School of Visual and Performing Arts - Art and Design
Job Posting Title
Assistant Professor of Printmaking, Art and Design
Fort Hays State University’s Art and Design Program is seeking
applications for a full-time faculty position in Printmaking to
begin fall 2024 (9-month contract) with the option for renewal. Art
and Design seeks a candidate who is engaged in traditional and
experimental explorations of printmaking as well as practical
applications to real-world problems. The candidate is expected to
provide students with inspiration, leadership, mentorship, and
technical guidance. We are looking for a candidate who can foster
growth in the printmaking concentration. The candidate should be
able to adapt to new developments in the field and incorporate them
into interdisciplinary teaching and practice.
- Must have a completed MFA degree in printmaking (or related
area) by August 2024;
- Evidence (professional portfolio) of creative accomplishments,
excellence in writing, and interpersonal communication skills in
the field of printmaking.
- Terminal degree of MFA in Printmaking or related area.
- Teaching experience (graduate teaching assistantship is
acceptable, additional weight assigned to those with experience
beyond graduate school).
- Minimum printmaking experience of two years in industry or
- Evidence of innovative teaching strategies in printmaking with
focuses including but not limited to intaglio, lithograph,
monotype, woodcut, mezzotint, screen printing, digital and emerging
- Experience using or teaching industry-standard design software
such as the Adobe Creative Suite.
- Membership in professional printmaking and art
- Evidence of interdisciplinary cooperation.
- Evidence of collaboration with a diverse student, faculty, and
staff population and inclusion of various cultural perspectives
within the curriculum.
Assistant Professor of Printmaking, non-tenure
Faculty salaries are set at 90% of current College
and University Professional Association (CUPA) averages by rank and
: Competitive benefit package https://www.fhsu.edu/humanresourceoffice/Prospective-Employees/
Required Application Documents
- Teach 12 credit hours per semester (4/4 load) of introductory
and advanced printmaking courses at the undergraduate and graduate
- Teach supplemental classes in drawing and foundations courses
- Participate in recruitment efforts.
- Advise and mentor printmaking undergraduate and graduate
- Maintain printmaking equipment and resources.
- Perform departmental and university service and maintain an
active scholarly/creative activity agenda: 60% Teaching, 20%
Service, and 20% Scholarship/Research.
- Demonstrate collegiality, professionalism, and a strong
commitment to teaching excellence and the University mission.
(applicants should submit
documents in one PDF):
- Cover letter;
- Curriculum vitae;
- Statement of teaching philosophy;
- A portfolio containing 20 images of personal research or
professional work (the portfolio can be in the form of a PDF or a
- 10-20 images of student work that displays evidence of teaching
effectiveness (if available) included in the portfolio;
- Copies of unofficial university transcripts showing graduate
coursework. If the MFA has not been completed at the time of
application, documentation stating the date of completion is
required along with a letter from the applicant’s academic
- Names and contact information for three professional
Applicant documents should be submitted in one PDF.
To apply for this position, please
Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be
If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Name: Erica Bittel or Colin Schmidtberger, Search Committee
About the Program
The Art and Design Program is housed within the School of Visual
and Performing Arts at Fort Hays State University. With a new
state-of-the-art facility and art gallery which opened in Fall
2019, the 47,000+ square foot art facility—along with the newly
constructed 8,000+ square foot sculpture facility—is equipped with
the latest technology and innovation in studio and design allowing
for future growth and opportunities.
The Art and Design Program offers a Bachelor of Arts in Art
History, Art Education, or Studio Art, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts
with six concentrations: Graphic Design, Motion Design and
Animation, Interior Design, Photography, Studio Art (Drawing,
Printmaking, Painting, Sculpture, and Ceramics), and Art Education
with Teacher Certification. Our innovative Master of Fine Arts
program allows students to enroll year-round or as low residency in
some of the programs. The program also offers a Master of Liberal
Studies with a concentration in Art History. In addition, the Art
and Design Program offers courses in the general education program
including Approaches to Creativity, Fundamentals and Appreciation
of Art, and Survey of Art History. Art and Design students at Fort
Hays State University are part of a vibrant community of student
and faculty artists who enjoy producing their own artwork and
collaborating on group projects. They work closely with mentor
professors, who guide hands-on learning experiences and help
develop students’ talents and gain confidence as an artist,
designer or arts educator. For more information about the
department, please visit http://www.fhsu.edu/art-and-design/
School of Visual and Performing Arts Mission Statement
The School of Visual and Performing Arts is a vibrant and diverse
artistic community that fosters and inspires the creative potential
of students, cultivating their artistic visions for the future as
they prepare for meaningful and successful lives in the arts. We
promote and respect creativity, expression, and diversity in all
School of Visual and Performing Arts Vision
The School of Visual and Performing Arts is dedicated to advancing
human creativity and inspiring students to be change-makers within
Community of Hays
FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant college town of approximately
20,000, located halfway between Kansas City and Denver on
Interstate 70. Hays is the regional center for education, health
care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for
the western half of Kansas. The community boasts excellent
recreational programs and facilities, including the comprehensive
Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, Smoky Hill
Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, and extensive walking,
running, and biking trails. Hays is within 45 minutes of two large
lakes that offer great opportunities for boating, fishing, and
camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to
Denver with several flights daily. The Hays community is home to
excellent Pre-K and K-12, public and private schools. With over 60
restaurants, major retail outlets, a low unemployment rate, and
very short commute times, the city provides a safe, welcoming,
low-cost, high-quality living environment for the residents who
call "Hays, America" home.
Notice of Non-discrimination
– Fort Hays State University is
an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the
basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age,
marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability
or veteran status.
Final candidate will have consented to and
successfully completed a criminal background check.
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