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Massachusetts College of Art and Design is seeking candidates for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in the FA2D Printmaking Department beginning Fall of 2020.
The ideal candidate will be capable of teaching both innovative and traditional approaches to printmaking, and engaging a diverse student body. We are searching for a colleague with demonstrated teaching and mentoring abilities who will help our students develop an understanding of critical discourse, cultural history, and creative and social issues. The successful applicant will also be committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success.
The MassArt Printmaking Department focuses on the medium as the principal means of artistic exploration and expression in teaching its undergraduate and graduate students. The Department currently comprises two full-time faculty, a full-time Studio Manager, and several adjunct faculty. It has historically defined itself by the wide range of visions and practices within the contemporary printmaking discourse. We encourage students to investigate creative possibilities and innovative processes that cross disciplines and media. Our department offers practical experience for our students through an annual Master Print Series as well as several generous awards for eligible sophomores, seniors, and alumni.
Housed in a 9,000 square-foot, high-ceilinged, open-plan facility, the printmaking studio has five intaglio presses, four lithography presses, a fully-equipped silkscreen studio, a computer area, and a dark room. This open-plan facility enables students to work both individually and collaboratively. The department is supported by a full-time Studio Manager with student monitors.
The printmaking curriculum offers a range of courses in traditional techniques of intaglio, relief, lithography, silkscreening, papermaking, and artist books, while also encouraging experimentation with new technologies, alternative formats and materials, and mixed media. An annual Master Print Series offers students professional experience working with the Department’s Visiting Artist.
All printmaking elective classes are open to the college-wide community. In the first semester of their sophomore year, printmaking majors are required to take at least three printmaking electives, such as: Beginning Etching, Beginning Lithography, Beginning Silkscreen, and the digitally-oriented Contemporary Printmaking. In addition, sophomores are also required to take a three-credit seminar in both the Fall and Spring semesters. In the junior/senior majors’ seminar–a six-credit course each semester–students are entitled to individual studio spaces in the print shop.
Massachusetts Art College of Art & Design
MassArt is the oldest, and one of only two public, state-supported, independent colleges of art and design in the country. We are humbled by the responsibility of serving the public, and the broad demographic of students from across the Commonwealth, the region, the nation, and beyond. MassArt seeks to be a leader in increasing diversity within its curriculum and support programs, as well as in its faculty, staff, and student populations. We aim to promote social justice and an inclusive environment, and seek candidates who can actively participate in our shared goals. We encourage applicants to identify their strengths in these areas.
Summary of Duties
In order to contribute to the ongoing vitality of the department and college’s future, applicants are required to have:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The department is especially interested in candidates with the demonstrated ability to:
Compensation commensurate with full-time teaching experience, in accordance with the Massachusetts State College Association collective bargaining agreement. Full state employee benefits included.
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