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January 5th, 2015 1:12 pm:
Assistant Professor of Print Media
The School of Art+Design in the School of the Arts at Purchase College, SUNY seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art+Design beginning Fall 2015. Our ideal candidate will demonstrate a deep understanding of the practice, history and theory of contemporary artistic production as it pertains to print media and other related areas.
Candidates must show commitment, imagination, and critical acumen as well as be forward thinking about what knowledge and literacies are needed in an evolving field of contemporary print practices. While the position will support the printmaking curricula, this position is purposefully not media specific. Special attention will be given to candidates possess mastery in traditional processes as well as those whose work and thinking challenges conventional paradigms of craft, reproducibility, and dissemination. The department is interested in artists who can promote print-based transdisciplinary investigations involving the intersection and overlapping of photography, design, drawing, time-based media, installation, performance and/or collaborative work. Our ideal candidate will be comfortable working and thinking across disciplines and have interests and experience that extend beyond his or her visual specialty. Successful candidates will demonstrate their commitment to student learning, success, and liberal education.
Teaching assignments will include undergraduate courses in foundation (freshman) courses as well as introductory, intermediate and advanced printmaking courses, and electives specific to a faculty s research interests, including at a graduate level. Candidates should be well versed in contemporary art practice and comfortable engaging students about art criticism, theory, and history from an artist s perspective. Responsibilities will also include mentoring upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, academic advising and community service (which encompasses committee work as well as College, School, and Board of Study governance).
Founded on the principle that artists and scholars are indispensable to each other and to an enlightened society, Purchase College combines professional conservatory programs in the visual and performing arts and distinguished programs in the liberal arts and sciences. Located 25 miles north of Manhattan in Westchester County, the campus celebrates individuality, diversity, and creativity as we encourage students to Think Wide Open . At Purchase College, the arts play a special role liberal education infuses the arts and the arts infuse the campus. Purchase College is part of the State University of New York system.
A terminal degree (MFA, PhD, etc.) in an appropriate discipline, or equivalent commensurate experience, is required. In addition, at least three years of teaching experience at the college/university level is also required.
Preference is given to candidates who have expertise in multiple printmaking techniques, including book arts and digitally based processes, as well as other expertise as described above. The successful candidate will: possess the ability to contextualize different methods of contemporary print practice within an expansive theoretical and historical framework; work well with people from diverse cultural backgrounds; be sensitive to different aesthetic sensibilities and philosophies; demonstrate at least three years of active current professional practice or creative/critical scholarship, and possess a critically relevant established record of professional accomplishment. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants must attach the following to the online employment application (https://jobs.purchase.edu):
1) Cover letter (maximum one-page) expressing interest in the position and summarizing qualifications
2) CV, including exhibitions, reviews, published articles, panels/papers, courses taught, etc.
3) A portfolio consisting of 20 examples of professional work and 20 examples of student work. Portfolio could be delivered as web-hosted images/videos or a link for the electronic delivery of a PDF. Please provide internet web-links only, via a list contained in a document uploaded to “Other Document #1.” PDF or hard copy portfolios forwarded directly to the College via mail/e-mail will not be accepted or considered.
4) Names, addresses, and e-mail addresses (and phone numbers, if possible) of three references uploaded to “Other Document 2″
5) Two statements: the first is a statement about your creative work; the second is a statement of teaching philosophy. BOTH statements must be submitted as one document (can be multi-page) uploaded to “Other Document #3.”
Phone calls, hard copy, or e-mail submissions of application materials will NOT be accepted.
Deadline for submission is February 1, 2015.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Purchase College is an AA/EEO employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: Disclosure of the University’s crime statistics for the past three years; and the availability regarding the University’s current campus security policies. Purchase College’s Annual Security Report is available at http://www.purchase.edu/Departments/UniversityPolice/clery.aspx.