Employment Opportunities

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, Art Department Head

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is seeking a dynamic, artistic leader for the position of Art Department Head. The Department of Art at the University of Arkansas offers a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design, a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, and a minor in both Art History and Studio Art. The Art Department is accredited through NASAD, and is housed in the newly constructed Windgate Building of Art & Design (2015), a 58,000sq foot building with state of the art facilities-including four Mac computer labs, Senior Studio spaces, digital photography, printmaking, and letterpress/book arts studios, together with spacious classrooms for graphic design, studio art and art history.

The Department Head manages and leads the Department of Art, teaches in area of expertise within the department, engages in and promotes scholarship and service, and maintains internal and external constituent relationships.

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Black Rock Press Redfield Fellowship in Book & Publication Arts

The Art Department at the University of Nevada Reno is pleased to announce an opportunity to work at Black Rock Press and gain experience at an established academic book and publication arts program, which conducts a range of activities within the field of artist books, fine press printing, print media, bookmaking, and the publication arts. Fellows will have the chance to participate in all aspects of the activities of the Press and the curricular program. It is a part-time paid opportunity that also facilitates the creative work and advancement of the fellow over a 2-year period of time.

Please click here for a full description of the position. UNR Fellow Appl. 2020

Deadline: February 10, 2020

Lecturer or Associate Professor of Instruction/Practice in Papermaking

The University of Iowa Center for the Book (UICB) invites applications for a 50% faculty member in Papermaking, for a two-year, non-tenure track, Lecturer or Associate Professor of Instruction/Practice faculty position, beginning August 2020. The UICB seeks a faculty member with a demonstrated expertise in papermaking and related processes to teach in our Book Arts Studio Area. The teaching load is 2:2 and includes introductory and upper-level graduate courses. Classes may include Islamic/Asian Papermaking; European Papermaking; Paperworks; Advanced Papermaking Production; Advanced Projects in Paper.

Additional responsibilities include: participate fully with student mentorship and studio oversight; oversee students and maintain the UICB Paper Research & Production Facility on the Oakdale Campus; collaborate with faculty colleagues on pedagogical aspects of the UICB curriculum; participate in service that contributes to the overall mission of the UICB.

The ideal candidate will have a strong conceptual, historical, and technical background in hand papermaking, and will be well-versed in a wide range of papermaking processes. They will be capable of teaching within and developing the current graduate curricula. The candidate’s record will show evidence of a promising program of creative development. To facilitate professional development, the Oakdale Papermaking Facility is also available to use for personal studio work. This is a two-year, grant funded position with a possible extension contingent on funding. The UICB is committed to procuring the needed funding for this position; the stabilization of a faculty position in papermaking is a high priority.

Evaluation of applications will begin January 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Informal queries may also be directed to center-for-the-book@uiowa.edu.

Click here for full job description. IOWA_Papermaking Search.pdf

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