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The Berea College Art and Art History Department announces a full-time, tenure track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Printmaking, beginning August 2020. An MFA in studio art with significant study in printmaking, an exhibition record, and college-level teaching experience are necessary. A successful candidate must be able to inform and engage undergraduate students of varying levels of experience and artistic interests. A broad artistic understanding of 2D composition, drawing, and both traditional and non-traditional printmaking practices is necessary to the position. Additionally, a successful candidate must demonstrate a willingness to work collaboratively within a finely integrated, cross-media studio art curriculum. A 3-3 teaching load is required, including a foundations course grounded in printmaking, all levels of intermediate and advanced printmaking, and a general education core course in research and writing. In addition to teaching responsibilities, this position oversees the printmaking facility and student assistant/s. In support of studio work as a vigorous and necessary aspect of studio teaching, this position is supplied with professional studio space, access to teaching equipment, and professional development funding and opportunities. Successful candidates will, through their teaching, scholarship or service, demonstrate a commitment to building a diverse community.
Because of Berea’s commitment to interdisciplinary and liberal arts teaching, we encourage applicants who have engaged in disciplines outside of the studio arts. This may include undergraduate degrees other than studio, graduate degrees in addition to the MFA, or other professional experiences.
Application materials should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, 15 images of the candidate’s studio art with supporting descriptions, 15 images of student examples of the candidate’s teaching with supporting descriptions, including course levels (images must be Jpgs, PDF, or ppt, appropriately labeled and sequenced, and will be viewed on a Mac), a studio teaching statement, an artist statement, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three (3) recommendation letters. Apply at: https://tinyurl.com/y288khht.
The letter of application should directly address the position, the candidate’s thinking about teaching in an integrated studio community, and how the study of art and printmaking can be connected to the undergraduate liberal arts experience.
For full consideration, all application materials must be received by November 18, 2019, and the recommendation letters must be received by November 25, 2019.
About the Berea College Art and Art History Department: we believe in interdisciplinary connections, the dialogue inspired by great ideas, texts, and works of art, and the goals of the liberal arts experience to answer questions as to what it means to be a thinking, feeling, and productive undergraduate student and artist. We seek in the study and creation of studio art a balance between theory and practice, a balance that values a strong understanding of process, technical skill, and form along with a strong understanding of content and the ideas contained by a work of art through a conceptual and analytical process of planning and interpretation. The Studio Art program offers a wide range of classes in ceramics, drawing, fibers, painting, and sculpture and intermedia practices. Additionally, the Berea College’s Doris Ulmann Galleries frequently exhibit work from visiting artists and our extensive collection of more than 14,000 works of art, including a strong collection of prints.
For more information on the Berea College Art and Art History Department, see https://www.berea.edu/art/.
Founded in 1855, Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. Berea has a longstanding commitment to interracial education, and is one of the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. With an emphasis on service to Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,650 students from 40 states and 60 countries. Berea College only admits students who are unable to afford tuition and provides all of them a no-tuition promise, valued at more than $176,000 over four years. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive yet demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate college. As one of eight federally recognized Work Colleges, all Berea students hold a position in which they work 10-12 hours weekly. Washington Monthly ranked Berea College No. 1 in the South, while the Wall Street Journal and Times (of London) Higher Education ranked Berea the No. 1 College in the country in terms of affordability. In their 2019 report US News and World Report ranked Berea as the best liberal arts college in Kentucky; No. 8 in Best Undergraduate Teaching; and No. 2 in Most Innovative Schools. Berea’s recognition comes from success in educating and graduating academically talented, low-income students who become service-oriented leaders in their professions and communities.
Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop. 14,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and is approximately two hours from Cincinnati, Louisville, and Knoxville. More information about Berea College is available at www.berea.edu