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Tenure Track Position in Studio Art, Printmaking

The Berea College Art and Art History Department seeks a full-time, tenure track faculty member for the position of Assistant Professor of Printmaking, beginning August 2021. This hire will teach 6 classes per academic year, usually a 3-3, that includes a 2D design course grounded in printmaking and all levels of intermediate and advanced printmaking. Teaching special topics courses and participation in Berea College’s liberal arts focused general education program will rotate in the hire’s annual schedule. An MFA in studio art with significant study in printmaking, an active exhibition record, and multiple years of college-level teaching experience are desirable.

­A successful candidate must be able to run and maintain the printmaking studio, inform and engage undergraduate students of varying levels of artistic experience and interests, and teach both traditional and non-traditional printmaking methods. An interest in working collaboratively within an integrated studio-art and art history program and be committed to actively supporting a diverse community amongst students, faculty, and staff is critical. We are looking for well-rounded candidates, preferably those with a comprehensive understanding of 2D design, strong technical skill in drawing, and the ability to teach both traditional and non-traditional (including digital) printmaking methods. This hire will be supplied with professional studio space, access to teaching equipment, and professional development funding. Teaching excellence, creative research and an exhibition record, mentoring, and service to the College and Department are expectations for tenure. Successful candidates will, through their teaching, scholarship or service, demonstrate a commitment to building a diverse community.

This position represents a significant and exciting step for Berea College with the new full-time position responsible for developing the Printmaking Area. We are open to the Printmaking curriculum going in a wide range of directions based on the expertise and interests of the future faculty-member, including methods and traditions that have not been emphasized or taught previously at Berea College. 

Application materials should include a unique letter of application that specifically addresses the aforementioned qualities of a successful candidate and answers the question of ‘why Berea College;’ a curriculum vitae; 15 images of the candidate’s studio art with supporting descriptions in a single PDF; an artist statement; 15 images of student examples of the candidate’s teaching with supporting descriptions (including course levels) in a single PDF; a studio teaching statement; unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and three (3) recommendation letters to be submitted by the recommender.  

Review of completed applications will begin October 19, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Please contact Professor Lisa L. Kriner at or 859-985-3547 with any related questions.

Founded in 1855, Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. Berea has a longstanding commitment to interracial education, and is one of the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. With an emphasis on service to Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,650 students from 43 states and U.S. territories and 76 countries. Berea College only admits students who are unable to afford tuition and provides all of them a no-tuition promise, valued at more than $178,000 over four years. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive yet demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate college. As one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, all Berea students hold a position in which they work 10-12 hours weekly. Washington Monthly ranked Berea College No. 1 as the Best National Liberal Arts College in 2016, 2017, 2018, and the No. 1 College in the country in terms of affordability from 2016 to 2019. Berea’s recognition comes from success in educating and graduating academically talented, low-income students who become service-oriented leaders in their professions and communities.

Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop. 16,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and is approximately two hours from Cincinnati, Louisville, and Knoxville. More information about Berea College is available at

Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial love and social equality, welcomes all people of the earth to learn and work here.


Berea College is always looking for talented, self-motivated individuals to join our team. If you think you are ready to be a part of an exciting team, then we encourage you to continue with this applicant friendly, online job application! 

Berea College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.


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