Employment Opportunities

Assistant Professor (Lecturer) Graphic Design

Art/Art History Department
City Salt Lake City, UT
Non Tenure Track
New Position to Begin 07/01/2022

The Department of Art and Art History at the University of Utah invites applications for a full-time teaching position in Graphic Design commencing in Fall 2022.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will hold an MFA in Graphic Design, MGD , MDes or equivalent terminal degree and exhibit a contemporary vision and approach to graphic design. Applicants should demonstrate exceptional skills in graphic design with a strong professional record of industry experience. Teaching experience beyond graduate school is preferred. Materials for consideration should include evidence of unique design skills, a broad understanding of the digital tools necessary for visual communication in the 21st century and an ability to translate this in a classroom environment.

With an average of 170 undergraduate students, the Graphic Design program aims to educate and mentor students so that they may be successful in the profession of design. Our process-oriented curriculum engages students in the exploration of visual communication strategies and techniques across a variety of media, and is designed to prepare students to enter the field as nationally competitive creative professionals.

The new faculty member will help to broaden, build and strengthen the diversity of offerings in the BFA program. This position includes teaching both foundational and advanced level Graphic Design courses. This is considered a full-time teaching position. Additional duties include assisting with building curriculum, reviewing portfolios, and recruitment in the undergraduate program in Graphic Design. The mission of the department is directed towards a diverse, inclusive, rigorous and responsible environment that reaches across disciplines. Engagement with the Creative Campus Initiative is encouraged, as well as exploring ways to work with faculty and students from other College of Fine Arts departments (Film and Media Arts, Dance, Music, and Theatre).

Employer Information: The University of Utah (The U) is the state’s public flagship institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 23,900 undergraduate and 7,800 graduate students, and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the 115 research universities with the,“highest research activity” in the nation. Forbes recently ranked the University of Utah as one of America’s best employers and U.S. News & World Report ranked it as one of the best national universities. www.utah.edu

The U is located in the Wasatch mountain range foothills overlooking Salt Lake City, the Great Salt Lake, and the Great Basin’s west desert. Salt Lake City was recently ranked in the top ten in economic growth among large metropolitan areas. In addition to an active arts culture, the area also offers unparalleled recreational opportunities, with ten world-class ski resorts and several national parks within easy access from the city. Additionally, SLC is currently ranked 7th in the nation for its vibrant LGBTQ+ community. More information about the Salt Lake City area can be found at visitsaltlake.com.

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Assistant Professor at UW-Madison

The undergraduate and graduate programs offered by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Art Department are among the preeminent programs in the United States. The Department is known nationwide for its rigor, dedicated faculty, and accomplished students and alumni. The Book Art position will involve teaching multi-level classes in book arts, letterpress, papermaking and printmaking. Candidates must have an excellent working knowledge of hand book binding, letterpress, hand papermaking and relevant contemporary critical issues.

The successful candidate should be a practicing artist who will contribute to the intellectual and academic life of the department through Research, Teaching and Service within a vibrant art department of 29 faculty members. The position offers the opportunity to work with the Kohler Art Library artist's book collection. The teaching load is three classes per semester and service on MFA committees. The desire and ability to interface with all areas of the Art Department is a significant facet of the position. The successful candidate must meet the teaching, research, and service expectations of the department and university.

Principal duties include a demonstrated proficiency in multiple area of expertise such as digital print technologies (for example laser cutter, 3D printed type, CNC router, polymer plate making, digital drawing), hand book binding, letterpress, hand papermaking and printmaking. Consideration will be given to candidates who have a background in digital print practices, and the ability to teach across Printmaking disciplines. The successful candidate will:

  • Build and maintain a studio practice at a nationally recognized level.
  • Provide leadership, mentoring, and guidance to students.
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate students (Non-Majors, Certificate, Majors: BA, BFA, MA, and MFA).
  • Serve on graduate committees with MA and MFA candidates.
  • Work collegially in a three-person Printmaking area within a large vibrant Art Department.
  • Participate in service activities at the local, state, and national level as well as the University.
  • Maintain an active studio practice of nationally recognized quality, at a level that will meet tenure expectations at a research institution.
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in a wide range/variety of Book Art, Papermaking & Printmaking art practices as well as working with graduate students from across the Department and serving on MA and MFA graduate committees.
  • Have the opportunity to teach special topics classes to graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Engage in service activities at the university, local, state, and national level.
  • Meet the teaching, research, and service expectations of the department and university.
  • Demonstrate an active commitment to the continued growth and development of the undergraduate and graduate program and community.
  • Advise and mentor graduate students within an interdisciplinary Art Department.
  • Have a strong commitment to using a combination of historic and new technologies within the practice of Book Arts, Papermaking & Printmaking.
  • Oversee the Book Art and Papermill studio laboratories and serve and part of a highly ranked printmaking area within the art department.
  • Facilitate new course offerings in artist books, letterpress and papermaking that combine multiple technologies and work across printmaking disciplines.

