Employment Opportunities

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.

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