Muhlenberg College Visiting Assistant Professor, Printmaking
Muhlenberg College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Printmaking for the 2021-2022 academic year. The course load is 3/3. Applicants must have MFA in hand at the time of appointment. Candidates must be able to teach printmaking at the introductory to advanced levels, and may be asked to teach Drawing 1 and/or Digital Foundations depending on departmental needs. In addition, participation in monthly critiques for the senior studio art major seminar is requested. The candidate should be familiar with teaching screenprint and non-toxic etching processes in a liberal arts context and is welcome to introduce relief, lithography, or alternative/photographic print processes if desired. In addition, he/she/they will be responsible for maintaining a non-toxic printmaking studio, maintenance of the alternative processes screenprint and photography room, ordering of printmaking supplies, and (optionally) supervising a student worker to help with these tasks. The candidate also coordinates with the photography area where facilities and classroom needs overlap.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and working with students from all backgrounds (including first-generation students, low-income students, racial and ethnic minorities, women, LGBTQ+, etc.). Visiting Faculty have access to a wide range of professional development resources, including but not limited to pedagogical workshops, facilitated inter-disciplinary course collaborations, and mentoring from the college’s Center for Teaching and Learning, the opportunity to engage in research with undergraduates, as well as online-teaching training from Muhlenberg’s nationally recognized Center for Digital Learning.
Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg College is a highly-selective, coeducational, residential liberal arts college of 2,200 students located in the vibrant urban environment of Allentown, Pennsylvania, about 60 miles north of Philadelphia and 90 miles west of New York City. Allentown is a diverse city of 122,000 and anchors the third-largest metropolitan area in Pennsylvania. Along with neighboring Bethlehem and Easton, the region is home to a lively arts scene, a nationally unique parks system, and a rich blend of cuisine and diverse restaurants.
To apply, please submit the following as a single PDF to our Career Portal at Muhlenberg Careers: a cover letter, c.v., artist statement, teaching philosophy, a separate statement discussing how you will contribute to Muhlenberg’s efforts to become a more diverse and inclusive community (e.g., approaches to inclusive teaching practices, experience working with diverse populations), the names of three professional references, 20 images of personal work (with an image list) and optionally up to 20 images of student work. These should be formatted as PowerPoint or pdf. Questions regarding the College’s Career Portal may be directed to HR@Muhlenberg.edu. Review of applications will begin February 22, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
An equal opportunity employer, Muhlenberg College is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff from racial and ethnic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education. Please visit our Diversity & Inclusion page for additional information about Muhlenberg’s commitment to inclusive excellence and the College’s Diversity Strategic Plan.