Massachusetts College of Art and Design is seeking candidates for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in the FA2D Printmaking Department beginning Fall of 2020.
The ideal candidate will be capable of teaching both innovative and traditional approaches to printmaking, and engaging a diverse student body. We are searching for a colleague with demonstrated teaching and mentoring abilities who will help our students develop an understanding of critical discourse, cultural history, and creative and social issues. The successful applicant will also be committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success.
The MassArt Printmaking Department focuses on the medium as the principal means of artistic exploration and expression in teaching its undergraduate and graduate students. The Department currently comprises two full-time faculty, a full-time Studio Manager, and several adjunct faculty. It has historically defined itself by the wide range of visions and practices within the contemporary printmaking discourse. We encourage students to investigate creative possibilities and innovative processes that cross disciplines and media. Our department offers practical experience for our students through an annual Master Print Series as well as several generous awards for eligible sophomores, seniors, and alumni.
Housed in a 9,000 square-foot, high-ceilinged, open-plan facility, the printmaking studio has five intaglio presses, four lithography presses, a fully-equipped silkscreen studio, a computer area, and a dark room. This open-plan facility enables students to work both individually and collaboratively. The department is supported by a full-time Studio Manager with student monitors.
The printmaking curriculum offers a range of courses in traditional techniques of intaglio, relief, lithography, silkscreening, papermaking, and artist books, while also encouraging experimentation with new technologies, alternative formats and materials, and mixed media. An annual Master Print Series offers students professional experience working with the Department's Visiting Artist.
All printmaking elective classes are open to the college-wide community. In the first semester of their sophomore year, printmaking majors are required to take at least three printmaking electives, such as: Beginning Etching, Beginning Lithography, Beginning Silkscreen, and the digitally-oriented Contemporary Printmaking. In addition, sophomores are also required to take a three-credit seminar in both the Fall and Spring semesters. In the junior/senior majors' seminar--a six-credit course each semester--students are entitled to individual studio spaces in the print shop.
Massachusetts Art College of Art & Design
MassArt is the oldest, and one of only two public, state-supported, independent colleges of art and design in the country. We are humbled by the responsibility of serving the public, and the broad demographic of students from across the Commonwealth, the region, the nation, and beyond. MassArt seeks to be a leader in increasing diversity within its curriculum and support programs, as well as in its faculty, staff, and student populations. We aim to promote social justice and an inclusive environment, and seek candidates who can actively participate in our shared goals. We encourage applicants to identify their strengths in these areas.
Summary of Duties:
Teaching an undergraduate Printmaking Major Studio, and elective courses within the FA2D Printmaking Department's and/or the college-wide curriculum;
Supervising student scholarships, awards, and Master Print projects;
Teaching and advising undergraduate students in all levels of printmaking;
Participating in college-wide, departmental, and professional activities including, but not limited to: end-of-term review boards, annual award jurying, committee assignments, departmental planning, and the organization of annual student exhibitions and publications.
In order to contribute to the ongoing vitality of the department and college's future, applicants are required to have:
Masters of Fine Arts degree;
Three years of college-level teaching beyond teaching assistantships or equivalent;
An active and significant exhibition record;
Ability to teach a culturally varied range of students across levels;
Ability to work collaboratively in a diverse community;
Strong proficiency with both traditional and alternative printmaking processes.
The department is especially interested in candidates with the demonstrated ability to:
Strong knowledge and competency in most of the following processes: intaglio, lithography, silkscreen, and relief--with Master Printer expertise in at least one;
Experience in alternative and digital processes and materials;
Demonstration of leadership initiative;
Experience working with a culturally diverse student body;
Demonstrated history of engagement with the larger printmaking community.
Salary Information: Compensation commensurate with full-time teaching experience, in accordance with the Massachusetts State College Association collective bargaining agreement. Full state employee benefits included.
Letter of Interest that includes your qualifications to advance the goals of the FA2D Printmaking Department and MassArt's mission. Please directly present your ability to teach a culturally varied range of students across levels and your ability to work collaboratively in a diverse community.
20 Digital Images and List of personal work formatted "01, Last Name_First Name_Title_ Medium_Date;
20 Digital Images and List of students' work formatted "01, Last Name_First Name_Title_ Medium_Date;
Three recommendation letters upon request;
Additional materials such as a sample syllabus of a printmaking course you have developed and taught may be requested from shortlisted candidates at a later date.
*Applicants may also submit up to 3 URL links to their websites and/or video work.
Job Review and Close Date:
Application Deadline: January 15, 2020
Job Close Date: Open until filled
About Massachusetts College of Art and Design
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