levels, including digital, photo-mechanical, and/or post-digital subjects; mentor and supervise graduate students and teaching assistants in the area of printmaking; contribute to leadership and direction for the area; maintain an active program of creative / scholarly activity as an artist; perform appropriate university, community, and professional service.

Minimum Qualifications:
MFA degree in Printmaking/Print Media at time of application with preferred collegiate-level teaching experience beyond graduate assistantships, preferably at both undergraduate and graduate levels; experience managing a print shop and preferred experience supervising graduate instructors; demonstrated commitment to teaching and the ability to clearly articulate knowledge of contemporary printmaking practices in the visual arts; knowledge and skill in applying traditional and contemporary printmaking techniques and methodologies as a vehicle for creative inquiry; experience with digital printmaking applications and less toxic processes/materials; demonstrated commitment to creative research with a significant exhibition record in quality, selective venues and an ongoing agenda of creative activity that promises continued professional achievement; ability to communicate effectively and serve as a mentor for graduate and undergraduate students in print media and photography. Preference will be given to applicants with skills in traditional printmaking as well as photo-mechanical print processes, artist's books, and post-digital printmaking (a hybrid of traditional print with digital fabrication skills).

Preferred Qualifications - if applicable:
Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:
Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.

Special Instructions Summary ----
Apply through Kent State University Human Resources website. Submit letter of application, vita, artist's statement, teaching philosophy, 20 examples of personal work in a slide show including title, date medium, size (HxW) and 20 examples of student work in a slide show including student level, course, and project (portfolios in PowerPoint or Keynote limited to 15 MB each), and names and contact information of three references.

For more information contact Taryn McMahon -

Additional Information:
Must pass a security check.

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