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Assistant Professor of Printmaking
University of Iowa

The University of Iowa School of Art & Art History invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor faculty position, beginning August 2017.  Two appointments at this level will be made.

The School of Art and Art History seeks a faculty member for Printmaking Area. Responsibilities include teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in printmaking; collaborating with Printmaking Area faculty in the oversight of studios, development of curriculum, and service that contributes to the overall mission of the School of Art & Art History.  Course load is 2/2 and includes introductory, upper level, and graduate courses.

The ideal candidate will have a strong conceptual and technical background in printmaking. They will be capable of teaching and developing the current undergraduate and graduate curricula and be well versed in a range of innovative and analogue printmaking processes.  The candidate’s record will show evidence of a promising program of creative development.

Screening of applications will begin on February 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Art & Art History and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

For more information please visit: https://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty/view/70370

Instruction & Classroom Support Technician 2
Department of Design
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98225-9068

About the Position: The Instruction Technician in the Department of Design will directly support the academic mission of the department, specifically in support of laboratory classes. They will be managing the production laboratories of print and finishing, screen printing, graphic prep room. In addition, they will be maintaining computers in the production laboratories, primary computer classroom and secondary computer stations. This position requires hands-on proficiency with print and finishing processes, competence in related equipment maintenance, and a related working knowledge of computers.

This position is part of a Public School Employees of WWU bargaining unit. New employees are required to meet the membership requirements of the current collective bargaining agreement within 30 calendar days of employment. 

About the College/Department: Department of Design

Position Responsibilities:

Supervise students and laboratory monitors during scheduled and open laboratory time

  • Maintain a safe lab environment for student, lab monitors and faculty use
  • Ensure the safe use of lab equipment for both students and lab monitors
  • Monitor proper overall lab usage, including proper equipment and material usage, during scheduled lab times
  • Monitor proper overall lab usage, including proper equipment and material usage, outside scheduled class times
  • Provide instructional support for students during scheduled course labs as identified by faculty
Train students on safe and effective usage of lab equipment, materials and techniques
  • Conduct demonstrations of the equipment and materials with specific context for use for the lab assignments
  • Assist and advise students in laboratory assignments
  • Maintain an understanding of the lab curriculum as to assist and advise students in the educational goals
  • Assist and advise students in the discipline subject matter
  • Periods for instructional support include the academic year and includes summer courses during the six-week session, and College Quest
Manage inventory of supplies and materials for curriculum
  • Make routine checks on status of supplies
  • Interact with the class instructors and estimate the quantity and quality of supplies and materials needed for all lab classes in the Design Department
  • Order equipment and supplies for the scheduled lab course activities in accordance with department protocol
  • Prepare the classroom and material for student design projects
  • Monitor and maintain lab supplies for scheduled lab course activities
  • Maintain adequate stock levels
  • Follow through with the receiving of purchased supplies
  • Stock supplies when received
  • Maintain an orderly stockroom
Maintain computers in design production labs, primary computer classroom, and secondary computer stations in the design department Maintain equipment in design production labs:
  • Make routine checks on status of equipment (i.e. presses, binding equipment, hydraulic power cutter, laser cutter, die-cutting machine, laminator, perforating/scoring equipment)
  • Perform general repairs on equipment
  • Perform routine maintenance on laboratory equipment
  • Perform emergency repairs on laboratory equipment
  • Arrange for service vendors to perform repairs if required by warranties
  • Document equipment repair and maintenance history
  • Order equipment supplies and parts
  • Maintain computer in design production labs, primary computer classroom, and secondary computer stations in the design department:
  • Maintain all student computers in the design department (design production labs, primary computer classroom, and secondary computer stations)
  • Ensure all student computers in the design department are in working order
  • Update software on computers
  • Assist students with Adobe Creative Cloud outside of schedule class time
  • Maintain inkjet printers (i.e. Epson)
  • Contact and work with ATUS to fix any computer issues
Manage student lab monitors
  • Train student lab monitors for safe and effective usage of the computer and print and finishing labs
  • Train student lab monitors for safe and effective usage of equipment
  • Train student lab monitors on safe and effective usage of materials
  • Train student lab monitors on how to help students during the labs
  • Coordinate lab monitor schedules
  • Supervise lab monitors
Maintain safety protocols through training, education, and process
  • Maintain safety protocols through training, education and process:
  • Provide safety trainings for students and faculty who use the lab areas
  • Monitor labs to ensure compliance with safety policies and assist in the development of safe lab procedures
  • Write safety procedures and maintain safety documents
  • Maintain safety signage and labels
  • Maintain functionality of safety equipment