Book Art, Papermaking & Printmaking. Candidate must hold an MFA degree in Art with a specialization in Book Arts, or Papermaking or equivalent relevant experience in the field.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks candidates with distinguished exhibition and professional achievements. The ability to engage with a multi-disciplinary Art Department is a significant aspect of the position. Applicants should demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching, a comprehensive understanding of historical and contemporary art theory and practice excellence in research and productivity in the field. A minimum of two years' college level teaching is preferred but not required.

AUGUST 22, 2022

Minimum $78,000 ACADEMIC (9 months) Depending on Qualifications

To apply, go to https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/en-us/job/509429/assistant-professor.

Visting Assistant Professor of Art (Printmaking and Book Arts)

The Art Department at Whitman College is seeking candidates for a one-year position in Art, with expertise in Printmaking and Book Arts, at the rank of visiting assistant professor, beginning August 2021. An MFA and an active record of professional practice, with knowledge of contemporary theory are required. College-level teaching experience is preferred.

The successful candidate will offer an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to teaching printmaking and book arts, offering courses in Printmaking (Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced) and Artists’ Books, along with one or more courses designed by the applicant to fit within our Foundations program, see examples here: https://www.whitmancollegeart.org/foundations. Applications are encouraged from candidates whose work is interdisciplinary and extends beyond the fields of printmaking and book arts. The candidate will also be responsible for oversight of the printmaking and book arts area, which includes supervising work study students and maintenance of the studio.

Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community. Applicants should explain how their classroom will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment. This statement can be included in the cover letter or the teaching statement. In their cover letter, candidates should address their interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction.

To apply, go to https://whitman.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=76. The online application will prompt you to share the following required materials:

  1. a cover letter describing your teaching, scholarship, and service;
  2. curriculum vitae;
  3. a website or PDF of 20 images of personal artwork;
  4. statement of teaching philosophy;
  5. a website or PDF of 20 images of student artwork; and
  6. contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin on June 18, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

The Studio Art Program at Whitman College is housed in the Fouts Center for the Visual Arts, a 38,000 square foot facility with studios in Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, New Media, Printmaking, Ceramics, Photography, and Book Arts. Within this space, the candidate will have a personal studio and office adjacent to the Printmaking and Book Arts studios. The Printmaking and Book Arts area maintains dedicated studios for traditional and digital applications in printmaking, bookbinding, and letterpress printing.

Whitman College is building a diverse academic community and especially encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college’s learning environment. Whitman College is an EEO employer.

For additional information about Whitman College and the Walla Walla area, see www.whitman.edu and www.wallawalla.org.

Minnesota Center for Book Arts is hiring!

Join the staff at Minnesota Center for Book Arts (http://www.mnbookarts.org) and help ignite artistic practice, inspire learning, and foster diverse creative communities through the book arts!

/// We are hiring for the following full-time staff positions:

Director of Artist Programs & Exhibitions

Retail & Visitor Services Manager

The PDFs above contain more details about responsibilities, qualifications, benefits, and how to apply. For both positions, the deadline to apply is Sunday, June 20, 2021, 11:59 pm CT.

/// We are also seeking three interns to help shape our work this fall:

Education Internship (2, remote)

Marketing & Development Internship (1, in-person)

For both internships, the application deadline is Sunday, July 18, 2021, 11:59 pm CT.

Special Collections Librarian, (SCAD) Savannah College of Art and Design

SCAD seeks a Special Collections Librarian to coordinate all aspects of special collections programming, including leading a robust program of artists’ book instruction and outreach. In this position, you will coordinate exhibitions and preservation initiatives and be responsible for digital collections programming.

The ideal candidate must be able to work independently and balance day-to-day oversight with longer term planning of all aspects of special collections, digital collections, and preservation. Experience in preservation and digitization is imperative. The candidate should have experience with cataloging and metadata creation. The candidate must have the ability to speak to groups, deliver classes, and conduct tours. A willingness and ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced, collaborative environment, and to acquire new skill sets to effectively perform job duties is highly valued.


  • ALA-accredited MLS degree and an undergraduate degree in a subject taught at SCAD 
  • Experience in special collections and with artists’ books

For more information: https://scadcareers.scad.edu/postings/25687

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