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Assistant/Associate Professor of Art, Printmaking (Two Open Positions)

University of Arkansas School of Art
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Commensurate with education and experience
Posted Date
Dec 15, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Other Arts
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The School of Art in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas, invites applications for two available tenure-track positions as Assistant and/or Associate Professors of Art (Printmaking) to start in August 2023. These are nine-month faculty appointments, with a standard workload of 40% teaching, 40% research/creative activity, and 20% service.

The School of Art at the University of Arkansas highly values equity, access, diversity, and inclusion in creating, studying, and teaching. These positions are part of a cluster of searches designed to foster an equitable, innovative, and inclusive environment for teaching, mentoring, research, and service. The School of Art is especially interested in applicants whose work aims to broaden the canon, demonstrates a commitment to mentoring students from diverse backgrounds, creates the conditions for classroom experiences that are marked by empathy and mutual respect, and fosters collaboration, community, and open dialogue. We seek faculty committed to working and creating in ways that foster encouraging and supportive learning experiences that expand the School of Art’s current efforts to engage the campus and community in dialogue.

Our hope is to draw applicants at any career level post-MFA—emerging, mid-career, or established artists and educators—who are active in the field and ready to contribute their unique insights to our learning environment.

The successful candidates will oversee the Printmaking media area while contributing to the strength and energy of the School of Art as a whole. Applicants should possess knowledge of a wide variety of multidisciplinary art-making strategies centering on or intersecting with print and other reproducible media. A strong foundation in printmaking and dedication to expanding the technical and conceptual direction of the discipline is preferred. Our facility accommodates a wide variety of techniques—intaglio, relief, engraving, lithography, screen printing, letterpress, digital printmaking, risograph, bookbinding, paper-making, and other alternative processes. Applicants should be able to address traditional printmaking practices while possessing expertise in concepts, theory, and methods related to contemporary printmaking. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability and interest in fostering interdisciplinary cross-campus relationships and engage with a vibrant local and regional art community. Beyond their primary role in Printmaking, these positions will also contribute to teaching and service within School of Art’s Foundations program, which serves students pursuing degrees in Studio Art, Graphic Design, and Art Education.

Duties will include:
• Teaching two courses per semester (Fall and Spring) in Studio Art and/or Foundations.
• Maintaining an active program of research.
• Performing graduate and undergraduate student mentoring and advising, including participation in BFA and MFA reviews, MFA thesis committees, and studio visits.
• Collaborative oversight and operation of the Printmaking area including but not limited assistance in maintaining facilities, overseeing a safe working environment, curriculum development, departmental reviews, executing a budget, managing supplies and equipment, and supervising graduate assistants.
• Assisting in planning and implementing of new undergraduate and graduate courses.
• Participating in program-level advising, committee work, and other program, school, college and university service.
• Actively contributing to program and school recruitment efforts.
• Being a present and active member of the program, School of Art, and university community.
• Actively contributing to program and school recruitment efforts.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.


Minimum Qualifications:

With submitted materials, the candidate must demonstrate: 

  • Master of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in Studio Art, Printmaking, or equivalent terminal degree conferred by the start of employment

  • Teaching experience in higher education (including teaching as a graduate instructor of record)

  • Experience employing and/or teaching printmaking techniques

  • Experience in (or demonstrated potential for) building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment in teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service

  • Knowledgeable on the history of printmaking’s contribution to the creation of and belief in social identities

  • A research record and portfolio of work that demonstrates either promise, active practice, or sustained practice in the field

  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with a diverse range of students, staff, technicians, and faculty


Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of a comprehensive knowledge of traditional and contemporary printmaking practices with a demonstrated ability to teach across a broad spectrum of printmaking techniques.

  • Evidence of or demonstrated commitment to graduate-level teaching and advising

  • Interest or experience in interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and cross-campus collaborations

  • Interest in contributing to curriculum management and course creation

  • Interest in creating and implementing visiting artist programming



Completed applications received by 1/15/2023 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.  

For additional inquiries, please contact the search committee chair, Mathew McConnell, at

Required Documents:

  • Applicant profile
  • List of three professional references (name, title, email address, and phone number) willing to provide letters of recommendation if requested during the application process. Letters of recommendation will be requested only for candidates selected for interviews. 
  • Cover letter 
  • Curriculum vitae with website URL 
  • Two sample syllabi of relevant courses, taught or proposed (submit as one document)
  • Statement of research (one page maximum)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (one page maximum)
  • In the above documents applicants should include how they support or incorporate JEADI into their research, teaching, and service.
  • 20 images of personal work identified with title, date, medium, and dimensions 
  • 20 images of student work identified with date, course title, and student level  

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas Career Site. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.  


About the School of Art:

In 2017, the University of Arkansas was awarded a $120 million gift from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation to establish a School of Art in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. The gift created the first and only school of art in the state of Arkansas, and is helping to advance art education, design, art history and studio art in the state while providing unparalleled access and opportunity to students. In addition, in 2017, the School of Art also received a $40 million gift from the Windgate Foundation to develop and build a new Studio Art and Graphic Design facility. Most recently, in 2021, the Windgate Foundation gave a $30 million partial challenge grant to develop and build a facility to house a professional gallery, auditorium, the foundations program, as well as idea fabrication and arts entrepreneurship labs. The mission of the School of Art is to develop one of the highest quality educational, research and service programs in the visual arts available nationally. The School of Art is a fully accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and includes 54 faculty, 8 staff members, and more than 500 students. There are currently 8 degree options: BFA in Art Education, BFA in Graphic Design, BFA in Studio Art, BA in Art History, BA in Studio Art, MA in Art Education, MFA in Studio Art, and MDES in Communication Design. An MA degree in Art History will launch in fall 2023.

Salary Information:
The starting salary for these positions are $70,000 per nine months annually at the Assistant level and $85,000 per nine months annually at the Associate level.
These positions offer $10,000 in start-up funding and/or relocation support.

Required Documents to Apply:
Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Other (see special instructions for details), Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Optional Documents:
Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:
Mathew McConnell, Committee Chair,

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site  

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

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