Assistant Professor of Art, Department of Art and Art History

Wesleyan University

The Department of Art and Art History at Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in studio art, with a specialization in analog and digital methods and applications in Graphic Design, Printmaking, and Book Arts, beginning July 1, 2020.

Responsibilities

We are especially interested in recruiting individuals who are active artists, with technical expertise in a wide range of printmaking and graphic techniques and outputs, traditional and digital, and their potential interactions, as well as a broad knowledge of contemporary theoretical concerns and the history of art, especially the history of prints and graphic arts. The teaching load is two courses per semester in the areas of printmaking, typography, graphic design, and book arts, as well as the advising of senior thesis students concentrating in printed matter. Teaching is expected to include use of the University’s special collections, most notably the original prints from the University’s Davison Art Center collection. Candidates must have an MFA or equivalent in art or related field in hand, and previous teaching experience at the college level is required.

It is expected that candidates will maintain a robust artistic practice; strong exhibition and/or publishing record will be expected for promotion. Successful candidates will join a distinguished Studio Art Program with a shared commitment to teaching traditional and experimental media. Studio facilities include equipment for digital production (e.g. large-scale printers, laser cutters, 3d printers, cnc mill, etc.), and analog production (e.g. facilities and presses for etching, woodblock, and lithography, including three Vandercook presses, one of which has a 30” x 30” bed, many cases of metal and wooden type, etc.). Additional duties include management of the print studio (working with the support staff, including student monitors), advising and mentoring students, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university levels.

Requirements

Candidates must have an MFA or equivalent in art or related field in hand, and previous teaching experience at the college level is required.

How to Apply

To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/7013. You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) statement of teaching philosophy, and (4) images of own work (25 max) and student work (if available, 20 max), as a .pdf file not to exceed 50mb. As part of the cover letter, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body in a liberal arts context. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three references from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation will be solicited for finalists only. After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number.

Applications received by December 1, 2019 will receive full consideration. If you have questions about the application process, please contact Rhonda York, Art Studio Administrative Assistant, at ryork@wesleyan.edu or 1-860-685-2688.

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Posted on October 1