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The Art Department at SUNY New Paltz seeks applications for an Assistant Professor of Printmaking, a full-time, 10-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 20, 2020.
Our program seeks an innovative artist and educator with a robust practice, experience teaching multiple printmaking techniques and a deep understanding of history and theory of contemporary artistic production with regard to print media. The ideal candidate should be experienced with shared management in a printmaking studio and demonstrate familiarity with current health and safety practices with an emphasis on sustainability/minimal to no-solvent methods for etching, processing, printing and cleaning of matrices.
Responsibilities for tenure track faculty at SUNY New Paltz generally include a 3/3 teaching load; the successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate level printmaking courses ranging from basic-level to advanced classes. The successful candidate will incorporate both traditional and emerging printmaking practices in their teaching and demonstrate the ability to assume leadership positions.
In addition to teaching and ongoing excellence in creative/scholarly work and professional activity the position requires service to the department, college and university including committee work and student advising.
Qualified candidates must have an M.F.A. in Printmaking and at least three years of teaching experience beyond graduate teaching assistantships. Candidates must be familiar with a range of conceptual and technical aspects of printmaking and also demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinary approaches. Candidates must be proficient in traditional approaches to printmaking techniques and have experience teaching intaglio, lithography, screen-printing, monotype, relief and the contemporary critical issues that are relevant to the field of printmaking.
The ideal candidate will be proficient in screen printing and possess competence in emerging technical and digital applications, professional print production, alternative techniques and a broad intellectual approach to engaging research and practice of contemporary print media and the expanded field. It is preferred that the candidate have five years of teaching experience at the university level.
Contact Information: Electronic submission required. To apply please visit
Applicants will be required to submit:
• Letter of interest
• Curriculum Vitae
• One-page artist statement
• One-page statement of teaching philosophy
• Sample syllabus
• 20 images of applicant’s work clearly labeled with technique, size, year
• 20 images of student work clearly labeled with technique, size, year
• Names and contact information for three references
References provided will be sent a link to upload a letter of recommendation. Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3675.
Deadline: Applications accepted until the position is filled, priority given to those received by 11/15/19.
Other important information about this vacancy: This position offers full New York State benefits which are among the most comprehensive in the country. The State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective, public college that is recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs. It is located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley with easy access to New York City and other nearby recreational and cultural amenities.
New Paltz recognizes the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work here is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members–students, faculty and staff. The College’s commitment to inclusive excellence is an important part of our mission of public education and our culture. New Paltz continues to work on building a community that supports freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support these values of diversity and inclusiveness and candidates of all diverse backgrounds who wish to participate in our cultural aspirations are welcome and encouraged to apply.
The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer. Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the University Police Web site for the complete Annual Security Report (Clery Report) at https://www.newpaltz.edu/firesafety/safetyreport.html
Web Site: https://jobs.newpaltz.edu/postings/1078