Employment Opportunities

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:
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.

DEGREE AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION:
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.

MINIMUM YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:
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.

ANTICIPATED BEGIN DATE:
AUGUST 22, 2022

SALARY:
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
https://www.mnbookarts.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/2021-Call-for-MCBA-Director-of-Exhibitions-Artist-Programs.pdf

Retail & Visitor Services Manager
https://www.mnbookarts.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/2021-Call-for-MCBA-Retail-Visitor-Services-Manager.pdf

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)
https://www.mnbookarts.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/MCBA-Education-Intern-Sep-Dec-2021-Remote.pdf

Marketing & Development Internship (1, in-person)
https://www.mnbookarts.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/MCBA-Marketing-Development-Intern-In-Person-Fall-2021-4.pdf

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.

Requirements:

  • 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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