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Assistant Professor, Art

Employer
Skidmore College
Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 6, 2022
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The Department of Art at Skidmore College invites applications for a tenure-track, full-time Assistant Professor position in Printmaking and Expanded Media beginning September 2023. We have historically delivered strong programs in lithography, intaglio, and relief processes; we are interested in candidates who have expertise in at least two areas of printmaking, who encourage collaboration across other departmental disciplines, and who are open to innovation. Our facilities include a lithography studio with three presses, a relief, etching, and letterpress studio with four intaglio presses, an acid room, a Vandercook press, and digital printing tools including a laser cutter, a large format inkjet printer, and a Risograph that is shared between several programs.

We seek a skilled, productive artist with an expansive exhibition record and expertise in teaching at the undergraduate level. (Teaching experience beyond the Teaching Assistant level is desirable). The selected candidate will teach nine printmaking courses over the course of two academic years, alternating between five courses one year and four courses the next. Additionally, the candidate will mentor students and teach a course in Skidmore’s First-Year Experience. Other commitments include advising and serving on committees.

The Art Department and College are interested in candidates who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the academic community, particularly through their inclusive teaching. Individuals from underrepresented groups, or who have experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds, are encouraged to apply. All candidates are asked to address DEI matters as part of their application materials (see below).

The application deadline is January 5th, 2023.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • MFA or equivalent degree in printmaking
  • Active record of recognized professional activity and creative research
ALSO DESIRABLE:
  • Experience teaching printmaking at the college level
JOB MATERIALS:
  • Letter of interest, including description of approach to teaching printmaking in an undergraduate liberal arts college
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Student Work (20 works)
  • Portfolio (20 works) of work completed within the past 5 years
  • Statement describing teaching philosophy
  • Statement describing artistic practice
  • Statement on contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI), describing past, present, and future (planned) contributions
  • Names and contact information of three professional references (letters of recommendation are requested once finalists are chosen)
Pay Range: Commensurate with experience

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Skidmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college of 2680 students located in Saratoga Springs, NY, 3 hours between Manhattan, Boston, and Montreal, Canada. The college is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The Art Department curriculum emphasizes a fine art perspective developed through skillful practice and nurtured by a rich liberal arts education. The Art Department offers concentrations in Drawing, Ceramics, Communication Design, Digital Media, Fiber Arts, Jewelry and Metals, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture. The arts are infused across campus in the Schick Art Gallery, the Schupf Family IdeaLab, the Tang Teaching Museum, and the Entrepreneurial Artist Initiative . For further information about the Art Department and the major, please visit the departmental website: http://www.skidmore.edu/academics/art/

In order to prevent or significantly reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at Skidmore College and protect all members of the College community from infection, successful candidates will be required to submit proof of full vaccination as a condition of employment, unless exempted as a reasonable accommodation of a medical condition or sincerely religious belief or practice.

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.

CREATIVE THOUGHT MATTERS.

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