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Assistant Professor of Books Arts and Papermaking

University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska
Competitive and commensurate with experience and credentials
Posted Date
Aug 31, 2022

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Tenured/Tenured Track
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Position Summary: Assistant Professor of Books Arts and Papermaking


Department: School of the Arts


Essential Functions: The School of the Arts at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the areas of Book Arts and Papermaking. The successful candidate is expected to have a strong professional record, teaching experience at the university level, and a commitment to teaching undergraduates from diverse backgrounds. The ideal faculty member will teach traditional and innovative techniques in Book Arts, Papermaking, Letterpress, Typography, and Foundation courses and will seek collaborative opportunities with the various concentrations in Art & Art History (sculpture, printmaking, graphic design, illustration, and drawing) and the School’s Writer’s Workshop. The ability to contribute at the Foundation-course level is highly desirable. Art & Art History enrolls approximately 300 majors and has 18 full-time faculty members. Studio art students can earn a Bachelor of Art in Studio Art (BASA) or a Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) in one of the four concentrations offered: Two-Dimensional Arts, Three-Dimensional Arts, Media Arts, or Graphic Design. Art Education students receive a BASA in Studio Art and a K-12 certification. The unit also offers a degree in Art History (BAH) and minors in Studio Art and Art History.  

Service duties within the unit will include but is not limited to advising students (BASA and BFA) with 2D and 3D concentrations, developing and supervising internship opportunities, and maintaining the Book Arts and Papermaking classrooms and equipment (4 Vandercook proof presses, Pearl and Baltimorean treadle presses, Ostrander Seymour iron hand press, over 200 cases of metal type, 2-pound Reina beater, hydro-pulper, hydraulic press for water extraction, and various molds, vats, and drying racks). Service is also expected at the college and university level and within the local arts community. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022. The desired start date is August 14, 2023.


Required Qualifications: MFA or equivalent terminal degree in a Studio Art or a related discipline. Minimum of two years teaching at the university level. Evidence of ongoing professional development via exhibitions, publications, awards, professional presentations and lectures, and other relevant types of research.


Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience and credentials.


Required Documents for Application: Applicants must apply online:


Applicants are to include a cover letter (which addresses teaching philosophy and DEIA initiatives), curriculum vitae, sample syllabi, portfolio of personal and student work, and a list of three references. Applications will remain open until the position is filled. For more information, please contact Howard Paine, Search Committee Chair,


University of Nebraska at Omaha and the School of the Arts: The School of the Arts is housed within the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media at the vibrant, metropolitan University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). UNO has an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students and has a residential campus with several new and beautifully appointed residence halls. The campus has built strong partnerships with local business, education, government, arts, and civic organizations in the city. UNO’s commitment to community engagement has landed UNO on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for seven consecutive years—the highest federal recognition a school can receive for civic engagement. UNO is classified as a doctoral-research university in the latest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, and the athletic program competes in engagement and outreach. The campus is in the heart of Omaha, a cosmopolitan city of more than 600,000 (1.2 million including the larger Omaha metro area), which is known for its excellent public school system and strong economic base. The city has a variety of sizeable ethnic populations and a myriad interesting places to live and shop.

The School of the Arts—Art & Art History, Theatre, and Writer’s Workshop—is one of three schools in the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media. Offering a wide array of undergraduate degrees, concentrations, student-led activities, and clubs to over 400 majors. The School of the Arts is also home to the Arts Entrepreneurial Minor and the Master of Fine Arts in Writing. Committed to scholarly research, creative activity, and community engagement, the 30-plus faculty members in the School mentor and guide students in real-world experiences. For more information about UNO’s School of the Arts, please visit:

The University and School of the Arts have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.

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