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Assistant Professor of Printmaking, Art and Design

Fort Hays State University
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Sep 27, 2023

Job Details

School of Visual and Performing Arts - Art and Design

Job Posting Title
Assistant Professor of Printmaking, Art and Design

Job Description

Position Description:
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.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • 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.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 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 equivalent experience;
  • Evidence of innovative teaching strategies in printmaking with focuses including but not limited to intaglio, lithograph, monotype, woodcut, mezzotint, screen printing, digital and emerging technologies.
  • Experience using or teaching industry-standard design software such as the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Membership in professional printmaking and art organizations.
  • Evidence of interdisciplinary cooperation.
  • Evidence of collaboration with a diverse student, faculty, and staff population and inclusion of various cultural perspectives within the curriculum.
Rank: Assistant Professor of Printmaking, non-tenure track

Appointment Date: August 2024

Salary: Faculty salaries are set at 90% of current College and University Professional Association (CUPA) averages by rank and discipline.

Benefits : Competitive benefit package

  • Teach 12 credit hours per semester (4/4 load) of introductory and advanced printmaking courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Teach supplemental classes in drawing and foundations courses as needed.
  • Participate in recruitment efforts.
  • Advise and mentor printmaking undergraduate and graduate students.
  • 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.
Required Application Documents (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 website);
  • 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 advisor;
  • Names and contact information for three professional references.
Applicant documents should be submitted in one PDF.

Application Process: To apply for this position, please visit Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Name: Erica Bittel or Colin Schmidtberger, Search Committee Cochairs

Email: or

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 .

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 its forms.

School of Visual and Performing Arts Vision Statement

The School of Visual and Performing Arts is dedicated to advancing human creativity and inspiring students to be change-makers within their communities.

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.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or for further information on how this might affect you.


 Fort Hays State University

Fort Hays State University was founded in 1902 as the Western Branch of Kansas State Normal School. The institution was originally located on the grounds of Fort Hays, a Nineteenth-Century frontier military outpost. The state of Kansas initially intended the university’s academic programs to focus on agriculture, but it opened as a “normal” or teacher’s college.

FHSU today is a regional comprehensive public university where determined, innovative and caring faculty and staff share a deep commitment to teaching and mentoring students. Our mission is to develop the engaged global citizen-leaders our world needs today. 

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