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Winthrop University, a highly ranked, public, comprehensive university, announces a national search for an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts (Studio Arts). This is a 9-month, full-time, tenure- track appointment in the Department of Fine Arts within the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Salary and rank are dependent upon qualifications. This position requires daily contact with students, faculty, and staff on campus. Additionally, the successful candidate may be expected to occasionally participate in events in the evenings and on weekends. Winthrop enrolls a diverse student body, which closely mirrors the racial and ethnic diversity in the state, and has recently received accolades for its success in graduating students of color.
The ideal candidate will assume a major role in teaching and advising within the department’s B.A. and B.F.A. degree programs, and occasionally teach graduate level courses in the M.F.A. program; will bring a broad perspective informed by active research on contemporary art making with proficiency in traditional printmaking processes and digital art making technologies; and will have a strong technical and theoretical foundation in printmaking, as well as an expansive approach that embraces the changing role of art-making and multiples.
The successful candidate will be teaching courses within the Foundations program and Printmaking (i.e. intaglio, relief, and planographic processes). Additionally, the ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability to work across a variety of visual arts disciplines, and their creative practice and teaching would show an ability to work with and give instruction in a contemporary and/or interdisciplinary approach to art making, incorporating both traditional and contemporary technologies (i.e. laser cutter, CNC router, 3D printing, digital printing, etc.)
Interested individuals are encouraged to submit their credentials as soon as possible for full consideration. Application review will begin on January 30, 2020. Applications received after this start of review may be considered if an acceptable candidate is not identified. Complete applications should be submitted electronically at apply.interfolio.com/70638 and should include:
References will not be contacted without the candidate’s approval/consent. All applications and nominations will be handled in confidence. Questions about the position and nominations should be directed to Karen Oremus, chair of the search committee: firstname.lastname@example.org.