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Assistant Professor of Art

Carleton College
Minnesota, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Aug 4, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Carleton College invites applications for a tenure-track position in printmaking and drawing to begin September 1, 2022. This position will typically include teaching five courses per year over three 10-week terms.

About the Position:

We seek a colleague who will lead our course offerings in various printmaking processes and teach drawing courses from introductory to upper-levels. The successful candidate should have experience in multiple printmaking techniques, which may include intaglio, relief, silkscreen, and/or lithography, and also display a facility with integrating those traditional analog approaches with photography, digital media, and other innovative image-making technologies. Candidates should be conversant in contemporary art discourses as the position will also be expected to teach practicums for junior and senior Studio Art majors on a rotating basis with other studio faculty.

The ideal candidate will be able to clearly articulate connections between theory and practice and will embrace links between printmaking, drawing, and other disciplines. Candidates must be dedicated to teaching in a small, liberal arts college; committed to working closely with colleagues in the combined Art and Art History Department; and intent on forging collaborative relationships across disciplines.

Candidates are expected to maintain an active artistic or research agenda that buttresses their teaching in productive ways.

It is expected that candidates will hold a terminal degree in their field. We seek individuals with a demonstrated ability to work with students from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. Two years of teaching beyond completion of the MFA is strongly preferred.  Additionally, we welcome candidates whose professional work—in the classroom, in the studio, or in their service to the field—aligns with our commitment to examining systems of privilege and oppression.

About the Department of Art and Art History:

The Art and Art History Department at Carleton offers two separate majors (in Studio Art and Art History) as well as one minor (in Art History). The core mission of the Studio Art program is to introduce students to tools and processes of artmaking, and help them develop their own creative abilities. We share a commitment to the value of traditional manual skills while encouraging experimentation and an expansive and expanding idea about art’s role in the broader culture. The Department is housed in Boliou Memorial Hall and features studios devoted to photography, ceramics, metalsmithing, painting and drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and woodworking. The department also maintains studio space in the Weitz Center for Creativity, Carleton’s state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary center for the arts, which also houses the Perlman Teaching Museum and multiple uniquely flexible work and performance spaces. The mission of the Weitz is to serve as a working laboratory for creativity not only within the arts, but across the entire curriculum.  Studio Art faculty and students often collaborate with the staff and tools found in the Makerspace in the new Evelyn Anderson Science Center.

About Carleton College:

Carleton is a highly selective liberal arts college that is home to a close-knit community of teacher/scholars devoted to the teaching and mentoring of approximately 2,000 highly motivated students chosen from a diverse pool of national and international applicants. The College is located in Northfield, Minnesota, a historic town 45 miles south of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, a vibrant cultural center containing world-class artistic and educational institutions.

Carleton College is committed to developing its faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of groups historically underrepresented in academia are strongly encouraged to apply. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities.

How to Apply:

To apply, please visit the Carleton College Web site at and submit an online application, including: a letter of application; CV; a statement outlining your philosophy of teaching visual art in a liberal arts environment; and statement outlining your artistic or research agenda. Please provide a PDF file with up to 20 representative samples of your creative work as well as identifying information including title, medium, year completed, and dimensions. Additional files in other formats (video, for instance) may be uploaded to the "optional creative work" fields if necessary.

You should also provide contact information for three letters of reference written specificallyfor this position.

DEADLINE: Applications will be evaluated starting November 15, 2021.

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