Ensure proper disposal of waste materials from design labs:

  • Prepare waste materials from labs for proper disposal and/or recycling (i.e., printing inks, filters for laser cutter, lamps)
  • Dispose of waste materials properly following University protocols

Participate in the long-term strategy of equipment management for the production labs

  • Update equipment replacement plan spreadsheet
  • Make recommendations regarding equipment replacement and new equipment for the labs
  • Identify areas and equipment requiring maintenance and/or replacement; work with chair and lead faculty in design production or facility operation

Contribute towards lab preparation for faculty

  • Write, edit or modify laboratory handouts or materials
  • Modify experiments
  • Advise instructors of potential problems with existing programs
  • Schedule facilities in coordination with the instructors

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in design production or equivalent education/experience
  • Ability to work in a respectful and sensitive manner within a diverse environment
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in or successful completion of college-level Design and/or Graphic Arts courses in printing (offset, letterpress, inkjet, screen) and finishing (die-cutting, laser, foil, mechanical and adhesive binding)
  • Two (2) years professional experience in print production, including print and finishing process and related equipment
  • Experience with safety regulations, hazardous waste management and OSHA regulations and procedures
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Mac platform experience

Academic Emphasis: N/A

Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 

Salary: New hires typically begin at $3062/month including an excellent benefits package 

Bargaining Union: PTE

Application Instructions and Requested Documents: Please log in below and submit your application via WWU’s Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE). Note: You will need to be using Internet Explorer to fully utilize our online application system.

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications. You may cut and paste or upload your resume and cover letter as noted on the EASE application. 

Please complete the education and work experience section of the EASE application and submit the names and contact information of three professional references.

Other Information: Follow Western Employment on Facebook and WWUEmployment on Twitter

Job Posted: 11/29/2016

Closing Date: 2/15/2017

Recruitment #: 160549

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); eoo@wwu.edu

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

Hand Papermaking, Inc.

Hand Papermaking, Inc. is now accepting applications for a new US-based full-time executive director. Visit http://job.handpapermaking.org for a detailed position description and required qualifications.

The application deadline is January 15, 2017

Chair, Department of Art
Middle Tennessee State University

Middle Tennessee State University seeks applications for Chair of the Department of Art. This is a tenure-track position at the rank of Associate/Full Professor, with expedited tenure considered. Teaching and research specialties within the areas of Art, Art History, and Art Education are open. The position begins August 1, 2017.

The chair will lead a vibrant and productive group of almost 30 full-time faculty and staff committed to collaborative leadership. The department offers the BFA in Studio Art or Graphic Design, BA/BS in Art with concentrations in Art History or Art Practices, and a BS in Art Education (for information on the department visit www.mtsu.edu/art).

Responsibilities of the chair will include providing academic leadership for the Department, representing the Department within the University and broader communities, managing resources and staff, facilitating planning and assessment, and teaching and mentoring students.

The Department seeks an individual committed to building consensus, facilitating a collaborative work environment, fostering professional development, and promoting diversity.

For more information please visit: https://mtsujobs.mtsu.edu/postings/3971

Assistant/Associate Professor of Graphic Design
Middle Tennessee State University

Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position (#122080) at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in Graphic Design focused on Illustration. Start date for this position is August 1, 2017.

>The Department of Art at MTSU holds National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) accreditation.

The Department of Art is located within the College of Liberal Arts. Students start their design journey as freshman taking the foundation courses. The core graphic design curriculum starts in their 3rd semester. In addition to the core classes, students are required to take studio and graphic design electives utilizing both traditional and new media. Students in our program are dedicated, respectful and eager to succeed. They have won numerous awards at local, regional and national levels.

The successful candidates must have the ability and experience to teach a wide range of undergraduate courses in graphic design with a focus on Illustration. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate graphic design and illustration courses from entry level through advanced.

Additional responsibilities include: student advising, curriculum development, grant writing, committee work, high school outreach and enthusiasm for mentoring theMTSU/AIGA student group.

For more information please visit: https://mtsujobs.mtsu.edu/postings/4017

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