Assistant Professor - Printmaking

  • Appalachian State University
  • Boone, NC, USA
  • Oct 29, 2023
Full time Other Professional fields

Job Description


Assistant Professor - Printmaking

Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Department: Art - 265050

Minimum Qualifications
• Earned MFA or equivalent in Printmaking or related area• Evidence of teaching effectiveness• Evidence of promising creative or scholarly practice within the field of printmaking• Proficiency in teaching relief printing, intaglio printing, and digital processes for printmaking• Ability to teach all levels of printmaking, seminar courses, and capstone courses within the studio art curriculum• Experience with or commitment to building a shared vision for the printmaking area• Interest in and ability to engage in critical dialogues across disciplines• Experience with or commitment to educating and mentoring students of various backgrounds and demographics

Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)
• College-level teaching experience beyond the graduate assistant level• Experience with or interest in extending the practice of printmaking beyond traditional boundaries• Knowledge of current and emerging trends in printmaking• Broad vision of the role of printmaking in an undergraduate curriculum• Evidence of critical thinking about the medium of printmaking• Proficiency in teaching lithography, screenprinting, book-arts, and/or letterpress

License/Certification Required

Description of the Department or Unit
The Studio Art area of the Department of Art offers a BFA in Studio Art with concentrations in printmaking, drawing and painting, fibers, metals, ceramics and sculpture. There are more than 110 Studio Art majors and more than 110 Studio Art minors. Studio Art faculty also play a central role in providing coursework for Art Department majors in Art Education, Graphic Design, and Art and Visual Culture, and participate in offering general education courses for non-majors across campus.

The Department of Art is accredited by NASAD and has 47 full-time faculty members, over 20 part-time faculty members, over 800 undergraduate majors and offers the following degrees: BFAs in Art Education, Graphic Design, Photography with concentrations in Commercial and Fine Art, and Studio Art; a BA in Art & Visual Culture with concentrations in Art History, Art Management and Studio Art; and a BS in Graphic Communications Management with concentrations in Cross Media Production and Print/ Packaging Production. The Department of Art offers a range of travel opportunities including trips to the university’s New York Loft and has offered study abroad trips to China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Scotland, Spain, and Taiwan. Additional information about the department, the university, and the surrounding area can be found

The College of Fine and Applied Arts (CFAA) at Appalachian State University is a dynamic, transdisciplinary academic unit that emphasizes experiential learning and offers 30 undergraduate degree programs, one graduate degree program and 13 minors through its seven member departments: Applied Design; Art; Communication; Military Science and Leadership; Sustainable Development; Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment; and Theatre and Dance (

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Teach three courses per semester (9cr hours) in printmaking, foundations, related areas and/or general education areas• Participate in departmental and university service, including collaboration with printmaking and studio art colleagues on curriculum, program development and student advisingSustained scholarly/ creative practice research program in the field of printmaking

Proposed Date of Hire: 08/19/2024
Suggested Salary Range: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Evaluation of Applications Begins: 12/20/2023

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Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

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