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Studio Art – Printmaker

The Department of Art and Art History welcomes applications for a full time, in person, Visiting Assistant Professor position for the academic year 2021-2022, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Artistic practice and teaching specialties should include a range of printmaking areas, including monoprint, relief, plate lithography and digital printmaking. Printmaking encompasses both traditional and experimental methods, and our curriculum supports a number of hybrid explorations. The studio is highly flexible; equipment includes two etching presses, a lithography press and exposure unit as well as an area for papermaking. Adjacent studios provide a photocopier, large format inkjet printer, color laser printer and laser cutter. Candidates should be prepared to teach Introduction to Studio Art, Introduction to Printmaking and to support the printmaking curriculum. There will also be opportunities to teach drawing and to advise students involved in advanced studio courses, including the capstone senior project. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining the printmaking studio and organizing student studio monitors. In addition, a distinguished printmaker, archivist and activist will be in residence throughout the academic year, organizing speakers, workshops and events germane to the history and practice of political graphics. The person in the VAP position will be fully involved in supporting these initiatives, working to establish the printmaking studio as a collaborative, productive space for building community and making art. Completion of the MFA is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. The teaching load is five courses per year. Letter of application, CV, examples of recent work and examples of students’ work, and a list of three recommenders to contact should the search committee wish to do so should be submitted through Examples of recent work and students’ work should be submitted following the directions supplied by Academic Jobs Online or via an included URL. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their letter of application how their teaching and scholarship might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Review of applications will begin on May 20th, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been a victim of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts university of 2900 students situated in central New York state. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Further information about the Art and Art History department can be found at Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at

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