Assistant Professor of Art, Printmaking (Tenure-Track)
University of Connecticut
Location: Storrs Campus
Internal Number: 497092
The University of Connecticut Department of Art and Art History seeks an Assistant Professor of Art in Printmaking for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2023. The successful candidate's primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus with the possibility of working at UConn's regional campuses across the state. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The successful candidate will incorporate both traditional and emerging printmaking practices into their teaching. Responsibilities will include undergraduate printmaking courses, interdisciplinary foundation courses, graduate program seminars and advisory committee membership, as well as additional teaching that might serve the needs of the Department and/or reflect the candidate's particular skills and interests. Ongoing excellence in creative work and professional activity will be required. Duties will also include service to the Department, the School, and the University. Typically, an assistant professor teaches five 3 credit classes, which may include drawing courses and graduate-level courses.
The Department of Art and Art History includes 23 faculty and offers the BA, BFA, and MFA degrees in Studio Art as well as the BA in Art History, and Minors in Studio Art and Art History. The Department takes an interdisciplinary and wide-ranging approach to studio practice and engages in collaborations across the University. Print shop facilities for intaglio, lithography, letterpress/book arts, and screen printing.
Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state's flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.
M.F.A. degree and at least two years of teaching experience beyond the graduate T.A.
Must be familiar with a range of conceptual and technical aspects of printmaking and also demonstrate a commitment to extended and interdisciplinary approaches.
An understanding of current art issues and studio practices.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Proficiency in intaglio, lithography, relief, and screen printing techniques.
Experience managing a print shop, and skills to provide frequent technical support for the shop.
Candidates with additional abilities and interests in traditional drawing, working knowledge of varied digital applications (Adobe Suite, CAD for 3D printing and laser cutting), risograph, and/or letterpress are particularly encouraged to apply.
This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2023. The successful candidate's academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Faculty may also be asked to teach at one of UConn's regional campuses as part of their ordinary workload. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
Research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.);
Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.);
Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.);
Contact information for three professional references,
20 images of student work provided via a link.
20 images of personal work provided via a link
Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately. For more information regarding the Department of Art and Art History please visit the Department's website at https://art.uconn.edu/.
Please contact Kelly Crossen at [email protected], Educational Program Assistant for the Department of Art and Art History, with any questions.
At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.
This job will be filled subject to budgetary approval.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
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